Passionate About Helping Others Overcome Social Anxiety and the Fear of Public Speaking
Like many folks today, I have struggled with SOCIAL ANXIETY Disorder and my own SELF-CONFIDENCE since the time I was a boy. Each time I would stand up in front of a group or go to a social event, my anxiety would kick into high gear, my heart rate would increase, I would begin to sweat profusely, stutter, stammer, freeze up and/or ramble. I would constantly think the worst of every situation. Unbeknownst to my family and friends, I would dread social interaction at times and try to think of every excuse not to attend. I was wearing a mask during the day and having panic attacks at night worried what the world thought of me. I knew that I could not live like that anymore. I realized that the only way I could overcome this suppressed anxiety and lack of self-confidence was to finally step outside of my comfort zone and confront every uncomfortable situation head-on. I realized those situations were often the most important if I ever want to reach my potential. It was painful at times... but certainly worth it.
As a teenager, I began to study the art of public speaking in great detail. I took every class in school that would put me in front of a group, read every book I could find on social interaction and public speaking, performed on stage, sang songs, gave speeches, and intently researched some of the most profound orators of our time like Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchhill. As I progressed through college and my career, I became a Certified Public Speaker, became certified in Executive Presence, earned an Associates Degree in Human Psychology, Bachelors Degree in Healthcare Admin, and a Masters in Business Admin.
These seminars are my way to let the world know that there is hope because learning the art of public speaking changed my life. Whether you suffer from depression, anxiety, lack of self-esteem, lack of self-confidence, public speaking fear, or speech impediments there is hope for you in this program. Or even if you don't, and simply want to improve your social presence, improve your presentation skills, get noticed, or stand out in the crowd, these workshops are for you.
I have consolidated years worth of tools, techniques, and strategies into a comprehensive formula that will not only TRANSFORM your audience, but will TRANSFORM YOU along the way.
Now don't get me wrong... To this day, I still struggle with my anxiety and confidence, it is a daily battle, I am not afraid to make that confession. I have simply learned how to turn on my social presence instinctively, suppress my anxiety, and channel that energy into something that engages others and builds credibility, confidence, and charisma. Join me on my journey!
Certified in Executive Presence from the Institution of Organizational Development
Certified Public Speaker with the National Speakers Association
Associates in Communication
Over 200 Speeches/Presentations given
Featured in presentations and panels at Healthcare Business Insights and Becker's Hospital Review
Best Speaker Award with Toastmasters