Live Not Loathe
Helping Leaders Go From Distress To Success!
Becoming a leader isn’t for the faint of heart.
Whether you’re a leader in a Fortune 500 enterprise, launching your own business, helming a startup that’s struggling to get beyond the growth stage, or otherwise navigating this explosive and highly competitive business landscape, you need grit, determination, and a laser-beam focus on accomplishing your goals.
And that’s what my clients tend to have in abundance. Drive. Chutzpah. Get up and go. Whatever you call it, they’ve got that secret sauce, that spark of imagination that allows them to envision greatness and go after it with everything they’ve got.
What they don’t have is balance.
They’re committed to their mission, and in many cases achieved incredible successes, but their quality of life is in the red because they have no time for anything but business. These forward-thinkers often find themselves putting in 12, 14, and 16 hours a day to bring their visions to life. They’re overachievers but totally overwhelmed. Devoted but drained. Successful but majorly stressed.
I know what it’s like. And I know that it doesn’t have to be this hard.
You can design a life that’s purposeful, passionate, and (yes) profitable. The first step is understanding that after a certain point, success doesn’t come from pouring in even more time, effort, and resources. It’s about creating a strategy that focuses your energy where it can have the most impact, minimizes fear and stress, and gives you a clear direction to go in — and then
executing on it.
That’s where Live Not Loathe comes in. I offer a combination of mindset coaching and brass-tacks business analysis that takes the struggle out of your hustle and lets you create a life you don’t need a vacation from. You can fly higher and achieve more with less effort, if you know where to put your energy to get maximum ROI.
My hard-won wisdom comes straight from my own lived experience. I’ve been in the trenches of the tech industry and can help you chart a straight course to success, using my signature 5Y business coaching framework and MOTION mindset coaching system.
My offerings include:
- One-on-one and group coaching
- Business and leadership assessments
- VIP days
- Speaking engagements
- Customized corporate training
- And more
I’m a business and mindset coach as well as a veteran of the US Army and the tech industry. I specialize in empowering motivated people to build the life of their dreams, both professionally and personally. I felt called to this line of work after navigating my fair share of adversity and emerging from it stronger, wiser, and committed to uplifting others.
I grew up in poverty in Rochester, NY and my home life was what you might call non-traditional. My mother had a polygamous marriage and my stepfather had another family who lived on the other side of the city. My childhood and youth were marked by struggle, and this pushed me off the beaten path, forcing me to find a new way forward for myself.
Along the way, I took a few wrong turns. At just 17 years old, I was arrested and faced seven years in prison. This experience was a profound wake-up call that shifted everything for me: my perspective, my values, and my goals for my life. During this time, I turned to my faith for guidance, and God answered my prayers. I learned the power of taking inspired action, investing whole-heartedly in relationships, embracing my authentic self, and genuinely connecting with others from a place of understanding and transparency.
By the grace of God, I was released from jail after serving a month. When I was released, I was ready to give back and live a life of purpose. I earned a master’s degree in cybersecurity from Fordham University and an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. I also joined the US Army Reserve and served proudly for 12 years. It was here that I not only developed my expertise in all aspects of IT and cybersecurity — from providing help desk support to designing information security architecture — but did so under the highest possible stakes.
Some of my career highlights include leading soldiers on two deployments to Kuwait, supporting strategic and tactical missions as an information technology manager, and setting up the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade's critical communications to support battlefield operations, with zero downtime, on a 24/7 operation. I was honored and humbled to be awarded a Bronze Star for heroic acts during my deployment to Afghanistan.
These experiences taught me the importance of mindset when facing what seem like impossible odds. They also showed me that you can do more with less, but not without a solid strategy and a commitment to maintaining good mental health. I’m passionate about sharing my unique mix of mindset and business coaching to help business leaders and entrepreneurs do more and be more, without losing themselves in the process.
I’m also a proud advocate for the Black community in the fight for racial equality and a warrior in the battle against mental illness. I spend the “life” part of my work-life balance out in nature, traveling, enjoying live music, and volunteering in my community.
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