Leading Industry Standards For Over 40 Years!
Dave is a well-renowned, highly specialized Life and Leadership Coach and Aquatic Therapy practitioner. For over two decades, he’s helped hundreds of clients to radically heal and transform their lives.
In his role as a life and leadership coach, Dave inspires the movers and shakers of the world with his holistic, intentional approach. Incorporating a blend of dynamic exercises, innovative tools and deep self-inquiry, his methodology centers on the power of intention-setting and the Mind-Body-Spirit connection. Through this, he empowers clients to free themselves of self-sabotaging obstacles, “be their own solution” and produce transformative, lasting results.
In his Aquatic Therapy practice, Dave maintains a long waiting list for a reason. Having studied with the industry’s “A-List” including the founder of WATSU®, he is one of the “top tier” trained and certified practitioners in the country. His perfected approach is as gentle as it is powerful, supporting the body to release blockages and open the flow of life force energy for profound healing.
Inspired by the power of this process, Dave completed a rigorous program in Life Coaching, concentrated around intention-setting and the Mind-Body-spirit Connection. Soon after, he founded his own life and leadership coaching practice, 4 Elements Alchemy, LLC, with the intention of working with the top change-makers who have the power to impact millions of lives. Incredibly, he manifested this vision, and since then, he has helped some of the world’s most influential people, from successful executives to top Hollywood elites to politicians to world-class athletes.
The other half of Dave’s professional quest began back in 2002, after his first aquatic therapy treatment. The experience was so healing and transformational that he felt called to teach this modality as well. In the months that followed, he studied with the industry’s best teachers, earning his national certification by the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association. By 2010, Dave founded and served as Executive Director of the not-for-profit Wave Academy, a San Diego-based organization that utilizes aquatic therapy to treat PTSD-diagnosed veterans, their families and caregivers. Created with the goal of reducing the then-suicide rate of 22 veterans per day, the organization went on to help hundreds of clients and to raise millions in grants and donations under Dave’s leadership. In 2016, Dave transitioned a new leadership team so the organization could further expand its mission.
Today, Dave remains CEO of 4 Elements Alchemy, LLC, and he continues to manage the aquatic therapy team at Rancho La Puerta, Mexico. In his personal life, Dave lives what he preaches. He embodies living life to the fullest, pushing past boundaries/fear and connecting with the elements--from scaling high-altitude peaks to meeting with medicine men in Africa to drawing inspiration from Buddhist masters on the Tibetan Plateau. Along the way, whatever the endeavor, Dave is guided by divine grace and the sincere intention to help others heal and transform.