experience in real estate was very intense and introduced me to the stresses of life in the private sector. I learned what
it's like to deal with millions of dollars, to perform under pressure, and to work with difficult people. It taught me to
think creatively in a business environment, to maintain a sharp focus amid a flurry of distractions, and to sustain a winning
attitude in the face of adversity.
In addition to real estate, I served on the board of EcoOrganics, a closely held
company specializing in organic-based fertilizer. This experience gave me a knowledge of corporate life at the board level.
It acquainted me with the issues of capitalization, valuation, merger, and acquisition. And it revealed the potential friction
between entrepreneurs and VCs when it comes to the question of return on investment.
Working in the private sector
has enabled me to understand the challenges faced by my clients in business. It also allows me to offer executive coaching
to those individuals who want to focus on career. In both cases, however, the ultimate goal is the same -- to help find the way to a happier life.