Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Alcohol Recovery: A success story.

In the 20+ years I have been helping people to get sober from alcohol addiction, I have seen the many different levels of addiction.

From the high school and college student, to the stay at home mom, to the executive and even the homeless person.

They all had the same issue, and they all became sober, finally.

One man I remember quite well was dependent / addicted to alcohol for 30 years. He had never been arrested, no DUI's, no loss of jobs because of it...but he knew it was running and ruining his life.

In 8 weeks, he left the world of alcohol behind. In 8 weeks his life totally changed. His friends changed, his social life changed, and he was the last one who thought this would work.

He did finally see, the toll it had taken on his love life, his peace, and his happiness. Relationships that had failed, and the large amount of money spent, that he would never see again.

Now sober for two years, the inner peace he had always wanted, is a part of his reality.

Watch this short video, and let us help you to become free today. We do sobriety, very differently than most programs available today.

We believe 1 on 1 help, is the best way for many people to get, and stay, sober.

I too am in recovery, and I love it.

Love, david 941 266 7676

Becoming a seductress: Success Story

A number of years ago a woman I dated mentioned that she felt insecure initiating sex with me, and that I would have to be the one to let her know when I desired intimacy.

This was her own personal hangup she said, and had been a problem in every relationship she had ever had.

We talked it through, and she came up with an awesome option. She offered that whenever she was in the mood, she would take one of my dress shirts and tie it off at the waist, and that if I was interested as well, all I had to do was to give her a soft kiss, to confirm I was on the same page.

Little did she know at the time, that this was one of the many "looks" that always turned me on!

We eventually moved from this non verbal communication about sex, into a very healthy verbal and non verbal communication style.

Here's a recap of an XM radio interview I did with sex/love author Brenda Venus on this very topic.

Enjoy your intimate life.

Love, david

Are you a limitless thinker? I thought I was....

For years I have been helping people create the success they desire in life, by helping them overcome their own limited mindset, and become limitless thinkers.

And of course, I believed I was living the life of limitless possibilities , until a recent conversation with health and nutrition expert JJ Virgin.

Watch this video, to see what I mean.

Until we are challenged in life, about our own belief systems, we may be falling short on accomplishing the goals we really want!

Challenge yourself today, by working with someone you trust, to see what your "real" beliefs about life, love, success really are.

Love, david

Monday, February 27, 2012

David Essel Alive: Guests, Mar.3rd, XM Positive Radio

"David Essel Alive!" Positive talk radio, every Saturday from 6-9pm est, 3-6pm pst, on XM Super Talk Channel 168, where Glenn Beck, Dave Ramsey and other top hosts live, as well as streaming FREE via

Guests for this week include:

....Kerry Sanders- Emmy Award Winning NBC TV Correspondent, South America - The Impossible is Possible : How do people, who survive disasters like the Chilean mine collapse or the Haiti earthquake, deal with the recovery of their lives? Kerry has been there, and shares his message to inspire Americans.

....Joan Steffend, Former HGTV Host and Author: "....... ...and she sparkled..." How do we come to self acceptance when we do not like what we see in the mirror, or we're not happy with our career or relationship? Joan shares her own recovery...of her own life.

.... Krish Danham- : Author, " An American Dream from An Indian Heart".... Born in India, personally coached by motivational icon Zig Ziglar, Krish offers a look at success, happiness, joy, and how to blend them together in a way that works.

.... Anne Burnside- Author "Soul to Soul Parenting: A Guide to Raising a Spiritually Conscious Family....What would it look like to raise a family in a fully conscious atmosphere? For those who have done this, how is home life different than the rest?

.... Lee Gerdes-Author, "Limitless You:The Infinite Possibilities of a Balanced Brain" From ADD, addiction, brain fog, to depression, CFS, anxiety and more ....if we can find ways to balance the brain, peace will be the end result.

"David Essel Alive!" Positive talk radio, every Saturday from 6-9pm est, 3-6pm pst, on XM Super Talk Channel 168, where Glenn Beck, Dave Ramsey and other top hosts live, as well as streaming FREE via


Become a Certified Life Coach, 1 on 1, today!

By popular demand, a brand new "Life Coach Certification" class has just been added to our ever expanding certification programs.

Now, we will be offering a certification via teleconference, 1 0n 1 at your convenience for anyone, anywhere in the USA!

All you need is a telephone and you can join me to experience the powerful life changing work of Level 1!

Here is a brief video that explains the purpose of Level 1.

Of course , you can also still join one of our other classes in Miami or Fort Myers, but if you are not able to travel to Florida, here's your chance to join us!

Call today to schedule, or visit

941 266 7676

Love, david

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

David Essel Alive: Guests, Feb.25,XM Positive Radio

"David Essel Alive!" America's Positive Radio Talk show, on XM Radio CH. 168, Saturday from 6-9pm est, 3-6pm pst, also streaming FREE at, is the same hot talk channel that carries Glenn Beck, Dave Ramsey and more!

.....Michelle Phillips, Author "
“The Beauty Blueprint- 8 Steps to Building the Life and Look of Your Dreams”. From food stamps to top author, find out how you can improve your ways you may never imagined.

.....Cari Murphy- What is Soul Success? Author " Create Change Now" A look at how nourishing our soul can be a level of success, that is far greater, than what we may have thought, was possible.

..... Lee Witt- Author: " Become Unstoppable" What separates the people who pursue and accomplish their dreams, and the rest of us?

Gene Bogart- Author: "Golf Course in Miracles " Looking at the world of golf, as a spiritual metaphor for life.

...... Bill Gladstone...Co-Author" The Golden Motorcycle Gang" A powerful book that looks deep within us, asking the questions about life purpose, chance meetings and more.

"David Essel Alive!" America's Positive Radio Talk show, on XM Radio CH. 168, Saturday from 6-9pm est, 3-6pm pst, also streaming FREE at, is the same hot talk channel that carries Glenn Beck, Dave Ramsey and more!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Public Speaking Course: In the comfort of your home

Yes, it is now possible, to take a "Public Speaking/Communication Certification Course" from the comfort of your own home. No travel, hotel or meal expenses needed anymore, of course unless you want an excuse to travel to sunny Florida. =)

When I started teaching people the art of public speaking and communication in 1994, I had no idea that it would evolve into this: a course you can take via Skype and your telephone from anywhere in the USA.

This very course has been taught 1 on 1, as well as in the classroom at both Florida Gulf Coast University and Edison State College in Fort Myers, Florida. From students to business owners, non profit leaders, managers, ministers, massage therapists, life coaches and more have found amazing changes in the way they communicate immediately after finishing the program.

About 80% of people who take this course do so to enhance their career path, or to simply learn how to get their points across more succinctly in the classroom, at home, with friends or in their other relationships.

The other 20 % enroll in this class to become speakers, or to enhance their speaking skills.

Watch this short video to get an idea of how this unique course could benefit your life in many ways.

Please feel free to visit for more information about this course. Regardless of where you live, you can now receive this certification from the comfort of your own home.

Love, David

Free audio's on meditation and inspiration!

Yes, we offer a free meditation audio and a free audio on success and manifestation as well as weekly tips, book and website ideas to help you along your path of personal growth!

Since 1996, when we first created our motivational weekly e-message, thousands have taken advantage of this offer, and in return receive the free audio's we mention above.

In this fast paced world, it's nice to be able to get the help you desire, every week, at no cost to you.

Simply sign up at this link, and enjoy all of these gifts and more.

Love, david

Free audios' on meditation and inspiration

Saturday, February 11, 2012

David Essel Alive: XM Guests, Feb. 18th, Positive Radio

"David Essel Alive!" , positive talk radio, is heard every Saturday, 6-9pm est, 3-6pm pst, on XM channel 168, the same place where Glenn Beck, Dave Ramsey and others host, as well as listen streaming live and FREE at Here we go!

.... Brenda Venus- Author: "Secrets of Seduction for Women" How women can become the seductress of their partners dreams! Oh yes baby! (No pun intended..=)..

...... Greg Gardner, Executive Director, NAMI, Lee County, Fla..- How do we help those suffering from mental illness, depression, anxiety, mental disorders and more? What resources are available?

...... Brian Cunningham- Founder Pure Life : Supplements to relieve anxiety, and help with a nation sleep deprived, why do we suffer so, and what can we do about it?

......Dr. David Hawkins: Author:" Love and Logic: Magic for Lasting Relationships" What does it REALLY take to create a relationship that is not only long lasting, but also fulfilling as well?

"David Essel Alive!" , positive talk radio, is heard every Saturday, 6-9pm est, 3-6pm pst, on XM channel 168, the same place where Glenn Beck, Dave Ramsey and others host, as well as listen streaming live and FREE at Here we go!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The benefits of taking Life Coach Certification? Wow

When people ask me what the benefits of taking our life coach certification courses are, I just say, wow! Since 1996, when we began certifying life coaches from around the world, I have seen people accomplish their most amazing dreams.

And after they see the power of this training in their own lives, about 50% of our graduates go on to become life coaches themselves.

Some students from Life Coach Universe, our life coach training company, have written books, been featured in national magazines, have forgiven people who had abused them, have opened businesses, have lost a ton of weight, have released long standing addictions, have found a deep path to God, have made a ton of money...and the list goes on!

Here's just a few of our testimonials: (visit us at

"As a busy mom with three children, I took David's Life Coach Certification, 1 on 1, so it could fit into my busy schedule. I was looking for a way to find my own life purpose, and at the same time maybe even help others do the same. I had no idea how this course would have such a dramatic effect on my entire life! Along with creating a business helping others, my relationship with my husband has gone much deeper, and I just recently released my first book! All men and women, who truly want to find their life calling, and become more confident in life, should take this program with David."

~ April O'Leary, Master Life Coach, Author, "Ride the Wave"

"Wow what a weekend. I attended David Essel's Life Coach, Life Mastery Program. David was awesome, the group of participants very awe inspiring. David's theory of The One Thing was very powerful. We not only got coached, which i"Hi David, My friend runs the Salon Professional School in North Ft. Myers. At any point in time he has 30 to 50 young students training there. After receiving my Master's Level Life Coaching certificate, I had informed my friend that I was looking for people who I could coach at no charge to do my intern requirements. In September my friend called and said that one of his students was in desperate need of some life coaching. I said that I would be happy to coach the student and I met her at the school the next day. The student was suffering from anxiety and depression. I have worked with her over the past 12 weeks and she has made significant progress and is now first in her class and doing much better. Based on her progress I am now working with a second student and am also working with Vocational Rehabilitation of Lee County to get a contract to work on a continuing basis with students of the Salon Professional School." ~ Jim Stewart, Certified Life Coach

"When I decided to enroll in the Level 1 Life Coaching certification course with David I had no idea what was ahead of me. I thought that David would give us education and instructions on how to be a life coach, and he did do that, but I received so much more! As a course student, you do the same assignments that you will ask your future clients to do and that work was life-altering for me. I found out that I had only deeply buried things from my past that I thought I had resolved. By doing just one technique I saw how those beliefs still affected my daily life and was able to quickly sDavid, as you know, the Lee County Department of Human Services employs case management staff that work with diverse clients all striving towards housing stabilization and economic self sufficiency. They understand the importance of moving people through their goals.

Your life coach training session to introduced new techniques to assist case managers to challenge clients to set attainable goals with concrete action steps including built in measures for accountability. Staff may also be able to use these new skills to grow personally. One particular staff person said, “I was reminded to be happy.”

Case Managers were reminded to use some of the skills they already had and learned new techniques to see their clients be successful. You were very effective in keeping staff engaged and challenged all through the training. Staff continues to look at how they can introduce some of the new tools in their daily work with clients. I expect this training will have a positive impact on the lives of our staff and clients. Thank you for re-energizing us!

Kim J. Hustad, Program Manager
Family Self Sufficiency Program, Lee County Florida

"Being coached and taking the Life Coach Universe Coaching Certification classes has totally changed my life. I’ve always been a happy, optimistic person, but I now look at the world in a much healthier way than I did before. I see problems and challenges in a more positive light, I am better at showing love to the people in my life, I am more spiritual, I am in better health, and I have less fear about going after what I want – both personally and professionally. Life is less stressful. I feel more at peace than I ever have in my life. I enjoy all aspects of life more than I did before. I am better at solving problems, and I am more comfortable in all of the relationships in my life. Doing the work of these classes has felt nourishing to my soul. I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I want to share all of these benefits with the world. Thank you, David! You are an amazing inspiration!" ~ Tina Haisman, Life Coach Universe Graduate

"This course offers much more than just a life coach certification. It offers an opportunity to get to know yourself on a deeper level and pave a new path for personal growth. It provides a safe space to actually put into practice the very things that you will implement as a life coach, and the twist is you get to be your own client! David’s energy, passion, and humor made it one of the most enjoyable classes I’ve ever taken." –Terri Heck, Professor, Edison State College

"As a Certified Master Life Coach with Life Coach Universe I saw the value in my certification this weekend when I returned to Life Coaching course level 1. The result of attending has brought many enhancements to my Life Coaching business. The true value in my certification is I can continue to attend the courses at no additional cost to me. David Essel is truly giving the gift of coaching by allowing all those who have completed the various courses to return as many times as they would like. If being a Life Coach is not your career choice but you would like to be successful at Life and Career then attending Life Coach Certification courses would be a great choice. The transformation I saw in the attendants during the course was amazing. I will continue to return to courses as they are offered and I hope to see you at the next one either as a returning coach or a new class mate. Thank you David for your gift of teaching has moved many to success." - Mir Lynne Pietrzyk, Master Life Coach

"For anyone out there who truly is finding themselves struggling in the same areas of their life and can't seem to figure out why? Life Coaching is so much more than a career its mastering YOUR life, learning how to face things that are broken, buried, denied and allowing the REAL you to find the answers on a path of ACTION to make REAL changes in your life that will enhance EVERY area of your life, Your marriage, Your Career, Your Health, Your Faith.....Just got back from David's two day certification class and I am in complete AMAZEMENT to the transformations which are taking place in ME and MY life in LESS than 48 hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! David, LOVE YOU! " - Mary Roberti

"Had the most amazing weekend! Started my Life Coach Certification Workshop w/David Essel. 2 days exploring relationships, health, spirituality, career & finance. Learned so much about myself in an environment that was safe, nonjudgemental, & encouraging!" - Rita Pociask

"Thank you so much for the beautiful compliment. Tonight was our last class. I must say, I didn't want to leave. Your teaching is so inspirational. I encourage anyone who wants to become a life coach to take this course. Not only did I grow personally but I was able to overcome my biggest fear: Speaking in front of people. Let me just say, it was probably one of the hardest things I have ever done. But David pushes you right through it. I thought this course was mainly about becoming a life coach, but it was so much more than that. It also taught me how to be real with myself. Thank you so much, David. I'm looking forward to level two." - God Bless, Joy Nichole

"As a go deeper I realize it is just not the past debt but my relationship with money. I have allowed my faith to give me a mask to hide behind. Since I knew God would always provide it allowed me excuses of not pushing myself. Now I realize God gave me the seed all along for greatness I just never felt I was worthy. The Action steps and writing "Awaken me ". Now the past debt is nothing compared to the income I will earn." - Thank You, Ronnie Bramer

PS. When I got back in St Pete my Uncle was in ICU. The weekend helped me to deal with it different. I was able to connect to those closely affected. By just allowing them to hurt , and not stepping in with advice or words of faith. Just love."

"I've taken many courses over the years -- from self development to technical training -- and can absolutely say that "Life Mastery" is one of the best! This is totally due to David Essel's enthusiasm, charisma, non-judgmental style and the inclusive & safe atmosphere he creates in the classroom. He is a motivational influence on students thereby compelling everyone to do their best. By completing this course, I have defined personal and professional goals going forward, and I know how to accomplish all of them. Thanks, D.E." - Joanie Monica Theresa Schultz, the First

"My weekend with David Essel in his Life Coach Level 1 weekend was amazing! David helped me gain clarity on what has been holding me back from making the career change I’ve sought to make for years! I would highly recommend this class for anyone who wants to quickly get to the root cause of what is holding them back from going where they want to be in life and taking action to chase their dreams!" Colin Bulla

"I AM so glad I "happened" to come across the information about your Life Coach Class the day before it began this session. Among other lessons, I have learned: How to help people identify their priorities to make changes they need to make in their lives; How to ask critical questions in order to help people to accomplish their most important life goals; and, The role of written assignments to create a system for life long success and a positive mindset. I would recommend this course to any one interested in developing greater self-knowledge, and for people who need a nudge to begin making significant life changes, and for people who want to become life coaches. Best regards!" - Julia D.

"(I feel) empowered, excited, alive, enlightened. I can already feel that this work will make significant impact in my life." - George Mitchell

"I am taking time everyday to thank the Divine of what I am grateful for. I am slowing down in communication with others and rephrasing questions to my children so that I understand their needs." - Susan Blust

"The entire class is exactly what I am looking for to better myself as a person and a business professional." - Deb Naufrios

"I am asking for what I want. I did it twice and got it! I did not realize the influence I can have on others. Spectacular! I love the interaction and the laughter, comfort of being in class and openness to get info in and be engaged and empowered at the same time! Bravo!" - Rick Yankowski

"I trust the theory that what I give out is what I will get back - it has worked famously." - Jennifer Lee

"I'll write my goals and intentions, propose a 3-step plan to have more self acceptance, ask questions, don't give answers." - Charlie Greco

"(I realize that) confidence and discipline are created through DOING THE WORK, and through the power of writing" - Travis Fealy

"I am amazed at all the tools I have learned to be more motivated in my business. As well as my personal growth in the realization of the limitations of resistance I have put on myself. This course is amazing because in one short month I have become more productive at work but I have also started to come out of my "comfort zone" and transformed myself to be everything I can be in this life." - Susan Hilferty, Owner ofPole Fitness Studio

"Taking the complete life coaching master program has been the most important actions I have ever taken in my life.... totally life changing!" - Pam Hirons, Master Life Coach

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

David Essel Alive: Guests, Feb. 11th, Positive Radio

David Essel Alive! America's Positive Radio Show....every Sat. 6-9pm est, 3-6pm pst, heard on XM Super Talk Channel 168, along with Glenn Beck, Dave Ramsey and more! Streaming FREE at ..Here are the amazing guests for this week!

.... Kelly Howell, Author : "Brain Power, Improve your Mind as you Age". 3 Million audio programs in print! The power of meditation and brain/mind expansion techniques! Learning the keys to inner peace and success.

...... Dr. William Liu....Board Certified Neonatologist - Topic: "Epidemic of Babies addicted to Opiates"...The crisis is real, babies born as addicts.
How do we treat these babies? Can they have normal lives? Where did this all come from?

..... Brenda Venus- Author, "Twelve Hours" ..From a Playboy Magazine appearance to directing a new movie, it's all about sensual love. Using erotic love stories to help keep love in relationships. Valentines Day is approaching, let's rev up our love lives!

.... Evelyn Tribole: Author, " Intuitive Eating" Award winning author, former nutrition expert on
"Good Morning America"...How do we make peace with food? Truly lose weight for good? Stop the
self sabotage?

... Dr. Shefali Tsabary- Author, "The Conscious Parent "...She is a clinical psychologist who practices in NY
her specialty is the integration of Eastern mindfulness with Western psychology. What mistakes are parents
making in 2012, and how can they raise children, in a demanding and fast paced world, differently?

David Essel Alive! America's Positive Radio Show....every Sat. 6-9pm est, 3-6pm pst, heard on XM Super Talk Channel 168, along with Glenn Beck, Dave Ramsey and more! Streaming FREE at ..Here are the amazing guests for this week!


Friday, February 3, 2012

Limitless Thinking?? The JJ Virgin story. Amazing.

The following story, about limitless thinking, told to me by my friend and fitness expert, author, TV host JJ Virgin, will absolutely blow your mind.

Even though I have been in the field of personal growth for over 30 years, I love it when I'm reminded, how important it is to release any and all limitations in life. I am still open to being taught about the power of our thought process.

Enjoy, really enjoy the story on this short video.

Now, what do you have to start doing differently today? How can your thoughts be switched, especially the ones that are limiting your life?

Love, david

Thursday, February 2, 2012

David Essel Alive:Positive Radio. Be bold, positive.

“David Essel Alive!" – America's Only Purely Positive Talk Radio Show Joins Glenn Beck and Dave Ramsey on XM Satellite Talk Radio

David Essel, the mega-popular inspirational talk show host, who is celebrating 21 years on talk radio, is bringing his show to the most popular talk radio channel on XM Satellite Radio – Channel 168. “David Essel Alive!,” the only purely positive talk radio show in the USA, airs on XM Satellite Talk Radio, Channel 168, and streams live on the web at, every Saturday from 6-9 p.m. EST (3-6 p.m. PST).

David Essel Alive!

Quote startThe purpose of David Essel Alive! is to be there for the listeners and give them insight on how to make their lives bigger, better and filled with dreams come true.Quote end

Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) January 17, 2012

Many people are tired of all of the negativity in the news. They are tired of listening to everyone’s problems with no real solutions in sight. That's why David Essel is bringing his radio show, “David Essel Alive!," the only purely positive talk radio show in America, to XM Satellite Radio.

Now, listeners can tune in live every Saturday from 6-9 p.m. EST (3-6 p.m. PST) on XM Satellite Talk Radio, Channel 168, or free from anywhere in the world on the web at

“David Essel Alive!” is different from all other talk radio shows in America. “There’s no politics, no conspiracy theories, no rants, no gossip,” says David. “We’re not going to debate about whether or not Lindsay Lohan should be in jail, we’re not going to gossip about Kim Kardashian’s 72-day marriage, nor are we going to analyze Charlie Sheen’s infamous meltdown.”

On the contrary. David’s mission is to inspire others, and his positive energy and passion for life will lift the minds, bodies and spirits of his listeners in a fast-paced, entertaining and exciting three-hour program.

The purpose of “David Essel Alive!” is to help peopletransform their lives from where they are now to where they want to be. Whether it’s healing after a divorce, dating as a single parent, dealing with a loss of income, letting go of an addiction, or losing weight, David’s entertaining and enthusiastic approach to life transformation will give every listener the confidence and courage to attack life with a whole new energy and plan for success.

Along with his candid insight, David will also interview top experts in the field of personal growth and inspiration, such as Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer and Suze Orman. Listeners can also expect to hear from inspirational athletes like Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Earnest Graham and fitness icon Kathy Smith, as well as other influential actors, musicians, scientists, authors and more – many of whom Essel interviewed on his nationally syndicated Westwood One radio show that was heard in 220 cities across the USA.

Listeners can call in during the show at 800.548.8255 to seek guidance or to share their success stories. “The purpose of “David Essel Alive!” is to be there for the listeners and give them insight on how to make their lives bigger and better and filled with dreams come true,” David said.

Chicken Soup for the Soul author Mark Victor Hansen says, "David is the radiant soul of radio. He is brilliant, insightful and easy to listen to. David makes a real difference in his listeners' lives."

Indeed, for more than 30 years David has been inspiring people as an author, national radio and television host, master life and business coach, adjunct professor, all faiths minister, addiction recovery coach and international speaker. January 2012 marks Essel’s 21st year as a talk radio host.

Listeners can tune in to “David Essel Alive!,” the only purely positive talk radio show in the USA, on XM Satellite Talk Radio, Channel 168, and streaming live on the web at, every Saturday from 6-9 p.m. EST (3-6 p.m. PST). XM Talk Radio 168 is the same channel that serves as home to popular talk radio hosts Dave Ramsey and Glenn Beck.

National Life Coach Certification : Discounts Avail.

The next Life Coach Universe , Life Coach Certification, will be held beginning Feb. 20th, via teleconference for anyone across the USA!

And , for those who choose to read the press release at the link below, we are offering discounts so that everyone can take advantage of this powerful course.

You will also read about the success stories of three former clients, and how this course radically changed their lives.

Since 1996, Life Coach Universe has been a leader in life coach certifications, attracting clients from Bermuda, Trinidad, the Cayman Islands as well as every state in the USA!

Now, we are offering the course from the comfort of your home via teleconference, to save you time and money on your travel expenses.

For more information, please visit today, or call us at 941 266 7676.

Be bold, be positive.