Moments That Change Us Forever


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By Live Your Edge Podcast and Gilbert Joa. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In November of 2011, my wife and I decided that it was time to start my own business. The problem was that we had $500 to our name and my wife stayed home with our then 9yo and 2yo daughters. But after much thought and prayer, we went for it anyway.

By late 2013, I hit my stride. I was training groups of 5-500, I was consulting a couple of really cool companies, and a dozen or so individuals called me coach.

In June of 2015, I was offered a wonderful opportunity to lead a client’s sales team. I went all-in to the world of healthcare and loved learning all the ways to make a difference.

My life changed on October 1, 2017. You can read of my complete reflection below but the short version is that we lost a dear friend and were forever changed. That experience called into question a few things I hadn’t considered in quite some time. Was the professional life I was living aligned with what mattered most to me and what I felt called to?

7 months later (May 2018), with a deep conviction, I walked into my boss’ office and resigned from my role. And to be honest, much like the time I first started, I had very little to fall back on and nothing sure ahead. Thankfully, within days of making that news public, I was back doing the very thing I was called to do all along.

I coach high performers (and aspiring ones too), helping them to achieve all that they want out of life and business.

I consult industry leaders, creating strategic sales and marketing plans, developing leaders, and ensuring great culture.

I host The Excellence Mindset podcast.

I founded Fit Health, an association aligned with one of the nation’s top healthcare sharing organizations (Sedera) that seeks to serve healthy individuals in the most cost-effective ways possible. Learn more at

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