About David D McLeod
Fighter pilot. Best-selling author. Software engineer. Mentor. Aerobics instructor. Poet. Janitor. Lifeguard. Musician. Radio host. Graphics designer. Father. Student. Teacher. Photographer. Ordained minister. Yogi.
These roles—past and present—add up to a lot of life experience, all of which David McLeod brings to bear in his work as a transformational speaker, life mastery coach, experiential facilitator, and writer/storyteller.
As a Certified Master Life Coach with a PhD in Holistic Life Coaching and a DD in Spiritual Counseling, David shares his wisdom, insights, personal lessons, and expertise in countless ways that help people all over the world to become true Masters of their lives.
With David as your coach…
…you get an unconditionally supportive accountability partner and advocate whose entire focus is to help you design, create and experience your best possible life. A coach with extensive experience who has helped hundreds of people find their way to purpose, passion, and peace, David provides you with all the tools, techniques, training, and support you need to navigate your way through everything that comes your way, so that you create and enjoy the life of your deepest heart’s desire.
David works with people who…
- are disappointed, disillusioned, unhappy, or angry about the current state of their lives;
- know in their hearts that they truly deserve a fulfilling and joyful life;
- are motivated and inspired to do the inner work necessary to uncover, illuminate, and heal the blocks that prevent them from moving forward;
- jump for joy when their work pays off and they achieve the kinds of results they have only dreamed of.
Not very often have I met someone that I can say really changed my life. David McLeod is one of those people. David helped me come to accept that I am not alone and that people in my life do care for me more than I realize. He helped me see that I am worthy of the love that people give me. He helped me discover my true passion and supported me in creating plans for seeing it through. David has a very direct approach: he was able to quickly pinpoint my desires and was laser-focused in helping me become the best me possible. In every session, I was treated professionally and with true compassion for the issues I was facing trying to achieve my goals.
I sought David’s help at a time when life wasn’t making sense for me anymore. I was depressed, angry, and very closed off to important people in my life. I had an ongoing fear of failure, and I was also afraid to let loved ones get too close to me. I was abusing alcohol in order to deal with my issues—which only made matters worse. For about ten years I read countless spiritual and self-help books and listened to many personal growth audio books. I believed that would be enough to “heal” myself, and I thought I really could do it all by myself. But I quickly learned that as human beings we need to allow other people to help us, and vice versa. That’s where David McLeod came in! I began a coaching program with him and positive changes started happening almost immediately. David was very professional, experienced, and caring, and he provided indispensable help to reach all the dark places within myself that I couldn’t access on my own. Because of my work with David, I now experience a lot of clarity, self forgiveness, and happiness—not to mention a significant increase in confidence and self respect. I no longer abuse alcohol which has made my body and mind rebound in many positive ways! Thank you so much David for all that you’ve done for me!!
In David’s Own Words
Up until the time I was about 40, everything in my life seemed pretty “normal”. I had gone to “normal” schools, been a member of a “normal” community, followed all the “normal” rules, such as getting married, having some kids, owning a home with a modest mortgage, and so on and so on. According to all of the “normal” metrics, I was on the path to success, so I should have been happy. But I was not happy; on the contrary, I was downright miserable. In fact, I suddenly woke up to the fact that I was very resentful and angry. I was not doing what I wanted to do—I was living someone else’s life! I had been cheated. Where was all the happiness and success that was promised to me for all I had done to fit in, follow the rules, conform to the expectations and demands of everyone outside of me? How on earth did this happen to me? And why?!
As I became more aware of the depth of my disappointment, disillusionment, anger, resentment—and yes, even shame—I also became aware of the damage I was inadvertently doing to the people in my life I cared about the most…especially my children. So, I did the only thing I could figure out to do: I ran away! That’s right, I escaped the environment that created all this pain for me. I ended up in Northern California—a new job, a new environment, and a new start. But alas, it didn’t take long for me to realize that the pain I was running from came along with me, only now it actually seemed worse than it was before. It got so bad at one point that I contemplated “pulling the plug”, just dumping everything down the drain so to speak. But the thought of my children kept tugging at me. It was bad enough that I headed out of town and left them with their Mom; I just couldn’t bring myself to end it all. My father had left me when I was only nine years old, so I knew the kind of pain they would feel if I disappeared completely. I loved my children very deeply, so I had to do something so I could stay connected to them, even if I was living 1600 miles away from them.
Well, my seemingly impetuous escape to Northern California turned out to be a powerful blessing in disguise, because I was serendipitously connected to events, circumstances, and people who helped guide me to the support I needed to begin my healing. Therapists, teachers, workshop leaders, seminar trainers. They all did their part to help me learn what I needed to learn in order to rise above my past situations and begin to see myself in a whole new light. The more work I did, the more I connected to the truth of who I really am, and this helped me to repair and heal a lot of the damage I had done in past relationships—including with my children. And with this continuing growth came a deep sense of compassion and forgiveness, not to mention lots of joy, as I connected to a deep and abiding sense of purpose for my life.
Today, I experience almost everything with a sense of gratitude and appreciation that never seemed possible before I made that choice to change my situation. Today, I focus all my energy on following my true Spiritual Purpose for Being and doing all that I can to help people improve their lives—before they end up in the pit of despair that had me in its clutches for so long.
Let me finish by saying this:
You are a divine, magnificent, unlimited Spiritual Being of light and love who happens to be sharing a Human Experience with everyone else on the planet. You have as much right as anyone to success, joy, and fulfillment. Don’t settle for less than you deserve just to fit in or conform to society’s expectations; instead, find the truth in your heart, remember who you really are, and let the world experience all of you.