We are all human and here is a human element and the evolution of myself over the last few years.
I am Dennis Walker and this is part of my journey.
I have had many titles and identities throughout my lifetime. Son, veteran and father are the simple ones. I have been an engineer, pastoral intern, musician, learner, traveler, sailor, entrepreneur, business owner, realtor, yacht broker and life coach. Those are all easily found. Some of what you don't see are much more valuable. I was a smoker for 34 years, turned non smoker; non reader, turned reader. I identified as an overachiever, over-thinker, broken mess always looking for the light at the end of the tunnel.
I grew up in San Diego, California, surfing, snowboarding and riding motorcycles in the desert. I spent my late teens and early 20's in the Navy, while being aboard 5 different aircraft carriers and a destroyer in the field of aviation and electronics. That knowledge propelled me into an career as a field service engineer, in the radiation oncology field. I worked on cancer treatment systems and high powered x-ray systems, allowing me to travel all to every state and over many parts of the world, experiencing many different cultures. Before moving to Florida in 2008, I had lived in 12 different states.
In 2016, I became licensed in real estate. I created a real estate team and opened an office 2 years later. I held the roles of local president, state district vice president and state governor for women’s council of realtors, while chairing multiple committees at the local real estate board. I achieved many accolades and awards within the realm of real estate.
In 2020, I co-founded Sunshine Cruising Yachts and bought a Mayflower 48 sailing yacht. I found my niche of real estate and marketing made an easy transition to selling yachts in the marine industry. Living on a boat didn't hurt either! I became an avid sailor and enjoyed doing deliveries with other captains on many different types of boats. Inadvertently, I followed the footsteps of my mother, who spent years cruising her sailboat throughout the South Pacific and California coast.
In 2019, after battling some personal issues, I found myself in therapy. From that experience I got diagnosed with Aspergers. This revelation shattered my world while providing clarity. Unbeknownst to me, I lacked emotional maturity, self-awareness, and understanding of self-care. With therapy, I shed layers of accumulated guilt and shame, paving the way for profound transformation. After years of preparation, I stepped into the role of a coach. Armed with knowledge, growth, and an unyielding desire to help others, I am breaking barriers, expanding beyond my comfort zone. Choice and accountability propel us toward our purpose. Are you ready to choose differently and break the patterns that continue your cycle of mediocrity and wake up to a life of passion for your life or business?
Let's embark on this journey together.
Life Coach, Entrepreneur, Sailor
Here you can see the outward changes of the person you will come to know, Dennis Walker.