As a coach, author, and speaker, I have built my career around three simple questions:
What lights you up?
What difference can you make that inspires you?
And finally, how do you create a career and a life that weaves those two throughout?
Through my work as a coach, writer, and speaker, my mission is to help people love their work and change their world in a way that feels personally meaningful to them.
I have written three ebooks. The newest, The Drive to Inner Peace: How Your Commute Can Make You Happier & Less Stressed, offers an approach to using your time at the wheel as a spiritual and personal growth practice. The Occupational Adventure Guide: A Travel Guide to the Career of Your Dreams, takes the reader through the step-by-step system I developed to help people navigate the process, providing a simple, effective framework for finding passion. And 101 Ways to Get Wild About Work, blends insights and action steps in 101 bite-sized ideas to help people turn dreams into reality.
I have been quoted in newspapers throughout the US, and have shared my career passion insights on radio shows across the country.
My first blog, The Occupational Adventure, was chosen by Forbes.com as one of the Best of the Web. For several years I blogged about career passion for U.S. News & World Report.
Prior to discovering my Passion Catalyst work in 2001, I was a “Professional Malcontent.” I was treading water as a self-employed marketing consultant when the dot com implosion happened. The resulting self-unemployment was the spark that led to a wholesale career change.
I am consistently inspired by people who are working to make the world a better place and having an amazing time along the way.
Based in Seattle, I have traveled to thirty-plus countries and lived in five (US, UK, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland). I speak reasonably fluent Swedish, functionally ugly Spanish, and can read French well enough to get myself into trouble at a French restaurant.