My version of success didn't always look like everyone else's. I wanted things people said made no sense, couldn't be achieved, or wouldn't make as much money. It didn't matter because I believed I could live and enjoy a life and career that makes me happy. So in 2008 I embarked on my first reinvention. I left a secure corporate role selling commercial refrigeration to national accounts and reinvented myself into an educator, speaker, and coach. That journey included many reinventions that have taken me to several places including public and private schools, higher education, the tech industry, and small business.
In 2020, I was part of the largest lay off in IBM's history and it was time to reinvent myself again. This time, I decided I wanted to build a school to inspire, empower, and guide others on their own reinvention.
As Warren Bennis, a pioneer in leadership studies, used to say, "you are the author of your life" and I want to help people write their own unique chapters.