As an experienced leader with 30 years of business experience, David leverages his education in coaching psychology to work with clients using an evidence-based approach. He focuses on leadership development, increasing productive communication, innovation, and developing self and systems awareness. He also coaches leaders with ADHD and is a board member of the ADHD Coaches Organization.
David is an adept strategic and systems thinker, challenging his clients to think more broadly and lead on a global scale. He’s known for being a deep listener with a warm, engaging style, and for creating a trusting environment, which allows clients to take the kinds of risks required for sustainable change.
He holds a Master of Science in Coaching Psychology from the University of Sydney, a Master of Science in Information Systems from DePaul University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from UC Santa Barbara. He lives in Seattle.
As an experienced leader with 30 years of business experience, David leverages his education in coaching psychology to deliver an evidence-based approach to clients in technology, health care, pharma & biotechnology, logistics, retail, and public education organizations, among others. He focuses on leadership development, increasing productive communication, innovation, and developing self and systems awareness. He also works with leaders with ADHD to maximize their potential.
David is an adept strategic and systems thinker, challenging his clients to think more broadly and lead on a global scale. He’s known for being a deep, curious listener with a warm, engaging style, and for creating a trusting environment, which allows clients to take the kinds of risks required for sustainable change.
Senior Leaders (President, SVPs, EVP), Fortune 500 Logistics Firm: Working with 10 senior leaders to help them to understand their current leadership impact via the Leadership Circle 360 and to design development plans to enable each to have their desired impact, with 3 continuing as long-term clients. Focused on building self-awareness, developing systems thinking, and working on the on the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral competencies required for extraordinary leadership.
Senior Leaders (COO, VPs), Regional Medical Center: Working with leaders to understand and synthesize results of their Leadership Circle 360 surveys and develop individual development plans to improve their leadership competencies and effectiveness.
Senior Leaders (VPs, Sr Dir, ED), Biotech Pharmaceutical Company: Coached four clients as part of company’s leadership academy, debriefed EQi 2.0 and Korn Ferry Voices 360 assessments, assisted clients in developing resulting insights and individual development plan. One VP client elected longer-term coaching.
Public Education Leadership Team: Leading multi-year program for 30-person leadership team, leveraging The Leadership Circle 360 to develop more effective and collaborative leaders. Includes extensive individual and team coaching, and custom design and delivery of multiple workshops.
EVP, National Parks Affiliated Non-Profit: Supporting client as she transitioned to more senior role, developing vision, values, and expectations to facilitate her success, and coaching her on developing improved work/life balance. Continued work to build capacity in initiating difficult conversations and influence other senior leaders.
Vice President, Global Cosmetics Retailer: Supported client in identifying key learnings from prior role, overcome “imposter syndrome” and automatic negative thoughts, develop confidence as a leader, and have successful tough conversations and conflict resolution with manager and direct reports.
IT Director, Grocery Retailer: enabling client to be more effective by using cognitive restructuring to replace automatic negative thoughts with performance enhancing thoughts, building confidence and positivity, and leveraging models of leadership to be a proactive leader with a broader and more creative vision.
MSc Coaching Psychology, University of Sydney
MS Information Systems, DePaul University
BA Communication Studies, UC Santa Barbara
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