Therapist, Author, Speaker
Chairman & CEO of Full Esteem Ahead®, Inc.
Creator of the S-Team®
Keith works with young children and adolescents, as well as with adults on issues stemming from poor self-esteem.
Prior to establishing his practice in Newport Beach, CA, Keith practiced in Sarasota, FL, where he hosted “Choices in Wellness,” a call-in talk show on WIBQ, and was a regular guest on the nationally syndicated talk radio show “It’s All About Health” and the television show “KNBC Daytime.”
Keith’s own self-esteem was threatened as a nine-year-old, when his father left home. He and his three siblings were raised by a single mom, who had her own problems trying to cope. Looking for a source of support and solace, Keith found a safe haven through the Parks and Recreation system.
“I was fortunate to be mentored by coaches who taught me the value of having a good attitude, and that everyone has the power to make good choices. My coaches showed me how to overcome adversity and helped me to develop strategies on how to cope with my own dysfunctional home life. These lessons, that I learned as a youth, became the building blocks of my life’s work.
“It became obvious to me very early in my career, that the main thing separating the happy, well-rounded, successful and socially adept children from the others, is a highly developed sense of self-worth and confidence. This was not something that had been taught to me at home. I had to develop it on my own. Later, I would learn that all children have to develop their own self-esteem. No one can do it for them. What we can do, is foster the healthy development of their self-esteem.”
At the age of twenty-six, Keith suffered a life threatening head injury and was told he would never again be able to walk or talk. Keith worked for years to regain his, once taken for granted, abilities. During this long and arduous journey, Keith’s fascination with self-esteem grew even more profound and he began delving into the power of the mind.
He has spent the rest of his life showing people how good self-esteem can help them weather any storm and how it can benefit every aspect of their lives. “I see my role as a coach, I help people become empowered, make better choices and unlock their potential for success and growth. I learned first-hand that a child’s self-esteem has a direct effect on his or her success as an adult. My reward is paying it forward."
Dedicated to Creating a Culture of Children With Healthy Self-Esteem