"Rivet yourself of your own personality"

Her eyes welled up when she described the importance of timing for the photograph. In her message was something for everyone. She was a photography student of mine at a recent class. After the last session, she wanted to talk…

Beware The Leader With Stone Tablets

Beware the leader with stone tablets. When I assumed the role of university advancement leader/administrator, one of my directors was absolutely agitated by my approach to things. Within a few weeks of my arrival, we met to discuss her office’s…

My advice...quit heeding advice

People seek advice to improve their circumstances, their performance, their outlooks and their lives. That’s good. Too often people heed each piece of advice they get, yielding an erratic path from point A to point B…the short, straight line is…

What You Gain Here

Find purpose, joy, happiness and success because of what life throws you, not despite it.

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”        Philippians 4:8

My programs bring happiness, strength, success, resilience, connectedness, perspective and satisfaction to individuals, teams and organizations in times of change and challenge by focusing on the beauty, positivity, optimism and hope in life, living and work while using the call to creation and creativity. Why am I called to this in service to you?

 “Dion, joy is your ministry,” Josie told me decades ago before we processed up the aisle as lectors at church.  Over time — life happened with its ups and downs, victories and vanquished moments —  I lost that truth.  Actually, I didn’t lose the truth, I lost my confidence in it and in myself.  Relationships, bosses and experiences chipped away, but the essence of that belief remained.  And from it has re-grown a stronger, more passionate, enflamed commitment to show and share with others the purpose, potential and power of their lives at work, at home and alone.  Your experiences — all of them — give you everything you need and all the wisdom necessary to have a joyful life built on the use of your personalized call to create with what you have.

My years as a successful published photographer, fundraiser who raised millions and millions of dollars, published author (13 books so far), strategic administrator and leader and, most importantly, father, have positioned me to help you find the answers you seek and need.  My first book revealed stories of wisdom from life, and my most recent book, “LIFElines:  Empowering All Aspects of Your Life,” gives you the tools and processes to find your purpose, and the courage and creativity to fulfill it.


Answers provided to these questions:

  • “What’s next in life?” asked by seniors and elders, late-career CEOs, “retiring” athletes, Veterans leaving the military.


  • “Why aren’t I inspired?  Why can’t I create?” asked by artists, writers, photographers and other expressives/creatives.


  • “What is my legacy story to leave for my children and grandchildren?”asked by seniors.


  • “How do I help children achieve their dreams?” asked by parents, teachers and mentors.


  • “How can I make my team more productive, satisfied and happy on the job?” asked by entrepreneurs, managers and CEOs.


  • “How do I connect to others more quickly and sincerely in the areas of fundraising and sales?” asked by salespeople, development officers and nonprofit executives.

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Book me today for your organization, business or for coaching.  832-877-8821  All my topics reveal my belief in you, faith in God and commitment to empowering others to use the gifts they have been given.

Amidst all the work and busyness, setbacks and disruptions, victories and highlights … there is Still…life (a visual and prose journey) and treasure.

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.   ~  Marcus Aurelius

Connect. Persuade. Engage. Inspire.



I believe that we are created in the image of a Creator, ergo, we are called to create in all that we do as parents, leaders, managers, community members, salespersons, fundraisers and so on.  Empowered Creativity…a way of life, not just a brand.



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Clients and Partners

St. Francis Episcopal Day School
South Shore Harbor Resort
Brazoria County Alliance for Children
Project Joy and Hope
NASA./Johnson Space Center
Anchor Point
Lighthouse Christian Ministries
Intern’l Assoc. of Administrative Prof’ls
Assoc. of Business and Professional Women
Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce

A Powerful Thought

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”  ~Sophia Loren





Proud of charity partnership with Project Joy and Hope, providing support and empowerment to prevent and relieve suffering for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.  Check their Project Joy & Hope Capital Campaign, and support if you can.  (I hope you like the brochure content…I wrote it!)

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