When I speak to an audience I draw on the more than twenty years of learning and living it took for me to find and live my purpose in life. I share the strategies and internal resources I used to go from thinking about my purpose to actually living it, and I do it in a way that’s relatable and memorable. Because people need to know that you’ve been where they are and that you can help them get to their destination.
A Short Bio
If you’ve read the “About” section of this website you’ve learned something about my journey. I’m a guy who has resisted the status quo in favor of doing things my way. While the results have sometimes been mixed, they have always been mine. And I’ve usually acted out of a sense of adventure.
In September of 2002 I flew an airplane for the first time and my whole life changed in an instant. And as I pursued my passion for flying, gaining two licenses and two ratings in the process, my expectations of what I was capable of soared. In May of 2010 I had a stable job that paid well, but I was miserable. I wanted to use what I’d learned over the years to help people find and live their purpose. So on June 1 I put my house on the market in one of the worst housing markets in recent history and it sold in less than a month. Six weeks later I left my job to live my purpose.
What drives me to help people find their purpose are my memories of the gut-wrenching days and nights I spent living with the choices and circumstances of my journey, and ultimately the healing and transformation that occurred as I took control of my life story. Nothing inspires me more than being in the presence of someone who is considering their purpose for the first time.
My Speaking Style
I’m a born extrovert with a passion for inspiring people at all levels of their journey. My presentations are conversational, with a mix of humor and practical advice to help people find their purpose and use it to make a difference in the world.
How to Find Your PIGG – This speech is adapted from The PIGG Principle, which is “Anything is Possible with Passion, Intention, Gratitude and Grace!” In it I discuss the four pillars of purpose and how you can use them to find and live your purpose.
Are You Still Living the First Draft of Your Life? – Forty months of writing and reliving the occasionally painful and ultimately successful story of the twenty-year search for my purpose is the basis for this presentation. In it I discuss how changing our old narrative can be the catalyst for creating a new life.
Living the Ten Acronyms of a Purpose-Filled Life – I’ve loved acronyms ever since I was 10, when my mom used an acronym to convince me that I was actually lucky to have the last name, Pigg. They are a simple and powerful way to remember life altering ideas, and I share with audiences ten acronyms that can help to guide them to their best lives.
Winning the War With Yourself – One of the most important battles we face on the path to our purpose is the internal war that is waged between our Insidious Self and our Authentic Self. In this presentation I discuss the battle
The AeroDynamics of Purpose – This presentation is drawn directly from my experiences as a pilot. In it I talk about how to break though the inertia that prevents most of us from soaring to new heights. And I share with audiences the forces affecting an aircraft in flight, which are the same forces that affect one’s ability to find and live their purpose.
* Each of the topics above can be presented as a twenty minute keynote, half day or full day seminar.