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My Commitment to you

I get you, and I’ve got you.

These were not sentiments I heard from others growing up and certainly not in my professional life as a rabbi. I had the approach and air of: “I’ve got this.” (Admittedly, I started to write “this” with an “!” and quickly and sadly realized that at that time in my life I never used exclamation marks. I was calm, cool, and collected. I had no exclamation marks in my life!)

Going solo and living without exclamation marks worked well for me. I was the good child who played by the rules and excellent student who could always be counted upon. I was the rabbi who could handle any situation and quickly pivot from officiating a funeral to playing guitar with preschool students.


It all worked.


Until it didn’t.


Until I realized my inside self was not seen by the outside world. Until I realized I had allowed myself to be boxed in, living someone else’s expectations and purpose. Until I realized I could not do it alone.


My exit from this solitary life was not graceful. And I broke a lot of trust.


And, it was the best learning tool I ever created for myself.

I discovered what it means to be human. I deepened my compassion and empathy. I developed profound connections. And, I created a life of integrity, beauty, and blessings.


Wherever you are on your journey, my commitment to you as your coach is …


I get you, and I’ve got you.

The More Formal Stuff

Ted has over 25 years of experience in leadership and in being in service to others. Ted has led small and large organizations through redesigns, staff transitions, and strategic plans. He has guided countless individuals, of all ages, as they achieved their highest purposes, and supported them after plummeting to their lowest depths. 

Ted’s unique gift is his ability to blend modern thinking with ancient wisdom, to meet people where they are in life without judgment, to light a path for others to see their own greatness, and to hold others accountable with compassion. Ted’s motto for working with clients is “I get you, and I’ve got you.”

Ted’s studies include:

Multi-year Programs

  • The 1000 Hour Teacher Training, John Wineland

  • Certificate in Nonprofit Management, Arizona State University, Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, Tempe, AZ

  • Ordination as a Mashpi’ah and Certification as a Spiritual Director, ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal

  • Rabbinical Ordination and MAHL, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana


Other Trainings and Certifications

  • Teacher of Masculine Embodiment, John Wineland

  • Facilitator, Positive Intelligence

  • Certified Coach, Institute for Social + Emotional Intelligence

  • T-Group Training, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business

  • Polarities Foundations +PLUS, Allison Conte

  • The New Masculine Program, Zat Baraka

  • Certified Coach, No More Mr. Nice Guy, Robert Glover

  • Certified Advisor, Inter-generational Philanthropic Advising, 21/64

  • Interim Training for Rabbis, CCAR

  • Good to Great, STAR Foundation

  • Mediation Skills Training, National Conflict Resolution Center

  • LEAD San Diego


Personal Teachers

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