Raised on a rice farm in the Arkansas Delta I know a little about hard work and sacrifice. Reared by my grandparents until I was 10 years old, then I moved to stay with my mother, stepfather, and four other siblings in KCMO. Talk about change. I went to an inner-city school until I was in the 11th grade. Then I moved again. This time it was to leave with my father, stepmother, and two younger brothers. Back to the country I go! After completing my senior, I was offered a scholarship to play football.
Going to college I majored in business. I figured if I was going to the NFL I needed to be able to manage my money and market myself. Suffering a concussion the knock me out for three hours my sophomore year, I decided I was going to be the hammer and not the nail. After, completion of my fours years in college I entered the NFL draft and went to seven different tryouts. I tried out for all 32 NFL teams. Then the 2011 NFL lockout hit. I was unsigned and miserable.
I was forced to transition. I would always ask myself, "Who are your outside of that jersey?" I completed my master's degree and found inspiration in career development. This work motivates me because people are in the process of self-discovery something I can relate to on a personal level. I know what it is like when plan A doesn't work out. I know the importance of having multiple plans and staying open minded.
All that to say, I'm here to help others accomplish their goals.
Director of UAB Career Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Director of Career Services
Arkansas Tech University
William Career University
My speaking style is authentic and unscripted. I motivate and inspire change.