As an industrial and organizational development interventionist, my job is to assist individuals and organizations applying principles of psychology to a wide range of issues pertaining, but not limited to, leadership development, personnel assessment and selection, strategic talent management and development, knowledge retention, administration, sales, marketing problems, and policy planning. In addition, my background in counseling psychology and nonprofit domain provided me a holistically unique perspective on different theoretical models (classical OD vs. the new OD) of change, and the knowledge base and experience needed to work collaboratively and effectively in finding solutions to a wide range of issues concerning human behavior in and outside of organizations, including but not limited to intrinsic motivation, diversity and multicultural realities, work/family, interpersonal communication, and effective communication.
To keep a balance, I have to create arts. My career as a visual artist began in early childhood. I have won every drawing or painting competitions I entered, including First Place Winner of the Teens Magazine drawing competition, and the price was a full scholarship to attend the Art Institute of Los Angeles at age 14. Unfortunately, my parents had other plans for me and the scholarship was rejected. Heart broken, I swore I never draw again. Fast forward to 2005, I bought my first digital camera, and in less than a year my photography was published internationally in prints. I have been shooting photography on and off ever since. For more information about my photography, visit my websites by click on the links provided here.
Unique traits: I am trying to be me, and it is not easy, not because of me, but because I live in a society that forces me NOT to be me. I was taught to be afraid of being different, and MAN...was I afraid for my life, because I knew I was different. I thought I was going to die and burn in hell, because my uncle told me that when I was twelve. Then, I was taught being different was a good thing, so there I stood out from the crowd, and all I felt was hate from all around--at church, at the office, even at work inside this biz. So I celebrate my uniqueness, smile, and say "man, you are just like me."
Walden University (Minneapolis, MN)
University of San Francisco
University of California-Riverside (Riverside, CA)