My name is Craig J. Phillips and I would like to tell you a little about myself. I am 59 years old. I am the creator and author of 2 websites. I created Second Chance to Live in February 2007. I created and launched Create a Spark of Hope in May of 2015. I have been on a unique journey for the past 49 years. To gain a more in-depth look into my process and journey you may click on this link.
Although I was not expected to succeed beyond high school academically, I obtained my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I obtained my undergraduate degree in 10 years. I obtained my graduate degree in 3 1/2 years. During both my undergraduate and graduate studies I ran into many walls. I possess an undergraduate degree in theology and physical education / recreation. I possess a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling.
I have worked during the past 30 years seeking to encourage, motivate and empower individuals to not give up. To not give up on their dreams or their destinies. While working through undergraduate and graduate school I worked in a variety of human service positions assisting individuals in various capacities. Among these capacities, I worked in assisted living centers, in a residential treatment center and as a counselor with in the cemetery and funeral industries.
In these positions I sought to provide well-being and hope to the individuals and families.
After I obtained my graduate school, I worked as a certified rehabilitation counselor in both public and private rehabilitation settings. In these settings I assisted individuals with physical, emotional and psychological disabilities. My focus has been to help individuals find ways to use their gifts, talents and abilities in ways that will work for them.. Each of these settings has provided a unique window into the lives of individuals throughout the spectrum of life’s experiences. In the process of my desire to be of service I have grown in my own process of understanding myself.
In the process of my desire to be of service I have grown in my own process of understanding through self-discovery, self-reflection and self-exploration.
Through my professional pursuits, as well as my personal endeavors to be of service; I have grown in self-awareness and self-acceptance. As I have grown in self-awareness and self-acceptance, I have grown in my ability to take healthy and positive action in my own life. This action has given me a fresh perspective on how to create hope in my life, which I would like to share with you through my articles on Create a Spark of Hope. As questions arise as you read my articles, please send those questions to me. All questions are good questions and welcomed.
As you listen to and watch this video presentation and questions come to mind, please send those questions to me. All questions are good questions and welcomed. You have my permission to share the articles that I present here on Create a Spark of Hope, however please attribute me as being the author of the article (s) and or video presentations. Thank you. Copyright 2016