My overall purpose with this site is to help, encourage, and coach those who struggle to keep it all afloat in this valley of endless work and non-stop demands on your time. I am very passionate about the need for balance, and feel we are seriously in a state of crisis — where the increasing speed of change and degree of complexity, combined with 24/7 availability is making it very difficult for the average person to cope on a day to day basis.
This blog provides a bit of my history with surfing (see About), along with an overview of what I have learned over the past 25 years of working in high tech marketing in Silicon Valley. It will eventually lead to a book, which I plan to publish around the storyline of how I view the work/life balance challenge in Silicon Valley.
Why a “Christian perspective” on achieving work/life balance?
If you’ve read my blog, you might be wondering… While my passion for helping people in the work/life balance struggle in Silicon Valley has led me to the coaching profession, I do look at the world through the eyes of a Christian who believes the Bible is the true word of God. I want to be very up front about that. However, I do not believe my clients need to hold Christian beliefs to receive value from my coaching. It is simply the lens through which I view the world. And I do not coach only in the realm of work/life balance issues, it just happens to be a passion of mine that I frequently blog about.
And finally, this picture is the only one I have of my dad, Jack B Mulkey, surfing – taken at Malibu circa 1949 by Doc Ball. Of note is that it is an in-the-water shot, which was quite revolutionary back in those days (see About “dad” for more on that). Dad is riding a 10’9″ Bob Simmons Plywood Foam surfboard (called a Foam Sandwich) . This surfboard was a major breakthrough from the Redwood Planks which could weigh in over 100 pounds. In 2009 this exact surfboard sold for $40,000 at the Hawaiian Islands Vintage Surf Action.