David is an inspired facilitator, strategist and performing
artist who brings a fresh approach to engagement in
corporate and community environments.
He combines his facilitation and comedic
skills to produce fun and stimulating opportunities
for people to engage with messages in a different way.
Equally comfortable with formal and informal
audiences, he is passionate about finding fun, accessible
ways to get us out of our heads and into our bodies
as a means to tap into our full creative potential.
David draws on a diverse range of life
experience from business, theatre and the creative arts.
As a facilitator, he creates an atmosphere of intellectual
and emotional rigour and holds a tone of optimism and
As a thinker he is interested in radical
common sense that considers the whole system and connects
with both head and heart.
As a comedian he is witty, quirky and
absurdist, while maintaining a warm rapport with his
David’s career began in marketing Fast Moving
Consumer Goods with large food organisations where he
learnt the value of strategic communications, the power
of branding and the limitations of the traditional big
After an ‘early-life-crisis’, David started
an enduring exploration with the 'body' via: theatre
improvisation, Yoga, meditation, dance, Buddhism and
the creative arts.
Since 2000 David has worked on and off with placemaking
consultancy 'Village Well' - assisting communities,
Councils, developers and retailers to create vibrant
and sustainable places. He has conducted various community
consultations, township visioning sessions and mapping
of sustainability strategies in Melbourne and Sydney.
In the last 5 years, his character "Guru Dudu"
has been making people laugh across the world with
his unique brand of "Happy Yoga" and "Silent
Disco Walking Tours."
He also runs an online event calendar, Wiseworld,
promoting local Melbourne organisations aligned to
sustainability, personal growth and positive social