Thoreau said, "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." Bert Botta felt the pain of his own "quiet desperation" after three divorces, the gradual erosion of his 26-year flying career, and the discovery of something that overshadowed his love of aviation. He now helps men discover the source of their own "quiet desperation" and transform that to master their dormant genius.
His autobiography, Fast Lane to Faith, follows Botta's spiritual journey from the hot rods of his youth on the streets of San Francisco, through his exploits and adventures during the best years of commercial aviation the world has ever known, to the Indian Himalayas and the jungles of the Philippines and beyond.
Botta's journey brought him face to face with lessons that every man needs to know: how to know God, how to love womenand be loved by themand how to truly know when you've achieved success.
About the Author
Bert Botta was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He was a pilot/instructor for Trans World Airlines for twenty-six years. In 1981, after his third divorce, he began a worldwide spiritual journey. He opened a private practice as a professional counselor in St. Louis, Missouri, after earning a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology.
After a return to TWA, Botta attended the New Warrior Training Adventure. He later took early retirement from his airline to become a certified leader in that organization. After seven years out of the cockpit, he went to work for Netjets as a captain on Citation and Gulfstream corporate jets.
Botta envisioned, formed, and co-led the first Living From the Heart Christian Men's training and subsequent community in Marin County, California, in August 2011.