David has been involved in coaching from a very early age. He instructed and coached a number of sports and activities including alpine ski racing, windsurfing and swimming. Professionally, the experience from a variety of roles in financial services, technology, and not-for-profit industries combined with studying and living abroad led him to a formal career in coaching, training and people development.
David has coached recent graduates through to senior executives in the areas of personal development, career change and small business growth. He has also designed and facilitated workshops on topics that include leadership, time management, motivation, accountability, communication and networking. He is passionate about helping people define and proactively achieve their dream job and live truly rich lives. David thrives in creative thinking environments and regularly encourages others to break from the status quo and embrace revolutionary thinking.
Complete this sentence. “If only I ———, I’d be the happiest person alive”
If only I could inspire an incredible passion for life in everyone I meet, I’d be the happiest person alive.
Top 5 favorite movies?
Love Actually, Facing the Giants, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, The Shawshank Redemption, Tommy
If you could be a character from Star Wars, who would you be and why?
Yoda, of course. He’s not only a fiesty little dude, but ultra wise, and a little mysterious.
What’s your favorite thing to do on a hot summer day?
Paint under an old oak tree.
What’s your most endearing quality?
My penchant for asking questions.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Astronaut, architect, artist. Something about the A’s…
What’s one of the most daring things you’ve done?
Got off a ferry in Tangier without a map, a hotel booking – looking like a white guy.
What’s your idea of a great vacation?
Going to a new country and hanging out in a coffee shop or pub and meeting the locals.
Your three favorite desserts.
Banana pudding, lemon pie, red velvet cake.
Coke or Pepsi?
Coke. (More interesting history.)
What’s you’re all time favorite song?
Brave, Nichole Nordeman
Have you ever hung wallpaper?
Yes, back when felt was in style.
If you could be anyone for a day, who would you be?
Richard Branson. I love his creativity and zest for life. (And I wouldn’t mind being my wife Roberta for a bit. She’s very inspirational, and I’d also like to see exactly what she has to put up with!)
Name your favorite coffee and why you like it.
Italian espresso. A nice finish to any meal, and a little sophisticated at the same time.
What’s your favorite time of day?
Early morning when the sun is rising and the air is crisp.
What’s your favorite unhealthy snack?
Soft chewy candy. I’m not done until the bag is empty (regardless of the size of the bag).
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever had for breakfast?
Chicken and rice (without utensils).
Your favorite activity involving water.
Boating, and all things related.