David is a very loving coach who always makes it safe enough for me to go as deeply as I need to go. He has helped me to get in touch with deep shadows that have held me back in a lot of ways in my life, and what I learned was that these shadows were actually trying to protect me and keep me safe. Thanks to the work I’ve done with David, these shadows have definitely released their grip on me, and I now find myself much more able to speak and live my truth on a day-to-day basis.
Over the years, David has proven to be a loyal friend and teacher. I know him to be a compassionate, loving man who brings creativity and authenticity to his daily interactions. He is fiercely committed to his own personal growth, as well as to the raising of consciousness of men and women in the world. David has boundless energy and enthusiasm for this work. More importantly, he walks the talk. He understands that life is more about the journey than the destination. As David travels along his path, he continues to learn and grow. He challenges me and others to do the same.
David is highly skilled in the process of assisting (simultaneously guiding and following) a client to step into his/her past, where the wounds of the past are limiting them in the present. He does not need to know in advance what or where the issue is, because he uses questions and invitations to help the person doing the work to explore that in real time. At each turn, David asks questions, and his next question is based on the previous answer—it is like a guided meditation, only better because the guide is seeing the road with me, and as I discover new data, we jointly decide where to go next. It truly is a journey—into my own self and my own past—to safely find where the patterns of today originated, and then decide what I want to do about them once they are found. Way better than therapy!
David is a joy to watch when he facilitates. His focus, awareness, compassion, and insights are inspirational. His willingness to share these gifts and nurture others (as facilitators or as clients) with his love can’t help but make this world a better place for all. You owe it to yourself and the other people in your life to take advantage of what he offers.
David brings his years of training and facilitation to a new and powerful space in the Shadow Healing and Integration work. He has an acute ability to be present with and respond to the needs of the clients and students and give immediate, clear and powerful feedback. Shadow Healing and Integration work is so valuable in this point in time, and the skills, integrity and heart with which David approaches this work make him an excellent teacher.
The SHIFT workshop with David was very professional and powerful. I have learned very useful tools for going deep into the psychological make-up of a being, and bring light over unconscious aspects that are ruling one’s life and behaviors. The knowledge presented was extremely useful, and David showed in a very clear way how to apply it and run a process that brings at the end healing and transformation. I am now much more confident in my skills, and ready to facilitate.
GROW was a fantastic two-day investment! The myriad of skills I learned are helping me both professionally and personally and have helped me connect with colleagues across the company. We were able to discuss sensitive topics in a safe environment and learn important skills that not only help us thrive at Guidewire, but be better people as well. I can’t say enough good things about GROW and hope that every employee will jump on the opportunity to participate!
It was a GREAT experience being at the GROW workshop. The Workshop has definitely helped me GROW as a Colleague, a Mom, a Wife, a Daughter and overall as a Person in several ways.
Firstly, I loved the fact that I got to meet people from various other departments of Guidewire which would not have been easy otherwise. It helped me to get to know my colleagues well enough to develop a bond with them, which in turn strengthened my bond with Guidewire as a company and made me feel like I was an integral part of it. Being a newbie at Guidewire, it was important to gain that confidence. The relationships I built with my co-workers made me comfortable at my work place and makes me want to stay here longer.
Secondly, the Content and structure of the program is so well designed that it does not make you feel like you are in a “workshop workshop”. It’s filled with so many fun activities and games that I initially hesitated, but at the end was proud of what I could do and accomplish.
Emphasis on Guidewire’s core values was through fun activities. It made me realize how well our core values are chosen, how it has contributed to our growth so far and how it makes our workplace a pleasant and fun environment to be in.
GROW also helped me to truly listen to everyone around me. I usually listen to my colleagues at work, but tend to take my family (kids, husband , parents) for granted. I learned how important active listening is and that helped me discover many aspects of my kids which are very important. I always thought I was a good mom, but I must agree that the workshop has made me a better Mom. I also gained good insight into effective communication and collaboration which again is a great skill to possess to be successful not only at work but in life.
Last but not the least, David is such an amazing teacher and mentor. He creates this wonderful, encouraging environment that makes me absolutely comfortable to be in. I call him a mentor, because I can walk up to him anytime for suggestions and advice on topics discussed during the workshop and he is always so welcoming.
On the whole I would like to say that I’m so glad I took the workshop and encourage everyone to give it a try.
I found the GROW workshop to be an enlightening and enriching experience that underscored for me ways in which I can better embody the core values of Integrity, Rationality and Collegiality both in my work and in my life. David’s demeanor as a teacher is welcoming and encouraging, and I found him to be very skillful at facilitating the fun and enriching activities we went through as a group. The workshop afforded me the opportunity to forge connections with many people who came from departments in the company different from my own. Had it not been for the GROW workshop, I wouldn’t have had the chance to get to know these wonderful colleagues as I did, and a lasting impact from the workshop is my ongoing connection to all of them. I feel that I gained valuable insights into how I can more effectively communicate and collaborate with my peers here at Guidewire and with others outside the sphere of work as a result of my participation in this very valuable and very fun workshop!
Life Mastery TV
Two really great and caring people—their webinars explore the emotional and stress issues that afflict so many of us nowadays—these guys are David & Tommy.
Their webinars, which anyone can register for at no cost, are insightful and help a host of folks. Not just people with serious emotional problems but others like me. I consider myself as a pretty together person and can state that watching David and Tommy has helped me a lot. We all lose our way, or our perspective on gets skewed, so we need something that nudges us back on the right track.
Watching David and Tommy discuss and elaborate on aspects of life that bother or confuse people has certainly opened my mind.
I urge you to register and watch their next webinar, at the every least you’ll find it entertaining and enlightening, and it may even give you the tools to “fix” something that’s been bothering you!
I have either watched live or watched the recordings of all the Life Mastery programs, and I find them to be thought-provoking and fun. These episodes have helped me to open up to other ways of thinking about life experiences and how we react to them. You can feel that David & Tommy are sharing from their own experiences, with understanding of what we put ourselves through and with great empathy.
I appreciate the opportunity to participate with your Life Mastery TV webinars. I find your approach to the discussions to be very helpful and useful with looking more deeply at the root causes of feelings, emotions and life experiences. I really appreciate all the “use it now” info and practical applications you both provide the participants. With only 30 minutes of webinar time, the discussions are truly packed with useful and truthful information and I sense your enthusiasm throughout all discussions. Both of your teaching styles are incredibly effective, and I am certainly looking forward to future webinars with you!
My sweetheart and I were having some communication issues. I had met David at a men’s group and thought that he could help me communicate better and also be heard. David got the two of us talking and hearing each other. Within 20 minutes I had found my sweetheart again. I busted through all of the crap that had been keeping me from really seeing her.
I watched as she started seeing me again. Listening to her and finding out what she was really feeling—not just saying—was very eye-opening for me.
Now when things start to go off the rails instead of assuming she knows how I feel, I tell her and she listens. I feel much more in balance with her and I am looking forward to spending the rest of my life with her.
In a remarkably short time, David helped us cut to the chase in helping us express what needed to be said for our relationship to move forward. He created a safe place where we could be brave, loving, and direct with each other. Since our session with David we’ve felt closer than ever.
My partner and I had been working through issues related to living together and the judgments and resentments that naturally come up as two people come closer together. David created a safe container for open, honest, direct communication. David took time to make each of us feel comfortable. Guiding us through each process, David skillfully brought us toward deeper awareness of our authentic selves and helped us find the language to communicate from that level of awareness. Real intimacy comes, I believe, from expressing my authentic self and hearing my partner express her authenticity. David helped us achieve that.
Magic of "I Am"
I’m very grateful for the Daily Affirmation program because of the instant uplifting of my mood that just happens automatically. Each day now, I find myself keen to open the affirmation for the day ahead, so that I can benefit from its impact for the whole day!
David’s Magic of I Am affirmations are a great way for me to get centered and focused each day. I love the range of where they take me and also challenge me. In addition to the affirmations, I also get a video message each week that takes me even deeper into the message and the meaning it has for me. I am so grateful for this program, because it has been a great guide into higher awareness. To top it all off, the emails and the website are so easy to get and connect through. I’m going to tell people about this site—I know they’ll love it!!
Most of us schedule our days in advance, meeting, chores to do, some pleasant, and to be honest most of them are not fun tasks to do… 🙂
Sometimes when you wake up you need that “push”, something to give a flavor to your fast, and busy day. That is what I experienced when I was reading David’s affirmation emails, I was like “Hmm…, it feels like was written just for me”.
Whether you are spiritual, or do not believe in any of it, we are all humans and all we need that “message” that somehow seems to touch us deep down. It makes our everyday life roll smoother and easier, kind of it simply “makes sense”.
If you feel like some of what I experienced resonates with you, just give it a try, and subscribe to David’s Daily Affirmation program.
Each time I work with David, his questioning leads me to the heart of my struggle. With careful guidance, he walks with me into the area of pain, helps me see it with clear, fresh eyes, and guides me out the other side where the picture of my radiant self is luminous and welcoming. The godliness and beauty of my essential self is there for me to see and embrace, even if only for a moment. Each experience of this perfect self offers me the courage, insight, and vulnerability to take the next step on my journey. I honor and respect David’s skills as a facilitator.
I tremendously enjoyed going through the GROW Workshop. It created many good memories as well as enhancing my interpersonal skills. The coverage of the Guidewire core values was great. I was also introduced to many immediately applicable ideas and suggestions to engage at a higher level here at Guidewire. I am proud to count myself as a GROW Workshop alumnus.
I’m glad I attended David’s GROW workshop. Learning to truly listen is a very important skill and attending this workshop has helped me pay attention to how I communicate/listen to another person in both personal and professional life. It was a very informative workshop that helped me to examine my listening style and how I communicate. The exercises that we did during the session gave me a clear understanding of what a speaker/listener feels when the conversation is interrupted/ignored or the point that the speaker is trying to make is not through to the other person. I really appreciate David and Julie for organizing this workshop to help us all GROW!