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WELCOME

 Do you long to feel truly significant?

Does your life, as you currently live it, flow with a sense of purpose?

Do you have a secret vision for your life that feels stifled by circumstances or expectations?

My job is to be your no. 1 champion and shorten the journey from where you are now to where you want to be.

 

From early bereavement and a chaotic upbringing to a decade in retail banking and two decades as a priest in the Church of England, I have now found a deeply rewarding path away from religion, but far more authentic.

 

My upbringing was very ‘female’ and, as my partner, Jane, says I speak fluent Girl! 

 

I love to help women who are looking to really embrace their significance in the world; to pursue their passions and create a deep legacy of love and example for their children or those who are close to them.

 

SPEAKING

Speaking on all areas of personal and spiritual development is both a natural extension of my fascination with the human condition and of my soul coaching work.  During my 21 years as a priest in the Church of England I established a strong reputation as a warm, humorous and engaging speaker with a down to earth approach.  Having now stepped away from institutional religion, and having always believed that it is more fun to explore questions than to try to shut them down with trite answers, audiences can expect intelligent input, expressed in an accessible way that both validates their own questions and provokes further inner exploration.

 

COACHING

It's incredibly easy to get stuck in a rut; our life seems to drift and the things that used to set our hearts on fire no longer have the same force and power. A kind of overwhelming weariness or sense of being deeply unsettled or unfulfilled sets in and we can feel profoundly restless at the very heart of our being.

 

The key to my approach to is summed up in the phrase coined by the late Dr Stephen Covey: “Begin with the End in Mind.” From my long experience, a clarity about exactly what we want to achieve in our lives and how we would want to be remembered creates an authentic life journey focused on what’s really important.

When we live in line with our deepest values, driven by a strong vision for our lives and with the confidence that we are pursuing our true purpose, then life takes on a sense of joyful flow that seems effortless yet is deeply productive and satisfying.

Individual programmes can be tailored to dovetail with retreats or workshops and/or particular life events.

ABOUT DAVID

Today I can honestly say that I have found a level of personal happiness and professional satisfaction that I would have not have thought possible even ten years ago. I am able to live a life shaped by love, forgiveness and inner peace - partly thanks to the love, companionship and friendship of some amazing people, but primarily because, over the years, I have learned to focus on the point of stillness within me and, from that, find a more authentic voice than I have ever known.  ’Twas not always thus.

 

Owing to circumstances beyond anybody’s control, by the age of 15 I had experienced catastrophic bereavement, loss, domestic upheaval and uncertainty along with bullying at school - a chaotic early life that left me angry, lacking in confidence and seeking a place of safe refuge.  In common with so many other people, my early experiences had stunted the development of an authentic self and not allowed my inner voice of calm to develop. 

 

In my late twenties I began what was to be a life-changing journey through the ordained ministry of the Church of England.  Whilst this gave me order and a sense of belonging as well as an opportunity to reflect deeply on the human condition, the relative rigidity of belief and practice required of a priest was not, in the end, for me.  It did give me, however, a close acquaintance with all the shades of human life, an unshockability and an absolute commitment to confidentiality.

 

My practice is born of all that has gone before and continues to evolve and change daily.  The journey never ends.

 

“We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time.”

 

T.S. Eliot  |  Little Gidding

Please see also my Wedding Site:

www.themarriagecelebrant.co.uk

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