Principal and owner of Be The Dream LLC (since 1988), specializing in personal/professional coaching, customer service improvement and motivational speaking. Managing Partner of Team Partnering LLC (2009), a professional services company specializing in partnering facilitation, project management, organizational development, strategic planning consulting
As an educator with real world experience his compassion and understanding allows him to communicate effectively on a wide range of topics that relate to self-awareness, personal development and co-creating healthy environments and relationships in the new millennium. The new paradigm is collaborative creation, inclusive of personal and planetary purpose.
"Anything less than the truth and we make fools of ourselves." author unknown
Focus: Integrating scientific and spiritual principles to empower co-creation, collaboration and achievement of dreams/goals aligned with harmony among people and planet, consistent with the ISO 26000 Social Responsibility Standards.
Delivery: Coaching, educating, facilitation and possibility coagulation - crafting people, places and things together toward collaborative ends, from small or large projects to special events.
Management Style: Charismatic / Transformational
¥ Business Consulting – analysis, strategic planning, project management
¥ Facilitating - coalitions, collaborations, cooperatives, partnering workshops
¥ Educating, Mentoring and Coaching – secondary and adult learners
¥ Event Developing, Planning, Coordinating – small to large scale private and public events
¥ Television Producing – producer/host, procurement coordinator and media buyer
¥ Supply Chain Managing and Resource Integration – aerospace, events, health foods
¥ Sales and Marketing – education, graphic services, health foods, home improvements
¥ Desktop Publishing – brochures, j-cards, posters, newsletters, presentations
Completed Graduate Studies:
Master of Arts in Organizational Management, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ 10/03
Human Resources, Conflict Management, Project Planning - 3.94 gpa
Master of Business Administration, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ – 2/97
Project Management, Marketing, and Production - 3.84 gpa
Life Coach Certification, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Tempe, AZ – 8/04
15 proficiencies for personal and professional development – 100 hours
Secondary Teacher Certification, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ – 11/98
Business Certification - 3.95 gpa
Hypnotherapy Certification, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Scottsdale, AZ – 2/98
Stress relief, personal growth and development – 100 hours
Desktop Publishing Certificate, Aztech College, Tempe, AZ – 8/92
Adobe Illustrator, Quark, Adobe PageMaker – 100 hours
BS in Business Administration, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ – 11/89
Major: Advertising, Finance and Marketing - 3.72 gpa
Self Employment & Personal Endeavors:
Be The Dream,LLC, Gilbert, AZ (1988 to present)
Business & Personal Transformational Coach & Facilitator - Entrepreneurial and executive coaching; sales/marketing consulting, ministerial and spiritual counseling, hypnotherapy, personal transformational life coaching, personal and professional development workshops using the synergy of science and spiritual wisdom. Facilitator for partnering workshops in various industries, fostering collaboration and team building.
Can Do Productions, Inc., Phoenix, AZ (1992 -93)
Video/television producer, host, procurement coordinator and media buyer. Developed format, content, and talent and secured studio time, coordinated location tapings and directed final post-production for series of 30 minute community activist television shows called “Who?”. Simultaneously Production Coordinator for three other hosts' shows with multiple studios, location tapings and crews to assemble.
GAIA-Fest (Aug. 2001), Pacific Palisades, California.
Co-creation and facilitation of eco-festival in multi-tiered canyon, know as Las Pulgas, celebrating environmental and spiritual alternatives. Event included body/mind/spirit vendors, alternative energy devices, eco-system regeneration projects, organic gardening, paulownia tree exhibit and live music with 60+ vendors. Attendance was estimated at 2,000 patrons and received front-page coverage in Pacific Palisadian, CA newspaper.
Mission: Earth Dance (Spring 2001), Phoenix, Arizona.
Event Producer – Series of one-day events to raise awareness for at-risk youth population in Arizona. Topics included Social Innovation and Community Building, Patterns and Problems in Global Business Archetypes, Touching Lives and Healing People, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Removing Prejudice from Our Lives and Schools.
Prophets Conference (Oct. 1997), Phoenix, Arizona.
Event Manager – Coordinated and managed all logistics at Corona Ranch in Levine, Arizona, a 17-acre mini-ranch and rodeo grounds. Logistics included over 30 presenters in 5 lecture areas (3 tented), 120 vendor booths w/ pipe and drape, paramedics, security, traffic, waste management and 50 volunteers. Event drew over 5,000 patrons for the 3-day weekend.
Earth Concert 1989, Phoenix, Arizona.
Organized, promoted, negotiated media coverage, and emceed weekend multi-speaker conference and forums, including music concert finale. Coordinated approx. 50 volunteers in development and implementation of action plans, distributing printed materials, site and venue development, public awareness outreach and logistics at the venue, Scottsdale Sun Center.
ONE WORLD (1990-92), Phoenix, Arizona.
Producer/Host - 30-minute weekly cable television show for 65 weeks based on thinking globally and acting locally interviewing various celebrities, public figures, business, education, environmental, social psychology, and science and technology professionals and how they worked through personal and/or professional fears to find success.
Native American Heritage Park and Cultural Center (1990-93), Phoenix, Arizona.
Advocate - Participated in proposal writing and presentation to the City of Phoenix Mayor and Council regarding multi-use development of Phoenix Indian School Park grounds. Acted as temporary co-chair for volunteer group of mostly Native Americans demanding Native American cultural and heritage recognition as a compliment to the diversity of Arizona. Process took 2 ½ years and resulted in the project approved and implementation. Steele Indian School Park opened in November of 2001.
Insight of Others:
"Citizen involvement is crucial to the decision-making process and I commend your efforts with the Indian School Heritage Park development."
Paul Johnson, Mayor – City of Phoenix, Arizona
"Zen is a rare find in education… he has a ‘calling’… his belief, creativity and compassion add value to students as learners and people."
Angela Budde, English Teacher, Trevor Browne High School
"…offers fresh ideas, creative problem solving techniques… exercises leadership when necessary to accomplish group goals… substantial contributions toward success."
Dr. Charles Wiley, Faculty Member, University of Phoenix
"...works well with others ...ability to effectively communicate his thoughts on a wide range of topics....impressed by the degree of sensitivity and enthusiasm."
Cay Randall-May, Ph.D., Faculty Associate, Glendale Community College
"...very resourceful and creative ...communication and concern for the community makes him an asset."
Julia Zozaya, AZ Special Projects Coordinator, United Latin American Citizens
"...an exceptional young man, dedicated to honesty, credibility and integrity in all the aspects witnessed. …instrumental in the success of the Indian School Heritage Park."
Jean Chaudhuri, President, Indian Women in Progress
"...good in the environment of working with groups of people, speaking to groups and organizing projects, especially when acting as a mediator or negotiator."
Robert Puryear, Systems Analyst, AMEX
"...well prepared presentation, effectively modulated ...anticipation and timing was superb; intensified by using distractions to demonstrate understanding."
Robert Wahl, Hypnotherapist
"...has shown interpersonal skills that allow him to work effectively in potentially hostile situations with patience and poise ...resourceful...good communicator and team player."
Martin Stone, Training and Development, JTPA, City of Phoenix
"...positive, pro-active management style ...takes initiative and meets the needs of others ...is a doer, not a talker, and can take charge of a management position and make things happen."
Ruth Fisher, Glendale Airport Manager
"...am always impressed by his abilities to communicate in ways that assist others to understand whatever the topic he is intending to communicate. He is a natural facilitator, bringing together people and ideas in a cohesive manner that supports their effectuation."
Jerome Allan Landau, J.D.
American Society for Training and Development
International Association of Facilitators
The Pluralism Project
World Futures Society
Institute of Noetic Sciences