Building Connections

After a long and award winning career as an architect, planner, and community leader, I dedicated myself full time to bringing my motivating and inspirational message of change to conferences and groups around the world. Whether as a keynote speaker or a workshop leader, I help break through the boundaries that are limiting  and assist you in visioning the change necessary to shape the future. Let me help you move from the world of yesterday's challenges to the world of tomorrow's victories.


A Philosophy for the Future

We are only limited by the things that we allow to limit us. The keys to success and productivity are already in our pocket. You just need someone to show you the lock and encourage you to open the door.  I have faced what for many would be insurmountable challenges and succeeded in creating the life of my dreams. I want to show you the many ways to engage in creative change and help you develop the skills to realize your own personal vision of a life you want to live.


Keynotes and Workshops

As an award-winning innovator and thought leader, I will bring new life and connection to your next event. Contact me, and we can design a presentation or workshop that fits the needs you have today.





I know what it takes to go from growing up in the challenges of poverty and racism to living a life of achievement that includes two White House guest visits and professional acclaim. I speak to audiences from their perspective using my vast experience with different cultures, social classes, and demographics to inspire them to think more creatively about the nature of change from a holistic perspective which then motivates the desired change to occur with ease and grace. I do not shy away from sharing my vision that we are beings who are far more expansive and powerful than our everyday imaginings and that we have great power to change ourselves and the lives we live while being a shining example and beacon for others.



I am a serial entrepreneur having founded and run five profitable and  businesses that included winning Small Business of the Year. I know that greatness comes from teamwork, shared vision, and supportive leadership. I understand that leadership must be an embodied quality that is constantly and consistently broadcast throughout the entire organization and that “leading from behind” is not an option. I will assist you in opening to the leader within, who demonstrates that leadership focused on change and growth comes from a vision that “pulls.”  I seek to instill that mindset in my audiences and workshop participants through a variety of visioning techniques and experiential activities. 


Life Balance

I share my knowledge that we must explore and understand a set of key areas and practices in order to live fully as individuals and contribute to the evolution of humanity. I work with individuals and groups to develop their own Life Maps through the understanding that no two of us are the same and it is both our differences and similarities that enable us to grow, evolve, and fully appreciate the beauty inherent in each other and our planet. 


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