Speaking out - now available for hire!

Greetings!  As I have mentioned in a few previous entries, I enjoy speaking to a variety of audiences.  IF anyone can glean lessons from this story of my life as it unfolds, it gives me great satisfaction and has me believing that what occurred to me can really turn out for the greater good of humanity.

In the past few months I have spoken to our military regarding the behavior choices they face when both on and off duty.  Sharing the story of what happened to me hopefully gives us all reason to pause before we get behind the wheel of a car, especially if one has enjoyed a drink with friends.  Clearly the choices we make do impact the lives of others.  While there is great opportunity for good and bringing joy to others, there is also the potential to bring sadness and brokenness.  This of course applies not only to driving, but I am speaking here of how we treat each other - within our own families, and throughout our communities and cities.

After I spoke to several hundred at both the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Bangor SubBase, I was asked to speak to about 1000 of our local Bainbridge High School students during a drug and alcohol-free week.  In September of 2010, I spoke during all 3 Sunday morning services at NorthSound Church in Edmonds, WA.  The last of the 3 messages was recorded and can be found thru this link here.  The message is about 20 minutes long; I trust you will find it interesting.  You will need to download it and follow the instructions on the website.  Out of that opportunity has come yet another, to speak at a CRISTA service in of all places - Palm Springs, CA  this spring.

I am available to speak and share my journey.  I do not ask for much in the way of compensation, only to cover my travel expenses and to provide a small stipend.  I can speak with deep personal experience to the following topics.....

Making the right choices with regard to alcohol and subsequent behaviors

Overcoming loss, injury and disability - getting back on the bike

Faith and how it is challenged by life changing events

Insurance topics such as disability, medical and auto

The injured physician; what is is like to go from being an ER physician to a major trauma patient with a spinal cord injury - all in the blink of an eye

Forgiveness and how to process that, when what you love and do for a living is taken away from you by another.


Physician to patient communication and bedside manner


These are a few examples of topics I have already spoken to.  All these are dear to my heart, and if you think that any of these may be of interest to you, your organization or business, please contact me further.  I love to travel, meet new people and effectively communicate the personal growth and lessons I have learned from this tragedy.

Thanks for reading!


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