I was a child of World War II, raised in the disruption, addiction, and abuse of a dysfunctional white, urban, Texas family – oblivious to the social dysfunction in my home and social inequality in the world around me. I grew up with the social turbulence and unrest of anti-war protests and social liberation and civil-rights movements during the 60s and 70s……and the violence, racism, sexism, poverty, and social injustice that was becoming so visible then and continues still.
I bring a social-justice consciousness to coaching. I am in the world as partner, father, grandfather, coach, mentor, trainer, group-facilitator, organization development practitioner, author, university professor, and economist. I am a white, heterosexual, gender-conforming, man, US national, military veteran, elder, and survivor of incest. I am co-editor of NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change and NTL Reading Book for Human Relations Training and a member of four professional networks – NTL Institute, Leadership that Works, White Men as Full-Diversity Partners, and Coaches for Equality and Diversity – all of which include coaching and have social justice at their core.