I would love to get the opportunity to know you and your story deeper, and if possible, walk a few miles of this journey with you.
The main way I do so is through the mechanism of mentoring.
“He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”
Solomon – Proverbs 13:20 – NASB
You’ve probably heard the saying “hurt people hurt people”. Well, in this case, “restored people restore people”.
My mentoring is focused on the restoration and transformation of the individual – primarily men. It is deeply relational versus other transactional modalities for personal growth like counseling, therapy, or coaching – modalities that I do not have the credentials to undertake and which you’d be best-served seeking elsewhere.
My mentoring is a great compliment of those services but should not be viewed as negating their need.
My credentials for mentoring are only this: an overcoming, deeply-lived, internally tranquil, resilient, and optimistic life despite many hardships along the way. I continue to receive mentoring and coaching from others and will the rest of my life.
The credentials I’m most proud of are my scars, healed wounds, and the prescient memories of many agonizing life lessons. Lessons hard won through many painful emotions, dreary days, and sleepless nights, an almost-failed marriage and more.
I’ve lived a life of many blessings too… A life married to the same beautiful woman for over twenty-five years and of fatherhood to six wonderful children. I’ve somehow managed to be a decently successful entrepreneur, business owner, and operator of a twenty-five-acre homestead (Intrepid Homestead) in the mountains of the northeastern United States.
That’s the entirety of what I have to offer – my self and my story and my experiences. This is the essence of mentoring.
Life did not start easily for me, nor has it gone smoothly. It has been intensely hard, as I suspect it has been for you as well.
My mentoring is not suitable for everyone, but best suited for men struggling similar to how I have – under the weight of deep emotional pain from feelings of abandonment, rejection, fatherlessness, unworthiness, and those questioning their value, significance and identity.
It’s also helpful for the man that is exasperated in his marriage and/or parenting and is wondering why things aren’t going as they feel it should be.
I’ve helped many men (and women) struggling with anxiety, fear, and sadness, who’ve had a hard time imagining a life of blessing.
For a limited number of people matching my “ideal mentee” – I’m able to offer mentoring relationships.
See Mentoring FAQ’s for more details.
What about events?
I love being with people in settings that foster deeper relating. Some events are great for that.
I’m comfortable and proficient speaking publicly but am most at home when I can do so being authentic to who I am.
My personal and public style of speaking is dialogic, socratic and at times dialectic. In layman’s terms, I prefer to talk with people versus at them. Not every event is friendly to that style but those that are would find me eager to participate.
Simply use the button below to let me know what you’re interested in doing together.