Dave possesses an inherent blend of qualities that have served to affirm and challenge me, ultimately resulting in a greater sense of clarity and fulfillment as I press on toward my goals.  Dave’s attentiveness, compassion, introspection, and gentle prodding were pivotal in enabling me to breach distinct mental and emotional boundaries that had been preventing me from cultivating my largely unpursued passion.  During the course of our conversations, he helped me identify my core values as well as inhibitors to attaining this passion--nonjudgemental, unhurried, and supportive, he quite naturally brought out in me the desire to confront unresolved hurts that had been restraining me.  Tap finally opened, Dave has subsequently proven tireless not only in encouragement, but also in presenting me with opportunities to be accountable and achieve my goals.  I am most thankful for his presence in my life as a friend and mentor.” 

                                                                     - Nadine


“Over the years, I have accomplished goals I regard as significant.  Dr. Stefan has been instrumental on my journey toward these goals. I began working with Dave while an undergraduate.  At the time, I wanted to pursue teaching, but I needed direction.  Dave helped me clarify my goals, organize my steps, and follow through for success.  Today I am the first in my immediate family to have a college degree.  I have also begun the long road of graduate studies.  I completed a Master’s in Public Administration this past fall and have just been accepted into Princeton’s graduate school.  With my ambition set on entering a Ph.D. program, I seek Dave’s coaching for methodical preparation. 

Academia is only one area of my life that Dave has greatly impacted.  He has helped me to understand what I want from life and how to get it; this has had ramifications on the personal, physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of my life.  Dave has consistently dared me to desire a journey of wholeness and encouraged me to pursue it.  On this road, I have experienced freedom, love and fulfillment.”                              -  Steve


"Dave has a special gift of connecting with people at their level, walking with them, and challenging them to become more. His natural skill at being an active listener draws people out to open their hearts in a way that helps them discover for themselves who they are and what steps would be good for them to take next in life. His nonjudgmental ear and nods of compassionate understanding have a way of instilling value to people.

He has been careful to be a non-biased sounding board helping me to look deep into my desires in life and then pointing me toward paths and opportunities to pursue them."                                                                        

                                                                  - Jeff


“In my life, I found Dave to be that rare combination of not only a mentor, but also a friend and an ally. Not only is he somebody I can receive great counsel from, but also someone with whom I feel very safe in sharing my heart and being myself.  Over the years, Dave has always called me to go deeper—whether that means in my own personal journey or simply living outside the status quo and mundane. In the midst of this, he has also challenged me to get in touch with my “adventurous” side on more than one occasion (which is not something that has always come easy to me). 

All of this has taken place in the process of pursuing my educational goals, moving from an associate’s degree to a bachelor’s, and now towards my master’s degree.  Without a doubt, Dave has left a strong and positive mark on my educational progression.  I cannot say enough about him and the influence he has had, and I would definitely recommend his services and influence to anybody.”                                                                               - Nick