I am a location independent entrepreneur, who runs a 6 figure business from a Macbook pro (usually from my couch in my yoga pants*)… or a funky coffee shop across the globe.
I also write, speak and teach about the art and science of living an adventurous and unconventional life and career.
Everyday when we wake up, we are given an invitation to live a rich, adventurous, and experience filled life. But most people say no.
My goal is to be the #1 resource for people who want to say yes — but aren’t quite sure how to make the time or move forward when self doubt and fear creep in.
You can dig through countless books and blogs and waste a ton of time, or you can get my weekly insights via emai (it’s free) and you’ll get PROVEN tactics and strategies from experts, thought leaders, and of course me.
And the best part? I’ll cut through the BS, showing you exactly what works and what doesn’t so you can learn the fastest route to designing and living a live you love — chock full of creativity, risk, and self confidence.
You don’t stumble accidentally into an amazing life, you create it.
And I’m here to help you do that.
Kevin Briggs entered the United States Army in 1981, where he spent three years serving across the U.S. and Europe. In 1987, he became a correctional officer and worked at Soledad and San Quentin State Prisons. In 1990, he graduated from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) academy and worked predominantly on the Golden Gate Bridge (GGB). This assignment proved to be very challenging, as the GGB produced an average of four to six suicidal subjects, multiple collisions, and dozens of other law enforcement ‘calls’ each month. In 1999, Kevin completed training at the CHP Motor School, and in 2008, was promoted to Sergeant. Having graduated from the FBI’s Crisis Negotiation Course, one of his duties was to train new CHP officers and GGB staff on crisis interventions / negotiations.
Sgt. Kevin Briggs retired from the CHP in November 2013 to promote Crisis Management, Leadership Skills, and Suicide Intervention/Prevention worldwide. He continues speaking and teaching at conferences and law enforcement events, as well as consulting and advising major corporations. Kevin Briggs’ personal story includes being a cancer survivor, overcoming heart issues, divorce, PTSD, and depression. He is also a survivor of suicide loss. His story and experiences have been featured in The New Yorker Magazine, Men’s Health Magazine, NPR’s Bob Edwards Radio Show, The Steve Harvey Show, People Magazine, and a Yahoo documentary. Kevin also spoke at the 2014 Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) Conference, held in Vancouver, B.C. in March 2014.
Steve Olsher is known as the world’s foremost reinvention expert. Famous for helping individuals and corporations become exceptionally clear on their WHAT – that is, the ONE thing they were created to do – his practical, no-holds-barred approach to life and business propels his clients and presentation attendees towards achieving massive profitability while cultivating lives of purpose, conviction, and contribution.
He is the New York Times bestselling author of What Is Your WHAT? Discover The ONE Amazing Thing You Were Born To Do, international keynote speaker, Chairman & Co-Founder of Liquor.com, and in-demand media guest who has appeared on CNN, Fox Business and other national outlets.
If you and I were to work together, one of the first things I’d ask you about is your dreams. What does your dream career look like? Your dream partner? Your dream life? I’m a huge supporter of dreams because they’ve played a crucial role in my life.
I grew up with a big dream of going to Africa. From as far back as I can remember, I was passionate about anything and everything to do with Kenya. It took 20+ years to make that dream a reality, but what it taught me is that whatever you truly want… those “impossible” dreams are, in fact, possible.
Your dream might not have anything to do with traveling to a foreign land, but whatever it is, your number one priority needs to be becoming the person who can step into that dream as reality. That is what I help you do. It’s this transformation that feels a bit like magic, but the truth is that it’s simply about choices and stories and action.
Before I list any of my accomplishments, I’d like to be clear… I’ve excelled in the failure department: massive business failures, bankruptcy and home foreclosure, romantic breakups… Over the course of my life, I’ve gotten really good at failing.
I graduated with a degree (BA) in Theology in 2000, and then went on to work in Research & Development for a Fortune100 company. There, I gained valuable insight into leadership, training and corporate responsibility.
In 2006, I was awarded the prestigious Global Health Fellowship based on my humanitarian work with women and children in Africa. I spent six months working on HIV and AIDS prevention initiatives in Kenya and Uganda.
I continued to pursue my passion for writing and graduated with a master of fine arts (MFA) degree in Creative Writing.
In 2013, I completed my dissertation on the science of heart intelligence for my PhD in Metaphysics.
I have been honored to share the stage with many extraordinary speakers both in the US and internationally.
Coaching has changed my life and, by that, I mean being coached. The first thing I did when I left Corporate America to go into coaching full time was to hire a coach. Since then, I’ve invested tens of thousands of dollars in coaches, workshops and courses to constantly improve my craft and to do my own inner work. As Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, says, “Everyone needs a coach.”
What I love about coaching is that I get to be part problem solver, part spiritual advisor, part project manager and part adventure guide—all things I’m passionate about.
Benjamin Chin and Zaven Embree are the two founders of House of Hiphop, a New York City based music festival that features up and coming musicians playing over the span of four days.
Benjamin Chin: Formerly in the Singapore Armed Forces, he is now a saxophonist in NYC, and is also a band leader of QNA. An ardent fan of 60's & 70's jazz and contemporary hip-hop, he aims to find the middle ground between the two in his playing.
Zaven Embree: Also based in New York City, Zaven is a pianist, singer and composer. His works focuses on bridging the gap between the foundation laid by the masters of jazz, funk, gospel, and r&b with modern technology. A proponent of the afro-futurism movement, he grew up listening to a wide range of artists from Miles Davis to Steely Dan. Zaven also works as a musical director and business owner in NYC.
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Chris Koomey started his first business when he was 19 and since then has opened up businesses and helped others open up and grow business as a business owner, business consultant and business attorney. Chris helps growing businesses in fields ranging from education to technology. Chris graduated from the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary after receiving BA & MA degrees from the University of Chicago and an MS degree from George Mason University. Business Godfather, LLC was established in 2012 to bring together all the aspects of Chris’s experience and background. Copyright 2013 Business Godfather, LLC. “The Business Services offered by the Business Godfather, LLC have been developed over the past two decades to help clients build more valuable businesses. The Business Godfather, LLC is not associated, affiliated, sponsored or endorsed by Viacom, Inc., Paramount Pictures Corporation or any other entity associated with “The Godfather” book or movies which relate to the arts and entertainment industry. “The Godfather” trademark and associated intellectual property are owned by Paramount Pictures Corporation and Business Godfather, LLC makes no claim to ownership of intellectual property associated with “the Godfather.” The Business Godfather, LLC is also not associated, affiliated, sponsored or endorsed by an international crime syndicate real, imagined or fictional.”
From the outside I seemed to have it all – the handsome and athletic husband, the healthy kids, the career success, the homes, the cars, the travel, and the money. I lived the “All American Dream.”
I was happy and lively, very independent and confident, yet something was missing. Everything seemed to be on the right track, but even with the prosperity and things in life to be passionate about, I was not content. I had an undeniable yearning for more.
In 2004, my home and community in Florida was wiped out by a category five hurricane. It took over a year to rebuild so we could move back in. Six weeks later the eye of a second category five storm ripped through our little town again leaving me, and my family, in shambles. Life was a mess, not to mention the toll it put on me as a mother trying to keep her nest in tact and her family secure. Our family investments soured, my marriage fell apart, and life in the proverbial bubble burst.
Beginning in December of 2010, I experienced some circumstances that can only be described as miracles in my life. I also began having a series of dreams outlining the vision and business plan for RAISE, Responsible Alliance In Social Enterprise. I would literally wake up night after night at 3 and 4 o’clock in the morning with the clearest thoughts of how the business was to be executed. Today, that vision has become a reality in my company RAISE Global Services.
My purpose is to help corporations and business leaders, people with talent, resources, and influence, realize that they can do more good in the world. There is a way to make a difference that adds value to the company, its shareholders, clients, suppliers, and employees. This business model increases health to the company and to the communities in its footprint.
My purpose is to grow a movement whereby everyone of us believes that we can make a difference by using our passion and prosperity for purpose in the way we work, the things we purchase, the lives we lead to help others.