From Courses


Mr. Stephen Ansell, General Manager Park Hyatt Moscow / Area Director at Hyatt Hotels Corporation

2 Day ‘Search Inside Yourself’ Course, held in Sochi 2018

2 Day ‘Search Inside Yourself’ Course, held in Sochi 2018

In addition to the feedback in the post survey I wanted to personally thank you for all the inspiration and guidance you provided to the team in Sochi last week.

The overwhelmingly positive feedback I have received from the ‘Search Inside Yourself’ participants really speaks for the impact you made. I guess simply put we look forward to living our lives a little differently and benefiting from the great lessons learned.

Thank you David for your role in getting us all started and we will certainly keep you posted on our progress.


Ewa Maciejewski, Head of MBA Programmes & Career Services

Career Strategy & Development Courses, held at University of St. Gallen, MBA

Career Strategy & Development Courses, held at University of St. Gallen, MBA

David is a key member of our Careers Team at the University of St. Gallen MBA Programme. In his role, he supports our MBA students in one-to-one career counselling, helping them to analyse their experience, understand how to re-orientate their career direction, and finally how to reach out and make the best of potential employment opportunities.

In addition, in his role David also delivers workshops on personal and career development. Such workshops cover topics such as Networking, Personal Branding, Career Strategy, Interviewing etc.

David is an experienced presenter, who can master the stage and fully engage the audience. He brings with him industry experience, and expertise in leadership and mindfulness training. Above all, David is passionate about the topics he teaches – this makes him an inspiring presence. His work at the MBA Programme is very much valued by both the team and our MBA students.


Ms. Maria Musto, ‘Women Back to Business’ Program Participant

Resilience Training, held at Schindler Ebikon 2018

Resilience Training, held at Schindler Ebikon 2018

I was introduced to David through the University of St. Gallen, ‘Women Back to Business’ program.

David has a brilliant and engaging way of sharing his know-how. He provided us important guidelines and techniques to keep ourselves at the present moment. Great workshop, … well structured, good support throughout the exercises.

Thank you, David, for the great workshop and passing on your valuable knowledge.


MR. Yves givel, Vice President Human Resources - europe, africa, middle east and southeast asia, hyatt hotels corporation

2 Day ‘Search Inside Yourself’ Course, held in London 2018

2 Day ‘Search Inside Yourself’ Course, held in London 2018

I have known David since we both embarked on the 'Search Inside Yourself' (SIY) teacher training program in 2017. I also had the pleasure of co-teaching three programs with him in 2018, in Zurich, London, as well as Sochi with participants from Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

David doesn't only know the content and concepts of the program truly well, but also embodies the philosophy of mindfulness in his teaching. It was easy for him to connect with participants, answer any related questions with professionalism and confidence, and transfer his knowledge to them in a very skilful and mindful way.

Participants rated his teaching abilities very high, and many of them as a result of the program started a new journey to foster mindful leadership.


Mr. Patrick Winkler, Partner, Business Analyst


I attended a seminar about self-management with David. He was very on point and focused about his topic. Often you hear all these things from different persons or read them in books but David has the ability to break through people and make it stick.

David can point you in the right direction and is able to see where you are in your journey. I enjoyed the seminar a lot.