David Strauss is an internationally recognized author, speaker, coach and a human potential thought leader. He was most recently interviewed by Bob Guiney, Oprah’s man on the street and a star in the TV show, The Bachelor. David has over 20 years of experience inspiring people to improve their lives and to live with a deeper sense of purpose and meaning. His contagious smile and energy is rooted in his deep love for people, life, health, and fitness. From deep sea scuba diving to climbing to the 23,000 foot summit of one of the tallest mountains in the world, David embraces life and challenges himself and others to learn and grow.
Through his journey of healing from his near-death experience several years ago, David discovered his true sense of purpose. Since that time he has connected with a singular vision of wanting to have a lasting and meaningful impact on people’s lives by changing how they perceive themselves and giving them the tools to become happy, healthy, focused individuals.
Recognizing the value of learning from experience, David’s vision of wanting to capture the deep hidden meaning of his experience first started becoming a reality through the release of his first book, Footsteps After The Fall, and through the development of the Giggle Yoga Philosophy. His new book, Dancing With Vampires, teaches people how to take responsibility for their lives and rid themselves of negative thoughts and beliefs.
David’s passion for changing peoples’ lives was first nurtured at University of Colorado at Boulder where he studied Interpersonal and Small Group Communication. He has continually expanded his knowledge base through countless books and seminars. Through his studies, David has become an expert in understanding human needs psychology. This knowledge has given him powerful tools for understanding the driving force behind human behavior and has allowed him to incorporate cutting edge strategies to motivate others to lead extraordinary lives.
Through his commitment to being a global thought leader, David became a graduate of Tony Robbins Mastery University and a Joe Williams certified and endorsed professional speaker. Through his experience as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force Auxiliary (CAP), David became a program facilitator for the National Character and Leadership Symposium (NCLS) at the United States Air Force Academy.
As an outgrowth of his desire to help others improve their lives, David has participated in a wide variety of fundraising events for local and national charities. As a benefit for the University of Colorado Cancer Research Foundation, David and his international climbing team reached the 23,000 foot summit of Aconcagua, Argentina, the tallest mountain in the western and southern hemispheres. He has also climbed over a dozen peaks with summits greater than 14,000 feet.
Now, David sees a global opportunity to leverage the story of his near-death experience by creating teaching and learning tools which help people throughout the world to self-realize their own potential and to improve the quality of their lives.
David has started the Giggle Yoga Project and is continually looking for ways to create strategic relationships with other people, businesses, and thought leaders who are dedicated to improving the overall direction and welfare of humanity.