Susan David

Adoption Coach
Co-Founder of GIFT Family Services, LLC
Owner and Founder, Select Destiny Coaching

Susan is a certified performance and relationship coach. Informed by a wide variety of life experience, she embraces over 27 years of personal adoption experience including international, trans-racial, and domestic adoptions.


Married 35 years, she and her husband expanded their family to 5 through adoption and know firsthand the joy and the challenges of the adoption process, whether international, domestic, or private, as well as raising a family touched by adoption. Not afraid of challenges, for two summers, Susan towed her three children and a 25 ft. travel trailer from the Pacific shores to the Great Smokey Mountains, experiencing with them over 80 National Parks and Monuments.

Susan now enjoys building her coaching practice assisting adoptive families at any stage of creating an intentional and vibrant family. A coach who has focused on women living authentically and inspired as they embrace Judaism, Susan understands the faith based concerns that prospective parents and their extended families may have in the adoption process.

Susan believes there is absolutely no barrier to having a loving, intentional family -- facing its challenges and reaping its rewards. Clients particularly like Susan’s positive outlook, her enthusiastic energy, and her insight. Creating care, camaraderie and connection among people motivates Susan’s life so it is no surprise that she is thrilled to be a founding member of G.I.F.T. and she is committed to assisting adoptive families in Adoption-attunement practices.

Susan is a former member of the Washington State Bar. She graduated Cardozo School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, and has a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, from New York University. She is a Certified Performance Coach, a Leadership Coach, a Relationship Coach, and a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner. Additionally, Susan is an urban soul line dancer, yoga enthusiast, and avid gardener in sunny Southern California.

Professional Development and Education

  • Certified Performance Coach, Resource Realizations
  • Certified Relationship Coach, Resource Realizations
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Resource Realizations
  • Leadership Coach, Source Point Training
  • Prepare/Enrich Facilitator
  • Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, New York University

Susan David
San Diego, CA


Testimonials About Susan

“Working with someone of Susan’s caliber has made coaching that much easier; her ability to listen, to reassure and encourage one, set her apart from many other coaches. An opportunity to work with her would be one of the best decisions you ever made.” L.B. 

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GIFT, Growing Intentional Families Together, adoption