My life didn’t exactly start on a winning streak. I was kicked out of my high school for continually getting in trouble. By the time I reached my early 20s, I was a full-blown alcoholic, riddled with depression and anxiety, and diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Being locked up in a psych ward or going to state-funded alcohol rehabilitation centers was a regular occurrence.
Through my exploration of Eastern Wisdom Traditions and nearly two decades spent working closely with two teachers from the traditions of Advaita Vedānta and Buddhism, I discovered two sobering realizations:
"What I was looking for all those years is what I am."
"I am ultimately my own inner teacher - and so are you."
As I awakened, the sensitivity that once paralyzed me transformed into my greatest gift to my clients - empathy and insight. Today, I am a certified life coach, having also studied Western modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), ACT, and The Enneagram.
I now work with people to break through harmful patterns (as quickly as possible) that are sabotaging their highest potential, so they can finally achieve their unique goals and discover lasting peace, freedom and fulfillment.
I am happily married to my amazing wife Tara. Together, we live in the Los Angeles area with our three rescue dogs Emma, Jerry, and Chloe.