For me, there’s a great passion to tell the untold stories that drive us, the things that push us to grow and question our world and ourselves. I remain deeply fascinated by the mysterious beauty of being in this world.
I have a deep knowledge of a few esoteric fields of study — integral theory and (adult) developmental psychology. In fact, I work part-time for STAGES International helping them to fine-tune their story (we’ll be launching a new website in late 2019). I’m also well-versed in Buddhism and nondual teachings, and am an ordained Zen priest and sensei.
Yet I’m no arm-chair philosopher or disembodied thinker, but more of a double-fisted intellectual who’s a recognized master (私服) in Northern Kung Fu and runs a small school here in my hometown of Boulder, Colorado.
Trainings, Certifications, Awards
Award-Winning Author: 4 books, 2 fiction and 2 non-fiction. A Heart Blown Open won the Nautilus Award for Silver and was a finalist the Foreword Book-of-the-Year Awards
Award-Winning Copywriter: Reader's Choice Award 2016, JD Supra -- My blogs from Convercent were republished by JD Supra. I was one of 200 writers recognized from among more than 34,000 considered.
Kung Fu and Qi Gong Master: 3rd generation master (私服) and lineage holder with 25 years of training, in Northern Kung Fu, under Master Jong Hoon Jeon
Ordained Zen Priest and Sensei: Mondo Zen and Integral Zen
Certified Mondo Zen Facilitator: by Junpo Denis Kelly Roshi
Embodiment Teacher: nearly 15 years of teaching energy, intensity, posture, breath, and mindset
Jin Gui “Golden Shield” Qi Gong Practitioner: 4 years training and near completion of the 1st of 3 levels of mastery of this “hard” style of Qi Gong
Authentic Relating and Men’s work: co-leading a men’s group for the last 11 years
Applied Adult Developmental Psychology: versed in modalities such as Robert Kegan’s Minds at Work program and Terri O’Fallon’s STAGES.
Integral Coaching and Theory: highly versed in the theories of Ken Wilber and their application in day-to-day life
Neurolinguistic Programming: one-year training of intensive, weekly coaching under master coach Mark Michael Lewis
Somatic-Based Meditation: trained in and worked deeply with Reggie Ray and Dharma Ocean around their somatic-based meditation instruction