People have always trusted me to analyze and help them solve their problems.
Raised in rural poverty by a fundamentalist culture, corporal punishment gave me a limp and separated rib by age 10. Survival required listening until I understood motives, risks, and outcomes, then strategizing action. Publically, a problem-child became a model citizen. Inwardly, rationalizing these experiences buried my soul under personal doubt, fear, and judgement.
But I was successful. I attended college on full scholarship and received ongoing leadership development training. I served as a juvenile delinquent residential treatment counselor, a sex-ed health coach, and a teacher, before a decade composing music in Hollywood. I was respected, and worked on award-winning projects.
Privately, I struggled and suffered. My adult life repeated childhood traumas. Negative beliefs created financial struggle, and poor social tact provoked aggression, or indifference. Naive altruism protected years of female-against-male intimate partner violence. Victim mentality, imposter syndrome, and internal resistance left me ineffective and helpless.
The fallout was extreme. I lost a mentor to helplessness, another to legal threats, and a third to suicide. I was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease. I sacrificed my career and marriage to maintain custody, and then lost community and family to judgement, sexism, and apathy. Burned and publicly accused in every way, I was isolated, and even homeless for a time.
So many times I came close to healing, only to be flattened again, but I finally broke through, woke up, and rebuilt. A spiritual coach helped me write my own psychoanalysis. A therapist taught me courage and self-love. I trained in assertiveness and social graces, learning how to choose friends. I healed. I returned to mental health and life coaching, receiving an MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology – leadership, research, assessment, and consulting. I started coaching, and found my experiences gave me a lot to offer – wisdom comes from great suffering.
As a coach, I offer transformative processes, deep insights, broad knowledge, powerful courage, and gracious accountability learned from first-hand experience and deep education. Much of my work now focuses on anticipating, overcoming, and growing from failure, in leadership, performance, culture, and relationships. I’m here to help.
I give awareness and courage. You’ll make your story great. My proprietary approach uses systemic data, psychology, and philosophy to create clarity, confidence, and courage through life coaching, executive coaching, leadership development, and organizational culture. We will reinvent your identity, remove fears, rebuild and optimize goals.
We’ll impact your future by coaching powerful action:
We also support Executive Coaching and Organizational Culture:
People I believe in, exclusively. I coach rising, seeking, or struggling individuals, leaders, and groups, including business owners, entrepreneurs, managers, creatives, and teachers. I have experience coaching startups, entertainment, technology, and legal sectors, where fast pacing demands intelligence, clarity, and novel ideas.
Educated – Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MS I/O Psy).
Experienced – Coached for 15 years, risked in six startups, Hollywood creative for 10 years.
Formally Trained in analysis, counseling, coaching, teaching, consulting, and personality testing.
Deep Understanding – I coach the whole person, according to beliefs, in their context.
I see you, and the people you’ll impact.
My calling is catalyzing individual awareness to create systemic improvement.
“I see people on autopilot, but after my time coaching with Dave, I’m awake!”
“Coaching allowed me to connect with my internal thoughts and organize myself.”
“Dave created a space to distill the greatest essence of everything I desire to be.”
“He was right about everything, about the path I was on, where it would lead, how it would end, and especially how to rebuild afterwards”
“I feel Immense gratitude. Dave sees me. He’s led me to breakthrough after breakthrough.”
“The coaching we have done has created space for a generational impact.”
A coaching proposal followed by a 30 min session, then a proposal execution for clients who want to start. Ready to talk? If you want positive change and results, let’s talk and see if we are a good fit for coaching!