Who is Soul?
Soul Dancer enjoys a unique birth name as well a life as a private spiritual teacher, coach, key-note speaker, live-talk radio show host and syndicated columnist. Soul is the Founder of Soul University and author of Pay Me What I’m Worth. His life journey includes earning a masters in social work and a bachelors in human relationships from the University of Minnesota. His travels take him to 20+ countries to receive training and offer teaching as a social worker, monk and shaman.
Pay Me What I’m Worth is blossoming into local to global grass roots movement to reduce stress and increase confidence. (Heads-up! Soul is hiring and paying people to teach the exercises in this book. Call for details.) He produces live, Blogtalk radio shows focused on helping listeners and callers learn, laugh and grow with ease and grace.
Soul is also a monk on a mission. Goal: to care for caregivers locally and globally. Click or details.
Former clients include: Ameriprise, I.B.M Global Services, Wells Fargo, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Wells Fargo Trust Operations, The American Red Cross, The American Association of Blood Banks. His volunteer work (from Board member to the front line’s) include Outfront Minnesota , Chicago’s Center on Halsted, San Diego’s The Center, as well as a variety of help lines and pride groups.
This site and related programs tap into Soul‘s first-hand learning and teaching experience from travels to over 20 countries in the past 40 years. When people introduce or reference Soul, you’ll learn Soul is a:
- compassion driven social worker (masters level)
- dogma-free monk (three orders)
- insightful shaman (four traditions)
- published author (future best seller)
- syndicated writer (Huffington Post and Examiner.Com)
- memorable speaker (internationally known)
- live radio show producer (four web-radio stations)
- visionary (community organizer / leader)
- I remember the moment I met my first significant teacher at the ripe old age of 11 living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (my birth town). When this person caught my eye, I thought he was a homeless soul based on his tattered clothes and body (both needed washing based on my judgmental attitude). Something inside me said, “don’t judge. Listen!”
Turns out, over the years, I learned that Teacher is an internationally recognized spiritual teacher. Teacher is a confidential ear and shoulder for top leaders in business, education, government and spiritual teachers. Teacher ‘saw something in me.’ It took me a decade to see in myself, what this learned soul instantly recognized!
One of the most profound lessons Teacher taught me is to own what I say – 100% of the time. Teacher taught me to never, ever name-drop. Name-dropping is an ego driven need to impress. Those I consider significant teachers have zero desire to impress or be impressed.
Over the next four decades, what I learn from my teachers I consider priceless and timeless. My non-academic journey has no formal certificate or diploma. (The most empowering teachers I know have yet to step inside a formal academic classroom.) Based on my student, client and program feedback, I know I honor my teachers by doing for others what they do for me.
What do they do? Like rain and sunlight, they help me awaken and grow to my fullest potential.
Now, I invite you to listen (read) without judgment as you explore what Soul University has to offer you.
Soul insights . . .
Over the past three decades, I observe how we (people, organizations, governments, etc.) hold onto habits that consume more resources than inspiring resource growth. What’s your take on shame, worry, guilt, fear, peer – pressure, expectations, history, illness and related life diminishing ways of living?
From what I observe, that which consumes something may end up consuming itself. That which loves something inspires growth. I seek to grow NOT at the expense of unhealthy consumption. How do I plan to grow? Change! Change on all levels, body, mind and spirit. With every breath I take, I change. I’ve come to know change as my friend. How friendly is change for you?
What I’ve done or do, or who I enjoy the honor to know, holds little importance for me. Names or titles and related social dressings cover what we all are inside. Humans. Humans who eat, breathe and experience a wide range of emotions. Join Soul University to expand everyone’s ability to learn, laugh and love with more ease and grace.
As you consider your next steps in life, kindly remember to be KIND to yourself. If you’ve forgotten how to be kind to yourself, we just discovered how to take our first steps together.
I wish you a most refreshing day . . . every day . . .
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