Your Transformational Coach.
BE THE DREAM ORIGINS
In 1975, I experienced a profound spiritual awakening that set me on a path of self-discovery and transformation. This pivotal moment opened my mind to the interconnectedness of all things and the deeper truths of existence. It marked the beginning of a lifelong journey into exploring consciousness, spirituality, and the mysteries of the universe. My awakening ignited a passion for understanding the nature of reality and the role of the human spirit in shaping our world. It gave me a sense that dreams can indeed become reality and harmony among people and planet the result of the fulfillment of those dreams enmasse.
After college, I embarked on a new chapter of my life with marriage, embracing the joys and challenges of building a life together with my partner. However, as time passed, the journey took a turn, leading to a divorce that marked a significant transition in my personal journey. This period was a time of deep reflection and growth, as I navigated the complexities of relationships and the process of self-discovery, ultimately emerging with a stronger sense of self and a clearer vision for my path forward.
In January of 1988, acquiring the business name ‘Be The Dream’ was a significant milestone that symbolized my commitment to inspiring change and transformation. This name embodied my vision of empowering individuals and organizations to realize their dreams and potential. In the aerospace company I was employed and given charge of $7MM/month in commercial spares shipments, I faced challenges in integrating this vision into a traditionally structured environment. I encountered resistance to change and had to navigate the complexities of corporate culture while striving to introduce innovative ideas and interpersonal skills. These experiences tested my resilience and adaptability, ultimately strengthening my resolve to make a positive impact and foster a more inclusive and collaborative workplace.
I went through a period of significant personal transformation, marked by leaving the company, a divorce and expulsion from the Church. These events were challenging and led me to reevaluate my beliefs and life path. It was during this time of introspection and change that I was gifted with the opportunity to produce and host One World TV Show. This opportunity allowed me to channel my experiences and insights into a platform that could reach others. The show became a medium for me to explore and share ideas about unity, spirituality, and the interconnectedness of all life, helping me to turn a period of turmoil into one of growth and creative expression.
INITIAL EXPANSION OF BE THE DREAM, LLC AND MY PATHS
In the 1990s, I hosted and produced the public access television show One World, where “Zen” became my moniker. With 120+ shows and over 200 guests, we delved into personal and professional paths, exploring how individuals overcame fears and limitations. Our volunteer crew reached thousands of viewers, offering insights into inner and outer growth. After a 30-year hiatus, I returned in 2021 with One World in a New World, focusing on the convergence of inner and outer lives and the importance of discussing inner experiences, uncovering knowledge to bridge worlds.
During the last 30 years, I took a plethora of paths as the business grew – earning an MBA and secondary teaching certification while simultaneously managing six health club sales directors for Fitness Planet. Additionally, I coordinated the largest area (350 artisans & 20 food vendors) for the bi-annual Tempe Arts Festival and annual Fiesta Bowl New Year’s Eve Block Party with 250k+ patrons.
I sought opportunity to explore and have fun in following my heart’s path and what appeared to be guidance from an undisclosed intelligence toward fulfilling the marching orders I got as a teen. During a break from my Secondary Teacher Education Certification at the University of Phoenix, I managed The Prophets Conference, attracting 5,000 attendees, and ran a scoring system for a corporate go-cart race company. This led to my first teaching job, offered by an assistant principal on the crew. I taught high school for nearly a decade, including full curriculum charge at charter schools.
Dissatisfied with the educational system, I earned a Master of Arts in Organizational Management and wrote a business plan for an innovative school. I furthered my studies with courses from MIT’s EdX, Presencing Institute, and the Institute for Evolutionary Leadership, and completed Human Rights Consultant coursework through the US Institute of Diplomacy and Human Rights.
Leveraging my entrepreneurial experience, I taught university-level business plan writing and marketing classes, primarily for women and minority-owned businesses, and worked with non-competitive business owner peer advisory boards since 2012. I also led entrepreneurial workshops and facilitated Partnering Sessions for construction projects across the U.S., helping entrepreneurs overcome outdated beliefs and patterns for success.
If you have taken the time to read my story, you have witnessed my extensive experience with diversity, entrepreneurism, organizations, and systems and how to successfully navigate change. With that, I have also learned to tailor and specialize my coaching at the individual level as well, as my clients have attested with their testimonials.
I consider myself to be a cognitive scientist who recognizes patterns in beliefs, thoughts, and actions and then reveals possible solutions that were not apparent before. This coupled with my Hypnotherapy and Transformational Life Coaching Certification from Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, I am here to use my gifts and experience to help you reach your highest potential.
Leveraging my extensive experience in life coaching and leadership, I transitioned into the role of Operations Director for the Live and Let Live Foundation and Global Peace Movement. This position allowed me to apply my skills in a broader context, driving initiatives that promote peace, understanding, and cooperation on a global scale. My work involves strategic planning, team management, and fostering partnerships to advance the foundation’s mission of creating a harmonious world. My journey from coaching individuals to leading operations in a peace-focused organization reflects my commitment to positive change and personal growth.
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