David has really helped me through a period of career change. His listening skills and considered observations have been invaluable in bringing objectivity and balance into my thought processes and decision making. He has used interesting techniques to assist me in dealing with loss of self esteem and coping with internal personal pressures.
His thoughtful and professional approach are much appreciated.
Having reached a crossroads in my career I wanted to explore what possibilities the future could bring. I engaged with David as a coach and was delighted with the outcome. David was very skillful in getting me to really understand myself and decide what direction I wanted to take. I found David to be great at listening, reflecting and developing the conversation and would recommend David to anyone finding themselves in the same situation.
I have worked with David for over a year now and have reaped the rewards of his listening skills, facilitation and guidance to assist me in my progression into leadership roles as a partner within my firm. David’s coaching skills are first class showing objectivity, compassion and ensuring they are interactive. He has a variety of visual tasks that have enabled me to analyse the skills and areas to think about what is important in becoming a role model and a leader. We have looked at leadership styles and setting targets with David instrumental in providing me with a focus on strategy, achieving objectives and fulfilling expectations.
I have found the experience of being coached by David to be extremely positive, not only in helping me to identify, frame and clarify key personal development objectives after a long and multi-faceted career, but also offering practical tools, techniques and suggestions to achieve them.
I found David’s expertise, experience, and empathy very supportive while I began a new stage in my career. Having David there felt like there was someone ready, willing, and able to support me throughout the change in my career. To use a boxing phrase, it was like having someone in my corner.
I can’t imagine anyone with a better temperament for coaching than David.
David was a mentor on HDN's Mentoring Programme for a number of years. We always received positive feedback about David from his mentees and we're delighted he mentored for us.
David is an extremely experienced and capable executive and someone I would particularly recommend for non-executive roles - both within housing and in other sectors/industries. A very professional individual with whom I have worked for many years.