David is an exceptional legal professional and possesses commercial gravitas, exceptional industry knowledge and excellent communication skills. David was instrumental in helping to integrate my new business into RPC and became a confidant and coach for me during my time at RPC. David is held in high esteem by his colleagues and his clients and was the main driver and inspiration behind the growth of RPC’s Commercial Insurance practice.
Your actions as client relationship partner at RPC have been hugely beneficial to the relationship between your firm and our business. All too often law firms do not have client relationship partners or, if they do, the title is a misnomer. You, on the other hand, have put significant time and effort into understanding our business and our requirements from a legal risk management perspective and attempting at all times to mobilise your colleagues to provide that service. Your responses are timely and on point.
In addition, you led your team’s presentation in relation to our review of external law firm services. Your firm was by far the best prepared and had clearly listened to what we require. On the basis that you took a proactive lead …in coming in to talk to me about what it was we required and how we would like to be presented to, you clearly went above and beyond how other law firms deal with this type of event and the results were very clear at the presentation. You were sensible, pragmatic and honest and again this set you apart from other law firms. You aligned your resources to our requirements very well and, at the end of the meeting, took responsibility for further actions. All in all, you have made a significant difference to the relationship between our respective organisations.
He is quick to help articulate the issues and options. Although he does not provide the actual solution to the issue, the very act of facilitating a transparent and non-threatening dialogue is in itself enlightening, liberating and hugely productive in equal measure. Being coached by David is an enjoyable and liberating experience and I would have no hesitation in recommending him.
David has been an excellent retirement counsellor, balancing well the need to impart wisdom and to propel the sessions with a valuable degree of charm and subtlety of method. I look forward to our next batch of sessions.
David’s positive and open manner create a quality of space that has significantly supported me to think through complex issues at challenging times. I would highly recommend David as a coach – working with him has been a truly rewarding experience and helped me to achieve my goals. I’m grateful for the opportunity.
I am the Managing Director of a social enterprise Mobility Taxis, the CEO of the charity Cherry Groce Foundation and I am a qualified Mediator and Restorative Justice facilitator. Managing all of these entities has been very challenging for me in many ways especially as somebody who has dyslexia. Having David as a coach, has helped me to refocus, clarify my purpose, aims and objectives and have a clearer sense of direction. As a direct result of David’s natural, adaptable and personable coaching skills, I have been able to be more productive, efficient, organised, structured and have a better work life balance.
He helped me to appreciate my strengths, which was reassuring, and gave me the platform and confidence to look forward. At times it was not easy as David was not afraid to challenge me and ask some very difficult questions. In summary David’s coaching has been fantastic and has transformed the way I work especially on the communication piece. I am very grateful for all his help and continuous support. I would recommend his service to all.
David has an incredibly empathetic, engaging and open manner with an air of confidence which instantly made me feel at ease. He was attentive and interested, asking pertinent and directional questions at the appropriate juncture. On so many levels David has helped me to identify and address a variety of issues I had in the workplace. This has been invaluable and insightful therefore providing me with new found confidence and direction. From day one, David has been non-judgmental, measured, focused, supportive and totally engaging. I have thoroughly enjoyed and valued our time together. I can imagine I could be quite challenging to coach but David has never appeared phased. I really appreciate what he has done for me and I hope we can continue to work together as and when needed.
David has over the past 6 months or so been providing me with business coaching. This has been with particular focus on preparing and presenting at board meetings. He has been a huge help in these and other areas. I would have no hesitation in recommending David.
David has a unique and natural way of honing in on key important themes and then tying it down to practical actions after thoughtful discussions. Again, he doesn’t try to solve your problems. More so, David arms you with the tools and mindset to efficiently problem-solve whilst recognising your own limitations. David understood me and my strong desire to help everyone, sometimes at the detriment of helping myself. He is highly empathetic but not afraid to ask very difficult and challenging questions. His life cycle approach gave me the perspective to focus on the roots of the issues. We still have more work to do, but I possess a humble confidence that our coaching sessions enable me effectively deal with whatever comes my way.