David Zeitler

For over a decade, David Zeitler has been helping people to transform.

His path began as a Neuroscience undergraduate, and culminated with cutting edge research into Adult Development in graduate psychology, and Leadership Development in graduate business. These three themes permeate his work with his clients to this day.

David began his path as a psychotherapist, working with “dual-diagnosis” populations in locked psychiatric wards. For ten years, David worked directly with Ken Wilber, helping to build and run the psychotherapy arm of Integral Institute.

It was during this time that David began a two-year retreat in the Shaolin Buddhist Order. As a “lay-monk,” David was lived a cloistered life of practice. Many years and several masters later, David earned high rankings as both a tai-chi and kung-fu practitioner (equivalent of black-belts).

[Click Here to Read the “Top Ten Things I Learned While I Was a Lay-Monk.”]

After reading an article about how to bring wisdom into the business world, David left the order to pursue an MBA with a specialization in Leadership Development. The article had a powerful image depicting a Buddha statue wearing a three-piece suit, an activating-symbol that galvanized all of his interests.

While he was working towards his MBA, David was an Associate Professor of Integral Psychology and Integral Theory. His main contribution was in the teaching and research of Adult Developmental Psychology, specifically the works of Robert Kegan, who also served as the basis for his psychology graduate thesis.

In 2010, David was part of the first cohort in Robert Kegan & Lisa Lahey’s professional coach training program. Based on decades of empirical research at Harvard, the Immunity to Change coaching system was created by reverse-engineering their “Subject/Object Interview,” an outstanding measure of adult development. Because the Immunity to Change coaching program is based on this measure, in the hands of a skilled practitioner it can both locate an adult’s level of development and help them generate their next level skills and behaviors.

In 2011, David began working with Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey as a Senior Associate for their coaching and training firm, Minds at Work. David trains executive coaches and life coaches in the use of this novel and powerful program of transformation.

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