The Pathway of Courage

A workshop on raising cool kids and epic youth who embrace school, and transition bravely into high school and adulthood.


In this workshop David will share his learning from high performance sport and how we can apply this to parenting, teaching and mentoring and create an environment where youth:

  • are anchored in their identity

  • show compassion and empathy for themselves and others

  • have deep relationships with their parents and friends

  • thrive from a place of courage and self-reliance

  • are gritty and resilient problem solvers

  • embrace the unknown, challenges and adversity

  • have a deep competitiveness and work ethic

  • are happy, fulfilled people who laugh, love and express themselves


David is a NZ registered Clinical Psychologist. He has just completed his 11th Campaign with the Chiefs Super Rugby Team. He is in his 11th World Series with the All Black Sevens Team and in his 3rd Olympic Campaign.

His work includes a number of elite athletes including Lisa Carrington and Sarah Walker. Most recently David worked with the Japanese Rugby Team at the World Cup in Japan. He is also the author of the book Unleashing Greatness which can be purchased at talks.

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“We all want our children to live happy and fulfilling lives…”

DG tours the schools. Host a workshop at yours.

DG tours the schools. Host a workshop at yours.

“Courage is an important cornerstone to wellbeing and performance. And DG has taught me more about this than any book or podcast.

I would drop everything to hear him talk about courage and how to help young people inject it into their lives.

This could be one of the most important things you do as a parent, guardian or teacher.

Wayne Smith, Global Rugby Icon

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For best results and most impact…

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Book DG for your school.

Just fill out the form below and DG will get back to you. Or just give me a call on (027) 485 0156.

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