I'm originally from West Central Indiana where I worked in a small rural vet clinic in High School. I attended Purdue University for a BS in Animal Science (1978) and worked in sales for some of the major pharmaceutical suppliers, calling on small, large and mixed practices in much of the country.
I later earned an MA in Psychology with an Executive Coaching concentration. During and following graduate school, I studied, researched and assessed workplace cultures and psychological issues in hundreds of veterinary practices. I continue to study and learn today!
I work with the emotional challenges and cultural development of veterinary practices, offering tools and strategies that allow owners, managers, staff and associates to work better together and feel more fulfilled in their careers. I also do some coaching and speaking at Veterinary Conventions and Power of 10 Groups.
The AVMA and other veterinary organizations have stated that mental health is a major issue in the veterinary industry. It most definitely should not be ignored. My personal goal is to try to reach as many people as possible to help them learn what resources are available and what it will take to achieve the happiness they seek.
My work as a coach is a passion that I pursue. Therefore, many of my offerings are free or nearly free. There are thousands of great learning opportunities available for dealing with the challenges in a veterinary practice. My role is to review them, direct people to them, and make a few specific types of products along the way. I hope you choose to take this journey with me.
I currently live in Westerville, Ohio with my wife Laurel and our dog Ollie. I love kayaking, motorcycle riding, performing music, and spending time with my wife, kids and grandkids.