An impactful speaker and teacher to help educators and educational organizations in developing purposeful personal cultures that eliminate burnout and create high levels of impact and fulfillment. 

Empower Today. Change Tomorrow.


On the outside, John has it all. He has professional success, a loving family, and all the material things he could want. He has achieved the American Dream, but on the inside, still feels hollow, struggling with trying to be who others want him to be. “Is this what the rest of life would be like? Is this all there is?” These questions push, prod, and help John awaken to his possibilities.

It is in this moment of professional success and personal disillusionment where John starts an involuntary quest toward relevance, searching for his soul’s source of meaning. He sparks a fire.  It warms him at first and produces comfort, but as it gains strength, it rages.  It leads to discomfort and challenge while burning away all that is false, unnecessary, and vain.

The life that John thought he wanted ends in the fire, but from it, he gains strength, focus, clarity, and purpose. A second chance to find his life’s meaning leads John to his Awakening and his mission to RISE.