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Changemaker. Mindset Coach. Education Innovator.

Leadership coach. Teacher. EMPATH. Dad.

Leading with Love

Hi there. Thanks for stopping by! I'm honored you're here.

People who know me well will tell you that I am obsessed with TRUST and INTUITION. And that my number one goal is to empower everyone I meet to follow your heart so you can live connected, meaningful lives.

Over the course of my 25-year career, I have worked in roles ranging from CEO and board member to teacher, coach, special education consultant and principal. I am most proud to have founded Growth Public School, a diverse K-8 charter school in Sacramento proving that learner- and heart-centered schools are the way of the future.

Prior to my career as an educational leader, I grew up in the school of hard knocks. My early trauma forced me to grow up too fast. I forgot how to play, trusted no one and in school became the quiet child who lacked confidence and struggled to make friends. After high school–determined to beat the odds–I left home, ultimately graduating with honors from UC Berkeley and Stanford University.

After experiencing a midlife burnout that culminated in a health crisis, I began to search for a different way. My world has been forever changed (for the better) by the teachings I have learned from wisdom seekers like Lewis Howes, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Belinda Womack and Mark Nepo. Today I infuse these powerful teachings into all my 1:1 work and small group learning communities. 

I am inspired (and humbled) by the playfulness and honesty of my kids, Kyle and Ella, and am grateful to be accompanied on my life journey by my wife, Julie. When not dreaming up new business ideas, coaching or playing basketball, or spending QT with my family, you can find me on the meditation chair in my office or listening to my favorite podcasts.

I look forward to connecting and helping illuminate your pathway as you move toward your North Star. Check out my programs to explore how we can work together.

In peace,


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Bold Vision For Changing Times and Changing Schools.

My Vision for Education Reform

I believe It's time to put the power in the hands of our communities and our young people. Let's gather educators, parents, and those committed to reinventing our learning environments from factories to learner-centered communities of love where people and children are at the center. And bring this vision into reality one changemaker and community member at a time.

I have an unwavering commitment to empower people to follow their heart and create real change. Our current system doesn't work for most, and the massive inequities need to be disrupted to execute on the promise of a high quality education for all. I am passionate about building diverse, equitable learner-centered environments where all children can thrive. So let's come together to build new programs, schools and learning environments that show the world what is possible when a group of committed changemakers come together for our children.

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