November 23, 2017

Why Thanksgiving is my Favorite Holiday

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you are surrounded by your loved ones, your belly is full, and your day is packed of love and laughter. I wanted to share with you why Thanksgiving is my favorite Holiday. With the pressure that society puts on us, it is so hard to take a step back and be thankful for what we have. We are constantly comparing ourselves to others, and always wanting more and seeking approval from passerbys. We forget how […]
September 19, 2017

How the Expresso Bike is Keeping Me Young & Relevant

Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying your day so far! I believe that the people you surround yourself with is a direct reflection of who you are in that point in your life. In my book, “Gold Medal Strategies”, one of my key strategies is, Staying Young in Outlook and Spirit. Whenever I have the opportunity to speak to a group, I always emphasize the importance of staying relevant. With this being said, let’s face it…getting old is just not fun. […]
July 17, 2017


Happy Fourth of July! Gold Medal Strategies has been busy over the last couple of months recruiting and expanding our team to include Captain Tom Chaby & Colonel Rick Searfoss! We found that America’s birthday was fitting to proudly announce these two incredibly successful men who have played an integral part of what makes America so great. Tom and Rick entered the motivational speaking field because they wanted to inspire, motivate, and mentor as many people as they could with […]
March 13, 2017


Jim Craig was the goalie for the 1980 Olympic hockey team that beat Russia and won the gold medal. I met Jim at a meeting to raise awareness for screening for the silent but potentially deadly disease of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). This is a disease that I treat as a Vascular Surgeon in Rockford, Illinois and a disease that sadly took the life of Jim’s father. Jim was the guest speaker and did an awesome job of motivating primary […]