David Peter Kiaurakis was born in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, on Mother’s Day in 1972. As a child he studied piano, winning competitions and a scholarship. His parents realized David’s education would be better suited by enrolling him in a private high school where he could explore studies in literature, music, and religion.
Following a brief stint in college, David worked as an assistant to a Cook County Commissioner where he developed an interest in politics and government. His natural ability to connect with people led him to the campaign trail where he quickly realized the Universe had different plans for him. In 2001, after a devastating election loss, David interviewed with a temp agency hoping to find a new path. Ten minutes later, he was offered an opportunity to work at Harpo Studios, Home of The Oprah Winfrey Show, in Chicago. A decade later, David found himself designing the offices of one of the most famous women in the world. After relocating to West Hollywood, CA, David launched a project management business with clients such as The Oprah Winfrey Network, Vice Media, and many others.
In September 2016, David began a new journey down a path no one saw coming.
With the debut of Heart Guided Life, Walking with Adam, David seeks to help readers understand the relationship between their physical self and their spiritual Self, and the importance of bringing the two halves together. Most of us tend to think of our inner voice as a stream of nonsensical ramblings that is often our own judge, jury, and executioner. But, in a Heart Guided Life, Walking with Adam, readers are tempted to consider the possibility of reaching infinite wisdom by connecting with their True Self.
David serves on the Board of Mindfulness Leader, NFP, a Chicago based charity focused on teaching youth emotional stability and mindfulness practices so they can be the best versions of themselves.