I'm honored to have coached and taught several hundred leaders from some of the world's most interesting companies.
Like the world's largest container shipping company. A global eco-materials company. One of the US's largest social enterprises. One of the fastest organically growing online tech companies. A company putting mindfulness and compassion at the center of healthcare. One of the most innovative business education companies. One of the largest international nonprofits, eradicating poverty and uplifting women.
"David, I just want to say you are brilliant as a moderator, but what's best is your true belief that leadership is making people feel THEY are their own leaders, and what matters most is who we are as human beings. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to be a better person, and improve leadership skills as a consequence."
- Braz B., International Sales Director for a global eco-materials company
'Working with David is great. It's easy, he's 100% authentic in his delivery, he has great energy, and I trust him completely. He's approachable and he's fun. We were able to explore EQ together with the whole department! It not only helped open the door to the EQ world to everyone, but it was practical and helped us be a stronger team that can help each other emotionally as well. I give David a 10."
- Nela F., Department Head for an international education and innovation company
Everything that we achieve comes from relationships.
The art of leadership and getting great work done is really the art of conversations, pleasant ones and painful ones. Many leaders don't know how to have conversations that empower and inspire. Many leaders avoid conversations that are difficult. I love helping leaders get feedback on their communication and to start having highly emotionally intelligent communication in every direction.
Motivation and Creativity
Addressing the Whole Person for Full Engagement at Work.
There are 7 key elements every person needs at work to feel fulfilled and give their absolute best. Most workplaces only provide a few. There is science underpinning these 7 and an art to delivering them at work. I love coaching leaders who want to learn what people need and to find their authentic ways to provide it.
Understand Your Personal Resilience Pattern.
Stress and change can wreck leaders, or they can become a leader's greatest strengths. You can get a personalized resilience report from me that will show you your strengths and blindspots for dealing with challenges. We can use this with coaching to help you thrive and give yourself and others high-performance self-care.
Assessing Team Strengths, Flows, and Weaknesses.
Most teams are operating far below their actual abilities, some are highly dysfunctional. I love helping a team really click into something much more than the sum of its parts. I offer a Team Synergy assessment and the coaching we build from that will help will fix issues and help your team shine in even more ways.
My Coaching Philosophy
"If you take care of people, they will take care of everything else." - Richard Branson
That's my business mantra. I'm fanatical about the well-being of people. As leaders, every day at work we have a chance to make someone's life better. That's why I coach. This is what inspires me. This also makes more profit. Human well-being is the number one driver of business well-being. Do you treat it that way?
This isn't always easy. With all our competing priorities, agendas, and pulls on our time, sometimes we can't even take care of ourselves, let alone others. Plus, people are complicated, how do we know what they really need? How do we know how to inspire, motivate, give the right feedback, or give a push at the right moment to really help them? Most people don't. We end up stressed, overwhelmed, indecisive, and suffering at work, and we think this is normal! It's a dis-ease that I want to help cure. That's why I've dedicated myself to learning how people work and change. With me, you get a unique, embodied, psycho-sensory coaching approach focused on data, experiments, and habits that create change.
"David not only inspired us with lots of new business ideas and approaches on how to find customers, he most importantly helped us to realize the individual purpose that the members of our management team want to achieve. In this very intensive one-day workshop, we got clarity on who we are and where we want to go." - Regula S., Partner, Management Consulting
How An Individual Coaching Engagement Works
Typically, we would meet every 2 weeks for 6 months, using the following process.
"David, I wanted to thank you for the highly significant impact you’ve had on ISP and for giving us a workable strategy to inspire the change I’ve been hoping for – it has been extremely useful to have your perspective combined with data you collected from our employees."
- Viktoria K., Founder and CEO of an international business education innovation company
Countries I've lived and worked in long-term.
Consecutive days of meditation at the time of this writing.