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Who I am

One-to-one Coaching with David Scott Brown of DSB Training & Coaching

My love of education and my passion for language are key to my approach as a coach.  I help people to see how the language they use with themselves, and with others, is instrumental in shaping their life experiences. My coaching enables clients to become more resilient, and to develop highly effective relationships, so that they learn to thrive both at work and at home.

In the past, I have worked both as a police officer, and more recently, as a teacher.  Whilst my natural energy, enthusiasm and zest for life shone through in these roles, there were times when I would be overcome by anxious thoughts, which would manifest as unhelpful behaviours. 

I was desperate to do a great job, but often, fear, self-doubt and a lack of confidence would get the better of me.  I really wanted to handle stress better and to perform more effectively. 

The answer for me was to invest in my own personal development and to get a coach.  This helped me to become more aware of the behaviours I was using that didn’t benefit myself or others. 

This process of introspection, of discovering my strengths and also the situations that would trigger me on a bad day, led to me making real improvements in my life. 

Because of the  positive changes I began to experience, I was inspired to become a coach myself.  This enabled me to support people who, like me, wanted to do better, but didn’t know how.

My love of education and my passion for language are key to my approach as a coach.  I help people to see how the language they use with themselves, as well as with others, is instrumental in shaping their life experiences. My coaching enables clients to become more resilient, and to develop highly effective relationships, so that they learn to thrive both at work and at home.

In my spare time, I enjoy nothing better than spending long afternoons in the kitchen, turning produce from the weekly organic crop share bag into delicious curry feasts for family and friends.  I also love heading out with my wife, Karen, and Honey, our collie-whippet rescue dog, for extended walks in the surrounding fells close to my Lake District home.  I am inspired by nature and by being outdoors, so the chance to take to the hills for a group or one-to-one coaching session is one of my favourite ways to help clients.

As an ex-player, I enjoy watching rugby, and relish any opportunity to see my beloved Newcastle United football team, either on TV, or at St. James’ Park, the ‘cathedral on the hill’.  Singing with my local choir is also a real passion.

I am a qualified personal coach, business coach and mental health first aider.  I consider the promotion of good mental health and wellbeing as essential to getting the best out of people and I bring this understanding to all of my work with clients.

I believe that personal development is the best form of professional development, and also that this is the first step towards empowering people to play a part in creating a kinder, more compassionate world. 

I am a member of The Climate Coaching Alliance, and as well as being a qualified coach, I am a Functional Fluency Practitioner and Licensed TIFF Provider (a process which helps people achieve really positive outcomes in their lives).

Dave running a coaching session for Future Fixers
Dave running a training session for two young people
Standing on top of Scout Scar for a Future Fixers Networking Walk

I am inspired by nature and by being outdoors, so the chance to take to the hills for a group or one-to-one coaching session is one of my favourite ways to help clients.

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