This “About Me” page, really should be called “About YOU” because the reason you’re reading this is to find out if and how I can support YOU, right?
I help you generate High Revenue & lot’s of Time-Freedom so you can have a practice you love!
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When I was 15 years old, every Sunday I would fly through the air doing acro-sports on a beach in Hawaii. One day while standing on my partner’s shoulders I lost my balance, fell, and did a head-dive into the mats.
I broke my neck.
(Yes, the thing your mother always warned you would happen, actually happened to me!)
I was rushed to the hospital, and it was discovered I had fractured C-5 & C-6. I was completely paralyzed, only able to speak and move my face , but not turn my head, or move my arms and legs.
I ended up lying flat on my back in a halo-traction, for over 2 months.
As the weeks progressed, I luckily began to regain my physical ability to move my limbs. After spinal surgery (and they only gave me 1 session of physical therapy) — the hospital sent me home.
Since I had lost almost all muscle strength, I was barely walking, but learned how to rehab myself from books (before the internet) and experimenting with movement and massage on my own. My goal was to get out of pain, and regain my ability to run, surf, dance and play again…
And so, the kernels of the foundational concepts of rehabilitation techniques were planted in my mind. As I progressed through high school and into college, little did I know that would play a major role in my creation of the clinical technique I went on to develop, of Active Myofascial Therapy ~ The Diamond Method .
Naturally, my choice to get my Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Movement and Rehabilitation Therapy was a result of my spinal cord injury since I wanted to help other people who were also affected by SCI. (Spinal Cord Injuries).
Straight out of college, I landed a job as the Sports & Fitness Director for American Hawaii Cruises. And after two years of being at sea, I moved from Oahu, Hawaii to San Francisco, California to start my own travel business. My goal was to take private groups of people on Fitness and Wellness cruises all over the world. (A concept that was un-known at the time.)
Since I had absolutely no idea how to get the business started, I actually went to the library to borrow books on “How To Start A Business”! With no formal business training, and certainly no financial backing, the first company I established at the age of 27, was SeaFit Tours, which provided Fitness & Wellness programs on international cruises traveling from the South China Sea to Alaska to the Panama Canal and the Caribbean. (Can I just say, “SO MUCH FUN!”)
At the same time, I went to massage school and taught aerobics to be able to earn some money to support me and my budding travel biz until it took off. Luckily, my private therapy practice grew so big that while I was out on cruises I needed to hire other therapists to see my over-flow of clients who couldn’t wait until I returned to San Francisco.
In 1995, I established San Francisco’s very first Wellness Center in the Marina District of San Francisco.
The center still enjoys a great reputation for clinical Active Myofascial Therapy, massage, pregnancy programs, injury rehab and pain management.
Along the way, I’ve made many business mistakes, but also achieved huge successes.
I’ve hired professional business coaches, and learned the most effective ways to generate wealth and happiness through trial and error, hard work, and lots of study!
Even if we all aren’t traveling on cruise ships, life is a journey, isn’t it?
Therapists and other wellness practitioners who want to make it big in their businesses now hire me as their mentor to learn from my decades of in-the-trenches experience and my training with some of the best business coaches in the world.
I am here to help you reach higher levels in your professional wellness practice than maybe even you ever though possible!
Continuing with the travel theme, I’ll take you by the hand and show you the amazing vistas, the secret short-cuts, and help you avoid the pot-holes and ditches along your jouney. Let me help you to soar to the tops of the mountains!
(I provide 10 a month at no-cost. Email me to learn how to receive a scholarship to cover the full tuition for this.)
On the call, we’ll chat about what you want in your business, what’s working and not working, and where you want to go with your career.
Just send me a message and we can talk about if and how I can help you. If I feel I can help you reach your business goals, and I see we’re a good match for each other — I’ll invite you to join one of my programs. (If I am not confident in helping you get where you want to get, I’ll let you know and we’ll part as friends.)
Together, we’ll see how you can your desired level of revenue and play-time the fastest, so like many of my coaching clients, you too can begin living your dream and having your dream practice!