Why work with me?
I only talk what I’ve successfully walked.
Here’s where I’ve been…
For as long as I can remember, two things I’ve been naturally attracted to have been music and pro wrestling. I was also privileged with really effective modeling and support. My parents encouraged my exploration of music and wrestling at an early age. My mom modeled empathy, concern for all people, and the creative generosity to shine light on people in need with a non-profit. My dad modeled independence and discipline by being his own boss, rejecting norms, and transforming how car dealerships do business.
By age 15, I had already performed for 30,000 people drumming for Green Day, was trained and regularly performed as a pro wrestler for money, and was having boxes of Pokémon card packs imported from Japan to sell at the Sunday flea market table I rented.
While in college, I learned entrepreneurship and communications in my bands. I’ve toured the country, shared stages with bands you probably know, heard my songs on the radio, and created some of the best memories of my life.
Beatwell appearance live on Baltimore news in 2016
In grad school, I maintained my passion for music while innovating within the mental health field. The entirety of my graduate training was focused on integrating drumming and rhythm with clinical and counseling psychology. I’ve presented keynotes at state psychology conferences, trained and consulted clinicians of the leading mental health institutes in the region, and shared the healing potentials of drumming with thousands of my community members.
Sold-out Madison Square Garden event in 2019, in which I led branding + marketing
By 2017, I was integrating drumming + mental health full-time, in addition to enjoying band and podcast success. Yet, I still had a profound desire to explore the art and business of pro wrestling at the highest of levels. So I convinced the #2 pro wrestling company in the world to create a full-time leadership position for me with the flexibility to maintain my businesses and projects. I led branding, marketing, + communications, which included interacting with millions of fans each day, rebranding the company’s flagship tv show, and selling-out Madison Square Garden in 17 minutes.
This dream role also allowed me to experience working within a billion-dollar, publicly-traded corporation, further strengthening the convictions I had been sharing in my professional Beatwell programs, prioritizing company culture + employee well-being.
I shared just some of what I’ve done, but in doing so I shared what it is I actually do.
I am committed to AFFIRMING + ACTIVATING my dreams.
Donnie Wahlberg as a guest on my podcast, Chocolate Croissants, in 2020