David L. Heaney has spent his career helping individuals and organizations discover and pursue their own special transformational paths. He received a bachelors degree from State University of New York at Purchase, a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of San Diego, and a master’s degree from the Divinity School at Yale University.
David has served as a parish minister, psychotherapist, and instructor with the University of San Diego’s Marriage and Family Therapy program. His work over the course of his first twenty plus years after graduating from Yale Divinity School were as an Episcopal priest and later as a family systems therapist. His work in these areas have given him unique insights into the psychological, spiritual, and social factors that drive individuals, families, and communities. He is particularly interested in how people make significant changes in their life.
After a short stint with a non-profit, David was recruited by and spent the next sixteen years with a large publicly-traded government services firm where he worked as a Senior Vice President for the Human Services Group focused principally on international initiatives. He is cofounder of the Social Assistance Partnership (TSAP), a boutique consulting firm that assists health and human-service organizations worldwide.
David is the author of A YORKIE’S TALE: LESSONS FROM A LIFE WELL-LIVED, THE BLACK FOX OF BECKHAM and NATHANIEL’S GOT THE BLUES.
David lives with his wife, Lynda, and their three dogs in St. Louis, Missouri.