Hey! I'm Chad

About me

Helping you create a life you love!

My new life started at 45.  I gave 20 years grinding in corporate America, doing something I didn’t love. At the zenith of my corporate career, I walked away, sold everything I owned, and began to travel full time.

What life has shown me, no, life has  PROVEN is that if I’m unhappy, it’s due to a lack of imagination. As an empowered creator, you can, in fact, create any life experience you want and I will be the support network that I wished I had.

I realize I am a flawed human being, I failed in 2 marriages, I battled obesity and disease, I finally acknowledged there had to be more.  My first client was myself and I scraped, fought, and failed until I built a process to create lasting change and now with those tools I’m ready to show you how too.

My Story


US Navy

Age 18, joined the US Navy and married my high school sweetheart (wife #1). I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life so I decided to join the US Navy, hoping that would give me  time to figure it out.



First Divorce

Age 21, marriage ended in divorce. Heartbroken and in a career I was already starting to dislike.



Intro to Buddhism

Age 22, completed my undergraduate degree then transferred to my first submarine in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

The isolation of the submarine provided the perfect place for me to explore Buddhism, Hinduism and other Eastern philosophies. I would bring stacks of books prior to the submarine deploying and then spend months reading and exploring the depths of who I was, my relationship to my creator, how I fit into the universe and what the point was to all of this.



Bartending in Hawaii

Age 26, left the US Navy, applied to the Peace Corps, started work at a nightclub in Hawaii, met my second wife (#2).

This was a big year! I felt like I found purpose in applying for the Peace Corps and was hoping to get an assignment in a predominantly Buddhist country so that I could further my understanding of Buddhism and meditation.  While I was in the Peace Corps application process I started working at a friend’s nightclub, where I met my second wife.

Soon I got lost in the nightclub bartender lifestyle, bailed on the Peace Corps idea and plunged head first into a life of alcohol, drugs, and sex. I effectively abandoned any and all spiritual pursuits.



California Dreamin

Age 28, left Hawaii, left the bar industry, followed my girlfriend to Long Beach, CA and started my corporate career.

My girlfriend at the time (who would become my second wife) wanted to leave Hawaii and move to Long Beach, CA. I was madly in love, had no direction or ambitions of my own, so I decided to follow her, leave the bar game and get a legit corporate job where my degree and military background would help me earn more money to support our desires and party lifestyle.



Second Marriage

One of the proudest days of my life. I was deeply in love and knew that her and I would build a family, grow old together and live happily ever after.



Second Divorce

Twelve years in and my marriage started falling apart in front of my eyes, with me helpless to stop it. I was worn out; the years of drugs, drinking and partying had taken their toll on me. My marriage was “fun”, but it felt like it was killing me. No children, just debt and a career I’d spent the last twelve years hating – and I mean hating every second of it. What kind of husband could I have been? I felt lost, unfulfilled, unhappy and completely dead inside.



Started Coaching

2016 began a complete transformation of my life and who I was. 

I became obsessed with shedding my victim mentality and figuring out what made me feel inspired. I abandoned trying to build a career and started to build a LIFE I never dreamed I could have. That’s when I started to coach others on how to do it as well, but I knew I needed help; I wanted a guru to help me learn faster! 



Hired a Coach

In 2017, she entered my life and I started working with my own coach. I wanted her to help me with my coaching business and instead she showed me the true power of what it meant to be a creator. She completely dismantled my life and everything I thought I was. Little did I know, my life would never be the same.



Adiós, Corporate

On my 45th birthday I walked away from my corporate career at its peak and decided to coach full-time. I had started building and shaping who I was, as well as my life. I was living intentionally, and it was time to bring the next phase of the life I was building to fruition.



Sold Everything

In 2020 I started a YouTube channel called the “Blacked Out Buddhist”. Toward the end of the year I sold everything I owned, filled a backpack and decided to travel the world, coaching my clients from the road and developing my YouTube channel.

Months underwater
Hours Meditated
Countries Traveled
Years Helping People

This is my story. The only one left to write is yours.

Worried you can’t change? Stop trying to do it alone. Learn how to overcome natural fear, self-doubt and persevere through challenges. By us working together, you’ll be stronger, bolder, and more self-assured than ever before.

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Darrell R.

Huntington Beach, CA

Chad has helped me immensely with both professional and personal development. As someone with a corporate and military background, Chad has brilliant insights into business and management. He has developed my business ideas and coached me in my work and negotiation habits. However, the key to my success has been in the other half of Chad’s persona and expertise – his personal growth, philosophy, and healing. He has his feet firmly planted in both worlds – both the corporate and the independent, both material and spiritual. He has not only helped me through dark times but helped me discover the ability within myself to become a happier, healthier, and more productive person. I highly recommend his coaching, and I applaud him for his tireless work and unyielding truth to himself and others.

Wilson B.

Pasadena, CA

When I sought out coaching with Chad, I realized the recurring, mundane, rinse and repeat type of life I was living. I spent most of my time (5 days a week) doing something that I had no passion for, which left me living only for the weekend. I was tired of dreading Monday mornings, living unconsciously, and needed a change before years slipped by.

The coaching process was a rollercoaster! It was exciting, energizing, but it could also be emotionally and mentally exhausting. Coaching is deep work. I learned to call myself out for lying to myself, learned to recognize that my ego was driving my life. I began to understand the fake “self” I was living with, the one that was living up to other people’s ideas, and that kept me stuck in this rat race chasing success through the eyes of others.

Coaching produced drastic changes in my life. I have become an empowered creator with the knowledge that I can create whatever life I want. I ended up leaving the corporate setting to pursue my interests and start my true path. This has resulted in getting back control of my life. I have complete control of my daily schedule and more time with my wife and family while pursuing things that excite me. I no longer feel the dread and pressure of working for someone else.

It was hard for me to create these things independently without someone holding me accountable for the vision I set. It sounds so easy to change on your own that you could do this yourself, but having a coach who has walked the path, who could help me see things from new perspectives, made all the difference! Thanks, Chad!!

Patricia R.

New York, NY

I’ve enjoyed working with Chad when I was sorting out things in my personal and work life. In those areas, he and I dove deep into the idea of what it means to be selfish and take care of yourself in every way and put yourself first. And more importantly, do not feel bad about it because taking care of yourself first is not a bad thing. If you can’t take care of yourself first and work on your inner peace and happiness, how can you take care of anyone or anything else? These conversations happened during a pivotal point in my life and career and helped me see things in a new light as I embarked on a new professional journey. And I’m so grateful! Thanks, Chad!

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