Mob Boss Miracle

Michael Franzese, pledged himself to the mafia at age 22 when he was called into becoming a Mob Boss after his dad’s conviction to prison for a crime that Michael insists his father did not commit. “By the age of 35, in 1986, Fortune Magazine listed Franzese as number 18 on its list of the ‘Fifty Most Wealthy and Powerful Mafia Bosses” making over $8M a week. While Franzese speaks of this list as being silly, he states that “what is not silly about the list is that they are all dead or in prison.” In 1987 Franzese makes the bold decision to leave the Columbo family business after taking a blood oath for life to commit to the mafia family. According to ABC News Reporter, Bill Weir, “Two things changed his life, prison and a woman named Camille.” It was these two significant events in his life that awakened Franzese to his opportunity to make change. What is significant about this, is that we all have these moments or awakenings where we have choice, choice to take a different path…choice to determine our purpose and choice to live our life and dreams in a manner that is not dictated to us but one that is intentional to our being.

Franzese has defied all odds. “When a Mobster leaves the mafia, they leave in one of two ways, witness relocation or a body bag”, Bill Weir, ABC News. What is fascinating about this story is that Michael Franzese has escaped death and to this day, has no explainable reason for this. “There is no blueprint for leaving the mob and (he) attribute(s) that to God having a different purpose for (him)”, Michael Franzese. Today, Michael is an Evangelist and a motivational speaker, using his realized purpose to bring his good into helping others create a greater life.

A few of the lessons Franzese speaks of that can have meaning for us all:

  • “Its wrong to lie, its wrong to cheat, its wrong to steal”, Franzese. Live an honest and authentic life.
  • Take different paths in life, don’t be afraid to walk new roads…it may be this, which saves your life. Franzese speaks of this keeping him alive. He changes his pattern. He never walks the same path. And when he speaks of this, he means literally. He never walks the same route to work, he leaves his home at different times, he never dines at the same restaurant; he is unpredictable. This unpredictability keeps him safe; it stops others from knowing his pattern and it allows him to see life differently each day.
  • Nothing more powerful than a brotherhood among guys”, Franzese. What Franzese speaks of here is community. When asked if he missed the mafia, he states no but he does miss his powerful “brotherhood”. Create community, create friendships, create relationships. Its tough to walk this journey of life alone. Make the effort to create your community.
  • Find your faith, whether that be in God, Spirit, the Universe, or some other form. Franzese knew he couldn’t leave the mafia alone, he made a “plea to God to help save (his) life”. Sometimes in life, we need to succumb to a higher being, a higher purpose and to let go of trying to control life when we have no control. When life gets challenging, we often try to hang onto the reigns tighter. Instead, try letting go, ride the waves (the ups and the downs), and bring a positive energy and faith into your life knowing that all will be well… then quiet your mind, listen, open your eyes and watch….for all that presents itself in your life that are signs to guide you in the direction you are meant to go.

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Be True to Yourself

Be True to Yourself

This concept can be harder than it sounds.  What if you don’t know who you are?

Many people go through life feeling uncomfortable in their own skin; yet don’t consciously understand why. They question why they are unhappy or more often, look for happiness through the purchase of the next greatest “thing” that will bring them a feeling of temporary joy. They get up and do the day to day grind with their job accepting it as they know nothing better for themselves. It’s easy. What if you could find happiness in you? What if happiness came from understanding your passions better and knowing you could achieve a life feeling purpose and one of that may in fact be the life of your dreams? Would you do it?

If you are feeling this way, I encourage you to step outside the box and allow yourself to delve into the very thing that might get you excited to get up in the morning.

Think about who you were as a child.  Were you energetic, a daydreamer, jokester, artistic, inquisitive, technical, outdoorsy or studious? As children, we are our true selves as we haven’t yet been exposed to the outside influences that taint our dreams and suggest who we should be.

“I’ve always loved the idea of not being what people expect me to be.”  – Dita Von Teese

As adults, these outside influences tempt us into becoming something or someone that isn’t natural for us.  For example, one of my clients became an accountant because his dad told him that he would always have a job if he did. True, but was it a good fit for him, given his personality?  This career choice was actually the farthest from his genuine self.  As a child he was a jokester, had tons of friends and throughout university he was the life of the party. He had the gift of gab, was outgoing, funny and enjoyed being social.   When I asked him what would he do, if he could do anything with no obstacles in front of him, in essence, what would be his ideal career, he told me his dream was to do stand up comedy and to entertain people.  He dreaded the 9 to 5 structure of his current job and furthermore began to really dislike spreadsheets, balance sheets and numbers in general.  I then asked him why he wasn’t working in comedy. His answer, he was worried about what people would think of him as it wasn’t perceived as a “professional” career. His parents wouldn’t be proud. He wouldn’t make the income that he needed as he had already built a lifestyle around his salary as an accountant. And what he didn’t say to me directly, but alluded to, was that life was easy and predictable at the moment. Change is tough, it is scary, and it is uncertain. But what most don’t realize is that the flipside with any change, is that while it is uncertain and fearful, it can also be so exhilarating, exciting and fulfilling.

At the end of our conversation, he committed to work together with me to work past the fear and the obstacles and to devise a plan to live his best life.  He decided to use his job at the accounting firm as a ‘survival’ job while he took steps to build his dream job.  In fact, his background in accounting proved to be a benefit in his plan as he was considering opening his own comedy club.

“The quality of your life is directly related to the authenticity of the dreams you choose to follow.” – Anonymous

If this story resonates with you, and you are experiencing these same feelings, you aren’t alone. The reality is that over 50% of the population are complacent in their jobs and feeling unhappy and unfulfilled. If you are ready to take the leap and you aren’t sure where to start, we offer career exploration options through our DREAM BIG career coaching platform at Life is too short to be unhappy, commit to yourself to explore the options and start living your most profound life.


Navigating the Waters


Navigating the Waters

This is an unprecedented time for any leader who is managing a team. Not only are you, as leaders, being tasked with balancing the energy and high emotion that your employees may be feeling right now but you still have a ship to run. You may be feeling stressed and uncertain yourself, as you too are human; yet you are expected to appear in control, have the answers and navigate the ship into better waters. You are likely feeling inundated daily with questions from your team, new rules and regulations to abide by, and questions you may not have answers to. You may be wondering how you can keep on top of everything, all while still supporting and managing your team. A few ways to navigate during challenging and uncertain times are:

Self-Care. As a leader and one that has likely travelled, you will know from the safety talks during flight travel, that you “need to put on your oxygen mask first, before you can help anyone else”. So, with this, remember you need to put on your oxygen mask and don’t forget during the stressful and challenging times, that you need to be healthy and of good mind before you can help anyone else. Do some self care in your evenings and take the needed time to look after you.

Honesty and Integrity. Teams want a capable leader who manages stress well and who deals effectively with pressure and difficulty when it appears. They are looking for leadership now more than ever. You don’t have to have all the answers but showing up with honest communication and integrity, will go a long way. It is okay to let your team know that you don’t have all the answers but that together in team, you will thrive. Honest conversation such as this will give them permission to lift up with their strengths and to share ideas and innovation that may help you in clearing the ship from the glaciers.

Work based on Strengths. Each one of us has different strengths. The value in hiring a diverse skill set and personality type is that you achieve a well-rounded team that can perform in even the biggest of waves; that is, if you let them. So often, leaders hire a wide range of skill and strength; yet these individual strengths are suppressed to conform with the norm and expectation. If you want to really see strength in numbers, you need to give permission to people to show up. You need to allow for failure, and provide a safe culture for innovation, change and new ideas. Three out of five ideas may fail but the two that win, may be the two that take your business into new waters.

Lean on Each Other. In times of challenge and pressure, it is natural for people to hit a breaking point where the wheels fall off. What is interesting is that this breaking point is different for everyone. So instead of one person holding the weight of the world on their shoulders, lean on each other, work together and when one person is hitting their breaking point, lean on another who may have more bandwidth to carry the team through the trenches. Teamwork is critical; power is in numbers.

Believe and Trust. Sometimes in life, we just need to have faith, trusting and believing that everything in is alignment in the bigger picture and that the pieces will fall as they will. And should they fall, we believe enough in ourselves to have the strength to pick up, look for the lessons and to find new opportunity in the challenging moments. Letting go of “control” including trying to force something that is out of your hands, can cause burnout. Instead, ride the wave and find enjoyment and gratefulness in the journey.

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Live Your Life With Abandon….

Live your life with abandon….

It’s been a difficult few months for most people with the uncertainty of the pandemic.  You might feel like your emotions are on high alert.  You also might be feeling a bit lost not having a regular schedule and routine in place.

If you are feeling this way, I encourage you to shift your mindset and think about what you can do as opposed to what you can’t do.  Live your life with abandon, enjoy everyday to it’s fullest.

We all know that self care is an important aspect of staying healthy, I wanted to remind you what that could look like for you given today’s circumstances.

Join me in a journey through self care.

Eat well – nourish your body, it will nourish your mind!

“Eating healthy food fills your body with energy and nutrients. Imagine your cells smiling back at you and saying: “Thank you!”  ~ Karen Salmansohn

Celebrate your accomplishments – give yourself a pat on the back, you are doing a great job!

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be grateful – remember to be thankful for all that you have!

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~Melody Beattie

Embrace your inner child – get out and play… have some fun!

“We nurture our creativity when we release our inner child. Let it run and roam free. It will take you on a brighter journey.” ~ Serina Hartwell

Create a space you love – make yourself a happy place where you love to be!

“Keep your thoughts on where your happy place is and you will get in a calm and relaxed state, allowing you to return refreshed and renewed.  “ ~ Sayed Ahmed

Enjoy a book – lose yourself in a story about inspiration!

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ~ Charles W. Eliot

Move your body – it will thank you in ways you never knew possible!

“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” ~ Deepak Chopra

Disconnect from technology – escape from outside influences!

“Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.” ~ Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

Be creative – do something you love!

“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please.” ~ Hugh MacLeod

Don’t forget to stop and enjoy everything around you by using self care strategies to refocus, reenergize, renew and remind yourself to live a profound life.

Success Starts in the Mind

Could the secret to success and abundance be in your mindset?

What quote resonates with you?

  • “I got this!”
  • “I wish I didn’t feel like everything was my fault”
  • “Failure is key to success”

The undertone in each of these quotes is very different.  The quote: “I got this!” exudes positive vibes.  The message is encouraging and leaves you feeling confident.  Whereas the quote, “I wish I didn’t feel like everything was my fault” has a negative connotation to it. It leaves you feeling down and a bit helpless. What I am alluding to is that you are what you think you are…you become what you believe and what you say.  If you say everything is your fault, you will believe it and you will exude it to others. Instead, change this thought pattern to “there is no fault, only lessons that we grow and learn from.” This now conveys a different message.  If you say both out loud, you will notice how your energy shifts from the first to the second.

Similarly, if you focus on using words like ‘failure’, you manifest this as reality in your life and career. Instead change your words and your thoughts to a phrase such as “I learn and grow, therefore I am a success”. Looking at the glass half full is far more powerful, positive and fulfilling than looking at it empty. Having a negative mindset will attract negativity into your life and career, which I do not believe anyone has a real desire to do. It is astounding to me, how often we don’t realize our thought patterns and where our energy lies.  Watch your thoughts and your words, STOP yourself when you notice a negative vibe that is presenting and re-phrase that mindset to something more positive. This is a mindset change which takes time and will take you from the sub-conscious to the conscious state where you can re-train your brain on how you think. Try not to become frustrated with yourself as change and new habit formation take time. This is creation of a new habit which will take some effort, courage, and diligence to make it happen. When you stop, turn your mindset to thinking positive thoughts, using optimistic statements and then notice how your energy becomes upbeat. Then stop and watch what manifests in your life when amazing things start to happen.  And when they do, as they will… grateful! Say thank you!

As Rhonda Byrne says in her book ‘The Secret’, “Your power is in your thoughts, so stay awake.  In other words, remember to remember”.  What she is expressing is: “be mindful of your thoughts always.  If you find yourself thinking negatively, catch the thought and immediately discard it like a piece of trash.”

Is there any truth to the idea that mindset can manifest success and abundance in our business and in our personal lives?  We think so.  ProFound Talent uses the attraction philosophy in our business every day and we encourage you to cultivate an abundant mindset.

What is the ProFound Group of Companies Difference?  We attract abundance….

The Power of Attraction for your business and for your individual life is our focus. To learn more, visit us at: (Recruiting| Executive & Professional) (Coaching & Career Transition |Career, Leadership, Executive, Business & Life)

“See the things that you want as already yours.” – Rhonda Byrne

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Getting Derailed

Getting Derailed

I think we have all experienced the kind of day where things just go sideways, and we feel derailed no matter how prepared we are.

These types of days inevitably happen when something big is going on. Right?  Right.

We all have this happen from time to time and let’s face it, most times these events are completely out of our control.  However, what you do have control over is your reaction.

I was talking with one of my clients the other day, and she told me a story of how this very thing had happened to her.  She was anticipating the first day at her new dream job with enthusiasm.   She had planned, prepared, and organized herself to ensure that the first day would be amazing by alleviating any stress.   She was completely ready.  Or so she thought!

She had utilized all the tools for success that we had talked about in our coaching sessions.  She knew that first day jitters would be bad enough without needing to have any added stress by being unprepared. To minimize this, she did a few things the night before to prepare for a smooth start to her day. Some words of wisdom:

  • Choose what you will wear and put it out
  • Pack a lunch, snacks, water, and any other essentials you might need
  • Make sure you have gas in the car or have planned your transit schedule
  • Plan out your parking if applicable
  • Set a back up alarm in case of power outages etc.
  • Get a good night’s rest, minimize screen time before bed
  • Know where you are going, use google maps or your GPS
  • Anticipate traffic issues and leave yourself extra time to get there
  • Arrive early, first impressions are everything

Now as life would have it, even the best prepared can have things happen! As the story goes, my client had followed all of these steps and was feeling great as she walked out the door to jump into her car to start her exciting day ahead. Unfortunately, as she was leaving the house her small dog ran out of the house and decided to hide under her car making it impossible for her to drive away without harming the dog.  No matter what she did, no matter how much coaxing, precious Fido was not coming out until she was good and ready.

This didn’t just take a few minutes for stubborn Fido to appear but 20 minutes! As you can imagine, my client was starting to feel frustration, anxiety and panic! As panic was setting in, she realized there was no way she was getting to work on time for her first day.  Late!  Her only priority became getting to work. She was now functioning on adrenaline and was feeling completely out of control.

When these types of circumstances happen they are extremely unfortunate and can bring on a host of emotions including embarrassment, anger, and anxiety.  When this occurs, how you react is the only control that you have.

An understanding leader in an organization, will realize that there are situations that you have no control over. My advice in this type of situation is:

  1. Do not panic
  2. Take a moment to stop and breathe, take three deep, slow breaths in and out
  3. Call your supervisor ahead of your expected start time, let them know something has happened, apologize, and provide an expected arrival time
  4. When you arrive be apologetic and respectful of your supervisor’s time
  5. Show your enthusiasm and eagerness to start and make up the time missed
  6. Do not beat yourself up, as it doesn’t change the situation or do you any good; instead, focus on having a productive and positive work day with a fresh new start tomorrow
  7. Focus on the fact that you started a brand-new job that you are positive and enthusiastic about!
  8. Recite a few positive affirmations to yourself and continue breathing. 😊

The more you put focus on this unfortunate event, the more you force your manager to focus on it. Instead divert your attention to performing amazing work that will consume your leader with this instead of the one mishap that occurred.  Take control of the situation, turn it around, get back on track and show them just how profound you really are!

“It’s not what happens to you but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus

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Do You Know Who You Are?


Who Am I? What Career Suits Me Best? offers personality and job fit assessments that align you to careers you will excel at, and you’ll learn a thing or two about yourself in the process.

Who doesn’t like exploring and learning more about yourself?? I know I do. How about doing a behavioral assessment that can tell you more about who you are and what careers you would love? There are all kinds of simple and fun ones online you can take for free that will tell you what your personality type is, what your emotional IQ is, and all sorts of other, shall we say, less credible tests with a wide margin for error.

I bring this up because one of the fun and scientific tools we use at is a tool to assess candidates for job fit based on personality. The tool has been developed over 40 years to be probably the most accurate job fit and personality tool on the planet today.

The reason we use these tools is to help employers and candidates understand themselves better. Like how they react in stressful situations; how they deal with conflict; what their critical thinking levels are, and how all of these several attributes add up to either fitting well for a certain job, only a little bit, or not at all.

As an example, I had an individual who had been in sales all of their life. Once they took our job fit and behavioral assessment, it showed that they weren’t really aligned for a sales job at all. They were more introverted than extroverted, and simply some of the traits needed for a sales role did not align with who they were at their natural state. This candidate knew that they struggled in their sales role but they didn’t really understand why. But you could tell that he had resigned himself to the fated idea that because he had been a salesman nearly his whole career, and so had his father been, that this would be the natural place for him to build his career. He was very unhappy and felt stuck. What he didn’t realize was that by not being aligned with his personality to the traits needed in the role, he was using much more of his energy to actually do the job. This energy suck was exhausting him and making him unhappy.

After taking what we call the ‘Career Options’ and ‘Insights’ assessment on, he could see in black and white that he wasn’t suited for sales. It took too much energy for him to be outgoing when he was inwardly shy, he would feel nervous at every sales call, and he felt like he was losing confidence, focus and direction day after day. What he found out from our ‘Career Options’ and ‘Insights’ assessment tools is that there were a dozen of other careers for which he was better suited, and for which he could use his sales training but in a different way: training sales teams instead of being a salesperson himself. Seeing his results made him call me and say that this was a real lightbulb moment for him: to understand why he felt so exhausted and unaccomplished at the end of the day, why he became anxious on calls, and why he felt like he was going nowhere with his life. His results showed him that he would be more aligned with a role that involved teaching and training.  He could see himself doing that, using the knowledge he’d built over nearly 20 years to train others. His introverted qualities would make him a good listener and a compassionate teacher. It was then that he made the move to be a trainer of people. It was clearly a much better fit for him, more likely to use the tools he had which would make him feel less exhausted, more fulfilled, happier and more present.

If you haven’t taken the ProFound Coaching ‘Career Options’ or ‘Insights’ module at yet, I encourage you to do it and find out what best fits you as a career and who you really are. We have a one-time special price right now for $34.99 for each course. You will get a complete report that provides you great insight into yourself and the career options that are best suited for you. It’s not just fun to do, it can be an essential guide for you to get on the path to a better career and a happier life.

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions….

5 things to consider when making difficult business decisions

Undoubtedly, one of the hardest aspects of being a leader in business can be the responsibility that comes with it.    Maybe you run your own business or perhaps someone has instilled their confidence in you to manage their organization. Either way at times you might feel like you are in a pressure cooker. You are accountable to set a precedent, to create solutions and to guide your team in achieving success.

Ultimately, your decisions have the potential to affect many aspects of the business including the bottom line.

Here are some strategies that you might consider when faced with making a difficult business decision.

Block off time to make important decisions

You have heard me say this before, block off time in your calendar.  This negates distraction and ensures that you are giving the decision your full attention.

Great leaders like Bill Gates for example, have said “Don’t make the same decision twice.  Spend time and thought to make a solid decision the first time so that you don’t revisit the issue unnecessarily.”  Consider this, your time is precious. In fact, a valuable commodity.  Therefore, allowing yourself to take the time necessary to make the decision without haste is not only important, it is crucial.

Clear your mind

Once you have blocked off time in your calendar, clear your mind.  Everyone has their own method of doing this.  Consider meditation, exercise, walking in nature, a drive with the music cranked; whatever puts you in your happy place, do it.  A clear mind refreshes your perspective and frees you from unconscious biases.   Erika Oppenheimer who coaches students around the world how to achieve top scores on university admissions tests suggests that “having a clear mind and a clear space allows you to think and act with purpose.”  It makes sense that when you are not burdened by outside stressors that you are able to act more decisively.

Make value-based decisions

Think about the basic principles of management that include your vision, mission, and value statements.  These statements should help drive your intention providing the direction for everything that happens in your organization including goal setting and decision making.  Consider how the outcome of the decision you are trying to make aligns with the core values of your business.  Ask yourself if the desired outcome supports your vision, mission, and values; if the answer is yes, it is likely a good decision.

Solicit advice

Speak to a peer, a member of a business group you attend or consider consulting a business coach.  An unbiased outside opinion can be just what is required to provide clarity.

Alternatively, utilize the assistance of your team.  Consider how the decision will affect them and include them in the process. Empower them, they may have a perspective that you have not considered.  Strong teams collaborate knowing that decisions that support the core values of the company benefit everyone.

I read a quote by Luke Bryan about seeking advice that genuinely resonated with me.  He said: “Just really really believe in what you’re trying to do.  Do not let people alter that.  Let people advise you and lead you down paths to make smart business decisions.  But trust your instinct and trust that overwhelming drive that made you put all your dreams and everything on the line.”  I could not agree more.

Make your decision and commit to it

Once you have made your decision, it is important to commit to it trusting your instinct and the process.  In a short time, evaluate your decision.  If the outcome was not what you had expected learn from it and grow.  Consider that every challenging decision deserves your time, a clear mind, sound advice and is made based on core values.

“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.  He does not set out to be a leader but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.” – Douglas MacArthur

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To Change Your Life

Bringing new skills on board will help you cope and grow.

I’ve written in these pages before about the power of the mind. With the progress of science comes the progress of knowing that the adage “mind over matter” has a lot of truth in it. As Dr. Peter Doidge said in his book on neurology, our brains are plastic, which means they are malleable, and can be grown and trained to do almost anything.

A real example that comes to mind for me is from an old uncle of mine. He once had frostbite on his lower right lip; years after, the pain of it never really went away. He was always in pain on that part of his lower lip. One day he decided he was going to train himself to say to himself that there was no pain there, that it was all in his head. Over time, after enough time of saying this to himself, he says his lip pain went away and never returned. I was young when this happened, but it stuck with me forever. We can train and coach ourselves to achieve what we want. We can even change how we feel.

My entire life, I wanted to help people. Not just help them into careers or connect them with the right opportunities or people. But to help them train themselves to be the best they can be. And, to me, this begins with brain training. As I accumulated experience and started coaching people in their careers and lives, I soon realized that I could only do so much at one time when I was one-on-one coaching. I found it a bit frustrating that I couldn’t reach more people at one time. That’s when I made my dream a reality, so that I could bring my career and life brain training methods to a wider, global audience.

What’s most satisfying to me now is to see the successful students coming out of ProFound Coaching who say things like ProFound Coaching helped me see things in a whole new light; or, ProFound Coaching has given me the confidence to go out on my own and pursue the dream I was previously afraid to pursue. Or all of those others who write to me to say ProFound Coaching training methods have been a lifeline and a comfort to them as they move through and transition from one job to the next.

When I first started in executive and professional recruiting, I saw the recruiting companies around me trading people for fees, a purely transactional experience. It wasn’t bad for the companies doing the transacting. But I always felt that there was more for the candidates, especially the majority of candidates who didn’t get the job. They would be ignored, not called back, in a cattle call process that made them feel even more unsure of themselves, with less esteem, and, in some cases, a growing fatalism that took over their thoughts and influenced their way of seeing themselves and the world.

With ProFound Coaching I wanted to change all of that, and build a platform and a community where job seekers at all levels could both find the tools they need to improve their brand in the market, where people could find real methods and tools and ways of thinking that transformed them, their lives, and their potential. That I could share 20 years of experience from one place with people from all over the world has, so far, been the highlight of my career.

I’ve often seen candidates come for interviews and you can see that they’ve gone through the gauntlet of rejection. It’s in their eyes, in the way they sit, the way they speak, the way they look, and even the way they dress. Through a process of transactions, and being denied the final goal, which is the job, you can see people worn down, fearful, and anxious. These feelings all come across in an interview. But what if, despite all of that, despite the constant rejection and feelings of inadequacy that build with each last failed job interview, there was a place of caring, where tools and live coaches are available who could help you see your real potential and help you achieve it. A place where positive reinforcement is the order of the day, with the objective is to build people back up. To create candidates who present better, feel more confident, and project the right confidence in interviews. When I think back across my 20 years of executive and professional recruiting and coaching, I feel this is really my mission: to make as many people change their minds as possible, so that they can go forward in life, more informed, happier, more confident, and more capable of winning that next job interview. And even be better in their relationships with co-workers, family, and friends.

I encourage you to look at the in-depth learning courses and the career tools we’ve developed at It’s making all the difference in the world for our growing client base. We hope you’ll join us on the journey to change your mind, grow your skills for the better, and be profound.

The Essence of Success

Everyone needs a coach to achieve their best self.


Before I got into coaching executives and professionals, I believed the idea that we are all on our own, that we make it on our own, and we are thrown in the world to sink or swim. In our western culture it’s the most common thing in the world to believe, because we are taught to believe, that we are islands unto ourselves, that we need to make it on our own, and it’s up to us to either make it or break it. I myself believed that for a long time, mostly because everyone around me also thought the same things in the same way.

There are many cultures that don’t think this same way about life and family, and it took me some time to see that this way of teaching is antithetical to personal growth.

We have all heard of the self-made person, the self-made millionaire, the lady, or gentleman, who made it all on their own. While it’s true in some cases and no doubt admirable, it seems to me that this is the hardest way to make it in the world. What if instead of believing we are all on our own to make it as we will, that we had a community of people around us who can help us succeed and care about our success? Not just financial, but in the development of our person, our personality, our confidence, and the confidence in the feeling that our connections with other people are the ultimate satisfaction and success?

It true that most people see success as financial success. But that’s only one small piece of a much larger pie. There’s no doubt you can succeed in life only driven by the pursuit of money. But there are other more worthy pursuits that can also bring you worldly riches, potentially in an even easier way than if you do it by yourself with only the drive to succeed financially.

This person is called a mentor. Or a coach. A person that sees the whole you, with all your strengths and all your faults, and helps you see and find your greater potential.

It’s not easy trying to find your path in life alone. I hardly think that anyone really does anything on their own without the help of someone along the way.

I can remember a lot of coaches who helped me along the way to being where I am today, feeling confident, poised, and able to help others with the knowledge I’ve acquired by learning some things the hard way. Experience grows us, good and bad, but it’s really the coaches in our lives who help us push past our fears, our feelings of inadequacy, our self doubts. Coaches are the ones who tell us for our own good that we can do and be more than we ourselves think we’re capable of. Without coaches or mentors in our lives, we tend to make the choices on a pattern we’ve developed over time, patterns that in most cases don’t help us break free from our same old feelings about ourselves. A coach can help break the pattern and reveal the potential in you that you yourself, by yourself, could not tap into without the thoughts, objectivity, and absolute good will for achieving your best self that a coach can bring to your life.

This is one of the reasons I live being a mentor and a coach to others. I learned from others who were coaches and mentors to me, and, over time, put all that together into a method and methodology that really helps people looking for support and answers. It’s my proudest moment when a coaching client comes to me and says how much of a difference I made in their life and career, that they couldn’t do it without me, and their gratitude just flows from them. I can’t think of anything more fulfilling in my career. It’s what keeps me going and doing what I do.

It’s why I’m so proud to have created, so I can bring my 20 years of coaching knowledge to the world. The one thing that bothered me about one-on-one coaching was that I could only reach so many people at one time during a day or a week. I wanted to help be that coach and mentor to people from around the world. And I’m proud to say we are now helping mentor and coach people from all walks of life, of all ages and from all over the world.

I hope you take some time to look at our platform and find something in it for you that will help you achieve more that you could on your own. I’ve literally taken 20 years of learning and put it into a format that can help other people achieve their dream careers and a better life. I know there are lots of coaches out there. But I can tell you with sincerity that is a platform that will help transform your life, your career, and your current situation for the better. This is exactly the reason I built it: for people just like you looking for answers, having issues, looking for something better. I know you will find what you’re looking for. In putting it together, I know I found my own purpose: providing tools to enhance and grow the lives of other people around the world, just as some of my mentors and coaches did for me through the years. I truly want you to have a profound life and I hope you find the tools at to be of huge benefit to you in your journey though your career and your life.