Lost your focus? I’ll help you get focused and get moving.



Let’s get focused.


I work with men who are struggling to move ahead in their professional and personal lives. How do I do it? 

1. I ask great questions that will stretch you and really make you think.


2. I follow your answers to those questions to get to the heart of the problem quickly.


3. I help you make connections you may never have noticed before.


4. I help you understand your options. Having choices and stating intentions is key to success and happiness.


5. From your options, we’ll make a plan that fits your needs specifically.


6. I’ll hold you accountable to that plan. 


7. And I’ll help you gain the confidence to keep moving on your own.

Why get focused?

Because we need your talent and your passion. 

But here’s the problem. 

You’re not bringing your best today. Instead, you’re pinned down and conflictedAnd when you feel that way, you become like a cornered dog — desperateHenry David Thoreau wrote this, in his book, Walden: 


“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”

So your challenge is tget out of that desperate place. And to do it now. Don’t waste another day. Get focused and get moving.

What am I focused on?

I’m focused on you. Because it’s easy to

  • lose focus.
  • feel overwhelmed.
  • and get stuck.

And because when you feel overwhelmed and stuck, it’s hard to ask for helpBut I’m not offering you help out of pity. I hate being pitied, and so do you. So instead, I’m offering my services to you. It’s a fair trade. You pay me — and I coach you to get focused and get moving again.

But what are my qualifications to get you focused?

First of all, I’ve had 5 professional careers.

My first career was as an architect in San Francisco. I dreamed of shaping space that would inspire. And I loved this work — And learned so much from my colleagues about business and design. But ultimately, this was not my calling.

In my second career, I worked as a construction superintendent in the Bay Area. And in that work, I more directly shaped personal space. Still, something was missing.

So while I was still in the Bay Area, I taught design at an art college in San Francisco. I thought that there, surely, I would be able to shape people’s minds and habits. And I had some great times there. But this, too, was not my dream.

So, in my fourth career, I went to seminary and became a pastorAnd for almost 20 years worked with vibrant communities of faith — Teaching, inspiring, and encouraging others to shape their lives in ways that brought them freedom and happiness.

And I enjoyed that work, too

So why do I coach men now?

Here’s why:

Because after those first four careers, I found a way to bring all of those experiences together as I write short stories and coach men here in Portland. And here’s what I learned: 


It takes just as long to design and build a mediocre project as it does to create a wonderful, amazing one. And I hate wasting time.


And what I found throughout my early experiences is that the main difference between the creation of an excellent project and a mundane one is that only when you understand and accurately define the problem — only then — does it become possible to the solve the problem elegantly. 


And so this has become my unique genius — 


To help you accurately define and solve the real problem — So you can get focused and get moving again.


And this is my unique offering: to help you see yourself clearly, and then affirm and develop your own unique genius. And that’s not easy to do on your own — mainly because you’re too close to your own life. And this is why I am here to help you.

So why work with me to get focused?

Because I’m experienced, and I’m local.

There are lots of good coaches out there. From Tony Robbins to Seth Godin and beyond — Tons of podcasts and self-help books and resources everywhere you look.

So — why work with me?


  • I’m not a therapist — I’m a coach.
  • I work with you face to face.
  • I won’t let you off the hook.
  • I’ll help you create a plan quickly and efficiently.
  • And I’ll hold you accountable to that plan.

But is life coaching worth the investment?



  • because you’ll save time — instead of continuing to waste time doing what you’ve always done.
  • because you’ll save money — and reach your goals sooner than if you keep struggling on your own.
  • and because you’ll feel so much better when you overcome the resistance that’s holding you back.

The next move is yours to make.

So take one small step today.

Because the first step is yours to make. It all starts with your free 30 minute consultationAnd to begin the process —

I’m just a click away.

And even if you’re not sure you’re ready — You’ll be glad if you get started.

Just click the button below for your free 30 minute session.

I’m looking forward to working with you.

Want more help?

And you have several options for your next step. You could read more about this topic. Or you could contact me and describe what you're going through. And I'll be in touch with suggestions. Or you can book a free session to make a time to get together and talk it over in person. Either way, I'm here to help you focusovercome resistance, and get moving again.

Get focused and Get moving.