David is an experienced accredited Executive, Career and Personal Development Coach. He works 1-1 with a range of people in the public and private sector in coaching projects in areas like business improvement, career change, retirement coaching and building confidence. Coaching projects help enable clients to make desirable and beneficial changes in both their professional and personal lives, by support to help them develop and grow.
Projects usually involve 6-8 sessions 1.5/2 hour sessions over the space of several months, with each session followed up by reflections and actions the client takes away to work on. Support is also offered by email and telephone in between sessions, and feedback given on areas such as coaching tools, personal plans and any other elements that the individual or the team is working on.
David takes a holistic approach to coaching to enable clients to make desirable and beneficial changes in both their professional and personal lives that help them develop and grow. For any human endeavour to grow and flourish, there are a complex mix of psychological and practical factors that help sustain real change, hence the picture metaphor of the the mosaic tree; the tree is about growth, and the pieces of the mosaic represent integration of all of the individual’s parts.
He focuses on unlocking and unfolding people’s potential underpinned through a solid understanding of human experience and how people change taken from over 25 years of extensive training and experience of working with groups and individuals. He believes that a sound psychological understanding of the areas of counselling and psychological therapies are an important foundation that enhance his coaching practice.
David has worked in coaching practice for many years and is a full member of the Association for Coaching, an accredited Coach with the Association for Coaching and has a post Graduate Coaching and Mentoring qualification and Coaching Supervision training through Oxford Brookes University. He is an accredited Insights Practitioner using the Insights personality traits framework..
He is also a foundation trained counsellor and has done part of the integrated psychotherapy training at Metanoia Institute. He has foundation training accreditation with the Institute of Group Analysis and familiar with different frameworks such as Neuro Linguistic programming (NLP), Transactional Analysis, and mindfulness practice.