Director, Author and Coach

David Tian, Ph.D., is a director of Aura Transformation and a uniquely qualified international specialist in human behavior, emotional and social intelligence, philosophical psychology, Asian religious philosophy, masculinity, relationships, and researcher, author, and global educator.

As an international top personal development coach, he educates and empowers people to attain the social intelligence, competence, and confidence for success and happiness in dating, relationships, and their lifestyles.

He has developed a series of solutions applicable across diverse cultures, contexts, societies, and age groups. His coaching curriculum ranges from relationships, social skills, and masculinity, to self-development, self-esteem, happiness, and fulfillment.

His presentations, whether keynotes, seminars, or workshops, leave clients with insights into their behavior, psychology, and keys to their empowerment. His training methodologies are the result of over a decade of coaching and education of tens of thousands of students from more than 87 countries.

Dr. Tian travels extensively to countries all over the globe, sharing his research and experience in relationships, masculinity, and emotional intelligence. From the hundreds of testimonials he receives each year, his work continues to transform people’s lives forever.

David Tian has lived in several countries, including Singapore, where he took up a position as a professor in the Department of Philosophy at the National University of Singapore, specializing in philosophical psychology, moral psychology, Asian religious philosophy, and ethical theory. He has a Ph.D. and two Masters degrees from the University of Michigan and a Masters degree from the University of Toronto. Dr. Tian has held numerous academic fellowships, including from Harvard, Princeton, Peking University, Tsinghua University in Beijing, The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the University of Toronto, McGill University. For much of his life, he has been a professional academic and grounds his teachings on solid academic research, including from such diverse fields and disciplines as psychology, philosophy, biology, neuroscience, sociology, Asian cultural studies, literature, history, and the cutting edge of interdisciplinary research in the behavioral sciences.

His life-long track record in academics has provided David with a well-rounded skill set in the disciplines of Asian cultures, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, sociology, literature, history and behavioral sciences. Furthermore, Dr. Tian has research knowledge of Modern Chinese, Classical Chinese, Japanese, French, and Biblical Greek. Known for his expertise in the field of philosophical psychology, David has numerous academic publications and more publications forthcoming. Dr. Tian has also delivered academic presentations around the world.

Over the past several years, Dr. Tian has formal training in Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS Level 1), Schema Therapy (Level 1), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Gestalt Therapy (Basic), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Tony Robbins-Cloe Madanes Coaching, as well as other evidence-based methods. Dr. Tian uses a combination of these approaches in his therapeutic coaching of individuals and groups. This vast skill set, training, and experience have given David a solid foundation to help men and women in many areas of their lives.

Over the years, he’s had the privilege of training tens of thousands of people from diverse backgrounds and from all over the world, including East and Southeast Asia, North America, Europe, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. He’s been honored to have served as their guide in surpassing their relationship goals and have been overjoyed to witness many of them go on to become happily married and proud parents!

David Tian, Ph.D., is director of Aura Transformation, uniquely qualified international specialist in human behavior, emotional and social intelligence, masculinity, relationships, and a global educator, researcher, philosopher, and author.