Fox 17 interview
Channel 4 News at Noon interview
Performing for 12,000 people at the Oakland Coliseum in 1988
2nd degree Black Belt
(3rd degree projected for October 2010)
Decisions shape our lives. The decision to commit to life-long learning and self-improvement led to a career as a professional musician (drummer from 1973 to 1999) and the privilege of performing with Timothy B. Schmit (Eagles), Lyle Workman (Sting), Myron Dove (Santana), Carlene Carter, Larry Stewart (Restless Heart), Steve Wariner, and the Gatlin Brothers. David also appeared with (opened for) George Strait, Alan Jackson, Alabama, Merle Haggard, Dwight Yokum, Lee Greenwood, and Marshall Tucker to name a few.
After living the stereotypical musician's life in the late 1970's, in 1980 David decided to grow up and become a serious professional musician. That decision led to many synchronistic happenings.
David began studying success and personal growth in 1980 after he listened to his first "success consciousness" tape entitled The Psychology Of Winning, by Dr. Denis Waitley. Shortly thereafter, one of his drum students gave him a similar book on success by Napoleon Hill. He recalls thinking, "I could see myself being a professional speaker some day." From that point on, he committed to reading positive, motivational, "success" material every day and continues to do so to this day.
David has co-authored a book with Dr. Denis Waitley, Deepak Chopra, and Jack Canfield called "Stepping Stones to Success." It was released in November 2009 and is available for purchase here.
David says, "The difference between an amateur and a professional is that an amateur plays great when they feel great, a professional plays great no matter how they feel."
Intensely interested in any psychological technology that would give him an "edge" and help him be more consistently "on" as a drummer, he was led to Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP-cutting edge communication, psychological and belief change technology) in 1986. He became a Certified NLP Practitioner in 1990 to further his mental and emotional mastery training. He also studied Super Learning, Accelerated Learning techniques, and hypnosis.
David has been practicing meditation since 1980. Becoming a 1st degree black belt in karate in 2005 and 2nd degree black belt in 2007 has contributed to his training physically, mentally, and spiritually. His 3rd degree black belt is projected for October 2010.
David's experience from presenting over eight hundred seminar dates to thousands of attendees in 48 of the 50 states and throughout Canada has helped him breakdown complex concepts into easily understood language that anyone can understand. His clients ask him back and their testimonials speak for themselves.
David has conducted seminars for Verizon, DirecTV, Johns Hopkins University, the U.S. Army, Roche Pharmaceuticals, the training staff of ITT Technical Institute, and countless others. He has been featured on Channel 4 News at Noon (Nashville, Tennessee) and Tennessee Mornings on Fox 17 in Nashville.
Comments commonly noted on feedback forms: sense of humor, personable, approachable, knowledgeable, energetic, held my attention the entire day, enthusiastic.