I'm a speaker coach, author, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur.
I married my best friend and we brought a beautiful baby girl into this world.
I'm working on building my speaking empire, but before we get carried away let me take you back a few years...
In 2001 I survived a major motorcycle accident but suffered serious brain trauma.
It was rough 12 months of recovery, and for the next five years I told doctors I felt one half invincible, and one half scared of opening my eyes.
The invincible side: bought a house, got a marketing degree, and played extreme sports.
The scared side: alcohol, drugs, and I sank 4 businesses and later in life, lost all my money.
In 2006 I dove into personal development, read every book in the personal development space, travelled around North America to conferences, and I bought all the programs I could. BUT, I loved the cocaine.
In 2008 I wrote a book as a tool of therapy about my journey through head trauma, and in 2010 I started public speaking as a means to promote that book.
I learned that selling books and getting paid to speak is A LOT harder than people think. You're competing against celebrities, business moguls, and Olympians. I studied all the online courses and interviewed professional speakers but there wasn't a direct path to follow.
There were similarities: you need to be the best at doing something (business, marketing, hacky sack). You need a book, a killer talk, and a product to sell on the backend. All of which I spent thousands of hours developing before scraping and restarting.
On the bright side, I found a better addiction that turned into a business training speakers, and in 2019 I went full steam ahead with my training business.
I've trained 1200+ youth speakers, corporate speakers, entrepreneurs, non profit speakers, and TedX speakers. I've organized events, competitions, and now I'm networking my way into bigger events and bigger stages.
The pandemic helped me connect with students, entrepreneurs, and online networking groups. I like working online. I want to work online forever. I like speaking online. I'm going to speaking even louder.
The thing that keeps me going is that I don't want to live a "normal existence," do you?
I'm guessing not if you're reading this. I want to be a household name in the speaking business.
There's a powerful quote by Dr. Suess, "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"
I was born to stand out, were you?
You are coachable
Public speaking makes you uncomfortable
You want to know how you can make money by speaking
You have a specialty speech coming up
You want a coach with experience
You want to have a laugh
You want to join an amazing speaker community
You want to hire a top notch presenter