January 16, 2018

An introduction from David

Hi there. Thanks for checking this out.

If you’re looking for an insightful way to sort out issues in relationships between people at work, or indeed at home, or to raise your own game in that area, I can help you. If you need that expertise combined with leadership, change management, program management, business development or maybe an engineer’s way of thinking then you are very much in the right place.

A little background…

SailingI’m a business owner and director, a Chartered Engineer, a mediator and facilitator, an NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer, executive coach and trainer and a family man. That about covers all the formal stuff. I know a fair bit about program management and business improvement too. In my spare time (hah!), I sail and go up mountains, well hills really. In Scotland our mountains are not that high, but they can still be wild and dangerous. I know, I broke my leg on one of them once, a long time ago. Had to be carried off by two girls. It was hell. Never been quite the same since – my knee I mean.

My particular expertise is helping people head in the right direction and radically improve the way they relate to others, using well-established but under-used ideas.

All professional people to some extent suffer from their training having largely concentrated on the technical aspects of their chosen career, rather at the expense of the interpersonal skills that are required to be successful in the workplace – with customers, clients, colleagues and so on. The natural inclination is to fall back on these strengths in difficult situations. That can be a mistake.

We tend to rely on picking up people skills along the way without much in the way of structured training. That can be very inefficient in that we take a long time to learn and we may make significant mistakes along the way. Wouldn’t it be better to approach the learning in a systematic and deliberate way?

I felt that what I been taught in my professional education about relating to other people simply wasn’t up to the job and I set out to do something about that. I was lucky, I think, in that I had the opportunity to learn from some very skillful people in the field of the human dimension. Over some years, I gathered that learning into an organised framework and the resulting formula is what you find here on this site and what is set out in my books. The skills have certainly been a great help to me and I’m sure they will transform things for you too.