David helps good people become great leaders, from the boardroom to the shopfloor. He’s worked with over 30,000 people, across more than 10 industries, across 3 continents for over a decade. He’s helped CEO’s and Fortune 500 board members develop practices that create more positive, humanity-centric impacts.
Prior to Leadership Development, David worked in sales, commercial real estate development, and strategy consulting, where he led international teams. He speaks fluent English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese.
David is a board-certified coach with Postgraduate degrees in Leadership and a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches. He has spoken about leadership at such places as the Institute of Management Accountants, Marriott International APAC Sales Conference, local Chambers of Commerce, The American Chamber of Commerce (Suzhou), and the Dallas HR Employee Engagement Roundtable. To support the next generation of young leaders, David teaches several topics related to strategy, entrepreneurship, and management for academic institutions such as the Rice University DOERR Institute for New Leaders.
In addition to the meditative practices that he’s been engaged with over 3 decades, David has committed to doing at least one 10-day Vipassana retreat every year to recharge and prioritize mental health so that he can be a better leader at work, and at home to his 2 kids.
"I refer to David as the reality check. Interactions with David are honest and provide much needed perspective into leading teams and organizations. He made me question my prejudices about people/teams/organizations through quality candor. If you're looking to grow as an individual and/or a leader, you must meet David."
Ramya K, Corporate Financial Controller,
Energy, Engineering, and Construction
"David’s facilitation experience and thought leadership that he brings to our programmes is invaluable and he has contributed to the success of our leadership ambition. I would highly recommend David as a principal facilitation lead for any Leadership Development programme."
Laura A, Global Director L&D,