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I’ve always been inspired by entrepreneurs. There’s a creative aspect to running a business that’s incredibly appealing to me. It’s part of what pushed me to start my own business ventures. Now, with over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience behind me, and 10 years as The Adventure Coach, I work to share my knowledge and help others who venture down this exciting path.

I believe we can all live our lives from the inside-out. What does that mean? To me, it means making our daily life match our internal interests and passions. It’s clear to me that nature-based adventures can help people see how to make that happen. Having that clarity allows you to create outstanding opportunities for personal and entrepreneurial growth so you can SOAR.

Aside from spending time on business pursuits I love, I’m very active in the great outdoors. I’ve enjoyed adventures in more than 40 countries, leading workshops and coaching diverse audiences in many of them.

I am honoured to have been recognized by a variety of awards for my coaching and speaking services over the years. More recently, Influence Digest has listed me as one of the top 21 coaches in Ottawa, and Find My Profession has also recognized me as one of the best coaches in Ottawa.

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I’m an international speaker, professional coach, and published author. I help my clients explore their lives and businesses, better define their beliefs, and achieve their personal and professional goals. I am an expert at helping people gain a new perspective on life so they can improve their careers and business choices. I believe that everyone can define their purpose and passion and live it!

Connect with me to create custom packages for individuals or groups. I can help you reshape your goals and figure out how to reach them, whether they’re personal or business-oriented.

I’ve worked with diverse audiences around the world and was mentored by outstanding industry leaders, including Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul).

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Fun Facts About Dave

I play the ukulele

I have a BA in Geography from the University of Ottawa

I purchased my first home at the age of 23. I now also own four rental properties.

I’ve worked in the construction industry for more than 20 years.

I’ve driven across Canada five times.

I enjoy (and brew my own) craft beer.

I’ve backpacked Central America for three months at a time.

I got married to my extraordinary wife, Julie, in 2015. Our first date was winter camping.

I’ve travelled to 35+ countries on five continents.

My favourite activities are downhill skiing in the winter and wilderness camping in the summer.

I started a non-profit to help people in need in Roatan, Honduras. We taught them construction techniques and helped them build houses, schools, and churches that they could maintain after we left.

I have a Mini Bernedoodle (half Bernese Mountain Dog and half Miniature Poodle), named Marley.

My background is French, English, and Ukrainian. My last name, Urichuck, is Ukrainian.

My father was formerly one the world’s top 10 sales trainers and my mother worked as a hospital microbiologist.

I have one brother. He’s a builder who specializes in unique homes, including full-sized treehouses!

I was a ski patrol first-aider for nine years at local mountains.

I drive a 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xE PHEV and have a 2019 WR250R Enduro motorcycle for the weekends.

My favourite travel destination so far is Queenstown, New Zealand.

I grew up in the countryside in Mont Cascades Village, Quebec, and have lived in Montreal, Quebec; Whistler, British Columbia; and now Ottawa, Ontario.

I enjoy foraging for food in the wild.

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Certified Life Coach, Global Institute for Coaching Excellence

Created 5 companies during 20+ years of entrepreneurship

Author of 'SOAR, Your Personal Guide to Exploring & Discovering Your True Path'

Author of 'Sink-Float-SOAR, Your Personal Guide to Discovering Your Inner Self'

Co-author of 'Motivate Your Team in 30 Days'

Certified Guided Meditation Coach

Graduate, Roger Hamilton’s Entrepreneur Business School

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