When I was 15 years old, I learned of John Locke's philosophy of keeping a "sound mind in a sound body" and have subscribed to it ever since. I've maintained a high level of fitness with sports my entire adult life. I currently exercise 7 days a week with cycling, swimming, playing pickleball and a gym routine. I had direct experience, as I coached both of my daughters' CYO basketball teams for 10 years. Those years were memorable. Like many seniors, I have been hit with health issues. I have had multiple surgeries and have bounced back quickly due to a high level of fitness. Understanding that I could not go it alone, I sought help from a nutritionist and managed to stay healthy on a wheat-free and low-carb diet. It is a daily challenge. Although it is not necessary for you to follow my path, it is important that I be a good example.
Time management was a way of life in the healthcare field. I always had to stay on time. It was an essential element for being successful. Balancing time for work, family, sports and myself was very important.
I managed a healthcare practice for my entire career. It came with a sizable annual budget. Healthy profit and loss statements were critical. Since planning for retirement was important to me, I had to save and invest wisely.
25 trips to third world countries administering free healthcare was one of my ways to "give back". I led teams to Mexico, Jamaica, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, and Cuba. I solicited assistants from local colleges and became their mentor, helping them with career choices. Many of those relationships continue today. I am a "Big Brother" for an 11 year old boy in a local Catholic Charities program. Continuously giving to young folks, I was a seminar instructor for Ellis Hospital Residents for 43 years.
The most significant part of my coaching preparation was 5 years as a classroom facilitator in the "Bridges Out Of Poverty Program" at the Schenectady City Mission. This position required a good deal of training and meetings. The Mission helped struggling individuals by providing food, clothing, shelter and education. The objective was to help the residents discover that they can have a better, productive life and help them to reintegrate into society. The classroom interaction was a treasured experience.
It seems like my whole life has taken me to this point of being a life coach. Even though I have an abundance of experiences to bring to the table, I fully understand that you will determine your future. My objective is to get you where you want to go.
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