1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I'm an entrepreneur originally from Charleston, SC, but currently reside in Washington, DC. I'm the 3rd oldest of 9 children (6 boys, 3 girls). My parents separated when I was 10 years old. That was the day I became a man. I'm the first in my family to graduate HS, earn a college degree, complete a masters degree, and a doctorate degree. I'm the first homeowner in my family. The first to embrace the fullness of my family's triumphs as lessons turned fuel. The first to change the narrative accepting that sometimes in life, the things that are unfair are fair in that they teach us how to live past survival. I enjoy mediation through music, traveling, and spending time with family and close friends.
2. How has mental illness affected your life?
I became a Therapist to learn how to cope with family traumas, an Author to express and understand self better, and a Success Coach to serve others as a representative accountability, growth, and full belief in the power of evolve.
3. Why did you want to be a part of This Is My Brave?
It's time for me to share more of how and why I am the man than that I am today. Most people who connect with me, my brand, or my life typically interpret me one way when there are so many layers to me that impact my reality daily. I want others to know that healing and living forward is accessible to everyone.
4. What inspires you to get or stay mentally healthy?
I'm a father to an amazing 18 month old son named Hans, a husband to my wife Karen who is a keep sake wife and mother to our son, and I enjoy learning new ways to connect self and others to more pathways to self-discovery.
5. What do you hope the audience takes away from the show?
How to own strength in motion. At the very least, if one person is impacted or healed, my presence and story will have served its purpose.
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