Fee band from £ 2000 - 4000
David is one of Europes best-known and innovative writers and thinkers on leadership and the foremost authority globally on mentoring. He has a rare talent for making complex topics understandable and for presenting them with humour and insight.
Recently described by The Sunday Independent as second in the list of top business coaches in the UK, he is the author of nearly 50 books, including the best-sellers The Winning Streak and Everyone needs a mentor. He has helped hundreds of senior teams across the world find the Massively Difficult Questions that lead to deeper understanding of themselves and their businesses.
He is visiting professor at Sheffield Hallam University, where he is a member of the Mentoring & Coaching Research Group, and also Oxford Brookes University.
Areas of Expertise
Coaching and mentoring
David has written 10 books in this fast-growing area. He led the development of the International Standards for Mentoring Programmes in Employment and is currently leading the development of parallel standards for coaching. He co-founded the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, where he is head of the research committee. He has designed hundreds of sustainable mentoring and coaching programmes over the past 30 years, since he brought the concept of structured mentoring to Europe.
His key workshop themes in coaching and mentoring include:
The leader as coach and mentor
Practical guidance and skills for effective mentoring or coaching at senior management levels
Mentoring and the diversity agenda
The role of mentoring in supporting diversity objectives; practical skills for the mentor in a cross-culture or cross-gender developmental relationship
How to create a coaching climate
Based on the recent book, Making Coaching Work, practical guidance on how to build a culture supportive of continuous learning
The coaching and mentoring techniques masterclass
For those, who have some experience of coaching and mentoring, an opportunity to acquire advanced skills. Can be pitched according to level of experience/ seniority
Coaching the team
Based on current, international, good practice research, processes and skills for enhancing team performance by focusing on the learning agenda
Innovation, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship
David has explored how both individuals and organisations can become sustainably innovative.
Key themes include:
How maverick companies establish clear differentiation from competitors (based on the book Doing it different)
How to reduce the risk of innovation
Understanding the story of change in your organisation
Practical creativity at work
Davids ground-breaking study of organisational strategies for managing work-life balance provides the basis for pragmatic approaches to managing conflict between organisational and individual employee priorities. He presents work-life balance as primarily an issue of making choices in a complex environment. This is an invaluable workshop or presentation for any organisation aiming to attract and retain talent by improving the psychological contract with its employees.
Key themes include:
The real and sustainable business case for investment in work-life balance
What the company can do
What the individual and the team can do
Strategies for regaining control of your life
The effective board
David was the first UK author to investigate in depth the role of non-executives. He advises public and private sector companies around the worlds on how to improve the quality of the boards activity. His interest in boards and corporate governance focuses on the quality of the discussion, decisions and leadership demonstrated by the board, both as individuals and together.
His key themes include:
Measuring and valuing the contribution of the board
Improving the quality of board dialogue
Raising the credibility of the board
Communication between the board and the rest of the organisation
The 14 critical roles directors play and hw to ensure that the positive side of each role dominates
How teams learn
David led a European Community project to explore the nature of learning in each of the six common types of team. In this workshop, he helps teams develop viable processes to manage and increase the quality and quantity of their learning. He debunks the myth of team building which may often be dysfunctional to team effectiveness beyond the short term and demonstrates practical ways manage learning.
The key themes are:
The importance of balancing task, learning and behaviour in how the team appropriates its goals and activities
The eight core roles, through which team members can support the learning of the team as a whole
The five steps to maintaining learning momentum
How team learning plans link individual learning to organisational learning
This workshop is suitable for working teams at all levels.
David really cuts to the compelling economic case for investing in work-life balance and the resulting benefits for the organisation as well as the potential penalties if you dont!
Angie Risley, Human Resources Director, Whitbread Group PLC
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for joining us in Canada to share your expertise, experiences and insights on mentoring. Without your enthusiastic participation, the conference would not have been as successful as it was.
Akela Peoples, Conference Chair, Mentoring Connections National Conference
David made a hugely positive impression on me at the Linkages conference on coaching and mentoring in San Diego last fall... his knowledge, information and feedback has been invaluable.
Ceil Sheen, Program Leader, HR, Duke University and Health System, North Carolina