David spent over 25 years at KPMG working in the field of Corporate Tax, the last 12 years as a Partner, where he built a reputation for growing businesses, developing teams & senior leaders, as well as leading strategy and transformation projects. Most enjoyable of all, David spent 6 years leading KPMG’s EMA wide New Partner Development Programme. In addition to which, he sponsored & co-developed a Mid-Career Partner programme and trained with organisation development experts Sheppard Moscow to be Partner Counsellor (providing ‘career’ support to UK partners).
A coach/mentor and learning & development business leader, with a ‘play book’ of tools, models and experiences harnessed over 30 years.
Areas of focus are leadership development, team effectiveness, effective communications, managing well-being, creativity/innovation.
Examples of recent work
David’s client’s include professional services & global law firms, where he runs programmes to help develop senior leaders as they step into new roles. In addition, David is supporting the transformation/turnaround of a high–tec manufacturing company, where his focus is on developing a high performing SLT and rolling out the concepts to the senior management teams and on to the shop floor.
David develops bespoke training programmes and events, alongside 121 mentoring and coaching senior leaders in order to achieve business goals.
David likes to work alongside individuals & teams over a period of time. With the ambition of helping them to create time to think and space play. Hopefully, this enables the teams and individuals to both think creatively and simplify the world around them.
Leadership is difficult with a constant flow of challenges and information to deal with. Therefore, David’s model of change is to focus on simple models & concepts, that can be understood quickly, work out their application to the real world, then focus on practice, practice, practice – “ After all the best way to be good at tennis is to hit balls not read coaching books!”