Testimonials

“I cannot recommend Dave highly enough to help you tell your story. And I say this as a very competent writer — and, as a professional storyteller! I have been paralyzed with fear about writing my own story for far too long. Dave washed away these fears. He put in the time, and he simmered and sweated the content furiously. The end result was a personal story that was inspiration, vulnerable and one that I know will resonate with my target market. He fused my secret sauce with an unexpected twist that had me uncomfortable but ultimately liberated. Dave is part spiritual, part intellect and 100% heart. Get your own personal story done NOW!”Mark Truelson, Brand Storytelling Expert and Speaker (Melbourne, Australia)
“Dave really spoke the language of our brand, which is particularly unique and sometimes difficult to convey to an outside audience. We’re a small business made up of formerly incarcerated individuals. We own our pasts and have turned our struggles into our unique angle on the personal training market. Dave helped us communicate to our core people. We’re not an easy voice to tackle, but he communicated every one of our goals!”Coss Marte, Entrepreneur and Founder of ConBody (New York, NY)
“Dave was wonderful to work with. He immediately put me at ease and helped me identify the skills, beliefs, and passions that will make up my own LinkedIn profile. Through our conversations together he managed to create a bio for me that truly represents who I am. This was my first experience collaborating online with someone and I consider it a complete success. I have already recommended Dave to a colleague. The process was enjoyable from start to finish.”Lynn Hennigar, Former CEO and Publisher (Nova Scotia, Canada)
“Dave’s story process helped me realize that what I thought was a ‘disjointed’ career path was actually the perfect trajectory I needed to take to be where I am today. Now I can share that story.”Brandon Sutton, Cultural Strategist and Business Consultant (Atlanta, GA)
“Talk about WOW! When I saw my new story, I had a good cry, and then my partner and I did a happy dance!”Crystal Lahan, Professional Speaker and Life Coach (Los Angeles, California)
“After working on my story for 8 months, I finally got the help I needed from Dave. He made the process easy: he has a remarkable ability to see people and invite them into a conversation. He understood how to articulate what I had been trying to say, filtered out the extraneous to get to the core of my message, and offered it all with simple, evocative language in a tone I was comfortable with. My only question is, why did I wait so long to get his help?!”Jane Hawley Edward, Chinese Face Reading Consultant (Ontario, Canada)
“I am so grateful for Dave. He was able to put into words the thoughts that I had that I was never able to express on paper. Dave has the incredible ability to make you feel comfortable, which enabled me to truly open up and express myself. Sometimes you just need that push from a person from the outside and Dave is the one!”María José Morales Ballesteros, Spanish Interpreter and Teacher (East Greenwich, RI)
“One of the best things about working with Dave was being invited into his personal mindset as a teacher and writer — something I respect, and try to emulate. We accomplished all of my goals in an extremely tight deadline. Now, I have a deeper understanding of my story and how I can communicate it to others. He guided me in a fun, patient, kind, steadfast, and peaceful manner.”Darla Dallas, Office Professional (Keller, Texas)
anian“Dave is a genius when it comes to choosing the right words to help others to express themselves authentically. As a proud storytelling client of his, Dave helped me tie the big themes of my life together in a brilliantly-told story. He made my message more resonant with my audience. I have more clients than ever before. Dave constantly surprises and impresses me with his creative ideas, and how he pulls a written story together for clients is no different. I can’t thank him enough!”Ania Nowicki, Nutritional Expert and Results Coach (Soest, The Netherlands)
“Dave is a great listener and writes an awesome bio that makes you sound like a relatable person that your future team will see themselves wanting working with. As he writes, he strips away all the calcified ‘corporate speak’ to reveal who you really are and what personal qualities make you shine — things that can’t be replicated. I enjoyed the personal touch Dave uses to handcraft a personal bio that’s as unique as a fingerprint. Work with Dave, you’ll love it!”Raina Porecha, Risk Management Professional and Commercial Underwriter (Modesto, CA)
“As soon as I started reading my story, I knew that Dave had found my voice. My first reaction was, ‘He knocked it out of the park.’ Dave has been able to get in my head and speak as if he were me.”Chip Rogers, Former CEO and Publisher (Boston, MA)
benaz“I was so impressed by the story that Dave created for me that I spent the whole day reading it! The story is wonderful. As English is my second language, I depended on him to articulate the pieces of my history and business goals that I struggle to communicate at times. Dave is very, very good at what he does! His storytelling process will change how people see, appreciate and understand your work. Thank you, Dave!”Ben Azevedo, Web Design Entrepreneur (Rio de Janiero, Brazil)
olwen“My About Me page was just sad. I knew I needed to revamp it, but Dave went way further. He truly made my story shine and, in the process, his storytelling process helped me pinpoint how to speak to my ideal clients (who I didn’t even know I was looking for before he discovered them!). He was right on target, and able to articulate my thoughts about my work in my own words. Three words: He. Gets. It!”Olwen Wilson, Wellness Coach and Yogi (Ontario, Canada)
“Dave. Wow. Reading through this, I am speechless. You’ve conveyed everything that I’m feeling and more! I love what you’ve done with my story. From beginning to end, my story has such an authentic flow and I could not have possibly asked for anything better! Thank you so much!”Serena Misquez, Authenticity Coach (Arizona, USA)
robl“I’m blown away how you’ve managed to bring together so many seemingly unrelated, disparate pieces of my story to fit a common theme. I felt so absorbed as I read my story that I forgot it was mine! Thank you so much for your investment into the Story Shine process and the care you have taken.”Rob Lawrence, Audio Producer and Podcast Coach (United Kingdom)
muitsun“Wow! I love my new About Me page! It’s been such a mess for such a long time, and I couldn’t be happier (or more proud) with how I feel putting my story on display now. As a businesswoman, presentation matters — and I know that new clients will find me far easier after today. You’ve done a great job. Thank you, Dave!”Mui Tsun, WordPress Ninja and Business Mentor (Norwich, United Kingdom)
lawrence-m“Dave, I love my new About Me page — it’s really good! You tied together all the themes that I needed to communicate from my past health experiences to my mission in the world today. That’s no small feat! Thank you Dave for all of the work you’ve done.”Lawrence Mitchell, Health Coach, Wellness Advocate and Entrepreneur (Sydney, Australia)
“I truly loved working with Dave! His insights on storytelling come from the heart, and it shows: he’s a great interviewer and listener, and the space he held helped me witness the evolution of my own story. I’d recommend working with him if you are looking to understand and evolve your story.”Robin Holland, Coach and Brand Consultant to Creatives (San Francisco, CA)