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Hi, I'm Joseph

..and I spent years tossing and turning at night, unable to sleep.


I lay awake worrying about money and bills and what the hell am I doing with my life? I'd left a decade long career in mental health and moved 3,000 miles from everything I knew, everything familiar. The only thing I brought with me? A bunch of debt, and my teddy bear Casey riding in the passenger seat.


I was broke, scared and full of self doubt.


During that difficult period, I made one brave, life-changing decision:

I hired a life coach


Later, after nearly 2 years of weekly sessions with my coach Leslie, she turned to me and casually said "I have someone I'd like you to work with. His name is "Chris" and he needs a coach. Can I have Chris call you? You'd be great." 

Fast forward 23 years —


After working with hundreds of clients and adding a few coaching and therapy certifications to my name, this is what I've come to understand:


  • having a coach helps in meaningful and magnificent ways, especially when you're feeling scared, worried or stuck — or all of the above

  • being stuck sucks

  • we tend to get in our own way 

  • we forget how infinitely abundant life truly is

  • there's deep truth in the Universal law change your thinking, change your life


And more recently, because of covid, I'm also learning this:


Life is really, really short. Any one of us could be dead tomorrow,

or today. We're only here for a few seconds, really.


Can we get out of our own way, follow our dreams and create a magnificently marvelous life?


The answer is a rousing hell, yes! 

If you're ready to create a life you love, call me.


After, I promise you'll sleep a whole lot better.


(And yes, Casey the teddy bear is still with me. I got rid of the debt, worry and (most of) the self-doubt though. You can too.)

Love + blessings, 

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Education, Training and Community Outreach


  • Co-founder of San Miguel Retreats

  • The Academy of Professional Hypnosis and Past Life Regression Therapy with Mary Elizabeth Raines. Sedona, AZ

  • Transform Destiny Clinical Hypnotherapy training with Michael Stevenson. Los Angeles, CA

  • American Union of NLP, Certified Life Coaching program, Las Vegas, NV

  • Diploma of Professional Study, EFT with Karen E. Wells, PhD.

  • Science of Mind coursework on forgiveness, prosperity & New Thought with Rev Kevin Bucy, San Diego, CA

  • Co-facilitator of Thriving Together: The Essentials, a 6 week group coaching experience

  • Co-facilitator of Thriving Together: Going Deeper, a 6 week group coaching experience

  • Facilitator of The 21 Day Gratitude Project, a 21 day online project

  • Co-facilitator of Mastering Your Mindset group coaching program

  • Facilitator of the forthcoming Wondrous Writer's Retreat @ San Miguel Retreats

  • Facilitator Think and Grow Rich online study group

  • Co-facilitator of The Law of Attraction: In Action, a five week interpersonal group

  • Facilitator of The Law of Attraction: In Action, a 90 day online group 

  • Creator of The Art of Forgiveness, a writing, meditation and experiential healing workshop 

  • Creator of Making Change, a writing and art workshop offered on New Year's Day

  • Creator of A is for Action, a year long online inspirational experience

  • Facilitator of The Artist's Way 12 week course in San Diego and San Miguel de Allende

  • Presenter The Art of Forgiveness, UU Fellowship, San Miguel de Allende, MX

  • Co-presenter Your Legacy of Love, UU Fellowship, San Miguel de Allende, MX

  • Co-presenter Creating a Life You Love! UU Fellowship, San Miguel de Allende, MX

  • Creator and co-facilitator of The M Word, The Art of Marketing training

  • Co-Creator of Creating Prosperity On Purpose live workshop

  • Co-Creator of The Five Key Essentials: Creating a Life You Love! live workshop

  • Founder of International Day of Compassion and Kindness (January 20, 2017)

  • Facilitator of the 30 day meditation challenge online experience 

  • Facilitator of the 30 day Love Project online group 

  • Facilitator of the 30 day Gratitude Project online group

  • Founder of The Christmas Project, bringing more than a dozen carloads of food, toiletries and household goods annually since 2006 to those living in — or on the fringes of — poverty.

  • Author of 5 books, including Rest, The Art of Doing Less, When in Doubt, Word After Word, 20 Years Later, and Trust.

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'Creating A Life You Love' workshop participants.

Professional Work

  • Private practice, Life Coaching, 1999 - present

  • Private practice, Hypnotherapy, 2008 - present

  • Private practice, EFT Practitioner, 2020 - present

  • Private practice, Quit Smoking Coach, 2009 - present

  • Inpatient Psychiatric Social Worker 1986-1996 St Francis Hospital, Wilmington, DE

  • Psychiatric Social Worker, Crisis Intervention Services, 1990 -1996, Wilmington, DE 



  • MBA Human Resources, Wilmington University

  • BA Education, Temple University

  • AAS Human Services, Delaware Technical & Community College


Ready to work together or have a question? You can always reach me here.

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'Gettin' Your Mojo Back' workshop participants.

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