Dave Valentine

Investor, CEO, Non-Dual Teacher, Manchester City Fan

My Story


Over the last 15 years, I have accounted for over $1 billion in business consulting, development ideas, and trackable revenue. 

I’ve had the opportunity to work with brands like Target and Real Simple, among hundreds of others, to grow their business and their bottom line by gaining massive returns from their marketing. 

But, it didn’t start out quite so simple.

When I first established Avadel, I was also working an 8-5 as a business consultant, raising my first child with my lovely wife, and then working for Avadel from Haddie’s (who is now 7) bedtime until midnight. 

Through tenacity, sheer will, and the mental awakening (unhinging) that consistent sleep deprivation brings, Avadel grew into a 7-figure agency…and my wellbeing turned to garbage.

My agency was a success, but as a human, I was struggling. After a round of tests told my doctor that I was the “most stressed patient in the history of his practice,” I knew things had to change. I knew I had to change.

My personal philosophy journey catalyzed the shift in my approach to life and to business. It has set the course that allowed me to successfully steer over 30 businesses through this pandemic and economic downturn. 

Through coaching, through resources, through conversation – I want to empower you in the same way, enabling you to put forth your best work and let go of the outcomes. 

About Dave


As a CEO, business coach, non-dual teacher, dad, and friend, Dave sets everyone around him up for success by creating a space where they can thrive. Part of that is making room for people to discover what they want, who they are, and what they’re looking for. Dave has been accused of creating a vacuum that sucks you in and rapidly pulls and shapes you into your full potential. He has yet to deny it. 

A serious family-man, Dave has been married for 12 years to his high school sweetheart. They have three kickass kiddos, two large dogs, and at the end of the day, Dave kicks back in his sky blue sports lounge that would make Pep Guardiola proud. He’ll kick your ass at cornhole and he eats tacos every Tuesday.


Blazers and malas all-day


Lagavulin, great IPAs & Stouts, Craft Coffee


The Office & Madmen


Grist For The Mill by Ram Dass, Works of Love by Søren Kierkegaard, and 6 Months to 6 Figures by Peter J. Voogd

Immediate aspirations:

Make sustainable energy the only alternative because of its ease of use and lack of cost, learn to garden, learn to brew beer, and start surfing behind a boat better.