What (we will work on)
I will work with you at 2 layers in parallel confidentially. First, I aim to tackle with the clients on the challenges they brought to the conversation. We explore the underlying issues, understand the reason why and most importantly design action to resolve the issues. Common examples are handling difficult relationship at work, managing role transition, balancing work-life, navigating changing organisation environment. Second, in solving the issues, we also attend to your longer term development by examining and experimenting on your assumptions
How (we will work together)
We will have a series of 1 on 1 conversations. I primarily work with you to achieve the above by:
Helping and challenging you to think better through e.g. listening, questioning, rehearsing
Helping you get input e.g. anonymous stakeholder input, psychometric tool
Attending to emotion (as additional data) for better & deeper self-understanding
Inputting (only when necessary) tools, philosophical thoughts and my own interpretations
Why (you would need this)
Individuals are often caught up with certain ways of thinking and doing, especially for someone like you who have been ‘successful’ in your first half of life / career. The problem is that in the fast(er) changing world, ‘what got you here won’t get you there’ as a book titled.
I believe that regular guided reflection with a coach is an useful way to deliver different result and develop yourself in the long term.
What (the clients said...)
‘David has the touch. My work and his working experience are very different. In spite of that, he has had the ability of grasping the essential of the issues I had and led me to deal with the important not with what I thought it was important. I cannot but recommend him. He has the tools, resources and empathy to help you. He is not self-imposing, does tiptoe very gently on push-pull and make you reflect, think and most importantly, act.'
Head of Mission Aden Yemen
Internationale Committee of the Red Cross
‘David coached me at a critical point in my career - as I took up my new role as the President amid the rather chaotic 2020 with challenges like COVID. David created a safe yet challenging space which I could slow down to reflect on my team, my environment and most importantly myself. This helped me prioritise my time, work better with the board and my leadership team, as well as become more mindful in taking care of myself.'
SPD Silicon Valley Bank China
'David pushed me to design and experiment new ways of tackling my challenges as a Country General Manager. He helped me to realize my strengths even more clearly and build on them to tackle the challenges on the way. More importantly, he challenged me to face my own assumptions. He quickly grasped the cornerstones of my personality and got me out of my comfort zone. Deep and focused preparation for tackling the upcoming challenge, with a reflect back moment, helped me to track the progress, learn from outcomes and continuously improve.'
General Manager Macedonia