Areas of Expertise (3)
Living Well With Cancer
International Arabian Horse Association 1980 U.S. National Champion Saddle Seat Equitation (personal)
Culminating a 7-year pursuit, including 4 U.S. National Top Ten Awards and National Reserve Champion Saddle Seat Equitation in 1979, Derek achieved his dream! Saddle Seat Equitation is an English-style genre that teaches youth proper posture and techniques to maximize the performance of your horse. It may be compared to gymnastics where the execution of a routine is required AND the athlete must look great while executing.
Derek gained many gifts during his cancer experience, the most profound may have been learning that there are worse things than dying! His participation in the, "Living Well with Cancer" support group contributed to one of Derek's several creative/non-fiction poems that he rendered in which he wrote: Cancer has taken so many things, Maybe my life before I'm done. But if I never surrender my will, Even if I die, I've won!
After 15 years of self-medication, Derek is living well in recovery through choosing to "Be True to Myself" and liberating himself from the expectations of others!
After 11 years of self-medication, Derek has pursuing his goals and living his dreams as a fully, self-empowered man in a fabulous marriage!
iPEC: Certification Pending for 2012, Life Coaching 2009
Fully trained in the art of life coaching to assist individuals, couples, teams and organizations to empower themselves, fully engage, make no excuses and experience success beyond their most outlandish dreams!
Neil Staker, President, PeopleSmart Solutions (business partner) | Certified and Experienced Crucial Conversations: How to speak when the stakes are high, & Influencer, The power to change anything
“Derek has an excitement and passion for improving organizations that is contagious. His enthusiasm and expertise were a huge help in the work that we were doing to improve the culture and tangible results of the organization.” July 8, 2012
Kim Petty, Manager, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics | University of Utah Hospital
“Derek is a very dynamic individual and is instrumental in performing any tasks set before him. He is a great motivator and positive influence for anyone who works with him.” July 10, 2012
Sample Talks (1)
How Successful Do You Want to Be? Developing Personal Accountability to Transform Your Life and Your Organization
When you and your organization are exhausted by the finger-pointing, blame and assigning fault, you may be ready to explore the truth about accountability and discover why nothing good can come from not holding someone accountable. The full day workshop, "The Accountability Experience," is superb! Also available in shorter segments customized to your objectives and time restraints.
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