Home: Whitestown, IN. Age: 60-ish. Birthplace: Maryland. Organization: Sycurio. Title: Customer Success Leader. Significant other: My college sweetheart, Karen. Alma mater: Cornell.
Recent professional development: Fourteen awesome months with a small SaaS company. An elbow away from the C-suite. Hobbies: Believe it or not, Dungeons & Dragons. Recent travel or adventure: Alaska to visit our 8-month-old granddaughter. Last book read: Imperial Ghosts, by Eric Thomson. Recent unique acquisition: Iron Crown Enterprises – MERP Books.
Personality profile: ENFP… and humor. What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Compassionate. Moral compass: The Bible – John 4:1-32, which is all about significance, respect and dignity. How do you define a perfect friendship? Dynamic and vulnerable. What is your greatest joy? My granddaughter. What word or phrase do you use far too often? No wrong answer. What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Teaching.
What was your first paying job? Hand digging graves in a rural cemetery in high school. What book have you repeatedly read? Stormlight Archives, by Brandon Sanderson. What is your favorite app? Twitter. What is your go-to source of news and information? Google news feed. What world event has had the greatest influence on your life? 9/11.
Social media is nothing more than a highlight reel. You will never see me picking up dog poop on social media.
What widely held belief do you reject? You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. What mega-trend most excites you? Alternative and renewable energy. What mega-trend most concerns you? Artificial intelligence.
Who would you like to spend an evening with, in heaven? My dad. As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? An astronaut. How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? Forgiving and asking for forgiveness. What advice would you give your younger self? Swing for the fences and cut yourself some slack. What period in your life would you do differently, if you could? If I do, will I still be here as is?
Personal mission: Instruct. Inspire. Encourage. Empower. Favorite quote: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God” (Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"). Desired epitaph: He made the ‘dash’ count.