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Mentor Session: David Kaiser

A new addition to SXSW Interactive 2012, Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related council from a more established / more experienced new media professional. Please visit for more information on Mentor Sessions or visit this URL to sign up for this Mentor Session -


David Kaiser Exec Coach & CEO (Shaman for the Digital Tribe) Dark Matter Consulting

I am an Executive and Relationship Coach. I help my clients take life & career from good to great to Extraordinary in less than three years. “Extraordinary” means recapturing the Big Dreams they had as kids, making it work in the "real world" so that life is passionate and rewarding (materially, spiritually, emotionally). We focus on mission, leadership, courage, productivity, spirituality, conflict, and relationships.

My ideal client is 40 - 45, successful, innovative, but perhaps starting to burn out on achieving old dreams. Perhaps they are ready for their next professional step. Perhaps they’re overwhelmed by daily BS and want to feel alive again, like they are making a difference. Perhaps they want to develop a more authentic vision of their masculinity or femininity and show up differently in their marriage or career.

I see myself as the Shaman for the Digital Tribe

Arthur had Merlin
Luke had Obi-Wan
Buffy had Giles
You have Me

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