Hi there! Thanks for dropping in. Here are a few tidbits about me.
My business career began in 1973, helping to open some of the first-generation natural food stores in the United States. This was part of my ten-year career with Elan Vital, an organization that sponsored the teachings of Prem Rawat, supposedly an Indian guru teaching ancient meditation techniques.
I say supposedly because it turns out he's anything but legitimate. You can read more about that in some of my articles published in May and June 2023. At Elan Vital, I was a community director, meditation instructor, and President. After leaving the cult of Prem Rawat, I joined Zenger Miller-AchieveGlobal. In this international leadership development organization, I was a consultant, sales executive, and vice president of a $20 million business unit in this international leadership development organization.
In 2006, I became a principal consultant with Axialent, a culture transformation organization, working with the author of the best-selling book Conscious Business, Fred Kofman. During this time, I provided coaching, leadership development, and culture projects to senior leaders and teams at Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, YouTube, AXA Insurance, The Boston Consulting Group, Owens Illinois, and Crowe Horwath.
In 2011, I joined Insights Learning & Development, a global people development company, and soon became the director of sales. I helped merge three separate sales businesses into a single entity and, with the assistance of a great sales team, tripled the revenues in four years.
I said goodbye to America in 2019 and my full-time corporate gig at Insights and moved to Scotland, living in a seacoast village in northeast Scotland with my wife, Mariclaire. Scotland is an incredible place--fresh air, a slower pace of life, friendly people, no school shootings, and cattle and sheep roaming freely on lush green hills.
In my younger days, I was a competitive tennis singles player and an amateur singer-songwriter, releasing three albums of original rock and roll. Now, my focus is on writing. Select Books will publish my first book, Living a Conscious Life: A Thinking Person's Guide to Peace, Wholeness, and Freedom, in the spring of 2024.
In my spare time, you may find me cooking up an Indian curry, painting mandalas, playing pickleball, golfing, or learning to play boogie woogie on the piano.