David Powell, The Hidden Advantage, Motivational Speaker, Personal Development Speaker, Leadership, Management, In both his speeches and training workshops, David focuses on what he calls tapping The Hidden Advantage to unleash the power and source of all initiative, creativity, commitment, motivation, enthusiasm and persistence. He recognises, addresses and empowers the whole person – the power of the body, mind, emotions and spirit – the core of the person, the essence of who we are. As a metaphor, David sees people as 16 cylinder engines. The body and mind each contribute 3 cylinders of “firepower”. Yet it is the passion of the emotions and the motivation, commitment and enthusiasm of the spirit that can each contribute an additional 5 cylinders of “firepower” when properly addressed. David’s approach to accessing this power is pragmatic. He provides his clients with a comprehensive range of practical tools and approaches to enable management to tap The Hidden Advantage latent in their staff and achieve optimum performance and results. His speeches are very powerful and people often say that he touched something deep inside them and changed their lives. He uses the techniques of accelerated learning in his training workshops to ensure they are stimulating, challenging, equally powerful, highly effective and fun. David’s expertise and international experience covers strategic vision and planning, leadership, management, team building, sales and customer value skills enhancement. His personal effectiveness workshop - Dynamics of a Top Performer has frequently been described as the most powerful ever encountered by participants. David is also in demand as an executive coach and mentor to senior management around the world.

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Background

David Powell is a powerful, dynamic and inspirational speaker.

He combines humour, energy and his passion for leadership - drawing on a wealth of personal experience and thorough research. He is also an internationally acclaimed author and a very experienced trainer, facilitator and consultant.

Since 1993, he has worked across five continents with more than 130 organisations including Arab Bank, AT&T, Cable and Wireless, Electrolux, Ericsson, Ernst & Young, Fujitsu, Glaxo Smith Klein, IBM, Intel, Jim Beam, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Sharpe and Dome, NCR, Nortel, Placer Dome Gold, Rothschild, Thomas Cook and World Vision.

David was educated at the City of London School, holds a first class honours degree in chemical engineering from Edinburgh University and has undertaken postgraduate studies in psychology at Macquarie University in Australia.

His corporate career spanned 14 years in oil & gas with BP, Amoco and AGL and 10 years in information technology with ICL and Tandem where he held general management roles. David is the managing director of his own leadership consultancy specialising in leadership, management and sales skills enhancement.

Areas of Expertise

In both his speeches and training workshops, David focuses on what he calls tapping The Hidden Advantage to unleash the power and source of all initiative, creativity, commitment, motivation, enthusiasm and persistence.

He recognises, addresses and empowers the whole person – the power of the body, mind, emotions and spirit – the core of the person, the essence of who we are.

As a metaphor, David sees people as 16 cylinder engines. The body and mind each contribute 3 cylinders of “firepower”. Yet it is the passion of the emotions and the motivation, commitment and enthusiasm of the spirit that can each contribute an additional 5 cylinders of “firepower” when properly addressed.

David’s approach to accessing this power is pragmatic. He provides his clients with a comprehensive range of practical tools and approaches to enable management to tap The Hidden Advantage latent in their staff and achieve optimum performance and results.

His speeches are very powerful and people often say that he touched something deep inside them and changed their lives.

He uses the techniques of accelerated learning in his training workshops to ensure they are stimulating, challenging, equally powerful, highly effective and fun.

David’s expertise and international experience covers strategic vision and planning, leadership, management, team building, sales and customer value skills enhancement.

His personal effectiveness workshop - Dynamics of a Top Performer has frequently been described as the most powerful ever encountered by participants.

David is also in demand as an executive coach and mentor to senior management around the world.

Client Comments

“Wow, what an insight in to how we can operate to our full potential”

Greg Taylor - L J Hooker

“We achieved so much more than we originally set out to do”

Andrew Le Lievre - MD Jim Beam

“You really hit the spot. It is very heartening to see some real hard issues finally being addressed by the team”

Geoff Byrne - GM Sydney Ferries

“Thank you for helping us bring out the best in each other, the result is tangible”

Jane Edge - Director Christian Children’s Fund

“The delegates were extremely impressed with the outstanding, inspiring and motivating workshop on the 16 Cylinder performance concept you conducted for the Top Executive conference”

Ken Roberts - MD Fiji Employers Federation

“I do not believe I have ever heard anything that so comprehensively captures some of the more esoteric concepts involved in achieving “16 Cylinder” performance”

Brett Davidson - GM Profile Financial Services

“Thank you again for a positively exhilarating experience and more particularly for your contribution towards our on-going business success’

Terry Ryan - Manager Sydney Water

“The partners were most enthusiastic about your programme”

Mike Beilby - CEO Cowley Hearne Lawyers

“I want to thank you for the exceptional facilitation work you did for Nortel Asia Pacific. You vastly exceeded my expectations”

Lee Anne Carson - VP Nortel

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