Equip yourself or your organisation to design and deliver transformative outdoor experiences.

Time outside reminds us that we are part of nature. This can encourage us to live more sustainably, while transforming our mental health and wellbeing.

My approach reveals how outdoor experiences impact our psychology, changing the ways we think, feel and behave. It shows how they can be harnessed through design and facilitation to deliver incredible outcomes for people and planet.


One-to-one online support for professional development.


Down-to-earth advice for organisations and businesses.

Courses & Events

Upcoming courses, seminars, presentations and events.

I’ve worked with Dave over the past few months and am grateful for the conversations on the wider world of nature connection. Dave is generous in sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience and always knows where to point me to explore more. From terminology to concept to fields of study, I feel more confident in crafting a vision for my own offerings. I especially found streamlining and consolidating my interests to reach a broader audience particularly helpful. I feel well on my way to the next steps and am richer for the learning.

Regan Stacey
Organisation:The Forest Therapy School

I am literally in a different physical and psychological space as a result of my involvement.

Gill Troup
Organisation:University of the West of Scotland

Dave created WWF’s Natural Change process. The results have been inspiring and Dave is great to work with.

Richard Dixon
Organisation:World Wide Fund for Nature

The course cleared a lot of clutter from my head and allowed me to focus and determine the deeper underlying questions of my life and of my connection to Nature.

Charlie Németh
Organisation:Teacher, Hungary

I gained a massive amount of insight both personally and professionally. I was profoundly moved by the process. I came away refreshed and inspired.

Peter Wooding
Organisation:Venture Scotland

If you’re reading this and wondering if it’s right for you, just get in touch with Dave and see where life takes you. It helped me and I loved it.

Steve Malkin
Organisation:Planet First

David made me feel seen, heard, and supported throughout the journey. He is a true wealth of knowledge.

Danielle Levy

This is a very flexible course and very worthwhile.

Joanna Kitto
Organisation:Living Psychology

Dave is a gentle and artful consultant that will help you make the most of the resources you have to hand; be it people, places, kit, knowledge, or time.

Dan Ryan
Organisation:Eden Project

Dave is an exceptional practitioner, teacher and thinker.

Osbert Lancaster
Organisation:Natural Change Limited

I was greatly impressed by the depth of Dave’s expertise, insights and empathic connection to the landscape.

Cormac Cullinan
Organisation:Cullinan & Associates

Dave is a very gifted facilitator who is able to connect people from all walks of life and to create a safe environment in which learning, practice and storytelling can happen for everyone.

Karen Liebenguth
Organisation:Greenspace Life Coaching

Dave is an outstanding facilitator with a fantastically engaging and inclusive style, great humour, insightful with deep rapport building abilities.

Gavin McLellan
Organisation:Christian Aid

The course has acted as a catalyst for all kinds of ideas and actions, both personal, professional and as a group. I think the phrase might be “watch this space”!

Louise Macdonald OBE

The course experience was truly incredible.

Brenna Nyznik
Organisation:Mercy Corp

I thoroughly enjoyed our sessions and found David to be an inspirational, enthusiastic and sensitive coach who focused on helping me identify my particular areas of interest and feeding my curiosity.

Julie Gilbert-Binns

Dave is very attentive and flexible toward personal needs, it is less ‘teacher-student’ focused and more colloborative and supportive, which I I feel is exactly what is needed.

Janine Finlay
Organisation:Fin Films Ltd UK & The Good Nature Project

David has a brilliant way of guiding you on exactly the paths you want to traverse. He was able to help me follow my questions to new and interesting resources to learn from.

Janani Eswar
Organisation:GRIN (Growing in Nature)

Dave has given me the confidence and capability to set and lead my global organisation’s climate strategy.

Richard Profit

In learning that the wilderness can be such a powerful source of intense natural healing, I have a new and profound respect for the earth and our complex relationship with it. I now know that this is a new beginning.

Louise Macdonald OBE

The course played a subtle but powerful part in deepening my commitment to a life of working for positive change.

Tom Deacon
Organisation:Field Studies Council

The course has brought me a deeper awareness and ability to listen. This has enabled me to understand the broader impacts of my business and provided me with the skills to find different responses and action, rather than merely repeating past actions.

Richard Profit

Dave is an inspirational, calm and creative facilitator allowing all participants to feel comfortable and able to connect with the wonders of nature.

Jim Riach,
Organisation:Keep Scotland Beautiful

A considerate, generous, and passionate coach – I am thankful to have had the opportunity to work with David!

Danielle Levy

Dave is an extraordinary trainer, though that word is a dis-service here, his wealth of experience in the broad fields of outdoor education and facilitated wild experiences is un-paralleled.

Dan Ryan
Organisation:Eden Project