People first. It’s how I live my life.
I’m in the people business. This begins with the people I love most in this world: my beautiful wife and three rambunctious, baseball-loving boys; my parents and brothers. This passion for people connects to you and your people. It drives how I partner with you in creating a culture, team, career-- and life-- that brings you and your team success, joy and peace of mind.
My mission is to help you and your organization achieve your biggest goals by using emotional intelligence and an action-oriented approach to your advantage. I accomplish this through keynotes, team-building workshops, executive coaching, facilitations, trainings and writing.
I'm the author of two bestselling books, Emotional Intelligence for the Modern Leader-- one of the top selling emotional intelligence books in the world-- and The Value of You. My newest book, The Champion Leader, will be published by Wiley in May 2024. My writing has appeared on CNBC, World Economic Forum, Virgin, Quartz, Thrive Global and Medium. I've appeared on award-winning podcasts and I've made TV appearances on FOX, ABC and more.
I believe in servant leadership and The Golden Rule—helping others, putting their needs first and treating others the way I’d like to be treated. I also believe in having fun along the way and mixing in some humor to keep us on our toes! I lead from the heart and genuinely want you and your organization to experience championship success and enduring happiness.
I live in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. You'll likely catch me and my family on the weekend at the beach, playing baseball and enjoying the simple things in life on a sunny, blue sky day.