Born in London, Dave is the author of 23 published books relating to problem solving, performance and learning. Dave is a veteran of the sporting arena with over 30 years competitive and hands on experience and brings this passion to his work.
After representing Great Britain as both a Junior and Senior International Gymnast, Dave has channelled his experiences into teaching and writing. Dave currently coaches teams, as well as individuals in some of the country's most prominent national sporting teams as an elite performance coach. Regularly consulting on the psychological battles faced by high performance sports men and women in their roles as athletes and leaders, Dave offers original and different ways of approaching problems, ideas or opportunities.
Dave also has a passion for supporting, nurturing and educating children, and this has become a focus and driving force in his work as a speaker and author of 20 children's books. This passion takes him the world over, helping to guide children; teaching them how to best manage some of life's more challenging issues on their terms; and stimulating their imaginations through crafted programs and books to enable them to not only cope but to thrive.
With international qualifications in Psychology, Neuro Linguistic Programming and cognitive and behavioural science, Dave is now dedicated to the development and education of children, teachers, athletes, coaches, parents and leaders and regularly travels between Australia, the US and the UK to speak on these topics.
Through his books, Dave offers a refreshing perspective on the meaning of effective communication, and offers a creative approach to how we can deal with the challenges of everyday life - to live with a peaceful mind and empowered spirit.