As a motivational speaker I offer presentations created for Teachers, Counselors, Parents and anyone who finds themselves in the role as a Mentor. We often assume for those of us that carry a label before our name, such as teacher, counselor or like myself, a police officer… should already know how to be a mentor. But, unfortunately I see more “finger wagging” than mentoring take place.

As a retiree from 27 years in Law Enforcement, I am taking full advantage of those years working the streets and learning about the struggles others have to deal with. Taking advantage  of those many years working with people from all walks of life (usually in the worst of circumstances), and sharing my unique approach as a speaker towards being a more effective mentor.

We can all benefit from reminding ourselves, and making that reaffirmation about the importance of being that one single caring adult a young person can look to for guidance.

As a speaker I work to engage my audience with my unique stories and first hand experiences I have gained over 27 years as a street cop. The common universal truths I have always encountered about us as human beings has always struck me as something I know too many of us don’t even realize exists.

“Offering those priceless 10 minutes of your time cannot be taken for granted : )”

I also offer my speaker services for small or large groups of students who may need a dose of life’s reality.  While I try to focus my efforts for those who find themselves at-risk of failing school, I know all teens and young adults can stand to benefit from my self-titled  4hours 4change messages.


Once you’ve changed your definition of what school is and can mean for you… the more motivated you can become. It doesn’t have to be something you try and get out of, but a way to get the things in life you’re looking for. Some helpful suggestions to make it all work for you.


Envy, hearsay, being disrespected…have all caused more distractions and issues for teens and young adults whenever and wherever theres more than 2 people in the same room. The sooner you can ignore the noise of others the sooner you’ll be able to focus on what matters most, you!


Tobacco, nicotine and e-cigarettes are often overlooked as not being a big deal. But, they can lead to unhealthy habits that can last a lifetime. This presentation is simple and filled with common sense, but sometimes being reminded of what you should already know is worth seeing again!


Alcohol is another substance taken for granted and not being a big deal. However, I can tell you from my own personal experiences as a police officer that the abuse of alcohol always leads to issues. I drink socially and I’m not preaching others to abstain, but I am promoting the responsibility of knowing when, how and where to drink! A simple reminder worth re-telling.


Young and old we can all agree having and wanting nice things is universal. A nice car, a place to call home and the means to enjoy hanging out with friends is something we all understand. The sooner you make the connection between the knowledge you posses in terms of education and skills with the choices you can have in owning those nice things… the better off you will become.