While at West Point, I went on a retreat to a Trappist monastery.
I was searching for answers to many questions.
What I experienced was stillness in mind and heart.
I returned to the monastery many times as an Army officer and learned how to meditate.
After military service, I left the world and became a Trappist monk.
But in leaving the world, I found the world in the simple present.
Meditation was once confined to monasteries
Thousands of thoughts arise in our minds daily.
Regardless of what you do, thoughts will continue to arise.
But thoughts are not the problem.
Attachment to them is.
It has now entered
Meditation teaches you to be aware of thoughts but not be defined by them
Seeing the present as it simply is leads to experiencing the many benefits of Mindfulness such as better listening, clear thinking, and compassion.
Many companies and CEOs meditate to grow personally and professionally.
After several years as a monk, I went to Japan and started several businesses.
I returned to the US, received a master’s degree in theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Boston College and did doctoral work at Harvard focusing on Christian and Buddhist studies.
Following grad studies, I worked for 25 years as an executive in tech facing challenges utilizing my professional and monastic training.
I founded Monk Coach to assist executives reach their full potential in their professional and personal lives.
What We Will Work On
Mindfulness is more than experiencing the present. Mindful action and stillness are 2 sides of the same coin: You. Developing self awareness in day-to-day activities is something we will work on.
Based on values, vision guides strategy, directs planning and execution, and leads to success. We will clarify your vision and make it achievable through targeted action plans.
A Leader’s presence and vision creates new leaders. Vision grows as teams become united in purpose and one another. We will focus on unleashing your leadership potential.
Are You Ready For Growth?
Schedule a 60 min session
We will review:
Personal & professional goals
Actions to achieve them
Session is complimentary
Leading through uncertainty
Creating an innovative culture
Define Your Market Value
Create Your Brand
Identify your strengths
Network with a purpose
Sharpen interviewing skills
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There are not too many people who played Division 1 football at a U.S. Service Academy, served in the Army, became a monk, and then went on to have a successful business career. David has a unique combination of skills and experiences that will help you achieve your goals while maintaining peace and harmony in your life through mindfulness.
Scott Mackes– Founder of Service Academy Business Masterminds (SABM)
I have worked with Dave for many years. Dave is one of the few executives that can both plan and execute. His ability to coach people at all levels in a company is an asset to any organization.
Lou Castellani – Founder & Chairman Emeritus of Metal Oxide Technologies
David exemplifies the kind of contemporary leadership that is needed in today’s fast-moving high-tech market. His coherent thought process transformed RF Code and its culture. Solid executive leader.
Ed Healy– Former CEO RF Code, & Cubic Wafer
I was always impressed with David’s detailed knowledge of the intricate workings of the company and how he integrated strategic thinking with detailed decision making of a hands-on manager.
Jonathan Ivester – Advisor Silicon Labs
David was a mentor to me when things were going incredibly well and continued to provide a high level of mentoring when challenges arose. He is a skilled communicator with unquestionable ethics.
Craig Brady – Solutions Architect RF Code
David is a leader with strong strategic vision focusing on corporate growth. He has the unique talent to mentor his people to develop winning teams. He brings trust, cooperation, and enthusiasm from his team.
Khanh Phan – VP Engineering & Operations BLTI
I worked for David as I transitioned from first-line management to an executive role, and his coaching was invaluable. His business insight is outstanding, he has great vision, but most most of all he’s a great person
Peter Kazmir - Principal Product Manager at Sumo Logic
I am fortunate to have Dave’s coaching for many years. The best word to describe him is wisdom. What stands out is his clarity, the instinct to skillfully listen and then provide invaluable advice.
Ron Graczyck – Product Innovative 3SP Labs