Hi, I’m Brian.

Like everyone, my life journey is unique and has given me a unique perspective based on the joys and challenges that have come into my life. I believe the challenges of life lead us to grow the most. I have had careers in engineering and business-to-business technology sales. I’ve been fired from a job, twice. I’ve been divorced. I’ve lost a child.

These gray hairs in my beard were all earned, along with the wisdom acquired along the journey.

Let me share what I’ve learned with you.

About Me

I have been with my wife for more than thirty years. Before that, I experienced the loss of divorce. My wife and I have raised two beautiful, competent, compassionate, and independent daughters. In June 2015, my daughter Shayna suddenly and unexpectedly passed from this life into the next life. With Shayna’s passing, I have experienced the most profound loss anyone can suffer.

After the transition of Shayna, my spiritual quest intensified. I have made myself into an expert on anything concerning the afterlife. Because of my Chemical Engineering background, I have taken a scientific as well as a spiritual and philosophical approach to this. I needed to know, not just believe.

Because of these experiences, I have navigated the situations below and can help guide you through them. Often, we feel stuck and overwhelmed and need a gentle nudge and guidance.

Why I Do This Work

I feel that Shayna and I are on a mission. As the one left in the physical world, it’s my job to carry on the mission for her, her sister, and my wife.

How I Do This Work

In my grief work, I provide a safe space where you can safely share what you are experiencing.  I share techniques that he discovered and developed after his devastating loss. Perhaps most importantly, I can help you understand that death is not goodbye and that your relationship with your loved one can continue. My understanding is not a religious-based belief but a position based on reason and evidence. If you’re feeling “stuck,” it’s most likely because you have forgotten the answer to one or both of these questions.

My Vision

My vision is to create a world where everyone has a sense of purpose and fulfillment. If we know the “why”, we can endure any “how’. I want to remind everyone of their true nature and reason for being. I believe that we have forgotten where we came from, why we are here, and where we are going.

I want to help you remember.

Where Else You Can Find Me

I am the author Grief 2 Growth, Planted. Not Buried (the book) and the host of the Grief 2 Growth Podcast.

You can also find me on YouTube.

I am a public speaker and a frequent guest on podcasts.

A Little More About Me

These gray hairs in my beard didn’t come easily. I grew up with a depressive/anxious personality.

I was traumatized by toxic religion. I was insecure because of being skinny, a nerd, and being black in an all-white school system.

I felt like I was always the outsider.  I was painfully shy.

Fast forward a few decades, and I’ve been married for nearly three decades, had a couple of careers, and raised two beautiful children. I’ve taken all of those disadvantages and used them to help me grow and mature.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. I was in corporate IT sales for a couple of decades, starting my sales career at IBM. I started and successfully ran an online hair care company for two decades. I am a self-taught web designer. Since 2019, I’ve become a certified grief educator, a life coach, and a mental fitness trainer.

Because of the toxic religion of my youth, I poured myself into studying everything I could find about religion, spirituality, and how they relate to what we can know from science and personal experience. I have made myself an expert on all things we call “the afterlife.”

I have always been a leader in the churches we attended. I have taught Sunday school. My wife and I were premarital counselors. I volunteer with Helping Parents Heals, serving as a board member. I am the Vice President of The SoulPhone Foundation.

I can help

A Few Areas Of Expertise

I have navigated the situations below and can help guide you through them. Often, we feel stuck and overwhelmed and need a gentle nudge and guidance.