Philosophy

As a young man I had become dissatisfied with my life, in spite of all the things I had achieved. That deep unhappiness led me on a search -  I knew there had to be something else. I just didn't know what it was or how to find it.  They say when the student is ready, the teacher arrives and that was true in my case. I began an earnest study in one of the great wisdom traditions and have been on that path for almost 30 years.

I have now come to think of mindfulness as medicine one can apply to any situation to feel happier and more contented, and that just makes you more likely to succeed at anything in life.

My belief is all of us are looking to make our lives mean something beyond the daily grind.  I see the work I do as guiding people to find their own unique flow of meaning, purpose and success and I do that by combining the perennial wisdom of the ancient traditions with contemporary coaching and 21st Century technology.    


Training

I am professionally trained in the Co-Active Model of Life Coaching from the Coaches Training Institute in California, the global leader in transformative Life & Business Coaching  and I'm an accredited Global Values Professional. I was featured as one of Vancouver's top coaches by Crowd Wellness in 2016.

Coaches Training Institute, the best coaching school in the world.
Living a value driven life
 

Perhaps the most important accreditation is from my mom, who likes to point out I have been coaching since I came out of her womb.

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Life Experience

I trained at the prestigious Vidal Sassoon Academy in London England and worked for
Suki's International in Vancouver as a top hairstylist during the 1980's.  

                                                           Generation X author and artist Douglas Coupland having a backyard haircut        

                                                          

Generation X author and artist Douglas Coupland having a backyard haircut        

I created several production companies, and as a writer and filmmaker have produced films for non profits,
foundations and individuals.  I wrote, directed and produced the feature film "aWake" in 2006.

David Frank Gomes is one of Canada's top life coaches

 

      I am the Co - Founder and curator of Woo Talks, a evening of storytelling and relationship building, which takes place once a month at the elegant Sai Woo in Vancouver's Historic Chinatown. 

 

I am the human caregiver to Biscuit, the worlds greatest poodle. Living with Biscuit is like living with a Zen Master: There are many lessons but few are understood.

I love to grow my own food and flowers and have been the volunteer chair of the Kitsilano Community garden for over a decade.

We are the oldest community garden in Vancouver.

Giving back to your community by volunteering

I am the Canada Youth Programs Director and a board member of the Create Change Foundation.  We help high school students here in Canada become change makers, teaching them marketing and leadership skills, and empower them to raise money to support girl’s education in Northern Ghana.  We are working to  find innovative solutions to extreme poverty through empowering girls. Since its inception in 2007, Create Change has funded over 1,000 girls through high school and university, with the vision of one day having its programs and enterprises 100% led by the girls it supports. 


David’s coaching work produces subtle yet powerful results. He is intuitive, thought provoking and challenges you to stand in your own power. With just a few simple words, David had a profound effect on me when I shared a work related issue I was dealing with.

— Douglas Stockley - Space LA, Los Angeles, California
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