Growing up I experienced living with a dad who was addicted to drugs and parents who loved my sister and myself but lacked stability. I struggled a lot with anger towards my parents and God, and I was unable to process my emotions in any way. I stayed busy and did my best to avoid feeling anything. I turned to people pleasing, manipulation, and perfectionism to earn the love and affection I craved. I was miserable and felt like an elephant was sitting on top of me every day. Meeting with Dave changed all of that. He challenged me to confront what I was feeling and allowed me to be angry when everyone around me criticized me; however, he most importantly showed me how to process the vast array of emotions that flooded my life. I didn’t feel hopeless and out of control of my life.
I am now able to step back to look at what emotions I am really feeling and what is causing them. I am also able to be more sympathetic towards those who have hurt me and able to forgive them. Working with Dave through the pain and anger was not easy, and there were times I thought it would just be easier to give up, but I knew I wanted to be joyful and enjoy my life. My life still is not perfect and the people in my family are still imperfect, but I feel incredibly blessed and am thankful for every part of my life. Without Dave’s influence in my life, I’m not sure how my life would have turned out. I don’t know if I could have taken that miserable, heavy feeling for much longer before I made choices I would regret for the rest of my life. I am forever thankful to Dave for his wisdom, guidance, and encouragement as I tackled the painful things I have experienced in life.
I met David as he coached my daughter. I did not know David at the time and she was dealing with some issues and asked if she could get some personal coaching from him. She was only 18 at the time, so I said fine, but I’m going with you. David quickly took away any uncomfortable feelings I had about coaching. He was very professional, yet so very insightful. He helped my daughter deal with emotions that she had ‘stuffed’ for years and helped set her free of past ‘demons’ (for lack of a better word). I believe this coaching gave her the confidence to move forward to go away to college, become independent and live a fulfilling life. In the meantime, he began coaching me… for the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. I have been to several coaches in my life, both personally and for marital coaching. Most of them did nothing to change the coalition course I appeared to be headed toward. David has a unique gift that allows him to see what’s beneath the surface. He doesn’t sugar coat anyone’s situation, but has a compassion that is almost tangible. He is someone who genuinely speaks the truth in love. I appreciate that David does not follow a ‘textbook’ coaching format. He assists people to get to the ‘heart of the matter’. He then gives people insight, wisdom, and tools to move past what brought you to coaching in the first place. He can not take those steps forward for you, but will be there to encourage and support you as you take those steps. Our lives have been blessed by David, both personally and as we attempt to move forward in this sometimes difficult journey called life.
First of all I want to thank you Dave for the countless hours of coaching. Let me begin by saying how I was amazed at how accurate you were in nailing my subject matter on point. Your advice was well taken and with following through with the process, I found healing. You helped me discover the deep rooted pain that started from childhood and followed me into adulthood. By unlocking the past, it helped me with a better understanding of the pattern that was continuing to conflict with those around me and the battle within. Again I want to thank you!
I was raised in a Christian home. Throughout my childhood I was taught a good deal of knowledge of the Bible. I however lacked a great deal of understanding or application of the things I had heard my whole life. David first impacted my life during a youth bible study group which he led. I have known Dave for more than 12 years and his words and guidance have been such a blessing to me. He continuously shows me examples of how the scripture applies to all the personal details of my life. He says what needs to be said without judgment. I don’t know how else to put it other than that David has a gift in speaking with others. Throughout my adolescent and teenage years I battled with depression and self-mutilation. His words have even helped to change the way I see myself. I’ve come to Dave with big mistakes as well. Not that long ago I confessed to my wife of an affair I had had on her. When I didn’t know what to do or how to proceed, Dave was the one I called. I can’t give specific examples of all the ways he has guided me but I don’t think I would be where I am today without his coaching in my life. What has always amazed and inspired me about Dave is his personal relationship with God. I hope to someday be as passionate as he is regarding my own relationship with the Father, but that of course is up to me. David Woolf is truly a man after God’s own heart and I am so thankful for all he has done for me.
If you want to take a giant leap forward in feeling wonderful, sign up for an hour or two of my friend David Woolf‘s life coaching. It’s simply conversation with a deeply understanding and compassionate Soul. His intuition and his natural ability to assist those who are “ready” is awesome.
When you’re truly ready to give up years of emotional baggage, and you have no idea how, he can help you achieve positive results. I didn’t even know exactly what I was carrying or why and just this week he helped me put it down.
Now I can FINALLY LET IN even more love, truth, and many important financial blessings I’ve been fighting with and denying for far too long. I will now allow and welcome them abundantly into my life. I might even hold onto some of them, for a change.
I’ve been coaching with David for years. He has insights and perspectives that take me beyond my own thoughts about a problem and allow me to see things from a healthier place. He helps me see where I bare responsibility, as well as where other people are responsible, but ulitmately he shows me how I have power over my own life and that it’s totally within my control to create what’s best for me. He enourages me by highlighting my strengths and urges me to build on them, while at the same time challenging me to grow in areas that need improvement.
Meetings with Dave are always full of Godly wisdom paired with human compassion. I often find great revelation through our conversation and leave with renewed focus and passion for my next step in life!