David is a social entrepreneur who believes the best way to change the world is to empower people to be more fully themselves. He has guided people and organizations through crucial transitions for over 35 years, acting as coach and confidant to CEOs and senior executives aspiring to the highest levels of personal growth in a variety of fields.
David is passionate about learning from each other. He founded the Numina team to empower people everywhere to create their own personal network of support, to make the potent self emergence offered to CEO’s available to anyone. His team have developed an app, meeting format and facilitation style that truly enables all people to encourage and inspire each other.
David has an MBA from London Business School. Formerly CEO of a $100m London-based real estate and construction group and executive director of a $40m worldwide not-for-profit operation, he combines a strong management pedigree with perceptive facilitation skills and clear insight in working with people. David has held senior corporate positions in marketing, real estate and corporate finance. He has taught as visiting professor at Redlands University and spoken at a number of conferences in the US, Europe and Africa. David is trained in emotional process work with Shadow Work training, facilitation with Interaction Associates and in coaching with New Ventures West, and is a certified transformational forum facilitator for Young President’s Organization. He has learned Golden Shield Qigong under Paul Holden and Attunement Energy Work under Roger de Winton.
David was born in London, England. He moved to Colorado, USA, in 1994. Since 2004, he has been living with his wife, Chellsa, near San Francisco, California.
Vanessa holds a B.A. in Psychology and German Cultural Studies and a M.A. in Organization Development from Sonoma State University. She has worked with a wide variety of different industries and in the non-for profit sector. Vanessa is especially excited about bringing people from different cultures together by learning with and from each person.