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Biography

“The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before.” – Alan Ashley-Pitt (Scott’s High School Yearbook Quote)

I was transformed after defeating a rare form of cancer for which I am the only known survivor in the world.  My diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from this disease prompted me to re-evaluate my life, my goals, and my profession.  I left my International Finance job at H.B.O. to write self-help, spiritual, and travel books, and volunteer with the Make-A-Wish-Foundation®.  I now fulfill my professional passion, and serve others, through Coaching, Writing, and Workshops & Seminars.

Professional Experience:

  • Career/Empowerment Coach - Associate (briefly) with The Rosenberg Group before deciding to launch, Step Above Coaching – Life at the Next Level.
  • Motivational Speaker - Wide-range of public speaking experience domestically and internationally in both the private and public sectors.
  • Home Box Office - International Finance Manager, Movies Finance Manager, Senior Financial Analyst.
  • Atlantic Bank of New York (owned by The National Bank of Greece) - Strategic Planning Officer, Budgeting Officer, Payroll Manager, Senior Accountant for Bank’s Subsidiaries.

Educational Background:

  • I.P.E.C. Coaching - Professional Empowerment Coach Certification.
  • New Ventures West “Coaching to Excellence.”
  • Stern School of Business at N.Y.U. – M.B.A. - Finance and International Business Major.
  • Bucknell University - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting Major (Magna Cum Laude).
  • Semester at Sea - Traveled around the world visiting eleven countries, having life-altering adventures with diverse cultures and people, while studying college-level course work on ship.

Volunteer Activities:

  • Make-A-Wish Foundation® - Led Hudson County, N.J. Volunteers.
  • Financial Advisory Committee Chair - Galaxy Towers Condominium Association.
  • Galaxy Writers Club Founder and Chair.
  • Friends for Good - Member since inception of this Charitable Group.

Personal Information:

  • Interests: Travel, Writing, Yoga, Movies, Reading, Quality Time with Friends and Family, Theatre, Sports, Volunteering, Photography, Working Out, Learning and Growing, Helping Others.
  • Traveled to over 40 countries.
  • Has driven cross-country twice and has visited 46 of the 50 American states (still planning to explore Maine, Hawaii, Nebraska, and North Dakota).
  • Various books in pre-publication phase.