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Working with outstanding clients and individuals all over the world to live better. We have epic conversations that instill dramatic life changes and lasting results.
I also enjoy experiencing a multitude of perspectives through travel, photographing masterfully, and passionately engaging the process of development for the greater good.
I guess I'd consider myself a Renaissance Man of sorts, practicing a handful of disciplines that all contribute to a really enjoyable life experience. I launched a coaching business last year, however portrait photography is also a passion and source of work (documentary, editorial, standard) and will go on nearly any adventure with a camera. My ongoing "project" for the moment is to broaden my awareness and deepen my consciousness; appreciating more, giving more, and promoting/facilitating the same in others. Photography and coaching are my primary means for connecting with people...anyone and everyone, and sharing/exploring different perspectives seems to me to be a great way to actively cultivate more respect and understanding worldwide.
In the essence of the Greek word, arete, I live to fully delve into the experience of the manifest world. I recognize the idea of living fully can be a very private or at least individual-specific endeavor, but for me it falls somewhere between a balanced life of optimal health, spiritual and social growth, cognitive stimulation, and passionate contribution to improving all lives.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Let me take your photograph! I'd love to meetup for an inpromptu portrait or two, and can email images or burn you a CD shortly thereafter. The people that make up couchsurfing reflect such a deep passion for travel and sincere goodwill, I find it only natural when authenticity emerges from my images of couchsurfers.
Stayed with some exceptional people all over, but met with people from literally EVERY corner of the globe. What an outstanding community!
philosophy & spirituality, running, boxing, cycling, jazz trumpet, strength training, aviation, hiking...TRAVELING & PHOTOGRAPHY
- make up
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
Jazz: Wynton Marsalis, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Chet Baker, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington,
Everything else: Black Eyed Peas, The Postal Service, Decemberists, Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz, Incubus, Dashboard Confessional, Ravi Shankar, Death Cab for Cutie, Weezer, Moby, Beck, and loads more!
Books/authors: Ken Wilber's works, Ayn Rand, J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling,
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
-hanging out with Barrack Obama's grandmother in Kenya
-wandering the narrow streets of Venice solo in the wee-hours of the morning
-riding a vintage Vespa throughout the outskirts of Rome on a late summer's afternoon
Teach, Learn, Share
I'm a coach - so if you're stuck, challenged, or best of all - *inspired* to live an exceptional life, reach out.! I'm seriously committed to helping in whatever way I can.
I'd also love to share photography tips/techniques or actually go out for some "hands on" location-shoots in your area.
If anyone is a rock climber, I'd love to learn some new skills and translate them into tree climbing and some rappelling.
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, China, Czech Republic, England, France, Italy, Kenya, Poland, Rwanda, Scotland, Uganda, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In