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Entrepreneur, Leadership Coach, Business Coach, Author, Public Speaker.

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30+ years helping companies and people be the best they can be

My goal for the next 10 years is to change the world and leave it a better place.  What does that mean? People are our biggest asset. If we grow our people, we will create change. I can tell you more about myself in other pages, but for the time being, the following description of who I am and what is my why was provided by WHY.os. It provides the Why, How, and What of who I am as a person and why I think I can make a difference. 

My Why - Contribute
I believe in contributing to a greater cause. I want to make a difference in the lives of others. I love to support others, and I relish success that leads to the greater good. I seek to add value in everything that I do, and I am often referred to as the “go-to” person.

My How - Make Sense

My HOW is Make Sense. What that means is that I am really good at solving problems and making sense of complex and challenging situations. I am able to take lots of data and information and make it understandable and useful. I consider factors, problems, and concepts and I'm then able to organize them into workable solutions. I am great at summarizing the solution quickly and clearly to help people move forward. Often I am viewed as an expert because of my unique ability to find solutions so quickly.

My What - Trust

My WHAT is Trust. What that means is that WHAT I ultimately bring are solutions that people can trust and count on to be accurate. I will look to do things correctly simply because that's what a trusted person would do. I take pride in delivering what I say I'm going to and I love being the trusted source. I believe that when relationships are based upon Trust, the sky's the limit.

Let's change the World Together


Notable Accomplishments


Who's Who in America Inductee

I am honored to be able to announce that I have been chosen to be part of Who's Who in America for Expertise in Business Coaching. Read the Press Release


Recieved the Outstanding Leadership Award

March 2024 at CXO 2.0 Conference.  - Read the Press Release

Believe in yourself

Since 1989, I have been entrepreneurial in one fashion or another. From starting my own painting company in 1989 as a weekend business to allow my wife to stay home and raise our kids, which turned into a full-time business in 1992 when I left Harris Bank to go out on my own. To FuturesNet, a communications network for the Futures and Options Industry. To FreeDrive in 1998, where we invented web-based storage and provided 50 MB (yes MB not GB) to over 28 million users world-wide. To SonMedia a bundled software to protect children from the dark side of the internet. To consulting companies on operations and growth and eventually starting a Business Coaching company, Pull the Chute, to help companies grow through the power of growing their people. 
It is a path I would never want a do-over on. It has made me who I am today.

Grow your People, Grow your Company

Pull the Chute ( is the foundation by which we will create change in the world. We recently won an Outstanding Leadership Award at the CXO 2.0 Conference in Las Vegas. The key to growing your business is to grow you people. That all starts with Leadership. 

Growing your company isn’t always about working harder. It’s about investing in your people, giving them a voice, and utilizing their talents to grow the company.


Let us help you take your company to the next level. 

How we do it:

- Business Coaching

- Executive Coaching

- Leadership Coaching


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Sharing my experiences and ideas with others

The premise behind the book is to help companies change their culture from a top-down mentality to an inclusive environment. You have an open-door policy, have an open voice policy. Let you people have a voice. When they mentally move to, 'This is my company too' amazing things can happen. 
Having said that, I am interviewing owners, founders, and C-level people about their company culture. What has worked, what hasn't, where are your biggest struggles today. A lot of times people feel like they are the only ones with a problem, by sharing stories from others, the hope is they realize they are not alone along with sharing things that worked to help them create a culture that is supportive, affirming, and rewarding. Currently, more than 50% of the people in the workforce either hate their job or feel unappreciated. I want people to feel good about what they do because of the culture. Oh, and BTW, the latest stats say that a good culture can lead to a 400% increase in revenue.  
A lot to unpack I have my own strategies, but I think it's important to see what others think as well.



Voicing my thoughts and ideas with others

Our mission is to help as many companies as possible to grow by being the best they can be. Eliminating the top-down managing ('Founders Syndrome') leadership mentality, to an employee inclusive culture that is encouraging, supportive, caring, and appreciative. Creating an environment where employees have a voice in how they do their job along with the overall direction of the business. We refer to this as a transformational leadership mentality.

Whether talking in front of 5 or 5,000 people, being able to share my stories, insights, and methodologies with others has been my passion over the last 20 years. The message is clear, it is time to change the way businesses thing and begin to listen to your people, they are the ones in the trenches, who better than to ask for their opinions and ideas. You want to get them to a place where they say 'This is my company too'.



I live in Gallatin, TN


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