David has been at the vanguard of exceptional performance education since 1974, integrating human potential and business uncommon sense, with metaphysics, quantum physics to expand human consciousness. Helping his clients bridge the gap between possibility and reality and lead extraordinary lives. 

Born in 1945 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa David spent his early years in a sub-economic housing estate and was faced with the challenges that came with having just one functional ear and a multitude of other learning disabilities. From a very young age he realised that life gives us two choices to succumb or overcome.

David’s entrepreneurial flare started as a young boy. By the age of ten he had his own succulent and cacti nursery; by the time he was thirteen he was an accomplished double bass player with his own dance/jazz band.

A young man with a very active sense of adventure, he was taken under the wings of and mentored by Ernie Pearce (South African Marathon Kayaking Champion) and Dr. Ian Player (Natal Parks Board) co- founders of the world famous Duzi Canoe Marathon.

By the time he was in his early twenties David had become the first person to canoe both the Tugela river, South Africa and the Fish River Canyon, Namibia and had completed the Duzi Canoe Marathon and run the Comrades Marathon in under nine hours.

In 1966 David joined the South African Police force where he was seconded to the Intelligence Service. David underwent intensive training in heightened intuition, awareness and observation skill and put through Special Military Training. 

In 1971 David joined one of America’s International direct sales companies and within two years was a trainer on their international sales training and developmental team. In 1972 David qualified as a sales trainer with “The Sales Dynamic International” in the USA. In 1973 David qualified as an Instructor General in Switzerland with Leadership Dynamics International, this qualification included the following modules: Personal and executive coaching, advanced leadership training, mentoring and transpersonal  group work facilitation. 

In 1974 David founded both the SUCCESS ACCELERATION INSTITUTE and the IOLOGY INSTITUTE in Durban, South Africa which evolved into TAG TRAINING INTERNATIONAL, to market the now world renowned TAG CONCEPT OF EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE EDUCATION also known as TAG CONSCIOUSNESS.

After working the international circuit for many years ( The Americas; United Kingdom; Ireland; Malaysia; the Pacific Rim and Sub Saharan Africa) David has earned the reputation of being a world leader in exceptional performance and entrepreneurial education and development.

Internationally his impact has been phenomenal; he conducts incredibly effective high intensity training workshops for all segments of commerce, industry and the professions. As a guest speaker he is somewhat controversial, thought provoking and highly entertaining. He is also a professional consultant and adviser to many highly placed corporate executives and entrepreneurs. 

David is world renowned for his ability to inspire a total concept of affluence in almost everyone who embrace and practice his simple, practical methods of enhancing their natural abilities and marry them with simple business and life uncommon sense.

David is a healer of perception, his teaching encompasses every aspect of what he calls the business of life, whether it is your health, wealth or relationship that is of concern the universal laws applies. David’s simple philosophy is that wealth is created by enriching others.

David is recognised as a master of the business of understanding and motivating people. He has turned his personal experience and the experience gained as a motivational speaker into a new science and had reduced this science to an understandable crisp, clear strategy.

His teachings are based on his life experiences. He firmly believes that successful people are people who are firstly true to themselves, then systematically and methodically make their dreams come true by merging their desires with accurate self-knowledge and uncommon sense in perfect harmony with Natural Universal Laws.

David is an insightful alchemist who can see opportunities in every problem and masterfully lead his students to self-realisation. 

“Well David, let me tell you what you proved to be for me: You are the complete index listing of all my tools in my huge tool box. You pointed out how I can find the correct tool in times when I could just not locate him, yet it was right in front of my nose.

You are the GPS that knows the way to many destinations. You are the knife that cuts through a lot of bull dust – especially the politically correct kind.

Walter Hauser – Managing Director Compona (Pty) LTD

Dear Dave,

The feedback from our students on the two talks you gave them this term has been so positive and the fact that many of them returned to school after the beginning of their official study leave shows that they were keen to hear what you had to say to them. There was much discussion after the sessions over cups of coffee and Milo and it was good to see them so enthusiastic and debating various points.

We hope we can plan to have you speak to our new intake of students next year and we will be in touch with you in good time to set up dates and content etc.

The enclosed comes with our sincere thanks and our best wishes for the continuation of your very successful lecture programme.

Yours sincerely
Greg Theron

St Stithians College

Dear Dave,

What an exhilarating experience!

To keep ninety delegates spellbound for four hours talking about human abilities and potential, without a single reference to any notes or using any aids, speaks of an inner conviction about your own purpose in life which is so overwhelming, that it shocked us all back to real life again.

Thank you very much – all of us in the Bernina network are keenly looking forward to another revealing and motovating adventure with you.

A.D. Stevens
Marketing Direcotor