Your Passion…Your Goals…Your LIFE!

about david

I am a gay life and leadership coach living in Rochester, NY and I am 100 percent committed to my clients’ success. I am ready to assist you in finding the right solutions to live a happy, balanced and fulfilled life rich with incredible health, wealth, vitality, joy and love.

As a gay man, I naturally work with clients in the LGBTQ community, but gender or sexual preference is never an issue for me when I choose to work with someone.

I have been a coach since before I even knew it. For me, it’s being curious about people and wanting to help them fulfill their dreams. I love engaging with people in that process. It is what I do for work, and at the same time, it is my passion.

I know what it’s like to not follow your passion and live “on purpose.” Over the years, I’ve also played it safe, letting fear and security guide my choices. Each has their place–consciously choosing is the key. It takes courage to overcome challenges (real, perceived & self-imposed) and break through to achieve goals and lead a fulfilled and authentic life that is true to yourself.

I love being a friend, an uncle, a brother, and a neighbor; all of my relationships are very important to me. I was fortunate to have a terrific life partner, David, who was my most significant relationship. It is through these relationships that I derive love and strength and constant energy to do what I do and to be who I am.


What can the right life coach do for their clients? The right coach challenges them to develop in new and exciting ways, realize their full potential, and unlock the potential of YOU!

I know that I am that coach.

coaching style

I have a pragmatic approach to coaching that doesn’t involve rainbows, unicorns or a magic wand … sorry guys. Instead, I use the tools and strategies which are likely to be most effective for the client and their particular situation; all based on leading research in coaching, positive psychology, time management, and leadership development.

Trust, listening, empathy and absolute confidentiality are what my clients can expect from me. A total commitment to whatever their goals are is what I would expect from them. I only work with people who are willing to commit 100% to realizing their full potential. Without that commitment, we’d both be wasting our time.

Humor and lightness are very important in my work as a coach. And although I may not have that magic wand, as their accountability partner I always do keep a proverbial whip at hand.


David Whittleton Coaching Style

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David Whittleton

Life and
Leadership Coach

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