In 2003, Jeffrey transitioned his focus from a successful career in advertising photography to helping people achieve their personal growth, wellness, and healing goals.
Within the first three months of starting a private practice as a wellness practitioner, he quickly established a long waiting list of clients. Jeffrey’s compassionate guidance has helped thousands of people discover their own powerful abilities to achieve greater self-awareness.
Not long into his new career, hundreds of well-seasoned healthcare practitioners (from energy workers, wellness coaches, and massage therapists to doctors, chiropractors, and acupuncturists) began hearing about Jeffrey’s immediate successes.
Recognizing their own gaps in business education and knowledge, these practitioners began seeking Jeffrey out for his cutting edge insights. They wanted his advice on how to start and run a successful healthcare practice. Word spread about Jeffrey as people experienced how well he understands the ecosystem of the health and wellness industry, along with the minds, hearts and needs of practitioners trying to run their own businesses.
Jeffrey has a unique ability to communicate business success in a way that you can
1) Easily understand. 2) Immediately apply to your life.
Passionate in the realms of personal growth, business consulting & energy medicine, Jeffrey saw an opportunity to help support an industry that desperately needed support in the area of business education.
Drawing on his first hand experiences starting his own healthcare practice as well as his years of advising and consulting, Jeffrey has combined his powerful intuitive healing abilities, wisdom of business development, and twenty years of advertising/fashion photography to develop a now nationally recognized business course for the wellness industry called CareerHearted LLC. His mission has been to assist people in their achievement of greater success in business. All the while, helping them live up to their greatest “purpose” in their personal and professional lives.
Many of his business clients refer to Jeffrey as “The Secret Weapon” or “The Business Whisperer” because he can intuitively see dynamics and energies that could positively or negatively affect various business situations. He is able to assist clients in nipping arising problems in the bud, or offer unique forward strategies from a business savvy eagle’s eye view.
Jeffrey has some leverage in his business consulting work because of a diverse history of wisdom and skill. Jeffrey experienced great success in advertising and fashion photography for over 20 years. Jeffrey is also a Transcendental Meditation Practitioner, Shamanic Touch™ Master Teacher, and BodyTalk™ Facilitator and Past Instructor.
Now, bringing it all together in the form of the CareerHearted Courses, Online Training, e-Books, and Consulting Programs, Jeffrey is becoming a major catalyst for positive change in the way we do business, to assist us in co-creating a greater harmony on earth.
“If I was going to flourish, I had to evolve…”
This journey really started when I was given my first camera on my 9th birthday. Finding a love for capturing images of life, I immediately developed an intimate connection with nature. Being the shy and quiet child that I was, she became my constant companion, guide, and teacher. Eventually I decided to turn my passion for photography into more than just a hobby. I quickly discovered, however, that the right-brained creativity that made me a great photographer and the left-brained systems and structures required to run a successful business were not easy playmates. Having no desire to become yet another ‘starving artist’, I chose to spend a majority of my time studying the knowledge and procedures of cutting edge businesses. To go along with my creative talent, I was determined to gain an understanding of the psychology and techniques of the corporate mindset so that I could fulfill my destiny as a professional photographer.
Inspired by the belief that there are many paths to prosperity, I continued my creative pursuits. All the while learning all I could about business and professional success. I studied the thriving careers of hundreds of accomplished and prosperous men and women and, over the years, I became very well-versed in the language and traditions of the business world. I learned how to develop a healthy relationship between my heart’s passion and my mind’s business-savvy. It was during this time of carefully observing specific ‘behaviors’ within my business that I began to notice that my photography career seemed to have a life of its own. It was this new awareness that I needed to devote specific attention and nurturing to my business that offered opportunities to achieve success very early in my career. This piqued the interest of my artistic peers, who began to come to me for guidance. Thus I realized that I had knowledge to share. Not only the left-brained, logical knowledge of business, but also the understanding that a business is a living energy.
In 2003, after attending a four day hands-on course about energy healing, I received a very clear message that I was about to begin a new journey. I was at the pinnacle of my photography career, when my success as a fashion/advertising photographer halted abruptly. It was a bit of a shock to realize that my life’s pursuit had been suddenly re-routed by The Universe. My mind urged me to resist this calling, and yet my heart assured me that I would be well taken care of. In complete disbelief, I chose to take my heart’s advice. Reluctantly, I launched my whole being into the world of healthcare to create a business as a wellness practitioner.
It was an emotionally uncomfortable start, to say the least. Fortunately, I remembered one very important lesson from my previous success: If I was going to thrive and flourish, I had to evolve – and quickly! Healing was new to me. I was completely out of my element and far from the world of photographing beautiful models all day and getting paid a lot of money to do so. I knew nothing about the health and wellness industry. I knew nothing about how to start (or run) a private wellness practice. My new colleagues were more skilled, more knowledgeable, more… everything than I was. Still, I found myself with a waiting list of clients – almost overnight.
Adapting and applying the knowledge I gained from my previous career as a photographer to my new calling, my practice grew and quickly flourished. As the shock of change grew into the realization of achievement, I received an additional surprise – all types of healthcare practitioners (massage therapists, energy healers, osteopaths, acupuncturists, naturopaths, physical therapists, yoga teachers, etc) wanted to know the secrets to my success! Many expressed the desire to gain a deeper understanding of their own businesses. I experienced a sense of deja vu as my peers were once again seeking my guidance on business success, and I felt compelled to share with them my all of my knowledge and experiences.
However, this time I encountered an unexpected challenge.
Many creative individuals are drawn to the healing arts and they hold very unique, diverse and progressive perspectives on life. They often speak an entirely different language when it comes to thinking and discussing creating abundance, success, prosperity, and personal/professional growth.
If I was really going to help these talented practitioners share their gifts, I needed to find a whole new approach to bridge the paradigms of how they interact in their visionary, intuitive worlds with the analytical systems of traditional business structures and procedures.
As I embraced this realization, I recognized within me the ability and talent to conceive something new, something very different. Looking out at my peers I saw their unique need and I suddenly understood how to completely redesign the sharing of business education and success with a holistic model of understanding. It was now time, to once again follow my heart’s guidance by calling upon my childhood experiences and teachings with Nature, the wisdom of my life’s journey of personal growth, and the extensive skills gained by my achievements from my professional careers, to embark on a new journey. With internal guidance I learned how to combine ALL of these resources to create a new method of doing business and thus…
CareerHearted was born.
CareerHearted is not just about enhancing your business skills to start or run a successful business during a time of global evolution. It’s about discovering unique aspects of yourself and improving upon them in cooperation with developing your professional passions. CareerHearted is about approaching business in a way that allows us to build communities and relationships, along with continuing to establish an abundant life of spiritual and monetary balance. CareerHearted is about teaching how to live the journey and turn passion into prosperity, in a way that aligns with Nature and her many secrets.
CareerHearted has given me the opportunity to turn my own passions into a living purpose, so that the CareerHearted Community can positively impact the lives of many others – and I am grateful for the opportunity to share this with you.
Doing What I ❤️ To Do!
I love sharing my stories and experiences with audiences in various venues – from workshops and classrooms, to conferences and corporate meetings. If you are interested in working together and seeing me do what I LOVE to do, please send an inquiry and I will get back to you as soon as I can.