Welcome

Guided by the motto “learn continuously, live generatively,” I am a teacher, researcher, and trainer with more than 25 years of experience writing, speaking, and  consulting.

Since 2007 I have developed and delivered courses in communication, entrepreneurship, innovation, management, and marketing for delivery in person, via blended learning, and online. In 2014, after teaching extensively across Southern California, I embraced an opportunity to educate undergraduates in Dubai, UAE. Leveraging active learning strategies, I also facilitate corporate training about business writing, creativity, and emotional intelligence for entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 employees, and government officials.

Intersecting humanity, industry, and technology, my research includes artificial intelligence, blockchain, digital economy, digital marketing, entrepreneurship, innovation, and the sharing economy. An award-winning writer, my work appears in journal articles, trade publications, books, book chapters, and conference proceedings along with magazines, newspapers, and Doctorious, a blog about my adventures in academia.

A charismatic speaker, I use sincerity, humor, and storytelling to connect with audiences. You can also find me acting in student films, appearing as a guest on podcasts, performing as a voice over artist, or competing on game shows. As a consultant, I craft curriculum, create marketing collateral, and serve as a subject matter expert; a report I wrote earned defendants in a copyright infringement lawsuit $500,000 in royalty payments.

A lifelong learner, I am presently a PhD student in Business Administration at the Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. I also earned a certificate of achievement in design thinking from Stanford University, an MBA from Woodbury University, and a BA in English from UC Santa Barbara with Phi Beta Kappa distinction.

When asked why teaching, research, and training are my tenure I explain, “education empowers me to influence individuals and impact organizations while improving myself in the process.”

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