About Dave

I am passionate about helping you reach your full potential and have named my coaching practice Occasio - Latin for opportunity.  I leverage my 26 years of experience in start-ups and global companies in marketing, consulting and business development.  In my most recent role as Director of Executive Education at the Vanderbilt Business School, I developed custom learning engagements for clients large and small so know how to make learning "sticky".  I’m in the business of helping the individual and the organization succeed. 


When I’m not coaching, you can find me at the Ryman Auditorium, on the golf course, in the kitchen, or spending family time with my wife Heather, son Wright and daughter Margo.


  • Graduate of Newfield Network coach training program (ICF certified training program)

  • MBA from Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University

  • BS from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University

Contact Me

Feel free to call me or share your information here, and I’ll be in touch.  If you're in Nashville, I'm happy to meet as well.  Telephone, zoom or a socially distant get-together - whichever your preference.

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