We’ve been on a bit of an existential theme lately with our blogs – what, why etc.  Doing work just for the sake of work is a recipe for frustration, burn-out, and dissatisfied clients.

Hopefully, that work and effort that you devoted to discerning your why took into account your personal side – we like to say that you ignore the personal to the detriment of the business.  You should have a plan or a sense of what you are going to do in your next life chapter…your current efforts should be supportive of this destination.

For me and my family, our destination is pointed to a combination of faith, family, and heritage.  We have intentionally spent the last decade diligently hunting for a location in the part of Spain from which my grandfather hailed as a place where we can manifest the aforementioned list.  We’ll have more on this in future blogs but the point is the following: at a boyish 52, I have a lot of energy and drive to deliver my service offering.  However, this exercise is enabling me to have options.  Options to continue doing what we are doing, options to exit and be an ex-pat in rural Spain, etc.  That wealth of options is essential and energizing to me.

Isn’t that a big part of what it should all be about?

Alex is an Atlanta native. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in Management. He went on to receive a Master’s degree in Information Systems from The George Washington University. After a 15-year career in manufacturing and financial services, Alex broadened his experience by working in diverse industries ranging from health information management to the non-profit sector. He was instrumental in the turn-around of a public company which recently sold for $300MM. Alex serves as a mentor in the Catholic Charities Leadership Program as well as the Georgia Tech MentorJackets program. He is President Emeritus of the Georgia Tech Intown Alumni Network and an event sponsor for the George Washington University Alumni Association Atlanta Club. He was instrumental in the foundation of NobisWorks (f/ka Recycletronics), an e-waste recycling business that provides employment for disabled veterans and funds training programs while reducing e-waste in landfills. He also serves on the boards of Lifecycle Building Center and Pinecrest Academy. He and his wife María are active members of the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta and are the parents of five children ranging in age from adolescent to young adult.