"Throughout my life, I've had a voice in the back of my mind that has continually been a source of negativity. It's impaired my ability to function in many aspects of life, causing much anxiety, especially in social situations and even with my career. I've tried to learn to meditate using classic techniques like body scans and focusing on the breath, but was never able to stay on task enough to gain traction. I've been working with Brent, and the specially tailored techniques he's taught me have taken that voice from a megaphone in my face to a whisper in the back of the room. I'm blown away at how far I've come in a short time, and I'm excited to see where making mindfulness a lifelong habit will take me."
"I am delighted to recommend Purple to mentor your meditation and mindfulness. He combines professional competence with compassionate, caring attention. He’s able to be right there with you, in the moment, without distraction. He has a way of picking up on detail and spontaneously expressing insight that you will find truly helpful and inspiring. He’s caring and responsive and is going to help you find the practice that’s right for you.
In a world of many mindfulness teachers, Purple stands out as a guide with an understanding of life-affirming techniques, their history and context, and how to apply them to the challenges of real-life circumstances. I honestly can’t recommend him highly enough. He can help you grow through mindfulness in ways you can hardly imagine."
- Charlie Awbery, my personal meditation coach
"Brent has a lot of personal experience. He's able to understand and has immediate ideas to help with the speed bumps of practice. His down-to-earth style is refreshing and practical in a nebulous pursuit. My motivation and feeling of progress has blossomed in the year he has been my coach/mentor."
"Brent never fails to meet me where I am in the moment. His knowledge and guidance make the unknown not so hard to explore. My mental health and ability to respond and not react have completely changed. I am forever grateful that he has been my guide on my meditative journey."
I've thoroughly enjoyed working with Brent. He brings experience from a variety of mindfulness practices and, most importantly, has exhibited a tremendous amount of patience with me as I'm learning a different way of living with everything that makes life so uncomfortable at times. After dabbling on the edges of meditation for years, I finally started to take a different approach by working with a coach, and I'm very grateful we started this process.”
“If you’re considering mindfulness coaching, I’d highly recommend Brent. In our months of regular sessions, it became clear he is knowledgable, kind, and effective. We did an assessment and started right off with some meditation techniques. Working on a week-by-week basis, he gradually added in more tools and skills. He’s a very good listener and explained things perfectly. Since my goals were fairly specific, I can say I’m definitely using what he taught me on a daily basis. I’ve noticed increased focus and clarity since beginning classes for my MBA while still taking care of my full Family Medicine clinic. Thanks Brent!”
"Throughout the pandemic, my teenage son had been struggling with depression, his grades were tanking, and his attitude was turning very negative. Brent has been invaluable in getting him back on track. He started weekly meditation sessions with my son that worked with our crazy schedule. I believe it's helping him in many ways, along with therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes. He's more positive, calmer, and his grades have improved greatly. I know meditation isn't a magic cure-all, but it has been a hugely important tool during a really chaotic and stressful time. I highly recommend contacting Brent to see what tools he can teach you to improve things in your life!"
"I recently lost my friend and companion of 57 years. I'm living in a four-story town home that we shared for 20 of those years. We put a lot of effort and funds into equipping the space with things loved. I'm 84 years old and anticipate moving to a smaller place. I wanted to learn about mindfulness, not to assist in the actual organization and labor, but in order to stress less about the effort involved. Brent has been a great coach and has really helped me in this process."
“Brent is an adaptable, patient, knowledgeable, and kind meditation mentor as well as a deep listener who will meet you where you are.
In every session, he strives to make recommendations to my practice in a way that is adaptable to other factors in my life and pushes the envelope of my practice.
Brent has helped my practice be more consistent and relevant to my interests or needs. He's a great guy and meditation coach. Would highly recommend him to anyone from those curious about meditation to those seeking industrial strength in their meditation practice. Thank you, Brent, for all you do.”