Day job/career: Civil Engineer Technician for the City of Burlington
How did you become involved with OCL? Following Simon Sinek, I came across Bob Chapman’s TED Talk. The idea behind “Everybody Matters”, and the culture it created intrigued me to cultivate that in my organization and community. I called down to the City of Clayton to learn more about OCL and this “World Caring Movement”, and was invited down for the first pilot class in St Louis.
What is your hope for OCL? My hope is that OCL creates a new norm for every society spanning our great earth. My dream is that OCL will run out of work, run out of people to teach. Connection, empathy, and listening will be common place as they once were if not more present then they have ever been. Smoothing out cultural, religious, and political differences that have plagued our world for decades.
How do you most often find yourself using what you learned in CST? My DISC assessment gave me the strength to fully accept the behaviors I exhibit and the knowledge to shift those behaviors when I need to better accommodate the people in my span of care. Above all, I simple listen, by simply using all five of the reflective listening skills I have enriched every relationship in my life for the better.
Three things that make you smile. Above all my wife, a close second are my amazing littles, and alpacas.
Your favorite quote: “When I am gone, I do not want to be judged by any of my professional accomplishments, when I am gone, judge me by the condition of my children, for they are my greatest accomplishment”. ~ Richard Branson.