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About Brian

Brian speaks on Personal Growth, Self-Awareness, Better Habits, and Spiritual Transformation — ya know, all that frustrating and impossible esoteric BS that can just as easily confuse as it can transform. Growing up gay and closeted in the 80’s and 90’s, Brian internalized the idea that at a deep level he did not belong. Society said so, culture said so, and sometimes mean kids at school said so too. 
 
Seeking refuge in the church of all places, he simultaneously found a kind of acceptance from others as he rejected himself more deeply. He had to become straight if it killed him. Or if that didn’t work then he decided he’d earn his way into heaven for good behavior, so he embarked on a missionary journey visiting over thirty countries on four continents determined to do enough good work to be the first homo in heaven. 
 
Tiring of the secrecy and seeking something more he ended up swinging from the conservative world of evangelical Christianity to the extremely liberal world of cosmopolitan metrosexuality that is Oberlin College, where he began to embrace who he truly was. 
 
Years later as an entrepreneur in California, running a production company and a medical marijuana dispensary Brian battled imposter syndrome, negative self-talk and drug addictions before finally learning how to surrender to the mystery of life, the tug of his heart and the inner wisdom that lies dormant in all of us. 
 
Brian is passionate about helping others find and trust their own inner wisdom — a force that connects us all, supports our very existence and has an entirely benevolent nature. 

About Brian

Brian speaks on Personal Growth, Self-Awareness, Better Habits, and Spiritual Transformation — ya know, all that frustrating and impossible esoteric BS that can just as easily confuse as it can transform. Growing up gay and closeted in the 80’s and 90’s, Brian internalized the idea that at a deep level he did not belong. Society said so, culture said so, and sometimes mean kids at school said so too. 
 
Seeking refuge in the church of all places, he simultaneously found a kind of acceptance from others as he rejected himself more deeply. He had to become straight if it killed him. Or if that didn’t work then he decided he’d earn his way into heaven for good behavior, so he embarked on a missionary journey visiting over thirty countries on four continents determined to do enough good work to be the first homo in heaven. 
 
Tiring of the secrecy and seeking something more he ended up swinging from the conservative world of evangelical Christianity to the extremely liberal world of cosmopolitan metrosexuality that is Oberlin College, where he began to embrace who he truly was. 
 
Years later as an entrepreneur in California, running a production company and a medical marijuana dispensary Brian battled imposter syndrome, negative self-talk and drug addictions before finally learning how to surrender to the mystery of life, the tug of his heart and the inner wisdom that lies dormant in all of us. 
 
Brian is passionate about helping others find and trust their own inner wisdom — a force that connects us all, supports our very existence and has an entirely benevolent nature. 

Talks & Topics

No Will Power, No Problem

7 Hacks for Lasting Transformation in Life, Work and Relationships.

No Will Power, No Problem: 7 Hacks for Lasting Transformation in Life, Work and Relationships.

Inside every human reside 7 pieces of ancient and untapped technology. Understanding these mysterious aspects of our inner being will help us master our habits, transform our thinking and transcend the limits of what we previously thought to be impossible. By harnessing the innate power and wisdom of our body/mind connection we will learn how to heal our traumas, re-discover our true nature and step firmly, powerfully, and permanently into our fullest life.

Don’t Get Bent Out Of Shape

Learn the Powerful Secrets of Coming Into Alignment

Don’t Get Bent Out Of Shape: Learn the Powerful Secrets of Coming Into Alignment

We’ve heard that each of us carries inside an inner child that needs the love and understanding it longed for growing up. But what if told you that everyone of us actually contains multitudes. Among these multitudes are traumatized aspects of ourselves that are communicating with us, trying to control, comfort or protect us. And now we can learn how to communicate back, nurture those aspects of our psyche and bring them into cooperative harmonious alignment with our true nature. Using Internal Family Systems therapy models participants will learn how to interview their wounded aspects, expand their self-awareness, lessen suffering and create a space for joy to thrive.

Life Story Hacking

How to Transform Your Inner Narrative & Re-write Your Life.

Life Story Hacking: How to Transform Your Inner Narrative & Re-write Your Life.

Humans are hard wired for stories, and that means even our own minds are constantly spinning yarns to keep us entertained, distracted, and feeling “okay.” That’s not a bad thing, our mind is just trying to help. But what happens when your inner-narrative is false, or worse, down right nasty? The quality of that inner-narrative will be reflected in your outward life story. Every. Single. Time. Using time-tested philosophy, ancient wisdom and new cutting edge scientific discoveries participants learn to identify, question and re-write their unconscious inner-narratives. What emerges is a brand new, carefully crafted, empowering life story.

Creativity Workshops

All workshops are three hours long but can be shortened or expanded as the need arises. Also, if you have another topic in mind, Brian is open to discussing new ideas.

New Realms of Experience: Journey to Other Lifetimes and Bring Healing Into This One

In this workshop participants will learn about past, future, and parallel lives. Brian will lead attendees through a heart/mind coherence process followed by an induction into a light trance state (similar to how you might feel as you wake up or fall asleep). While in trance participants will each have a unique experience of other realms of existence, which often results in revelations, insights and even physical healing in the present life experience. For some this is simply a magical and enjoyable experience, and for others it can change the trajectory of their lives completely. There will be a short debrief where participants can share their experiences. NOTE: Clients often report synchronicities and healing days or even weeks after their mystical journey, so remember to remain open to the process as it unfolds.

Imagination Training

Beginner to advanced artists of any medium welcome.

Like any muscle, your imagination gets stronger with use and weaker when neglected. Using specially designed tools to unlock the power of your creativity we will journey deep into the realm of your subconscious mind, strengthen the parts of your brain in charge of imagination and practice exercises and tools to help artists that work in any medium liberate their artistic impulses from their second-guesser mind. Whether you’re a writer or a painter, an executive or an entrepreneur, a mom or a model, these fun and practical exercise will set your brain on fire, melt creative blocks and become part of your creativity tool box for the rest of your life.

Creative Writing: Understanding The Self

Beginner to advanced writers welcome.

This workshop will focus on helping artists, writers and those who have never tried it but always wanted to, create a space to experiment with the written word through prompted exercises that reveal us to ourselves. Participants will also gain valuable insight into their craft and their own inner landscape during the sharing and feedback portion of the workshop. Our lives are lived inside our own stories, purely symbolic and made of language. This writing workshop gives members a chance to harness the power of their own symbolic inner narrative and learn a new skill as they discover more about themselves in the process.

How to Write a Short Screenplay in 3 Hours or Less Using a Piece of Your Life Story

Beginner to advanced writers welcome.

In this fun and exciting marathon masterclass writers of all levels will leave with a completed rough draft of a 3-5 page short film screenplay about one small piece of their life. The story can be told as fiction or non-fiction.

We will learn how to write in proper screenplay format (attendees will be instructed to sign up for a FREE Writer’s Duet account). We will also discover what fills a story with drama v what causes us to mentally check out. We will learn how to sequence events, and allow our stories to unfold in the most compelling way possible for our audience.

If you like good movies but loathe waisting time on bad movies then this class will give you the inside scoop on how screenwriters manipulate expectations, build suspense and shock or delight us with twists and turns. Put down the remote and pick up a pen. It’s time your story came to life.

Creative Writing: Poetry

Beginner to advanced writers welcome.

The medium of poetry thrives on vivid imagery and description. But not just visual imagery, any “image” or description that activates any of the five senses, taste, smell, touch, or sound as well. In this workshop you will learn how to make each line of your poem meaningful, dripping with wisdom, or mystery, or humor, and how to punctuate or highlight that meaning through the use of specific line breaks and punctuation. We will examine a few famous poems in detail and then we will spend time writing and workshopping our own poetic masterpieces.

Additional Workshops

The Body Speaks: Unlock Your Inner Wisdom by Deepening your Mind/Body Connection


The Stuff Dreams of Made Of: Use Dream Analysis to Discover Subconscious Messaging


You Thought Wrong: Questioning Your Own Limiting Beliefs & Auto-pilot Thinking

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