“While growing up in Ohio as a youth, I battled a severe speech impediment (vocal spasms and blocking) which led to me building invisible walls around myself in order to protect against the pain of being different! However I didn’t realizing that those very same walls meant to keep others out would keep me locked inside. As a result, this protective – mechanism that I had erected quickly evolved into me becoming an all-out introvert! I avoided every situation and confrontation that might involve talking… it took me years before finally realizing how mentally debilitating living such a secluded life was. However, I always had that inner passion & drive to help others, and to see the best for all of humanity.
Despite my speech disability I enrolled in ‘Cincinnati Christian University,’ with a deep passion for missions (not only overseas, but also here on American soil). I am somewhat unable to fully explain where such a passion came from with me being such an introvert? This passion soon led me to take on various ministry opportunities throughout my college experience, and for years to follow despite the audacious adversity.
Let’s rewind now to a tragic event that took place a few years prior to me going off to college. I grew up in a family where the image of my Dad was a strong built daddy seen with nothing but greasy tools and a lunch box. My Dad was a hero in my eyes, and I felt that he could not be defeated by even death! Of course we all know that no man or woman is invincible, but we still want to believe that our mommy or daddy is. A turning point in my life came when Dad fell deathly ill with diabetes, and at that moment it seemed all so quick that my hero fell to the ground!
To sum up the long dreadful experience of helplessly watching my Dad suffer, it did not seem long before this vicious disease had gradually shut down Dad’s entire circulatory and respiratory systems leading to his untimely death.
I will often relive the chain of events of my past, but choose to use the memories as motivators to live a life that is free of being boxed-inside walls due to speech difficulties. Likewise, I refuses a sedentary lifestyle that could lead to a life that is dominated by a chronic disease such as diabetes (type 2) that has in recent years been proven through medical research to be largely preventable by developing a consistent regimen of proper diet and exercise.
More recently, during the fall of 2011, I went through speech reconstruction, spending 12 days at a clinic in Roanoke, Virginia. Hopefully one can clearly understand the passion and drive fueling my mission as a Fitness & Wellness Coach, with a specific interest in the INTROVERT and anyone else who may feel displaced, inferior, intimidated, or simply like giving up on their fitness goals.
I am confident that my unique style; coupled with my past experiences will undoubtedly breathe new fresh life into your circumstances. I have so many more tools in my arsenal for fitness, wellness and encouragement that I cannot wait to release to you one-two-one!”
Growing up in Ohio as a youth, Isaac battled a severe speech impediment (vocal spasms and blocking) which led to him building invisible walls around himself in order to protect against the pain of being different! However, not realizing that those very same walls meant to keep others out would keep him locked inside. As a result, this protection mechanism that Isaac had erected would soon evolve into him becoming an all out introvert. He avoided every situation and confrontation that might involve talking. It would take him years before finally realizing how mentally debilitating living such a secluded life was. However, Isaac always had an inner passion to help others, and to see the best for all of humanity.
Despite his speech disability he enrolled in Cincinnati Christian University, with a deep passion for missions (not only overseas, but also here on American soil). He says that he is unable to explain where such a passion came from with him being such an introvert. This passion would soon lead Isaac to take on various ministry opportunities throughout his college experience, and years to follow despite the adversity.