Making People Believe in Themselves

One of the things I think contributed to the outcome of the Miracle on the Hudson and I speak and teach is about the two key tenets of personal leadership; resourcefulness and the ability to make a decision. I learned this early in my business career when I was in a senior sales position with…

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A View from Other’s Windows Can Shape Your Destiny

I was honored to attend and speak at Strategic Coach’s first COACHCON event in Nashville, Tennessee last week. Since this was the first COACHCON event, many of the attendees and I were intrigued by what the vibe would be. Most of us were in one of the Strategic Coach programs so we knew that standards…

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The strategy to Selling in a Post-Trust World

One of the things Tony Robbins teaches is to be outstanding, you have to stand out. I learned this early in my sales career. So one of the things I did to act on this was I was always open to take on a sales territory that was open and called ” net new.” Net…

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How to Align your Commitment with your Work Ethic

I was honored to speak twice this week at the American Red Cross Headquarters in Washington, DC. I am always humbled to be able to speak onstage. I take that responsibility very seriously. And having the opportunity to speak to an organization whose mission I align with, energizes me. After I spoke at the first…

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When pressure hits—your highest level of preparation is revealed

Last weekend, during our “Operation Do No Harm” event, I was speaking with one of the veterans who attended. It was in between my talk and when Dave Albin and his team did the firewalk experience. He asked me if I felt any pressure after the plane was in the water. He had just heard…

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The Power of When Commitment and Confidence Overlap

This past weekend, I had the honor to speak and participate with my friend, Dave Albin, in two events. Dave is the founder and President of Firewalk Adventures. These events were unique where we brought together an inspirational message about how when you embrace uncertainty, you ignite opportunity with an opportunity to break boards and…

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What matters now is happening somewhere else

Last August, I retired from my corporate position so I could focus on my passion; how you can compress your decades into days by embracing uncertainty, igniting opportunity to live a limitless life. During a recent interview, I was asked if what I did and learned in my corporate sales management position translates into being…

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You must see a New World before you can live in it

I just returned home from a week in Toronto, doing media for my new book and attending a day long session with my coach, Teresa. My team and the extended team did a fabulous job of putting together a tour that allowed me to share my story and mission in all different media outlets, television,…

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Finding the right Who is the remedy for Procrastination

Earlier last week, the announcement that I will be speaking at CoachCon in Nashville was released. I am extremely honored to be selected to speak. When I was asked to speak, the event planner asked me to speak on transformation. The Miracle on the Hudson was a transformational experience for me. Not only what happened…

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Most People Fear the Wrong Thing

In the spring of 1976, I told my mom and dad that I was going to give up Scouting to focus on high school sports. We had moved from Ohio to Virginia and I lost my Scoutmaster. My mom was devastated. She said that this decision would stay with me for the rest of my…

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