David joined the Royal Australian Navy in March 1981 as a recruit electrical sailor. He commissioned in 1984 and learned Seamanship and Navigation followed by a specialist career in Information Technology. The Navy taught him the influence of leadership and coaching on realising extraordinary business outcomes.
Retiring from the Navy in 2001 following a 20 year career, he moved into Information Technology Service Delivery and Project Management. For 19 years, he has worked in consulting and permanent roles in the Public Service, Private and Not-For-Profit sectors. David has owned several companies and been on the management boards for several organisations. His life journey has brought together coaching and mentoring.
David believes in the potential that lies within each and every one of us. If we are open to transforming our minds by renewing the way we think, we will dramatically increase our freedom to succeed. Why? Because he knows that the human potential in the mind far exceeds our known abilities.
A coach doesn’t need to know more than the coachee. They need to have faith in the process, to know that people can achieve their goals if they put their mind to it. They need to be asked the right questions, encouraged towards results and kept accountable to achieving their goal.
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David is an exceptionally experienced executive coach. He is an exceptional public speaker who challenges the way organisations and individuals think in relation to business and life. has led reform within a number of organisations and brings a unique understanding of the pressures in both the public and private sectors. He understands the changing requirements and time frames within the business environment and has considerable experience in leading, managing and coaching geographically dispersed (remote) teams. David brings a new insight into the way we think into our success in business to realise exceptional results.
Treasury & Economic Development Directorate
David helped me focus on the more immediate of my goals without losing sight of my broader and subsequent plans. He advised me, and this turned out to be the case, that lessons learned on achieving the next goal would be invaluable for the following ones. I highly recommend his services.
Coaching has been great. I’ve learned more about myself and how to interact with people, being held accountable. Strategies that I thought I had weren’t actually strategies at all.
I found David to be very helpful and detailed. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.
I found my experience to be of great help in updating my Resume and the information provided was invaluable.
David had a great approach to the coaching. While he followed a broad structure he was also happy to be led by what I felt would be most beneficial. He also challenged me to think deeply about what direction I wanted to take in my career so his assistance could better align and was targeted towards achieving that objective.
This is a great program. It provides actionable feedback and usable outputs to support the career transition process.
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David provides Executive and Business Coaching with a range of packages to suit the needs of you and your team. Ranging from Training and Assessment, Program/Project Management, and Business & Information Technology, sign up for an Observations Coaching package now!
David is an established author who uses insight from his training in the Navy in his publications on leadership. Buy a copy of The Change #7, a joint venture publication, to read about about “Releasing the Leader Within You”.
David uses DISC Assessments as a part of his training and consultation tools. DISC is a simple, practical, easy to remember and universally applicable model for the evaluation of behavioural styles. Discover the four behavioural styles of Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientious and purchase the right assessment now.