Welcome, I’m Dave Ursillo.

I believe that self-expression is the source of our personal power; that self-knowledge transforms us into leaders by example in today’s world. I’m here to help you express your life in the ways your soul desires. Learn More »


Lead Without Followers

I’m a professional writer, author and self-employed creative entrepreneur whose journey began half of a lifetime ago as a politically-minded student in the post-9/11 era.

I dreamed of becoming a presidential speechwriter and having words recorded in history books. Falling jaded and cynical to the partisan world of politics along the way, I quit my job, abandoned my career path, and started this blog to live my leadership from the inside-out, instead.

More than a decade later, I now guide self-starters and agents of positive change to use their words as vessels of leadership in our world.

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Unavoid Your Writing

For more than 7 years, I’ve found myself in a role of teaching, coaching and supporting fellow writers, freelancers and self-employed entrepreneurs who struggle to get out of their own way on their creative journeys. My system for holistic self-expression, Unavoidable Writing, was born.

Ever since, I’ve worked with more than 400 writing clients as a coach and guide, while teaching over 4,000 students in workshops, conferences, yoga classes, and retreats across 4 continents.

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Let’s Be Pen-Pals

I share essays and stories through a very occasional, very unobtrusive, reader-loved newsletter that shows up in your inbox once every few weeks. It’s something you can actually look forward to reading.

Spanning lighthearted reflections, a diary of international travels, human condition stories, and unpublished articles on mindfulness and everyday spirituality, you’ll also receive exclusive insider offers on working with me and invitations to upcoming events.

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