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David Smith

David Smith

Consultant & Coach

Professional Background

  • David has over 25 years’ experience of working with senior managers in organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors.
  • David has international experience of supporting and developing individuals and teams in Europe, The Middle East, Latin America as well as throughout the UK.

Coaching Experience

  • David has been coaching managers and leaders in a wide range of organisations for over 25 years
  • Examples of recent coaching clients include: senior managers from a variety of cultures in Yemen Liquid Natural Gas; NHS Chief Executives, Directors, Clinicians, and GP’s; senior international bank employees in ING; newly appointed Clinical Directors in a Cumbrian Trust; middle managers in the NHS as part of a talent management programme; and telephone coaching with senior local government officers in Ireland as part of a year-long leadership development programme
  • Best successes as a coach: (i) CEO changing their adverse view of networking leading to increased confidence, wider knowledge and securing the top job when three organisations merged; (ii) senior French manager gaining clarity, enthusiasm and vision about his future career path; (iii) a GP growing into the supplementary role of strategic leader within a Primary Care Trust’s senior team.

3 Words that have been used to describe David as a Coach

  • Inquisitive
  • Structured
  • Effective

Training and Qualifications Relevant to Coaching

  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Step 1 and 2
  • The Birkman Method
  • Practitioner certificate in NLP
  • NHS 360° Leadership Qualities Framework
  • The International Profiler