David is an executive coach located in Shanghai. He works mostly in Asia and Europe. His clients are both from the private (business schools and corporates from a wide range of industries including financial services, luxury brands, high-tech) and public sectors (international organizations in Geneva).
David sees his work primarily about helping clients have the ‘useful conversations’ given whatever goals they set for themselves. They could be in the form of executive coaching (i.e. conversation with self) or team coaching (i.e. conversation among team members).
Prior to his work as an independent consultant, David had worked in HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank for 20 years, both as a corporate banker and an in-house Leadership Development practitioner. He managed and ran interventions extensively in Asia, Middle East and Africa.
David’s approach is mainly guided by the Strengths-based practice, Action Reflection Learning (ARL) by MiL institute and LIM, Adaptive Leadership by Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky, Immunity to Change by Dr. Robert Kegan and Dr. Lisa Lahey, Psycho-dynamics approach, etc. David possess professional qualifications e.g. IAF CPF (on facilitation) and ICF ACC (on coaching). He is also finishing his Systems-Psychodynamic study with the Tavistock Consulting in London. He is certified to use various psychometric tools including Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), DiSC, Facet5, StrengthsFinder and Firo-B.
David holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bac. degree in Economics from the University of Hong Kong.
More about his work at www.davidyau.com.