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Sabbatical Consultant


20 per session Virtual OK

What is a sabbatical?'s been "a period of paid leave granted to a university teacher or other worker for study or travel, traditionally one year for every seven years worked." However, things are changing...people outside academia are starting to take "sabbaticals" or breaks from life...

I took a break from Corporate America and spent 15 months on a volunteer & travel sabbatical around Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. It rejuvenated me and changed my perspective. And the cost of traveling to 20+ countries? Half the cost of living in my hometown of San Francisco.

Looking for a new life in Europe? Or high-quality education? I also completed a Masters program in the Netherlands, where the cost of education is actually affordable and quality high. And with a newly minted European degree, many people start their new lives here.

And I've had quite a few friends ask me about the experience and how to do it, so I thought I'd put it out here if anyone wants to learn more.

If you're interested in chatting about a career sabbatical, we can chat over Skype/phone-call/ in- person (currently in Netherlands):

- Sabbatical Experience
- Costs
- Resources
- Pros and Cons
- What next?


Training & Qualifications

Studied Economics -> Worked in Consulting (KPMG) -> Worked in Movie Industry (Universal Pictures) -> Sabbatical Around the World -> Changed Person

Availability & Preferences


Trading Preference: I prefer being paid in simbi

Reviews of Dave

Jenn provided session of 45-60min Clarity Coaching Session for Dave
Dec 09, 2017
It was so great to connect with David - he was timely and engaged, and an all around great person to work with!
Oct 06, 2017
Great hi-res photos from all around the world!
Brian provided session of 2 hour Career Coaching for Dave
Oct 02, 2017
David is on a great path, I'm very envious! Whichever company gets's to work with this dynamo should consider themselves lucky!
Sep 26, 2017
David helped point out a very confusing aspect of the product that we immediately put at the top of the roadmap, as well as helped us find some other ...areas of the product that aren't clear or are buggy. Thank you so much! show more
Carlos provided package of Reward/Reimbursement simbi for Dave
Sep 26, 2017
David was kind enough to take time out of his day and explain what he found confusing about Simbi's platform and how it could be improved. Together we... worked out some great solutions! I look forward to hearing from him again! show more
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Inactive User provided session of FREE Career Coaching for Dave
Aug 23, 2017
David was great to work with.
Brandon provided unit of Let's be friends! for Dave
May 21, 2017
David is a warm and inviting person! I look forward to getting to know him more.
May 18, 2017
David is a true listener. Need we say more?? One of the most important qualities to embody these days :)
May 15, 2017
Very helpful!
May 15, 2017
David is a go getter! Glad to have him in our community!


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About Dave W

An explorer. A learner. An educator. A photographer. A curious soul. A giver. A friend. I worked in Hollywood once upon a time before taking off to see the world and to give back. During my time ab...road, I worked with NGOs and organizations from Africa to the Middle East to Asia...and it was the hospitality of the people I met that ultimately changed my perspective and broke down stereotypes. I'm extremely grateful. I'm someone who has an endless appetite for learning. Whether it's learning a new language or dabbling in a new's kind of an addiction. At the same time, I love teaching and sharing what I've learned as well. And I find the best way to do this is by connecting and sharing with a community here like simbi. And by engaging in diverse communities, it opens up your perspective, and you might just meet someone that can change your life. show more

Open to other proposals
Dave W is looking for:
  • Web/Software Development
  • Video & AV
  • Graphic Design
  • Digital
  • Language Lessons
  • Learning
  • Experiences
  • Travel
  • Adventure
  • Yoga
  • Photography
  • Art & Design