“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” – Johnny Cash
David is a reality specialist, helping you to see beyond your perceptions, to understand the world as it really is and to appreciate how others see it. His stimulating and thought-provoking style challenges the taken-for-granted assumptions of the traditional approach to coaching and consultancy. David confidently raises awareness of the unseen, highlights viewpoints and makes recommendations. He is not afraid to address issues, no matter how they are perceived. This approach, though often challenging, makes it genuinely rewarding as you find effective strategies to change, transform, achieve and succeed.
Incredibly astute, intuitive, grounded, perceptive and with great mental ability and agility, David’s expansive range of knowledge and experience along with his warm personality allows him to quickly connect with you. He is a strategic thinking partner; a catalyst to significant and sustainable change, who quickly understands human behaviour and organisational issues. He encourages you to take those vital steps towards achieving personal and/or organisational goals; to realise your true reality.
Coaching & consultancy experience
A professionally trained, highly qualified and experienced Accredited Fellow Coach, Accredited Master Mentor and a Certified Team Performance Coach, David has conducted thousands of hours of coaching, consultancy and development sessions. He works with individuals, teams, executives, leaders and organisations at all levels. David is also coaches and assesses other coaches in their accreditation applications. There is little that David has not dealt with and very little, if anything, surprises him.
David’s non-judgemental attitude and sensitivity to approaching difficult and challenging issues, as well as being outcomes focused, enables you to quickly see the results you seek. He has worked with individual clients on themes of motivation, awareness raising, personal development, relationships, communication, leadership effectiveness and emotional intelligence as well as many others.
David has driven leadership and cultural change programmers as well as numerous organization development initiatives including talent management, succession planning, team development, employee engagement and creating coaching cultures.
David’s wide ranging experience gives him a deep insight into the challenges faced by the individuals, teams and organisations he works with. He has held senior roles with world leading B2B organisations and currently serves as Chief Operations Officer with the International Authority for Professional Coaching and Mentoring. David comfortably works at individual, operational, tactical and strategic levels.
David has worked in multiple industry sectors including retail, distribution, transport ICT, and network infrastructure amongst others. His coaching and consultancy clients come from an even broader range of disciplines and sectors, nationally and internationally.
It would be great to say that David had sailed through life, never having faced any challenges. However, like many of his clients, that is not the case. Yes, there have been many successes but over the years he acknowledges there have been many trials, some in business and others of a personal nature. He has dealt with redundancy, bankruptcy, divorce, relationships, bereavement, career and personal lows, life changing events, cultural in-fighting and health matters to name but a few. This lived experience enables David to approach situations from a learned and empathetic perspective, strengthening his ability to ask penetrating questions to uncover the true reality of any given situation.
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