who I am

I’m David, a professional certified leadership and career coach. 

As a coach, I am a listener who accepts you for who you are. I am a challenger who asks questions that reframe your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I am a connector who helps you weave together powerful stories that engage everyone around you.

Before I started coaching, I worked in the corporate world for nearly 20 years. I led teams, large and small, within financial services institutions and technology startups. Across these companies, my roles have included Director of Information Technology, Professional Services Director, Head of Learning and Development, and Human Resources Business Partner.

When I’m not coaching, I enjoy reading fantastical novels, listening to podcasts like All Songs Considered and 99% Invisible, finding – and eating – good burgers, walking around beautiful neighborhoods, and learning how to play the guitar.

what I do

I work with you who are at a career crossroads or who lead teams (frontline managers to executives) using a framework focused on practicing introspection, defining and living your values, and telling your story.

During sessions, I ask questions to help you unlock the answers you already have inside yourself. I act as a gentle mirror, replaying both what I hear you say aloud and what I hear you say between the words. I’ll also provide mental models and frameworks that help you organize your thoughts.

Over time, I make connections to past conversations, helping you understand the habits and thought patterns that interweave through your stories. In addition, I act as an accountability partner, a resource provider (articles, books, podcasts, etc.), and a consistent advocate to help nurture and cultivate those seeds planted within our sessions.