How Did You Become a Coach?
In June of 1993, I took a transformational seminar called the Landmark Forum. I wish I could say I had major breakthroughs from it, but I didn’t. I did, however, find a friendly community, a place where people were really glad to see me, and that began the process of getting comfortable in that kind of pursuit: of sorting out what happens in life from what I make it mean. The more courses I took, and the more I participated, the greater facility I developed in listening.
Four years later, in 1997, in the context of a leadership training program whose participants I was coaching, I altered the focus of a particular training workshop, whose initial purpose was to successfully reproduce the format/script for leading introductions to the Landmark Forum, to focus on people being able to speak more authentically — not only while leading introductions to the Landmark Forum — but everywhere in their lives.
The name of the workshop also changed from “Format Advanced Body” to “Freedom, Authenticity and Breakthroughs.”
The FAB team, as it became known, consisting of myself and several other very insightful, powerful coaches, became over the next three years the hottest thing at the NY center.
The sessions were three hours long, and it was “anything goes”. Participants could say whatever they needed to say to really begin to experience freedom and enhanced self-expression in all of their relationships, including their relationship to themselves. We became known for straight, powerful, incisive communication, often about confronting issues, that would empower people to transform areas of their lives and communication. This became getting known as “getting fabbed”, and there was always a waiting list to be coached at the front of the room. Coaches as well as participants in every program from 1997 through the fall of 2000 acknowledged the massive difference these workshops had made in their lives.
In Fall 2000, Landmark Education discontinued the FAB team, as the company came to realize that the coaching sessions were not directly in keeping with the original intent of empowering the participants’ delivery of the format. I was told, “This is not our thing, this is yours, so you can’t do it here.”
This, of course, was actually great news.
When Did You Start Your Coaching Practice?
In the fall of 2000. The techniques and skills I’d developed in the FAB team became the foundation for my Coaching practice.
Why Do You Coach?
I coach to inspire people’s self-expression as an access to a world where everyone belongs.*
*Note: I designed this purpose in 2006 in Toronto at an amazing course for men called Legacy Discovery.
I also coach to inspire others, and to be inspired as well, by what is possible for people and humanity. I am constantly present to my own development as I facilitate the development and success of others.
Who Do You Coach?
People willing to begin the process of taking responsibility for all of their relationships — family, romantic, friends, professional, etc. — and who want the freedom that that way of being makes possible.
With my clients, I also distinguish and acknowledge the differences between men and women that are profound, challenging and wonderful and that help shape us as unique human beings.
I first became interested in this aspect of humanity after doing the Sterling Men’s Weekend in December 2003.
Why Should I Hire You?
I talk straight, I am uncannily perceptive, and I get to the truth quickly. I stand for YOU having what YOU say YOU want in YOUR life. Plain and simple.
Ultimately I cut through the usual smoke screen / excuses / story / camouflage you give to everyone, including yourself. This allows you the freedom to begin communicating with — dare I say it? — Freedom, Authenticity and Breakthroughs!
Life & Relationship Analysis
Dave is a trusted and respected relationship and life coach professional that will challenge, motivate, mentor, and inspire.
Coaching starts by declaring a powerful future. Let me help you realize your goals and achieve success.
Coaching is the process of working with a collaborative partner in an empathetic and supported environment.
After working with me you’ll
be able to:
• Freely express your love
• Let go of your past
• Enjoy your family
• Have dating be a joy
• Work with passion
• Revitalize intimacy
• Expand your communities
• Appreciate who you are now
• Communicate with authenticity
• Not be stopped by fear
Get into ACTION!
A brief, confidential complimentary relationship coaching consultation
• One-on-one sessions available
• Phone or in person
• Group sessions
(up to 10 people)
• Customized for clients
GET IN TOUCH
A complimentary meeting provides the opportunity to discuss your goals, and see how we can work together.
I understand how busy life can be so I’m happy to work together to fit within your schedule.
Your privacy is very important to us therefore a confidentiality agreement is always signed at the outset.