Dave is an associate with New Direction Consulting. Dave runs his own coaching and leadership consultancy with offices based in Lausanne Switzerland and the Boston area in the US. Previously, he worked with the global consultancies Axialent and Booz Allen Hamilton. Prior to life as a consultant, he had a 19 year career in the US government specializing in national security issues.
He is experienced in working with top exec teams in designing and leading their culture change effort. Using workshops and becoming an embedded coach to the senior leaders, individually and as a team, Dave helps the top leadership build competency and credibility in leading their new culture. Dave then helps cascade the new mindsets and skills down into the organization. For example, he played a senior role in global culture change effort working with the CEO and top exec team of a global financial services client and managing the cascade to 10,000 managers worldwide. In 2014, Dave completed a multi year effort in which he designed and led a culture change effort with a key agency in New Zealand.
In coaching leaders and teams at Fortune 500 multinational firms, Dave has experience in working with leadership issues in consulting services, telecom, pharmaceuticals, financial services, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits. His clients include BCG, Novartis, The World Health Organization, The UN, Nestlé, ACC of New Zealand, AXA, UBS, Associated Press, NASA, Unilever, Google, Mandiri Bank of Indonesia, Booz Allen, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Astra Zeneca.
Dave is certified at the mastery level with the International Coach Federation. He has been on the faculty at two renowned international coaching schools and has served on the board for certifying professional coaches.
A long-time meditator, Dave has taught meditation classes and led retreats. He enjoys finding practical ways to operationalise the wisdom from various traditions into his work with leaders. Dave is married and lives in a small village near Lausanne where he enjoys hiking and photography. He is re-living the challenges of learning by being a beginner in horseback riding and the French language.