Day job/career:I currently work in Public Affairs for the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command on Scott Air Force Base. In August, I will be the executive assistant to the AMC Command Chief.
How did you become involved with OCL?I signed up for the course in 2016, and I had never and have not since gone through a more useful and fulfilling training. Years later, as I needed something to pull me through some of the darkest times in my life, it was the fundamentals of CST that helped pull me through. In 2018, I found myself signing up to facilitate, hoping to pay it forward and pass on my positive experience to others.
What is your hope for OCL?OCL has the ability to create an environment for people, whether at work or at home, to thrive. It is my hope that their scope expands to every part of the world, providing all with access to these skillsets and this deeper level of awareness.
How do you most often find yourself using what you learned in CST?CST is a reminder (and sometimes not-so-gentle reminder), that true listening is an incredibly soft skill that needs continuous, conscious practice. CST provides me the ability to be in the moment and understand the scope of what (my behaviors) and who (just me) I can really control.
Three things that make you smileHands down, my (soon to be) wife Robin brings an instant smile to my face every day. Her ability to be in tune with her emotions and connect with any person she meets pushes me to be a better person every day. Beyond that, my three dogs and being out in nature are all I need to have a smile on my face.