Many times I’ve been called an “expert generalist” because of my extensive background in the corporate and entrepreneurial world. My past and present experiences have provided me with expert skills and knowledge that can take my clients from making a living to making a life.
Teaching concepts like “rigid flexibility” and “intent versus reality.” my clients are “choosing to aspire.”
Flexible enough to guide my clients as a consultant, mentor or life coach whichever they prefer they learn “to do better what others do well.”
As a commercial hot air balloon pilot with thousands of flights in an aircraft without steering or brakes I have acquired skills and knowledge that I convey to my clients. Fulfilling their desire to aspire!
I learned by example from my Dad that the early mornings was a great time to “be still and learn.”
For as long as I can remember in the early morning my father would be sitting quietly in his easy chair yellow pad and a cup of coffees in hand. There he listened and learned was was important- Peace, purpose and prosperity.
Yellow Pad Time is a “brain start” for those who look for insight and direction but do not know where to start.
This is the first in a series of insightful books designed to give you pause.
Quill Reflections is a collection of observations from life and human behavior. It includes insightful aha’s as my life unfolds as I live it and learn from my life choices.
This first collection was journaled mostly over the last twenty years as I was a contract hot air balloon pilot, going through a divorce and starting over. It is not a whoa is me but a “if you lose the lesson, don’t lose the lesson.
This is a children’s book that almost wrote itself. Unlike flying in the balloon capital of the world- Albuquerque, New Mexico some areas don’t know the sound of the burner as we glide high above their locations. Although high up we can still hear. “What’s that noise?”
A great reader for the young to enjoy.
Illustrations by Ivan Marscic, Narrative by then 6 year old Ryah Smith. Designed by me Kevin Cloney.
It’s more than hot air is over 200 pages of life inspiring stories of hot air balloon related activities with life lessons attached to each story
Over 2,000 hours as a hot air balloon pilot flying over 75 different balloon systems across the United States and Mexico is sure to provide hours of enjoyable reading ending with an aha.
This book will make you laugh, smile and wonder what the inventors of hot air balloons where thinking as they designed an aircraft suspended by a nylon bag with a wicker basket hanging below and a propulsion system that throws a 20 foot flame into the nylon bag. Oh by the way there is no steering or braking system.