I was the husband of my lovely wife, Diane, for 36 years. On December 26, 2020, Diane passed away of a heart attack. Needless to say my life has changed suddenly and dramatically. For years I counseled others through their grief process. Now I am walking through the process myself. One of the keys to healthy grieving is gratitude. As I feel grief and the loss of my spouse I focus my mind on gratitude and all the blessings that came through our relationship. One of the great gifts God gave to me was just before Diane had her heart attack she turned to me, told me she loved me, and kissed me as we were getting ready to watch a movie at my daughter and son-in-law's home the day after Christmas. About two minutes later she had a heart attack and later passed away. What a lovely gift from the Lord and Diane! I am very grateful for that and many, many other things God blessed us with throughout the years. I am learning that gratitude is one of the best ways to process grief.
I am also the grateful father of five children that are now grown, and the happiest grandfather of four beautiful granddaughters. I love to travel and some of my favorite places are of course, San Francisco Bay area, Carmel, Yosemite, Disneyland, Newport Beach, and then Italy, Romania, and Portugal. I enjoy sports, especially basketball golf, and tennis. I am a big fan of the 49's, the Warriors, and the SF Giants. Love to drive fast cars, a big corvette fan and I enjoy the outdoors as well as great conversations with people over a great cup of coffee. Music, I enjoy concerts of all kinds.
I am an author, life and business strategist, and entreprenuer. I specialize in personal growth, relationships and leadership coaching. With over 35 years of Pastoral leadership, speaking, coaching and consulting youth, adults, couples, families and professionals I bring a depth of knowledge and the wisdom of experience.
Education and Experience:
- B.A. BJU
- Youth and Lead Pastor for over 35 years.
- Counseled and coached thousands of people in all walks of life and ages in the past 40 years.
- Certified Gallup Clifton StrengthsFinder® Coach
- Lead Men's accountability and recovery groups or over 20 years
- Out of those many years of working with men and women I wrote the New Beginnings Seminars - Discover The Keys to Transformation