Regular Folks Building a Better World One Person at a Time

Welcome to Fourthguides

Because the ONLY way to build a better world is through you being you!
Common sense, practical life guidance and ideas to create a better world. No frills, no complicated theories, no convoluted language or well-meaning groups, our unique human contribution is all we need.

Helping individuals through supporting alignment with:

Sound physical bodies

Physical health includes our body working well, but also having strong finances, stable housing and access to necessary transport. Lack of physical health is illness, lethargy, insecurity and geographic limitation.

balanced emotions

Emotional health comes from loving, accepting, committed relationships that are mutually-beneficial. Lack of emotional health looks like bad influences, pressure to be more like another, discouragement from growth.

clarity of thought

Mental health comes from having skills and experience that demonstrate competence and build-self-worth. Lack of mental health looks like anguish, self-doubt, indiscipline and discouragement.

spiritually inspired

Spiritual health comes from a life dedicated to service, bringing a great sense of meaning, fulfilment and an unrivalled commitment to life. Lack of spiritual health looks like emptiness, nihilism and withdrawal from life.


Citizens of the future must choose to regenerate – as opposed to degenerate – in every moment. At each choice point – ranging from what to eat and what to say, to what business deal to make – we know what the right and wrong choices are.

There is a sense of what is right. Although we may make excuses and diminish the importance of our actions, we still know what is right. It may be the least comfortable, easy or satisfying choice, yet it is the choice we know should be made.

Making more choices toward what’s right/ healthy/ creative/ regenerative is how we ensure the overall movement of society is toward regeneration.

The more people do this, the more regeneration occurs, which ripples out to our environment directly – through the changes we make to the material world – and indirectly – as we influence those around us.


The learning that comes from fully developing the four areas of life reveals to us a unique function that we can serve in the world. Such a function – or purpose – will never have been seen before, nor will it ever be seen again.

It is entirely unique, which belies a truth about you – that you are as unique as your appearance. Until you know what your unique life purpose is, it is your job to discover it, as demonstrated above.

The more developed each individual becomes, the more capable they become of co-operating with others, forming communities that can serve a unique purpose.

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    • I worked with David through a particularly challenging period. If it weren't for his reflections and re-framing of my experience into something constructive, I would have easily felt like I was making little progress and reduced my efforts. But being held accountable has enabled me to remain committed to making substantial progress. I can now reflect that I have much improved health and a more secure home situation. I am also closer to running my own business than ever - through the variety of people I've met and events I've attended as a result of working with David. Thank you for your support, David.
      Ian Altosaar
    • Having the opportunity to become involved with Fourthguides has allowed me to challenge my ideas about what it means to be a leader in today’s society and really explore what building a regenerative society might entail. I’ve come into contact with some truly inspirational people who have broadened my networks and introduced me to new and different ways of thinking – I’m very much looking forward to continuing my involvement and seeing what we can achieve together!
      Kat Marlow
      Positive Change Forever
    • David is a an absolute master of network-weaving and a magnet for engaged, interesting people. After just a few online discussions and attending the September event, I’ve found connections and collaborations worth moving to the opposite side of the world for, and am now setting the wheels in motion to do just that. Thank you David … and everyone!
      Kylie Stedman
    • I have been able to face and overcome some long standing fears that held me back from pursuing my vocation. Onwards and upwards from here! Thanks everyone.
      Kevin Latham
      Awenydd Awake
    • Such a wonderful weekend! Nourishing, nurturing, great fun, wonderful connections with incredible people... so inspiring! Thank you to everyone!
      Charlie Mitchell
      Creating Space For You
    • I have lost count of the number of ‘initiatives’ ‘groups’ ‘sessions’ ‘seminars’ etc that have purported to be for my benefit but have actually been a means to ram a concept down my neck or sell me something. This approach allows us the space to choose, contribute and in some cases alter the direction of travel.
      Lenny McCoy
      Simply Great Media
    • David's wise guidance, support, processes and tools helped me to get clear on how to create and set up my own business. I wanted my business to provide value and meaning to my life, not detract from it and I found myself unraveling what it is to unfold a life of purpose. His coaching is truly leading edge and just what many people are really looking for right now.
      Teri Clayton
      Rooted in Simplicity
    • David's guidance has enabled me to change my life for the better. He has a profound ability to make sense of life. Throughout my 39 years I have never had a sense of direction or self-worth and within a matter of months he has supported me to realise the scale of my potential and purpose and I feel unstoppable no matter what challenges life throws at me.
    • David's tailored support has been validating of the path I am on, while also helping me to identify the missing pieces of the picture I am creating, that I couldn’t see myself.

      With his guidance I have been able to connect with my strengths, some of which I had long forgotten or taken for granted without appreciating or accessing their benefits. Stepped into my personal power, enabling me to create a bigger vision than I had thought possible. I've identify my vulnerabilities and find ways to work with them so they are not self-sabotaging. I've created my personal mission, vision and purpose for my work that has helped me to identify new ways of working that I had not considered before. I'm now prepared to stand by my commitments to myself without fear by connecting with my inner warrior.
      Charlotte Mitchell
    • David is a god send. He helped me to sort through the chaos of projects I was working on and set up my business to be more effective. Using some great cutting edge technologies and tried and tested methods of effectiveness, I felt well taken care of and have seen big positive progress and reduction of stress from Dave's help. His pragmatic approach and advice on project management really helped me to get thing done. I would recommend anyone looking to get organized and effective with your lifestyle and business, do some work with Dave.
      Shae Matthews
      Liberated Man
    • David was recommended to me by a friend who had found his approach inspirational and helpful in turning her business around. I had been speaking to her about wanting to work with someone who could mentor me whilst respecting my need to honour what I describe as a more "feminine" approach to my work. As a creative I desperately needed guidance in structure yet also needed to feel understood by the person guiding me. David's style is an integration of structure and creativity. I found the practices David supported me in developing greatly enhanced my time management and therefore productivity, without cramping my flowing style. Having an accountability practice really helps me to keep on track when shiny glittery things attempt to distract me, yet David's kindness in responses also prevents any overwhelm I might feel by getting overly task orientated. And I love using the "capture" techniques to optimise on inspirations, catching them as they arise instead of letting them float off into the ethers. I could write a chapter on how effective and awesome David's methods are, but you will only discover this as a fact by having the experience yourself. I will say though that for me, balance is the key, and David is a master of balance.
      Amanda Lyons
      Amanda Loves Lyons
    • David offers very authentic and down to earth guidance. He's helped me overcome many sticking points and revealed blind spots in a way that was both fourthright and understanding. Great at listening to your needs and imparting knowledge that best suites your own personal journey, in all areas of life.
      James Roper
      James Roper Art
    • What David’s offering is so needed. It’s the kind of thing that everybody needs to realize they need. Surrender and flow simply ain’t cutting it if we want to build a proper business.

      I’m super grateful for his contributions to my business, and for what he’s contributed to our overall operation. It’s not always been easy, but David persisted in his efforts.

      He can really help you, folks. For the idealistic flowsters out there who think that everything will just automagically work out if you “follow your bliss”, David is your guy. Because you’re dreaming, folks, and you’re headed for disappointment.
      Eivind Figenshau Skjellum
      Reclaim Your Inner Throne
    • David is a rare jem! He brings such a down to earth approach to what can seem a daunting tangled mess. He guides gently and steadily to the places I try to hide from myself, and then probes fearlessly until I crack. Still then he’s there to hold and encourage until the illumination inherent in my blind spots come into view.

      A course of sessions with David is not an easy ride, but a very fruitful one.

      Practically, he has a wealth of knowledge and experience in systems and organisational tools that have helped me to focus on the real work I do, knowing that everything is running smoothly in the background.
      Cat Nightingale
      Dakini Cat
    • I absolutely recommend David and the Purpose in Action programme to any soulpreneur seeking support. I’ve been working with David since late last year and the changes have been stellar. After 5 years of being self-employed I finally feel that I have a business. I have a team, I have support, I have accountability and I have direction. Making the investment in my business – both financially and energetically – has opened up new possibilities and horizons. Thank you David!
      Gayatri Beegan
      Tantra Massage Training
    • David’s passion, honesty and organisational skills to drive projects forward have been a pleasure to be part of and witness. David’s management skills during the turbulent time of our office move were exceptional and made the process run smoothly. Over the last 5 years I have witnessed David develop his strong project management skills. His methodical mind combined with his creative approach to engage different audiences is extremely valuable to any organisation.
      Joanne Wilkes
      Creative Engagement

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