A holiday in hell- and I’m thankful for it.

I dont know how I can best communicate this experience. Although my efforts will fall short, I have to try. So, here it goes. As a kid, like others, every Christmas season felt like it was supposed to be a magical time where every dream would come true. I would watch all the holiday shows,Continue reading “A holiday in hell- and I’m thankful for it.”

WILL NO ONE HIRE THIS MAN? (Plus, tips for surviving prison.)

Wonderful story by Jane Wells- Will No One Hire This Man (Plus, tips for surviving prison). on Wells Street Bulletin regarding the challenges myself and others face in our journey to return to productive citizens after a criminal conviction. If you don’t already follow her bulletin, do so soon… you will love her unique slantContinue reading “WILL NO ONE HIRE THIS MAN? (Plus, tips for surviving prison.)”

“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” ~Pema Chodron

For the last six years, this saying has made me very angry. I felt I had been taught lessons that were more painful than I could imagine but were occurring repeatedly. I thought, only I can judge `when I was ready to be done with whatever lesson I was supposed to learn, and I wasContinue reading ““Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” ~Pema Chodron”

When Trauma Destroys Confidence- How Do We Rebuild?

After several years of intermittent work and jobs I lost for a multitude of reasons related to my damaged reputation, I have finally re-entered the professional workplace. I always imagined that building the confidence and trust would be most difficult in the eyes of the employer who finally hired me, but I was wrong. Instead,Continue reading “When Trauma Destroys Confidence- How Do We Rebuild?”

The Hidden Lesson in the Elizabeth Holmes Trial

Insight from someone with a similar criminal conviction. A week from today, September 8th, opening arguments begin in the Elizabeth Holmes (Theranos) Federal Criminal case. Like me, many of you have watched the multitude of documentaries and movies chronicling her story of deceit that cost investors hundreds of millions of dollars. All the while thinking,Continue reading “The Hidden Lesson in the Elizabeth Holmes Trial”

7 Myths Regarding Employing White Collar Convicts

Preferrably named the White Collar Justice Impacted Community (WCJIC). Myth: The WCJIC had their chance and blew it, compared to other disadvantaged convicts, they don’t deserve pity and another chance. Reality: Those that I know in the WCJIC are remorseful for destroyong the opportunity they had in an influencial, well paying position. In the endContinue reading “7 Myths Regarding Employing White Collar Convicts”

What do your co-workers REALLY think about you?

That’s a scary question. We all think we have an idea of where we stand, what persona we exude and how difficult we’d be to replace at work and home. But do we really know? Can you imagine the morning you wake up to face the results of a survey provided to your co-workers andContinue reading “What do your co-workers REALLY think about you?”

Trying to Buy What Can’t Be Bought

This a line from one of my favorite songs, Old Before Your Time by Ray LaMontagne. It exemplifies many of my actions in my early and mid-adult life. Growing up in a poor family and watching/listening to my parents diminish their self worth based upon their income, along with putting the rich on a pedestal,Continue reading “Trying to Buy What Can’t Be Bought”

Walk a mile in our shoes, but not ones that are too small, of poor quality, and designed for the short term”. Mike Neubig

The White-Collar Justice impacted community (WJIC) is made up of diverse professionals in lawyers, CEO’s, bankers, physicians, entrepreneurs, and businesspeople who had worked their way to the top of their professions. Most also have one or multiple graduate level degrees. Somewhere along our path, we made a mistake that cost us years of our livesContinue reading “Walk a mile in our shoes, but not ones that are too small, of poor quality, and designed for the short term”. Mike Neubig”

Central Ohio Tech Founder Pleads Guilty to Five Felonies

This headline is about me, Mike Neubig. My favorite priest once told me, “Everyone has sins and has made mistakes and engaged in negative begaviors leading to shameful life events. I listen to them every day in confession. The only difference is yours have been made public”. Imagine a world where all of our mostContinue reading “Central Ohio Tech Founder Pleads Guilty to Five Felonies”