My journey to defeat the past and rebuild my life has produced essential human development success tools meant to be shared.

BELIEVEDrawing from my own personal experiences as they relate to growing up within the foster care system, the absence of my parents, scholastic and relationships struggles, and various other obstacles, I allow my life to be an “open book” filled with dynamic and inspiring messages that relate to many people across all generations.

I have spent most of my life helping others succeed, both personally and professionally. By overcoming my challenges and reinforcing the importance of personal leadership & lifelong learning, I empower young people, the adults in their lives, and the professionals who work with them to reach their full potential.

I’ve been there. It is possible to break the cycle of negative behaviors that holds students back; continuing on to hinder performance in their lives and the workplace.


From Stuck To Unstoppable


Be UNSTOPPABLE! A seven-day guide to change the direction of your life.​

Is there something you want to do, but just can’t seem to accomplish?

Have you been trying to achieve a certain goal, but people and circumstances keep getting in your way? If that’s your experience, then today’s thought could be the key to break free. It’s a simple, but powerful, principle that never fails to work.

Only one person is blocking you from success, and that person is YOU.

​If that’s an upsetting statement, if your immediate response is “My situation is different” or “You don’t know what I’m up against,” I understand.

I’ve BEEN THERE too.

Blaming others for my life took the spotlight off me. Blaming situations for my life gave me a ready excuse to fail. When you finally get fed up with making the same mistakes, when you’re ready to accept total responsibility for your own life and happiness​, the door of opportunity opens.​

Change your direction and you change your future. Change your actions and you change your life.

I‘ll show you how, step by step.​

Together, we can do a whole lot more than either of us can do alone.

Buy the book. Read it. Then Live It.​

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If you’re struggling right now, please know you’re not alone.

You matter very much. Don’t ever give up.

I carry the words you said to me everyday and I am starting to believe in myself again. Meeting you showed me that I am something, I am worth it, I am better than I put my self out to be, I am strong. Thanks to you I can tell everyone who I truly am.

Katie S.Student

I believe in what you represent. To me it is “A positive thought, for a positive act.” Not everyone can do what you do. If it were easy, everyone would be doing it – but then again we all posses the power of possibilities! We just have to do the WORK.

Carlos J.Department of Rehabilitation

I think it is so cool that there’s someone that truly believes in me and my dreams and is willing to show me the way. I will never forget you.

Jerry M.Student

I want you to know how much I admire you. In just the couple of hours we were together, it was apparent that you are one of our “silent giants” — people who make our communities function at a high level with very little thanks or recognition. Your legacy will be one of optimism, caring and inspiring.

Janet TaylorMayor Salem OR (2003-2010)