I'm Constantine, Nice to Meet You
I'm a Florida-born, Colorado-living Life Coach, Consultant & Published Author.
I was raised by my mother & aunt in St. Petersburg, Florida. I was a Boy Scout as a child, Punk Singer as a teen, and Research Psychologist as a young adult. Since moving to Colorado in 2015, I've been learning & growing as a former Wilderness Therapy Guide, AmeriCorps Alum, Entrepreneur, Published Author, and Life Coach.
My perfect day starts with a late morning, yoga, meditation, and reading with coffee or tea. I'll play a few matches of Go with friends, or take off into the wilderness. I love a good fire and some philosophical conversation with friends late into the night.
I'm proud to say that the bulk of my tool kit comes from almost 4 years of guiding in wilderness therapy. I worked with teens, young adults, and their families to find stability and direction using dozens of proven therapeutic models and techniques.
I have my degree in research psychology from the honors college of Florida, New College, as well as extensive personal and professional development training from AmeriCorps. I've been a mentor to others all my life, tracing all the way back to my roots in Boy Scouts.
In recent years, I became a Certified Life Coach to bring my wide range of skills under one roof and offer a unique coaching experience to my clients.
From a Young Age
When All is Chaos
No Rest for the Wicked
Helping Others Up
Change the World.
One World at A Time.
My Chief Belief.
I used to want to change the world.
I used to think I had to do it all at once. I struggled to find my way of making an impact. Through endless wasted efforts I finally realized: “The World" is a group of individuals. Us. We. You. Me. Each person carrying within them their own, interior world.
I decided that helping one person change would be enough. And after one person, came two. After two, came three. And after three, came THE TEN-THOUSAND THINGS...I mean the hundreds of other people I've impacted... (sorry, Daoist quotes, force of habit). I reckon I'm somewhere in the thousands by now. Hallelujah!
Thankfully, I have already succeeded in my mission. Lives have been changed. Futures have been altered. I have made my contribution(s). Fortunately, I forget that from time to time and fool myself into thinking there's more to be done. Perhaps I just can't stand to be so still.
Enter - Point 2:
The Meaning of Life
is to Give Life Meaning
My Directive Duex
Well done! Mission accomplished...
Yes, well...we hadn't thought that far ahead had we?
As an early teen, I spent most of my time alone on long midnight walks, struggling with the meaning of life, asking the question over and over again: “What is the meaning of life?” Until finally, I found the answer in the question: “The meaning of life...is to GIVE. LIFE. MEANING!"
The meaning I choose is to serve others. The world I choose is filled with meaning and causality. My wish and my practice is to enjoy both the pleasant and the unpleasant parts of life. When darkness descends and my demons emerge from the shadows––let us have tea. When lightness returns to steal me from excitement, let me surrender to the danger of my creature comforts.
The Point is, there really is no Point, merely choice.
Should I become restless, May I choose to stir
Should I become winded, May I choose to rest
Should I become lonely, May I choose to connect
Should I become lost, May I choose to wander
Constantine's coaching changed my life! I was experiencing a lot of anxiety around my purpose when I found his services. I took his Dao De Jing program and did a 180 in those 81 days! Now I'm more balanced, confident in my path and striving financially. He's the real deal. Highly recommend!
K. F., former client
As a former commitment-phobe, Mr. Dhonau helped improve my confidence and held me accountable. His curriculum was highly beneficial, helped me organize my thoughts, and split one large goal I had been procrastinating on into small steps so it was more feasible. I would highly recommend his program to others, and think that when you take into account all of his assurance , support, and how accessible he was, LAUNCH is a true bargain.
R. W., former client
Constantine's teachings have been some of the most amazing influences to my journey and he's helped me align so many parts of my life! He has a way of unlocking doors you didn't know existed. I'm so grateful to have worked with him and 100% suggest his coaching for others!! THIS IS YOUR SIGN!
B. E., former client
I recently worked with Constantine on my MFA in Poetry applications and his support went above and beyond what I expected...He was also able to see the big picture of my work, identify themes, and provide feedback on how to more fully encompass my poetic niche...you will not find someone as talented, compassionate, and astute as Constantine. I am so grateful to have him on my writing team!