A background in mindfulness, psychology and business makes me a good fit for founders and executives who value self inquiry as a stepping stone to success.
After I had my first successful business sale of a “click and mortar” retail company in 2005, I spent 30 days on a silent meditation retreat. Insight from that period of silence and subsequent meditation retreats has informed my work as a consultant. It also led me to co-found Well Clinic: a mental health company in San Francisco.
Collectively, I have more than 15 years of entrepreneurial experience. My work with therapy clients began in 2008, while I was pursuing a master’s degree in clinical psychology. I have studied the lineage of psychotherapy from its roots in Freudian psychodynamics, to the more humanistic manifestations that we have come to know today.
Today, I continue to develop my consulting skills at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where I work as a Interpersonal Dynamics facilitator.
Prior to founding Well Clinic in 2011, I had more than 10 years of business experience, most recently as a co-founder of a retail/e-commerce company that I sold in 2005.
In the mid 1990’s, I founded a sportswear company that utilized only non-toxic and recycled fabrics. The company successfully shipped to over 70 separate retail locations nation wide and positively influenced other major brands to adopt environmentally sensitive practices.
Additionally, I am the co-founder of The Impact Forum: a confidential, creative process group designed for leaders of social impact organizations. Above all else, I strive to be a social entrepreneur and support other business leaders in an effort to leave the world better than we found it.
Trainings – Affiliations – Tidbits
While attending UC Santa Barbara, I majored in environmental science and surfing (yes the right hand point breaks of Santa Barbara are why I chose my alma mater).
During my time at UCSB, I learned that global warming is very real. I plan to dedicate a significant portion of my life’s work to mitigating that problem.
- I am a member of the San Francisco chapter of Entrepreneur’s Organization
- I worked for the San Francisco Zen Hospice as a caregiver for people in the last phase of life.
- When I am not working, I’m either mountain biking, surfing or spending time with my wife and daughter at our home in Marin County.
- I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California: Board of Behavioral Science license number #50278.
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