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3 Steps for Kicking Holiday Overwhelm in The Face

December 22, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on 3 Steps for Kicking Holiday Overwhelm in The Face»



With just about one week left of 2015, most of us are rushing around finishing last minute holiday shopping, making plans to be at this party and that party, or scurrying to make preparations to host family and friends. Some people say it's a wonderful season and while that may be true, I'm often more present to how overwhelming it can be for me and other people. The prevailing experience that I come to at this time of year is overwhelm. That's a word we often use, but let's define that experience. The dictionary ...

Radio Interview with Pete Saunders on Absent Father Issues

August 18, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Radio Interview with Pete Saunders on Absent Father Issues»



I sat down with Pete Saunders, host of Braveheart Radio and a fellow fatherless son on August 13thto discuss Father Absence issues. In the interview, I share some of  my personal story and how I have worked to overcome the impacts of growing up with an absent father. We also discuss what defines an absent father, the top 3 impacts of growing up with an absent father and some steps to take if you are dealing with some of those impacts. I hope this helps you or someone you know. Click the link below to access ...

Why Achieving More Won’t Always Make You Happy

August 18, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Why Achieving More Won’t Always Make You Happy»



In 1990, at age 11, I sold 106 items in a school fundraiser to win a Super Nintendo. In 1998, at age 17, I joined the Army, at 19, I had been promoted 4 times and by 21 I became one of the youngest in the entire United States Army to be promoted to the rank of E6, Staff Sergeant. Less than four years later, I became one of the youngest drill sergeants in the Army and innovated training methods that one prestigious awards. Between the ages of 18-27, I ran nine 26.2 mile ...

Find Your Stoke In Life

July 21, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Find Your Stoke In Life»



  Many of you have seen me posting cool surfing videos on my facebook page. A year ago I moved to San Francisco and started surfing. I had always wanted to be a surfer. Something about the waves, and the board and the culture had always called me to surfing. Here's one in case you haven't seen them from July 18, 2015 in San Francisco. This post is about finding your stoke in life. The thing that you want so bad you would do anything to get it. Yes, you do have one. Your stoke exists inside of you and it's the ...

3 Tips To Maximize Time and Profits for Small Business Owners

December 12, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on 3 Tips To Maximize Time and Profits for Small Business Owners»



There are two things that most all of my clients who are entrepreneurs would say they want more of, more TIME and more PROFITS.   As a coach and leadership consultant, my job is to help identify the patterns and behaviors that get in the way of their effectiveness in achieving the goals they want. Money and time are two of the most important resources that a business owner can leverage to achieve their goals.   I’m going to share 3 tips that will help you more effectively leverage your time and money to ...

Ferguson Isn’t About Ferguson

December 04, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Ferguson Isn’t About Ferguson»



Every generation has its moment, its cause, and its contribution to progress that defined its generation. These movements have always been rooted in advancing the cause of love and this generation’s cause is no different in that regard. It is however different in the sense that it requires us to look deeper into the root of today’s injustices. It requires us to deeply understand the issues of our time and to refrain from conversations about who is right and who is wrong. Our generation’s movement calls us to ask the question: “What needs to be ...

Life Changing Workshop, Dec 20th

November 19, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Life Changing Workshop, Dec 20th»



December 20th Noon-5:00pm Make 2015 the Best Year of Your Life Let go of 2014 and Turbocharge your 2015 Rodney has been called many things, leadership consultant, life coach, career fulfillment expert, drill sergeant, miracle worker and business advisor, but fundamentally he helps people become the best version of themselves through an intimate and soul-stirring partnership. Don’t miss this once a year opportunity in St Louis.     Online ...

Top 3 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Success

September 25, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Top 3 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Success»



Imagine yourself living in a world where money, time and freedom weren't an issue. You are living a life full of  love, happiness, wisdom and success. What does that look like to you? If you could go anywhere you wanted and whenever, where would you go? If you could you do anything you wanted, what would you do? Most importantly, who would you be? Now ask yourself, what's in the way of having that? For the majority of people, it's a self-defense mechanism (mostly subconscious) we call self-sabotage. It's ...

The Power of Intention

September 22, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on The Power of Intention»



If I could distill my life's work into a single concept, it would be all about the power of intention. Intention and the ability to communicate from your intention, is the most important quality that successful people have in common. And when I say "successful" people, I include all definitions of success, meaning people who have successful friendships, romantic relationships, businesses, social movements and enduring legacies. In fact, this is also the source of great power and influence. Find a successful person and you will find someone who has honed their ability to ...

What is Coaching?

April 18, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on What is Coaching?»



What is coaching? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines ‘life coaching’ as an advisor who helps people make decisions, set and reach goals, or deal with problems. But coaching is so much more than that to people who have experienced it. For many it’s a life changing experience that dramatically improves their outlook on work and life while improving their leadership skills. It helps people tap into unknown potential unlocking sources of creativity and productiveness. ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential even in the face of growing ...

The Greatness Within

January 23, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on The Greatness Within»



The greatness within and which we see in others is the divine that moves through all beings. It is the sweetness of a puppy dog and the gentle nature of a grandfather. It's the powerful force of love that mothers drape over their beloved and the innocent joyous laughter of a child. This divine being that moves through it all is all there is and all you really are.

Leadership in The Army

December 15, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Leadership in The Army»



The Army has a manual on Leadership called Leadership, Field Manual 22-100. The subtitle and foundation of its doctrine is “Be, Know, Do” in that order. Contrary to popular stereotypes about the military, the art of empowering and encouraging leadership is rampant in the military and I would argue is the single most important contributor to the success of the U.S. military over the last 150 years. Foundational to the phrase: “Be, Know, Do” is the concept that Leadership starts with Being. Even if you know and do the job better ...

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December 10, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Exclusive Invite to 2013 Goal Setting Workshop – h…»



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Don’t miss the STL Coaching 2013 Goal Setting Work…

December 06, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Don’t miss the STL Coaching 2013 Goal Setting Work…»



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December 05, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on This is an awesome exercise! “From http://t.co/P3F…»



This is an awesome exercise! "From Oprah.com: Tony Robbins' Emotional Flood Exercise" oprah.com/oprahs-lifecla…

Relationships are here for… http://t.co/4uIZGJEs

December 05, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Relationships are here for… http://t.co/4uIZGJEs»



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Leadership… From the Army’s Perspective

November 20, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Leadership… From the Army’s Perspective»



The Army has a manual on Leadership called Leadership, Field Manual 22-100. The subtitle and foundation of its doctrine is “Be, Know, Do” in that order. Contrary to popular stereotypes, the art of empowering and encouraging leadership is the norm in the military and I would argue is the single most important contributor to the success of the U.S. military over the last 150 years. Foundational to the phrase: “Be, Know, Do” is the concept that Leadership starts with Being. Even if you know and do the job better than anyone else, you won’t ...

Olympic Swimmer Turns Near Tragedy Into Triumph

July 28, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Olympic Swimmer Turns Near Tragedy Into Triumph»



The Olympics are here! And to me, the Olympics are all about the celebration of the possibility and potential of humanity.  The sports are great, but it's the stories of human connection, perseverance, discipline, underdogs and gut-wrenching defeat, that captivates us, that inspires us, that humbles and warms our hearts. The story that has stuck out in my mind so far is about 28 year old American Cullen Jones, who at age 5 nearly drowned in a Pennsylvania water park and is now one of the fastest swimmers in the world.  After the near drowning, in which he had to be revived ...

Great Passage from Drive by Daniel Pink

May 25, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Great Passage from Drive by Daniel Pink»



On page 145 of best selling book, Drive, author Daniel Pink shares some insight that speaks directly to my heart and soul. This is fundamental evolution that this generation gets to be a part of in business and in the world. "Bringing our businesses in sync with these truths won't be easy. Unlearning old ideas is difficult, undoing old habits even harder. And I'd be less sanguine about the prospects of closing the motivation gap anytime soon, if it weren't for this: The science confirms what we already know in our hearts." "We know that human beings are not merely smaller, slower, ...

Heart Attack

April 27, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Heart Attack»



The thing that a great Life Coach does best is support you in standing in your heart, in your purpose, in your deep down, soul-full commitments. When you stand in there, you are more powerful, more successful, more joyful, more happy and create abundance everywhere.