Vulnerability, forgiveness, and honesty takes courage, and transformation takes time. Many today are ready to find their own moments of transformation inside the natural upheaval and change that life provides. I have two talks to engage those audiences.

What’s Happening? An Exploration of How to Create Transformation

Recognizing how our perspective and behavior affects our lives, those around us, and our larger environment and culture is fundamental to productive lives and healthy organizations. I offer a compelling combination of traditional success, non-traditional experience, resilience, and honest optimism, and I use my powerful personal story to weave together a larger keynote-length message about how our own choices can both shatter our lives and transform them for the better.

Audience: Corporate/Mixed

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Wait, It Gets Worse: Inspiring the Control Freak in All of Us

My book, Wait, It Gets Worse, Love, Death, and My Transformation from Control Freak to Human Being, is captivating audiences with its honest portrayal of how I let a series of personal disasters, including a cancer diagnosis, transform my attitude toward the world and my life. With the same irreverent kindness and humor that guides the book, I will do readings and a Q&A inviting your community into a powerful conversation about health and transformation.

Audience: Corporate/Mixed

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Recent Appearances


Podcast: An Evening at BookPeople with Alexis Jones
Check out this conversation on my book and transformation between me and the brilliant Alexis Jones.


Live Radio: Extension 720 with Justin Kaufman
Justin and I talk about the stories behind WAIT, IT GETS WORSE: the toxicity of stress, how moments of crisis bring balance, and how I approached the possibility of dying.

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If you’d like to have me on your podcast or tell stories to your radio audience or give the keynote to your Fortune 100 corporate retreat, please reach out!