English, Technology, Computers, Graphics, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Skills, Performing Arts, Photography, And Management Consulting
With 20 years of experience in the evolving world of technology, I am keenly on the bleeding edge of trends, best practices, and industry standards.
If you are seeking the consummate technology oriented consultant, you have found the right person. If you are seeking the business oriented, yet personal, guide to take you to your personal or professional next level, you have found the right person.
I have served large organizations for more than 12 years, small businesses for more than 20 years, and hobbyists for close to 25 years.
Truly no task too small or project/initiative too large. I partner with trusted colleagues when the needs merit.
Special pricing and attention given for performing arts affiliated work and non-profits.
Two words. Helping people.
Eight words. Helping people be better than they are today.
Ten words. Helping people be better than they think they can be.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Personal, personal, personal. My business is personal. If you, or your organization, are not ready to discuss your needs with me by phone, then we probably shouldn't work together.
If you're ready and willing to take 5 minutes or 30 minutes by phone to discuss your needs, we'll both be a lot happier. I'll be a lot happier in that I can actually help with your needs. You'll be a lot happier in that you see a progress path forward!
And if you don't know what your goal is, that's okay. We can work together on that. But we have to talk first. It's the only way that we can be on the same page about your needs and what I can offer.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Bachelor of Science Double Major in Computer Science and Information Technology and "Super Minor" in Business Adminitration, Finance, and Economics
Big Four Management Consultant for 12 years. Key Advisor to Fortune 100 (okay, really Fortune 50) companies. Top Banks, Hospitality, Retail, Manufacturing, and Technology organizations.
Professional Organizations, Certifications, and Affiliations relevant to my fields of expertise - details on request (i.e. CISA, PCI QSA, GSEC, IAPP, ISSA, ISACA, IIA, ACFE)
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Lesson Pricing is dependendent upon your needs. Contact me, let's chat, and we'll work together on pricing that works for both of us. My goal is to see you successful and happy. Not to price gouge you for a quick profit.
How did you get started teaching?
I began tutoring in high school, opened my own small business in high school, tutored more in college, and expanded my geographic territory for my business in college. I worked full time in summers during college and after for a large management consulting firm. At a point in time, I was required to sign a non-compete and sadly transitioned my personal business to a trusted colleague. I have reached the point of expiration on my non-compete agreements and am excited to return to helping the individuals and businesses who see immediate gains from my time and expertise. People like you!
What types of students have you worked with?
Young, old, hobbyist, small business, executive. From full service for those who need someone to do it all to "silent advisor" for the executive who just needs someone in their court to "tell it like it is". No student too small or "too large". Neither too basic nor too complex.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Eight terabytes of photos thought to be gone forever, fully recovered, de-duplicated, and better organized.
Oh yeah, and some business consulting for his wife during "down time". Just over 300% profit gains for her livelihood business.
She wasn't even the client. He was. (No, I didn't charge her.)
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Talk to the person you are considering for hire. E-mail is great. But spend time on the phone or in a coffee shop. If your need is worth "paying for", then you can afford a few minutes on the phone or in person. A few minutes together before hiring them could really save a headache later.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Your goals (if you don't know them, be willing to say you're not sure). Your struggles. Your "ideal world".