David was intuitively led to explore the teachings of Rudolf Steiner, Sri Aurobindo Ghose, and Hazrat Inayat Khan more than 40 years ago. He found that these three spiritual teachers articulated a common vision of human nature, unfoldment from birth through age 21, and the parenting and education needed to nurture the evolution of consciousness—and documented this in his book, The Common Vision: Parenting and Education for Wholeness. In his book, Evolutionary Parenting, David explains how this common vision connects with Spiral Dynamics and offers interviews about conscious parenting with seven families, including parents and their adolescent/emerging adult children.
David’s new guidebook, Inviting Youths to Claim the Power of Their Imaginations, names the new phenomenon of youths establishing themselves as social and global leaders—for example, Malala Yousafzai, Greta Thunberg, and Boyan Slat—and provides tools for inviting youths to identify and claim their own inspirations and creativity.
David was the founding president of the SelfDesign Graduate Institute.
- Harvard University, Ed.D. 1985.