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I love helping people flourish in their life and work. Over the past 25 years I’ve worked with hundreds of organizations from Fortune 100 giants to small boot strapping start-ups. When I’m not writing or coaching CEO’s and business owners you might find me back-casting in the cold clear rivers of northwest Arkansas.

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