Speaking

These are all my public speaking opportunities that I've had over the years. Enjoy.

  • Gratitude In All Things

    During the day, I spend a lot of time talking and preaching about the power of gratitude. How many of you have something in your life that you are grateful for?  I’m betting that right now you are thinking of a happy memory, a positive event, or someone meaningful in your life. It’s easy to be grateful in great situations. It’s far more challenging to be grateful in not-so-great situations.  Personally, I believe that when gratitude is expressed in non-ideal conditions, for instance in great anger and sadness, it can become a much more meaningful and powerful experience. Power of Gratitude The practice of gratitude changes you. There’s a mountain of research…

  • Change The World

    What if I told you that you could change the world if you wanted to? Is anybody interested you would be interested in learning more about? While you’re watching this, I want you to think about these questions: If you could change the world, what would you change?  What would that change look like in your life? What kind of person changes the world? Let’s start by thinking about how long it would take to chang the world. A lifetime? A few decades? A year? As always, when I’m researching a new speech, I start by Ducking-It. I came up with a few examples of people who have historically changed the…

  • Goal Card

    Do you have a goal? A deep desire that you really, really want? What type of goal do you have? Do you know how to get there; to achieve your goal? What’s the purpose of a goal? The real purpose of a goal is to grow. To learn, to develop, to achieve something new that you haven’t done before. So, if we have a goal that doesn’t require us to grow, to strive for something new, then it’s not a good goal. Goal Types: Type AThis type of goal is easy to obtain. It’s something that you’ve probably done before. For instance, I have a goal of getting up early…

  • Grief in the Workplace

    Let’s talk about why we have issues talking about grief and some of the things we shouldn’t say to a grieving colleague or friend. Lastly, let’s talk about how we can help out our friends by: Being PresentLet them be in pain. Let them be sad. Some things can’t be fixed; they can only be carried. Following UpThey are likely to be suffering for a long time to come. Continue to check in on your friends and colleagues. Not Avoiding The IssueDon’t pretend like it didn’t happen! Acknowlede their pain. Their life likely sucks right now, Be SpecificGet specific with your offers of help. Avoid saying things like “Let me…

  • Our Homeless Pet Population

    I’ve recently had the privelage of speaking publicly on a couple occasions about the troubles that our homeless population in San Francisco go through on a daily basis. Not just the turmoil from living on the streets and in SROs, but when you have a pet, it complicates a great many other things. In San Francisco, We have an estimated 7,500 homeless people, We have the highest proportion of unsheltered homeless, Of which, 20-25% Own & Provide Care for a Pet. That leads to: At Least 1,500 Homeless Pet Owners Let’s learn why owning a pet is so hard when you’re homeless, and more importantly, if it’s so hard, why…

  • Vulner-Listening

    If the Kevin of 10 years ago suddenly found out what present Kevin currently does for a living, he would literally laugh out loud. No way. The idea of listening, speaking, empathizing & sharing with others …  NEVER Imagined Vulnerability is a basic human need as well. Being vulnerable is a part of self-expression: How we learn to trust one another How we learn to be honest with ourselves It allows us to be supported by our community. To be able to connect with someone else, especially someone I’ve never even met before. This is a skill that is really NEW to me.  Once I started being vulnerable, it changed my…