HELLO, I AM
Hello, my name is David, and I am a Youth Mentor & Coach.
For so many years I never understood why many of my life experiences were happening to me. These experiences led to developmental trauma, high-level anxiety, serious depression, drug addiction and eventually homelessness. I was definitely down for the count, though somewhere deep within me there was still a glimmer of hope. A knowing that there was a purpose for all this, I just had no idea yet what that was.
It was this knowing that kept me going through the darkest of times, albeit perhaps just. I began to embark on a journey of personal development, discovery and healing. This journey started to have a noticeably positive effect on all areas of my life. I could feel the momentum build and build. This eventually led to me becoming emotionally, mentally and physically healthy, as well as starting multiple successful businesses, owning my dream home and having what may have looked like to others an amazing life.
However, I noticed there was still one problem, despite all this – I wasn’t fulfilled. It was at this point that I exited my company and took a sabbatical year to delve further within and uncover my true purpose. This was a profound year for me and for all the self discoveries I made there was one that rang the loudest.
That discovery was those experiences that I mentioned earlier, ‘they weren’t happening to me – They were happening for me’.
From this moment forward life had so much more meaning to me, I had found purpose. I began formally studying coaching, youth work, community services. I’ve become a certified facilitator in multiple modalities that had helped me along my journey. I now provide the type of support to young people that would have helped me immensely when I was at a similar age and point in my life.
My approach to mentoring and coaching is grounded in deep empathy, active listening, and understanding. I know what it’s like to feel like you don’t have anyone in your corner, and I strive to create a safe and supportive environment for my mentees to grow and thrive.
I work closely with each of my mentees to understand their unique situation and to develop a personalized plan that is tailored to their specific needs. Whether it’s helping them to navigate the challenges of trauma and disadvantage, or developing the skills they need to succeed in life.
I am passionate & deeply committed to providing the guidance and support that young people need to reach their full potential, thrive & find their own purpose.
I believe that everyone has the potential to succeed, and should be given the opportunity to do so – no matter what their background or circumstances.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and learn a bit more about me. I am excited and motivated about the opportunity to work with you, to help you overcome your challenges and achieve your goals.