"No matter where you go - there you are." - Buckaroo Banzai
As a results focused motivational speaker, I do more than simply share motivational stories, funny insights and cutting-edge information. I motivate audiences to be fearless. Not in the sense of taking unnecessary risks or acting out of character, but fearless in its truest sense; to focus on a goal clearly, strategise effectively, communicate persuasively and act decisively when results are important and outcomes matter. I have a hands-on approach that combines cutting edge research, real world applications and classic martial art strategies to address our most difficult personal, professional and organisational challenges.
The art of betting on yourself.
As a peak-performance coach, I help individuals and organisations from all backgrounds and industries successfully achieve new goals - as they address a broad range of professional, personal and interpersonal challenges and opportunities. I am most interested in understanding the endless of ways our thoughts, our emotions, our behaviour and our relationships impact our performance, our success and our health.
I work with public and private organisations, businesses, sport and health agencies, schools, and individuals on a myriad of topics related to performance, resilience, leadership, conflict, safety and interpersonal synergy. I consult with athletes, coaches and sports teams to sharpen mental skills and improve competitive outcomes.
I have a unique background. A licensed psychotherapist, performance expert, author and senior university lecturer, I am also a high ranking instructor and lifelong veteran of intense traditional karate training. I have coached numerous individuals and teams to national (USA) and international championships, and have personally developed many high-ranking instructors.
I hold a Senior Lecturer position in Health and Sport Science, and the Masters of Health Science, at the Eastern Institute of Technology in New Zealand. Prior to this, I was a Senior Lecturer in Humanities at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), where I held teaching positions across Psychology, Honours, the Graduate School of Education, and Physical Education, and I served as Director of Martial Arts in Athletics. I have twice been the recipient of the University Distinguished Teaching award.
To find out more about my karate background and personal dojo in New Zealand, please click here.