Maybe the best place to start is an explanation of a name that has a unique origin and is important to share. Pronounced – My-lee – my name is derived from a Hawaiian flower, which my Dad discovered during his tour on the USS Kearsarge, a US Navy aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean. The only reason I have not adopted my middle name (never mind) to make life easier is because of my Dad’s involvement.
Anyway, I was raised in a small town in southern Colorado where winters were long and cold. I really believed every kid in the world got to explore the Sand Dunes National Monument for one school day each spring. Life was carefree and emphasized my education and my love for music. Right on schedule, I graduated from high school and proceeded to Colorado State University where I spent four years earning my Bachelor’s in Business Administration, with a concentration in Computer Information Systems.
My next predictable step was to take a job in corporate America and move across the country to Michigan where my company provided data processing services for a large insurance company. I dutifully fulfilled my role and proceeded to the second phase of training, right on schedule. My second major relocation took place within 18 months of the first, and I arrived in Dallas, Texas. Culture shock can happen inside the boundaries of the United States. Trust me!
Five years after my national tour began, my Colorado homing signal started to sound. I took a position I did not want to live closer to family and return to my home state. Within a few years, my priorities were out of balance, my health was deteriorating and all I did was work.
On September 10, 2001, my career ended in a difference of perspective on the management of a project. The next morning as airliners flew into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, my mind was still reeling from the previous day’s events. I felt the anger and frustration of the terrorist attacks, but my personal battles were more real. Who in the world would attack the United States so blatantly?
In the years that followed, I took jobs that were far beneath my experience even though I was applying for every type of job imaginable. I finally discovered that my course had to change. Time had arrived to chart my own course and make money without an employer in my way. Duty and obligation are no longer the drivers in my life. You probably learned this lesson much earlier than I did.
Most recently, I was an independent copywriter and frustrated with the lack of money in that game. Surprisingly, there are entirely too many people clogging up the works with their inability to write a complete sentence. Without great direct clients, one could starve to death in that game.
As the picture of my future has come into focus, I have discovered the importance of my experiences, professional and personal. All of my gifts and talents make up the person I am today. My greatest challenge is to channel all of those into the lives of others. This site is intended to help others with the fine art of teaching – regardless of the forum.
Everyone I meet has a set of talents and experiences that are beneficial to others. As we interact, I can identify countless ways to help others to reach an audience. Regardless of the media used, your training can be life-changing for the person who is seeking your insight.
From the outset, I noticed that too many people were only interested until they separated people from their money. I knew that the time had come to change course. My experience in the Internet world would provide discernment for my return to the business world that I had left behind.
Real experience matters more when you deal with great people who bring so much talent to the team. Our latest venture will bring clients who want to lead a business while the team takes care of the details. My latest course – Equip and Engage – offers the valuable training for business owners to become leaders.
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I wish you all the success life can hand you!