My road in life took a while to figure out.
My first job was in a mining company with multiple unions and contracts and a poor history.
I went to a Fortune 100 and worked in three locations and four divisions.
Went to work for a medium high tech to implement a socio-tech workforce.
Opened my management consulting firm.
Went to work as COO for a custom publishing firm (former client).
Went to work for a financial services institution as an HR Executive.
Went to work for a larger financial institution first as an HR Executive and then as COO.
Published my first book and returned to consulting.
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Managing Principal

I run a management consulting firm building stronger organizations.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

Working on activities ranging from executive coaching a multi generational leadership transition to facilitating a leadership workshop.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

The University environment exposed me to concepts in both the management of people and organizations. Additionally it taught me to think conceptually and to examine an issue objectively before taking a position on it. I was also very lucky to have faculty who had real experience in the areas they taught. Some of the best advice I received was not to pursue graduate school until I had some actual work experience to provide context.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Teachers:

"A career in Personnel is a dead end. No one with your talent goes there. They aren't respected by management or staff."