Tough Conversations = Thriving Teams and Leaders

High Performing Executives • Teams • Entrepreneurs


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4 Steps to master any tough conversation, improving leadership skills, team productivity, and connection.

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"David helped me get straight to the core actions required to up-level my business and personal life. His depth of unwavering presence and big heart make him one of the best!"

Satyen Raja, Warrior Sage

"Outstanding - more of this! I highly recommend David to any organization wanting their staff to reach their highest potential both personally and professionally."

Caroline Ghatt, McCann-Erickson

David works with high performers:

Fortune 500 companies






Start ups




Speakers & Authors

and...Prison Inmates

Why Success Hinges on Tough Conversations

Avoiding Tough Conversations is horrendously expensive: lower productivity, more conflict, unhappy teams, missed opportunities, and ultimately key staff quitting.

Having the Tough Conversations without skill can be even worse – sometimes even a total train wreck. This creates more conflict – which gets us back to lower productivity and people quitting

Having Tough Conversations ARTFULLY leads to happy teams, higher productivity, and people sticking around longer because they love where they work. Plus everyone grows personally and professionally.

"The Tough Conversations role-play program led to de-escalating tricky situations. David was able to teach a repeatable framework that could be used across many scenarios, and I recommend this program to any company committed to more transparent communication and bringing out the leader in each employee."

Aashish Patel

Vice President Strategy and Decision Support, Warner Bros.


From problems, identify your Tough Conversations.


Find your courage to have that Tough Conversation


Artfully and skillfully have the Tough Conversation, generating a positive outcome.

What Makes David So Different?

A former Consulting Actuary to Fortune 100 companies – including Sony Music, Chanel, and Exxon – David left his cushy Park Avenue job 20 years ago to build  the world’s largest coaching business. He became #1 on Google for “life coaching”, serving an audience of 150,000 coaches, and coaching thousands of hours across 12 countries.

Alongside his clients’ successes, David is no stranger to overcoming challenges himself, having overcome a full collapse of his paraglider and a fractured spine, witnessing the death of his sister at age seven, severe anxiety and depression, and a national Gong Show!  

He is the author of “Get Paid For Who You Are,” with foreword by Jack Canfield. He was nominated to the exclusive Transformational Leadership Council alongside such thought leaders as Don Miguel Ruiz, John Gray, and Marianne Williamson.

David believes that the tough conversations we avoid, are our doorways to confidence, success, and love. They become the defining moments which shape our world. He coaches high performing entrepreneurs, executives and teams – and now prison inmates –  to create amazing results and deep connection. One tough conversation at a time.

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From the individual viewpoint, he helps high performing entrepreneurs, executives and teams to identify and  master their tough conversations, becoming the leaders they themselves would follow.

From the corporate viewpoint, he helps companies to improve performance and retention.

"David walks his talk: I admire his willingness to put himself in the fire, and do what it takes to make that next step."

Jack Canfield


"David held my feet to the fire to eliminate half my busy work and decisions - creating more time with my kids! Especially if you're overcommitted and overworked - reach out before it's too late!"

Alex Mandossian


David changed my life. Coaching with him was the best investment I have ever made in myself - both personally and professionally.

Joshua Clifford


How I Can Help

1-1 Coaching

Customized to the needs of each high performer.

Team Coaching (Just in Time)

Before every Tough Conversation, your team member role-plays for 15 minutes with a coach.


An inspirational, interactive motivational speaker.

Workshops & Training

David trains your staff.


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4 Steps to master any tough conversation, improving leadership skills, team productivity, and connection.