The Story

I was going to be a teacher and a coach.

But while pursuing my master's degree at South Dakota State University, my mentor, Jack Ewing, PhD, offered me the opportunity to work with a wellness program that the university was starting with a local medical clinic.

During my eight years as director of the wellness program, my eyes were opened and my heart was broken witnessing the pain of wrecked relationships, ruined marriages, broken families, stress-out CEO's, self-sabotaging lifestyles, and the unmet aspirations of the people I worked with who were in the program.

Desiring to do more, I enrolled in a behavioral-based doctoral program at Arizona State University. The quest I was on was to learn more about what makes people tick, and how I could more effectively help people get unstuck and unleash the potential that lies within.

Since then I've not only identified what makes people tick, but why they get stuck, and how to help them get past the hurts, hangups, and habits that prevent them from doing the work and living the life they were designed to live.

I help people think better so they rewire their brain and get consistently better results in the key areas of their life...physically, mentally, spiritually, financially, and relationally.  

I am a teacher and a coach.

The Cliff Notes
  • BS & MS, South Dakota State University
  • PhD, Arizona State University
  • Office of the President @ Focus on the Family
  • Former on-line Professor teaching Organizational Communication at William Jessup University
  • Certified Life & Business Coach, The Life Coach Institute
  • Certified Leading From Your Strengths Facilitator, Ministry Insights
  • Certified Self-Talk Trainer, The Self-Talk Institute 
  • Speaker, Coach, Consultant, Instructor, Writer
  • Blog at

The Footnotes

I am. . .

. . .a farm boy from South Dakota

. . .the youngest of five sons born to Calvin & Carol Mettler

. . .a Wolf who sauntered the halls of Menno High School

. . .a Jackrabbit whose hangout was Brown Hall at South Dakota State University

. . .a Sun Devil who studied in the palm trees on the campus of Arizona State University

. . .the husband of Christy, the love of my life for 28 years . . . and counting

. . .the father of Zachary, Maria, Matthew, & Anna . . . my inspiration for living an intelligent life

. . .a runner, hiker, golfer, skier, cyclist, and reader

. . . a follower of Christ and member of New Life Church in Colorado Springs

. . . committed to living a life, raising a family, engaging in work, and inspiring others in a manner that glorifies God every day, in every way

. . . blessed to live in the land of the free and home of the brave

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