When our family of nine relocated to Tucson, Arizona from St. Paul, Minnesota we moved into a 900 square foot home with only one bathroom. As one of seven kids, I had ample opportunity to negotiate challenging childhood squabbles. I discovered early on that life was a lot more enjoyable if you could learn how to get along with people.
Prior to starting my own company, I gained extensive experience in business operations, management and leadership by overseeing the development of a multi-state network of behavioral health clinics and then serving as its Executive Director. I later served as the Vice President of Today’s Family Life Incorporated overseeing product and resource development, national seminars and conferences and nationally syndicated radio features and programs. I then served as Vice President of Education for Family Life Communications Incorporated.
In 2002, I founded Relational Advantage, Inc. In my work with corporate leaders, professionals, and work teams, I have had the privilege of helping hundreds of men and women achieve their professional and business goals and objectives.
For over 25 years I have maintained a professional counseling practice treating adults struggling with mood, anxiety and other psychological disorders. I have also worked with individuals and couples facing personal and work issues, marriage or other relational challenges, and life and career transitions.
I am co-author of the book, Lessons Learned Looking Back: Strategies for Successful Living published by Broadman and Holman and have created several audio and written resources on how to live, work and relate well including Communication in the Workplace, Keeping the Family Together in the Family Business, Understanding Behavioral Styles for TEAM Success and How to Deal with Difficult People.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Kendra, our three young adult children and our large extended family. I also enjoy playing golf, fly fishing, reading, writing, and spending time with close friends.