About Us

Our Mission

We provide an intimate, collaborative space where practitioners can learn, grow, and co-create using this work for the sake of generations to come.

Our Vision

We are a global community of narrative and integrative practitioners who walk along side people and systems to enable them to make real change in real time.

Our Strategy

We walk our talk by offering unique learning and development experiences through which practitioners can mature and master their ability to work this way.

Our Backstory

The Moment Institute is grounded in David Drake’s global experience over the past thirty years as a scholar-practitioner and pioneer in the coaching, change, and development spaces.

David Drake, PhD - Founder & CEO 

"I have dedicated my life and career to standing in third spaces — as someone who is (1) a grounded practitioner and a visionary thinker, (2) dedicated to the scholarly and the shamanic, and (3) the founder of three bodies of work and someone who savors the moment.

I have studied, written, and taught all over the world. I have a passion for distilling ideas and insights down to their essence and then creating experiences that use them to support transformative growth."

Narrative Coaching Faculty

Vicki Nicholson
Alison Whitmire

Advisory Board

Alison Carroll
Jeff Staggs
Stephanie Morrison
Michelle Greenhill

Event Host

The Beyond Coaching Experience

Karen Weatherford

The Moment Institute is the go-to place for conversations about how we accompany each other in uncertain times, sit together to contemplate the unknown, and work with what is emergent in the field. Together we move beyond our current professions to develop new, embodied, and integrated post-professional modalities — and welcome all kinds of skillful and curious people to our community of practice.

- Carolyn Sargentson