"Dave’s insight has been instrumental as we have sought help in developing our leadership team and combining this with building a more robust and achievable business plan. Dave is extraordinarily perceptive and able to convert these perceptions into invaluable advice. He has great knowledge of the theory of people's interactions with each other, why they do what they do, think what they think, explaining it in ways that are easy to understand, associate with and most importantly act upon. I would have no hesitation in recommending him."
Helen Dickinson (Director General, British Retail Consortium)
"Dave has been working with the BRC leadership team as part of a leadership and strategy development programme, to shape and embed a high-performance team culture, aligning individual behaviours and values that enhance delivery. Dave is an excellent facilitator of group discussions; using his behavioural insights and ability to constructively challenge to raise the bar, not only of the group discussion but also the quality and focus of the output. Dave establishes trust and rapport easily and I have no hesitation in recommending him to any organisation looking to develop and enhance its leadership capability.”
Helen Marks (HR Director, British Retail Consortium)
"Great preparation and flexible on the day, Dave really took the time to understand what we needed, let the conversation flow where it needed and facilitated expertly, kept everyone in the room engaged throughout and we ended up with some superb recommendations that had come from right across the team. The best team session we’ve ever had."
Sarah Brindley (Customer Experience Director (UK and Europe), Squaretrade Ltd)
"Dave provides simultaneous challenge and insight. I always leave our discussions feeling more energised and focused – he is a real pleasure to work with."
Amanda Callaghan (Corporate Affairs Director, British Retail Consortium)
"I engaged Dave to do some behavioural work with my field team following a restructure and a change in their roles. I knew he had a highly credible pedigree with his experience and track record of delivery in a very challenging environment. Dave delivered a superb 'Insights' session for the team that was informative and engaging, but also highly interactive and fun for the guys to take part in as they absorbed key messages. Dave delivered the brief 'to the letter' but also, because of his retail experience, delivered a highly tailored package that has added masses of value to my team as they settle in to their new roles."
Malcolm Beaton (Head of Profit Protection, Home Retail Group)
"Professionally, Dave is a creative and intelligent coach able to see what teams and individuals really need both in research and planning for transformation projects, also 'in the moment' whilst delivering for teams and individuals. As a colleague, Dave is great to work with, very supportive and a strong teammate. Most important is his sense of humour and flexibility to work around and through issues as they arise."
Jerry Brown (Managing Partner, MPI-llp)
"Dave and I worked together on the design and delivery of an event for a mutual client. Aside from being a pleasure to work with, Dave consistently provided high expertise, knowledge and experience both in Leadership Development and Insights, to ensure the final solution was effectively tailored for the client. This in turn ensured a valuable, enjoyable experience for all delegates involved. Many thanks for your support Dave and I hope to work with you again in the future."
Helen Worthy (Owner, Evolution for Revolution)
"I worked with Dave on a 2 day Leadership workshop, he was delivering an Insights de-brief which the delegates really enjoyed and learnt a huge amount about themselves and their colleagues. There were some real "light-bulb" moments for participants, particularly when he coached them on "difficult" relationships. I enjoyed working with Dave and I would highly recommend him for leadership and team workshops."
Tara Zutshi (Director, Beacon Women Ltd)
"Dave provided my company with a package of strategic workshops, coaching and mentoring to build my senior team and shape us for success. Dave became acquainted with my business and took time to meet and get to know each of my senior team. He ensured he fully understood the aspects that would benefit from improvement and developed a programme that would deliver it. The work Dave did for us was of an exceptionally high standard and I will definitely be working with him again. Dave is an accomplished professional with the personal qualities and specialist expertise to make a real difference. He will be an asset to any company that utilises him."
Paul Mayo (Managing Director, AACE Ltd)