The most compelling testimonials come from those who have worked with David – here are some extracts from what they say:
I have a saying, ‘if you want growth seek criticism not praise’. Praise makes you feel good, which is important, but criticism gives you information which you can use to improve yourself. Thankfully David’s approach is rather more professional and balanced than mine used to be. He is a proven winner and a highly credible guy. He is helping me reach even higher levels in my career...
Managing Director of one of Europe's largest asset management businesses (and an Irish Rugby fan!!)
For me, coaching imparts a structure and framework for analysing and solving issues myself. I find David supportive and testing, pushing me to identify the true answers to my professional challenges. As a result of working with David I have a more frank and effective relationship with my team and customers than I ever thought possible.
Commercial Director – FTSE 250 Distribution business
David coached me to manage my manager’s manager. The net impact is that I add much more value to both. David’s style is one of listening and then challenging in a developmental and supportive way, rather than an aggressive one. He looks at outcomes and then ways of achieving them.
Senior Vice President – US Technology business
I worked with David for around 18 months including direct one to one sessions and a course on coaching styles. The period for me marked a significant level of corporate and cultural change within an organisation I have worked with for over twenty years and involved a reasonably dramatic change in working practices and role.
David is a very easy person to talk to and has a broad background of experiences from which to draw. The group coaching tutorial was instructive and the models explained broadly used across our company.
Chief Investment Officer – Fund Manager