Who is Dwight GoldWinde?
A small-town southern boy moves to New York City
Dwight spent his childhood years living in South and North Carolina. After high school, he attended college, traveled in Europe for six months and spent six months in the Marine Corps Reserve. He then borrowed $200 from his parents in 1966 and moved to New York City, without knowing anyone there.
Programming computers and learning about the mind
Dwight discovered his love of computers in NYC where he worked for IBM for two years and then, at the age of 24, started his own computer software consulting business. During that time, he became a workshop “junkie” and actively studied psychology, motivation, nutrition, sales and marketing, cultural anthropology, spirituality, and philosophy.
Bye bye, New York...Hello, Arizona...
Fourteen years later in 1979, while attending a Neuro-Linguistic Programming seminar (a psychological discipline) in Scottsdale, Arizona, Dwight fell in love with the “Valley of the Sun.” He packed up his bags and moved to Tempe, Arizona where he re-established his software consulting business.
A personal breakthrough leads to a new career in life coaching
In Arizona, Dwight was generally satisfied with this life…and was frustrated with one area. He found that he wasn’t good at keeping promises and commitments to himself.
Thus, with his background in psychology and motivation, in 1987 Dwight created an approach that was almost foolproof…and later called it Consider It Done®. Consider It Done® guaranteed to people that they would keep any agreement they made with themselves.
Dwight quickly found himself achieving things with consistency that he had never imagined. As his friends and business associates learned about the results Dwight was getting personally, they began to ask for his help in keeping their agreements. He later included life coaching in addition to the Consider It Done® service and his new business took off.
From America to Japan to China...
During his 18 years in Arizona Dwight was happily married and happily divorced twice. In November, 1999, after living one year in Hermosa Beach, California, Dwight made the biggest move of his life. He moved overseas to Japan, which he had started visiting four years earlier. He first landed in Tokyo and, after a year there, he decided China was a better place to live and he settled in Shanghai.
Authoring a 700-page book on courage
Dwight chose Shanghai because he loves the culture, people, and country and he planned to live there somewhere between “indefinitely” and “forever.” In his spare time, Dwight enjoyed hanging out with friends, writing, and exploring Shanghai. His book Courage: the Choice that Makes the Difference—Your Key to a Thousand Doors was published in 2004.
Bye bye, Shanghai...Hello, Kunming...
“Forever” turned out to be nine years. In January of 2010, Dwight moved his entire life to Kunming, the “Spring City” of China.
35 years and counting...
Dwight has successfully coached thousands of people around the world over the past 37 years and loves what he does. He has worked with corporate executives, small business owners, artists, musicians, doctors, lawyers and others from every walk of life. He has partnered with people from all ages…from 7 to 82 years old!
After eight years in Kunming and over three decades as a life coach, Dwight started publishing his seminal discoveries about how to live a great life through AskDwightHow.org.
Dwight keeps surprising himself
After living in Kunming for twelve years and thinking it was his forever city, Dwight discovered Medellin, Colombia. As of April, 2022 Medellin is his new home town. Dwight can't help noticing that it took him 43 years, moving westward each time to circumnavigate the globe to return to where he started (longitudinally, Medellin and New York City are almost the same).
Oops! Another great surprise
After a year in Colombia, it became clear that I overshot in moving westward. I belong in Asia. As of June of this year (I am writing this addendum on November 19th, 2023), I have been living in the best city in the world (for me): DaNang, Vietnam. Let's me brag as I share a 16-second video with you. Join me in overlooking the city of DaNang, the ocean bay, and the surrounding mountains (you might want to turn on your audio).
Describing what I do
You know how people have difficulties in their relationships with others. You know how people often feel conflicted within themselves. You know how people are not fulfilled in their job or career. Well, I fix those problems. Even more fundamentally, I train others to be both deeply excited about and profoundly in love with the moment-by-moment and day-to-day journey of their life, enchanted with their own life as an extraordinary work of art. Lifestyle coaching, that's my job.
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How I became me (video)