David originally trained as an academic philosopher before making the switch into business and training. He has been a lecturer at the University of Melbourne and Deakin University and was responsible for setting up the KooRight Program in response to the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, bringing university–level programs to Aborigines in prisons across Australia. This was the most successful program of its kind in Australia.
David is also a mediator trained by the Queensland Alternative Dispute Resolution Division conducted on behalf of the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement in South Australia. David was selected to participate in Native Title Mediations in outback SA and was part of the mediation training team for the SA Environment Court.
As a trained philosopher and logician, David brings great rigour to training and coaching interactions, cutting through the obscurities that often cloud our vision and undermine the clarity and articulation required for successful professional outcomes.
Based in Bahrain for 7 years, David was initially the joint Project Director for the National Employment Project and later established a Bahraini government accreditd training institute in Bahrain before returning to Australia in 2012.
Since his return David has developed accredited Front Line Leadership programs which have been offered through locally based RTOs (Registered Training Organisations) in Melbourne and Victoria.
David is a trusted advisor, coach, trainer and consultant, and is recognised for his combination of thoughtful, theory–driven but immediately practical training programs.
Although able to present training and workshops in most soft skill areas, David likes to specialise in leadership and management skills, in particular, those relating to coaching, conflict management, critical thinking and effective leadership.
David brings an excellent understanding of the applications and benefits of modern psychometrics. MetaSkill Consulting was the Middle East distributor of Facet5, guaranteed to give you and your team a fundamental understanding of your current strengths and challenges, as well as knowledge and skill gaps over a wide range of professional and life competencies.
David’s coaching is informed by:
- Results Coaching Systems, developed by Dr. David Rock
- Psychosynthesis coaching based on the work of Roberto Assagioli, a collaborator of both Freud and Jung. who insisted on including the greatest potentials of being human and the riches of Western and Eastern cultural achievements as part of the template and model for our development
- David has studied wisdom traditions for over 40 years and involved himself in human potentials training, auditing and contributing to programs in Transpersonal Counselling and Shamanic Studies through the Phoenix Institute in Melbourne
- David has practiced martial arts for nearly 40 years and has a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Aikido. David teaches and trains in Aikido regularly, and he is also a qualified yoga teacher.
Whatever direction your training or coaching journey takes, it is very likely that David will have the tools and resources, depth and resonance to be a trusted guide.