Dave is a record-breaking adventurer, author, public speaker, social projecteer (it is a word) and maker of little films. 

Since quitting his last job as a terrible graphic designer in 2005, Dave has written three books, created hundreds of short films, delivered hundreds of lectures worldwide, travelled over 20,000 non-motorised miles as part of his Expedition1000 project, founded life-fulfilling brand SayYesMore and, finally, has made up for being a total loser in his early twenties.

Dave's work is more and more focused on the power of movement, acting on decisions, reducing working hours, minimising spending and concentrating on the elements of life that keep our mental health in check and Monday mornings enjoyable.

Amongst Dave's adventures are record breaking SUP journeys along the Mississippi and around Martiniquelongboarding across Australia, swimming 1001 miles and co-founding the groundbreaking growth mindset projects, Exploring Mindset and Winter Quest

Although consistently nomadic for a decade, Dave now lives on a boat in London and in between adventures leads The YesTribe, a community of doers dedicated to redesigning life for the better. He blogs and speaks about adventure, living life on our own terms and maximising efficiency of choice in order to to magnify the positive impact of our work and lifestyle.


"Never, ever make a big decision in a room." 





Dave is currently in Japan, en route to what he hopes will be his 12th non motorised 1000 miles. This time on his trusty kick scooter, Swifty, Dave is over halfway on this trip.

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A motto strong enough to change one man's life became so much more. From creating a tribe of doers and setting up Yestival, to buying a bus and a boat, one word changed everything

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Photographer Richard Nixon spent a day with Dave capturing preparation for his Japanese scoot, all in return for life's basic necessities

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Relishing life's wealth in the best way possible, Dave made the final cut for San Miguel's search for the richest (in experience) people on the planet

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Exploring a new way of working for years, Dave has re-invented his workflow (and place) time and time again. Just imagine, maybe there's an alternative to a cubicle

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Dave's ability to make the seemingly impossible breathtakingly simple is inspirational, challenging and motivating. 

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The author of multiple books and regular, thought-provoking blogs, let Dave's stories take you on a journey...

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Oh, what's that? You want some epic adventure photos? Here you go!