I am a speaker – someone passionate about clarity and action. I’m also a storyteller, a
narrator who has learned much of what I know from Appalachian ancestors, vaudeville
performers, and game show hosts.
When you sign me on as a speaker, you get an authentic presence—someone who is ready to share
and exchange experiences. I bring this focused cacophony into my keynotes, interactive lectures,
and presentation pieces.
As a keynote speaker, I engage and energize participants. You would expect that from any speaker, but I offer a bit more.
I know what it’s like to get lost in information, and to be bored by keynotes. So I fashion presentations to
bring value to audience members and event sponsors.
My work is based on enrolling others in “possibility thinking.” My topics (such as “Never Consider Yourself
a Failure, You Can Always Serve as a Bad Example”) come from a real interest in listening, directing,
guiding, nurturing, and supporting, rather than a “let me preach at you” perspective.
If you’ve attended one of my interactive presentations, you have probably moved around in your seat, talked
out loud, mingled with others, made a bit of noise, and learned a lot. I incorporate visual humor, movement,
story, and shtick. It’s fun that you will value.
As I explored lifework and began working for myself, I discovered I had a story to tell, and I learned
how narrative propels ideas. With the belief that I could use my own story to help others envision information
challenges, I embarked on a five-year sojourn to help the story emerge.