London, United Kingdom
David Howells has worked as a Senior Executive Coach for the past 18 years in a wide range of industries, both internationally and in the UK. He focuses on deliverable outcomes and ensures that both individual clients and their organisations get true value from their work together.
Building upon a background in psychology, David received an army officer scholarship. He later went on to work for the UK Defence Ministry in Whitehall, London, where he became a leadership assessment specialist before taking on an HR Director role. His subsequent experience has spanned the banking, financial, information, motor manufacturing, aviation, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, energy, transport, logistics and consumer good industries.
David’s particular interests include supporting leaders to:
- enhance team leadership excellence
- smoothly transition cross-culturally
- improve personal impact and the clarity of communication
- strengthen their persuasion and negotiation techniques
- improve executive board effectiveness
- apply innovative approaches within a global matrix.
David has worked successfully in the UK, Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, China, the Middle-East, the USA and Canada, opportunities have afforded him the opportunity to learn to speak some German and Mandarin.
As a complement to his executive coaching, he is both a magistrates’ bench chairman and a commercially endorsed offshore yachting instructor. He and his wife have two grown-up daughters and live in Buckinghamshire.