I have spent my life touching the lives of others, and have had the privilege of seeing some amazing transformations. This has truly been the driving passion of my life. I spent about five years in the ministry as a licensed Christian minister/preacher, but I also spent many, many more years in “unpaid service” helping others with their needs.
People often ask me, “Then why did you go into counseling & coaching instead of back into the ‘ministry’?” My answer is usually, “This IS my ministry!” You see, I was motivated to pursue healing of the mind/soul because I was tired of seeing good, sincere people (including myself) of faith who couldn’t “shake” certain issues in their life. I would often see them experience significant changes, but they would still have an issue that would “hang on.”
I earned my MA in Psychology from Alfred Adler Graduate School, but I have spent most of my life studying how the human mind works and especially how it works as we relate with each other. Specifically, I have studied Neuro Linguistic Programming as well. I am also a graduate of the Omni Hypnosis Center’s Beginner to Advanced classes in hypnosis which are taught by world famous hypnotist Gerald Kein. I also completed the NGH certified class at ChangeWorks Hypnosis Center with Cindy Locher here in Minnesota.
I have two adult sons. Anthony is in Rochester managing his Grandfather’s shoe stores & Jonathan is a Chiropractor in Norway. They both continue to inspire me to be the very best I can possibly be. I was remarried in July of 2013 to my lovely wife Ann, and I now have 3 wonderful step children.
I am a certified Consulting Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists and a member of the International Association of Counselors and Therapists
Board Certified Hypnotist with The National Board of Hypnosis Education and Certification.