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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 hid 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 was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease. I sacrificed my career and marriage to protect my custody, but then lost community and family to judgement, sexism, and apathy. I lost a mentor to helplessness, another to legal threats, and a third to suicide. Scorned and publicly accused in every way, I was isolated, and even homeless for a time.
I came close to healing so many times 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 select friends. I healed. I returned to mental health and life coaching, receiving an MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. I started coaching, and found my experiences gave me a lot to offer – wisdom follows 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 obstacles in leadership, performance, culture, and relationships. I’m here to help.
Coaching provides the connection and impact needed to make your story great. We'll use systemic data, psychology, and philosophy to create clarity, confidence, and courage. We will reinvent your identity, remove fears, rebuild and optimize goals.
We’ll build your future by coaching powerful action:
We also support Executive Coaching and Organizational Culture:
My life coaching clients are men of all types and professional women.
They work in startups, entertainment, technology, education, and legal sectors.
Educated – Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MS I/O Psy).
Experienced – 15 years coaching, 6 startups, 10 years in entertainment.
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 am also well-versed in existential philosophy and a variety of religious teachings.
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.”