David is an inspired facilitator, strategist and creative
provocateur 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 brings a fresh approach to the work of
engaging people in creating a more sustainable future
- always starting from people are at.
David draws on a diverse range of life
experience from business, theatre and the creative arts.
He is passionate about finding fun, accessible ways
to get us out of our heads as a means to tap into our
full creative potential.
As a facilitator, he creates an atmosphere
of intellectual and emotional rigour and holds a tone
of optimism and inspiration.
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, fitness, dance, Buddhism
and the creative arts.
He has since worked mostly as a freelance facilitator,
researcher and strategist. Over time he has incorporated
theatre, play and humour into his work through the
use of characters and facilitated workshops.
Since 2000 David has worked on and off with place-making
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.
He also runs an online event calendar, Wiseworld,
promoting local Melbourne organisations aligned to
sustainability, personal growth and positive social