David provides executive coaching and mentoring to address a wide range of issues relating to clients’ professional lives and he provides life coaching support for the other worries that life throws our way.
David’s style is relaxed, friendly and conversational, but he is prepared to challenge assumptions and query actions where appropriate. He also uses a variety of coaching tools and insights gained from the world of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). His approach is centred on solution-focussed and positive psychological principles based upon a personal belief that few problems are insurmountable. David’s preferred method of working is through face-to-face conversation, but he is also happy to coach by telephone or video link.
David is married and has two grown-up children. He and his wife live in Gosport Hampshire.
After graduating from Durham University, David spent eight years in the Lloyd’s insurance market as a broker and latterly as an underwriter. At the age of 30 he changed career to become a secondary geography teacher in the independent sector. For the next 22 years he taught geography, coached rowing and worked as a boarding housemaster.
Five years ago he switched to teacher training and he now works as a link tutor and associate lecturer on several teacher training programmes at the University of Chichester as well as leading CPD courses in education and providing geography tuition. The executive coaching fits well with David’s work in education, but he does not restrict his coaching to the education sector.
BSc (Hons), General Science, Durham University
PGCE, Secondary Geography and Physical Education, Durham University
Executive Coaching and Mentoring, Institute of Leadership and Management Level 7 Diploma
Member of the Association for Coaching