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Leadership, Technology, Transformation Results
Tenor | Performing Arts | Father | Consultant

I am an experienced technology leader in service delivery management and large project execution.

My leadership programs(workplace and workforce transformations bridging HR, CRE facilities, and Technology) have been globally recognized in industry publications and prestigious associational forums for their award winning results. Relentless customer focus and disciplined proactive outcome based planning are linchpins in my plans.

My diverse experience base includes full life cycle budget/staff/group leadership, employee development and coaching, technology project delivery oversight & execution, performing arts production, university faculty, along side non-profit and church leadership roles.

This history of innovative leadership leverages Enterprise 2.0 collaboration tools, driving to measurable operational efficiency improvements and innovations in communications capabilities, management, and customer engagement.

Project & Portfolio Management(PMO), CxO level decision analysis and messaging, Managed Services Delivery, Collaboration and Unified Communications, VideoConferencing, VoIP, Video on Demand(VOD), Organizational Change Management, ADKAR, ERP/Human Resources management systems, Outsourcing, Strategic Supplier Management, Non Profit leadership, Arts Advocacy, Audience Development, Performing Arts


“Hope is not a management strategy. Hope is what you rely on after you have executed a successful management strategy.”
“For if there is more tragic a fool than the businessman who doesn’t know that he is an exponent of man’s highest creative spirit, it is the artist who thinks that the businessman is his enemy.“ Composer Richard Halley.  -- Ayn Rand, from Atlas Shrugged
“The greater danger lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo
“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi
"Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. " - C.S. Lewis
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” – Calvin Coolidge
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” 
--- Marianne Williamson.
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium…the world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, or how valuable, or how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open." 
--Martha Graham, creator of modern dance
God fully expects the church of Jesus Christ to prove itself a miraculous group in the very midst of a hostile world.  Christians, of necessity, must be in contact with the world but in being and spirit ought to  be separated from the world. --- and as such we should be the most amazing people in the world.  A W Tozer 1897-1963
"Music has to be recognized as an ... agent of social development in the highest sense, because it transmits the highest values -- solidarity, harmony, mutual compassion. And it has the ability to unite an entire community and to express sublime feelings." 
-- José Antonio Abreu
The Artists’ Perspective
Artists are interested in expressing the human condition. They are interested in all of life. As an art form, classical music explores every facet of the human condition: pain, passions, conflict, disappointments, as well as love, joy, peace, self-control, and much more. As music gives a broad picture of human experience, it provides a tremendous gift to the church. It shows something of the need for God in daily life outside the church’s walls. It also speaks of the presence of God wherever we find ourselves.  -- Dr. Charles Hulin IV,  Chowan University
"Bach gave us God's Word. Mozart gave us God's laughter. Beethoven gave us God's fire. God gave us Music that we might pray without words." -- Unknown
"What love is to music, music is to the arts and to mankind. Music is love itself--it is the purest, most ethereal language of passion, showing in a thousand ...ways all possible changes of color and feeling; and though only true in a single instance, it can yet be understood by thousands--who all feel differently." --Carl Maria von Weber in an 1898 book

"A life in the arts means a life of sacrifice and tens of thousands of hours of devotion and discipline with scant remuneration and sometimes even scant recognition. A life in the arts means loving complexity and ambiguity, of enjoying the fact that there are no single, absolute solutions. And it means that you value communicating about matters of the spirit over the baser forms of human interaction, because you know that life is not just a transaction, not simply a game about winning someone’s confidence purely for purposes of material gain."  - John Adams On Choosing a Life in the Arts


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