Selected Testimonials
Couples Clearing

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.

Michael AndrewsTechnical WriterUSA

My sweetheart and I were “walking on eggshells” and didn’t know how to get back on solid footing. David’s gentle but unwavering guidance helped us move through potentially volatile issues with clarity and relative comfort. Since our session with him, our relationship has been much more relaxed, and I feel a great amount of growth has taken place. We are better able to communicate, and I feel like we understand each other better. Having a calm and focused mediator allowed us to explore sensitive topics in a safe and structured framework. I would recommend David to assist anybody having trouble in this tremendously important aspect of life.

G. K.USA

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.

Kirsten S.Director, Non-ProfitUSA
Workshop

My first experience working with David was truly amazing, as he created a safe place for me to explore sides of myself I have never explored and let go of. Through the process, I chose to give it my all and showed up 100% for myself and the others participating with me. David truly has a gift in working with people in getting to the root of it all and being there step by step as I walked through my fears with confidence. I then left feeling lighter, empowered, confident, and loved. 🙂 I highly recommend this experience to anyone, as it shifted my views of life by helping me to deal with my own stuff and to be able to show up for others. 🙂

Alexis LoveDayhome Provider/Life CoachCanada

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!

Ilana ShapiroMarketing ManagerUSA

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.

Sai ManoharanQA EngineerUSA
Facilitator Training

At David’s SHIFT training I received the gift of trusting and following my intuition; the options are clearer and I can listen to suggestions from my inner voice with confidence. Since then I have had two powerful experiences where I couldn’t have as effectively helped the person without that trust in myself. Had it not been for the SHIFT training, I might not have received such a strong proof that I have an inner voice that is worth listening to. And now I have learned that when I do listen to that voice, the results can be very rewarding!

Michell ArmeanuTeacherUSA

David’s SHIFT training allowed me to take my facilitation of shadow processes to the next level, and I have already incorporated elements into my work with clients.
David broke the processes down into easy-to-follow steps, and coupled this with clear explanation of the theory behind them. This supported me stepping through my fear of “not getting it right” and entering the practice sessions with more confidence.
David’s power, love and passion shone through the entire weekend, making it a safe and exciting container in which to learn about myself as well as about process facilitation.

Dan CraftLife CoachUSA

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.

Iulian DamianCNAUSA
Facilitation

David McLeod has wonderful facilitation skills in which he has mastered a dance with the participants. When David has facilitated my own work, he was always able to join with me in the process, giving me support and coming from a neutral stance to allow my own self-discovery. During my deep process work, David has shown an exceptional gift with respect to timing: he always seems to know how to ask the right questions at just the right time to help me discover my deeper truth. David has also given me the wonderful gift of seeing how my past stories and labels have shaped who I have become today and how I can choose to change the way I view myself going forward. And this really helps me to realize my own magnificence and no longer be at the mercy of the negative images of my past stories. As a result of this deep process work, I have been able to join with my significant other in sharing my deeper truth, my insecurities, my fears and how the labels from the past have impacted me. And through this communication and sharing, my relationship has moved to a deeper level and my significant other is able to see and appreciate all of me (and vice versa). Thank you, David, for helping me to show up in the world as a loving, authentic, powerful woman!

Karima IranyLMFTUSA

David has a remarkable ability to help me drill down to the real core of what I’m experiencing, discover long-held beliefs that aren’t serving me any more, and gain the awareness and consciousness required to choose a different path than I have in the past. He does this with incredible compassion, and a fierceness that drives me to do tough work that I might otherwise be too frightened to tackle. As a result, I have shifted my attitudes and learned to change my behaviors, and in so doing have developed more balanced relationships—romantic, platonic, and professional—with the people in my life. I have found great success in asking for what I want (something I’ve had a lot of difficulty doing in the past), offering my own gifts to others in a more authentic way (something I’ve done out of fear or care-taking instead of simple generosity), and standing accountable for my failures.

Peter WestenSoftware Engineering ManagerUSA

My first experience working with David was truly amazing, as he created a safe place for me to explore sides of myself I have never explored and let go of. Through the process, I chose to give it my all and showed up 100% for myself and the others participating with me. David truly has a gift in working with people in getting to the root of it all and being there step by step as I walked through my fears with confidence. I then left feeling lighter, empowered, confident, and loved. 🙂 I highly recommend this experience to anyone, as it shifted my views of life by helping me to deal with my own stuff and to be able to show up for others. 🙂

Alexis LoveDayhome Provider/Life CoachCanada
Magic of "I Am"

David McLeod’s daily affirmations remind me to refocus my attention on values that are precious to me, when my daily routine distracts me into a slew of to do’s of faux importance.

Alexa S.RNUSA

While I doubt it has been even two weeks since I last wrote to tell you how grateful I am for the Magic of I AM, I feel compelled to write again this morning. There have been “Spiritual Authors” that I have subscribed to in the past that get stale after a year or so, and I have found myself eventually unsubscribing. I am talking about best-selling authors here. I just want you to know that your affirmations have only come to mean more to me, and are starting to become the first piece of mail I open each day. I am not on social media, so I do not post at your site, but I really just wanted to let you know how significant your inspiration is in my life.

Robin BurtonUSA

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.
Enjoy!

Ivo DachevBusiness OwnerUSA
Life Mastery TV

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.

Sara JaneFounder, Gift of Healing TVUK

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!

Bernard Elliott-SmithWalker Technique TherapistUK

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!

Eric NegherbonOwner, Carbon Lite RacingUSA
Coaching

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 WeinbergVP, Finance (Ret'd)USA

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.

C. StrongExecutive AssistantUSA

I was at a point in my life where all that I knew and was doing for my personal growth work was not getting me to the point that I wanted to be—I felt stuck. In being introduced to and in talking with David McLeod, I received a glimmer of hope from the way he stood empowered in his body. I was deeply touched by David’s intuitive facilitative nature. He was connected to me and allowed me to go where I needed to take my growth work. He was able to safely and smoothly guide me through my processes to discover the nuggets of gold that were deep inside me all along. As I know personal growth is a lifetime process, I am grateful to the gifts that David helped me discover from within myself. I am continually amazed at how simple, yet deep, the work is that David does. Through working with David, I have learned to recognize my own shadows, and they no longer run my life. It is through this awareness that I am ever closer to my goal—an empowered authentic individual!

Megan M.TeacherUSA