I love working with people who are driven to perform at their highest level, especially leaders and competitors, because their success impacts a larger number of people, and the added pressure on them makes their work especially challenging.

Whether it's through executive coaching or our various training programs, it’s incredibly fulfilling to see the difference this unique development work makes in people’s lives.


I am the author of Raise Your Inner Game and Don’t Just Talk, Be Heard!, the co-author (with John G. Miller) of the million-selling, QBQ! The Question Behind the Question, and the founder of Raise Your Inner Game Sports Academy.

My main areas of expertise are peak mental performance, communication/presentations, creativity, and accountability.

I’ve been a performance improvement author since 1997. Before that, I had my own audio production company (’92-’99), and waited tables (’87-’94).

I’m also a life-long singer-songwriter and computer geek (retired from music in 2010). I joined my first rock band in 1975. Was on the road full-time for ten years (’77-’87). Since then, I’ve released 4 CD’s as a solo artist. (Rock: Sting meets Fountains of Wayne.) I took my first programming course in 1976 (BASIC. University of Montana. DEC system 10). First computer: Commodore 64. First Apple: Mac Plus. Current lineup: iMac, iPad, iPhone, Macbook Pro.

My wife, Margret, and I have been together since 1988 (we met waiting tables in Minneapolis). It’s a cliché but I really am the luckiest guy in the world. We have two beautiful children (Peter and Frances), and in 2010, left the big city for Viroqua, WI. (I have another son, Aaron from a previous relationship, who grew up with his mother, and is married with three kids of his own.)

I really love being a Dad. It’s so incredibly rich and alive. Keeps me feeling young and old at the same time. Feel incredibly fortunate for all of it. I work from home, like to run, ski, play pickleball, and make things—and I totally love my life.