David is a trilingual banker-turned-coach located in Shanghai. He helps individuals and teams develop through working on real work problems e.g. difficult relationship at work, role transition. Though coaching and facilitation, clients make progress on real problems and become more aware of own patterns of behaviour and thinking. We further explore and experiment together new ways of doing and thinking in order to both advance the learning and problem-solving.
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).
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.
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, Systems-Psychodynamics approach, etc. David possess professional qualifications e.g. IAF CPF (on facilitation) and ICF ACC (on coaching). He is certified to use various psychometric tools including Hogan Assessment, MBTI, DiSC, Facet5, StrengthsFinder and Firo-B.
David holds the coaching certificate from Tavistock Consulting, a MBA from INSEAD and a Bac. degree in Economics from the University of Hong Kong. He lived in Hong Kong, Fontainebleau, Beijing and Geneva.
More about his work at www.davidyau.com.