What my clients say


David establishes an excellent rapport with those attending his training. Sessions are fun and thought-provoking, and he creates an extremely vibrant atmosphere in a very positive learning environment. I am 100% convinced that anyone attending one of David’s sessions will leave full of enthusiasm and positivity.

Richard Foster
South Lakes Community Learning & Skills Manager

David came highly recommended from head teacher colleagues as an excellent coach & trainer and led a CPD morning on well-being & resilience for staff. The resulting 2-hour session was a perfect way to kick-start the new year: it fully engaged my group of 13 teachers/leaders, TAs & school administrator, encouraging us to challenge ourselves & reflect honestly on personal strengths & areas to develop.

My staff are still buzzing with ideas David provoked & many are keen to develop these further, through applying the tools and models he gave us, taking up his recommendations for additional reading and/or follow-up 1-1 coaching sessions. I was especially impressed with how David took the time to get to know our school & our particular staff challenges beforehand, enabling him to really tailor his content to our needs.

Andrea Walker
Headteacher, Old Hutton CE Primary, NLE & Associate General Advisor for Cumbria LA

David is a fabulous coach, smoothly blending his extensive experience as an educator with his skills as a coach. Using his wit and charm to create a comfortable atmosphere for building rapport he will enable you to find solutions to even your most challenging of situations. He patiently, skilfully but very purposefully facilitates deep exploration and wiser decision making.

Stephen Moore

Coaching sessions with David have proved very effective in supporting not only my mental health and wellbeing but my ability to operate more effectively at work. The sessions, built around a shared understanding of Functional Fluency, have enabled me to recognise my particular strengths and focus on improving these. I would highly recommend David and this type of support to anyone working in education.

Matthew Towe 
Headteacher, Sedbergh Primary School
Functional Fluency

David’s friendly, accepting and accommodating ways make it easy to talk about challenges. He is a coach with a clear drive to help his clients… helping me understand my behaviours and to facilitate behaviour change through promoting my own self-awareness. I like the clear way David explains the models he works with, as well as some of the creative imagery he uses, which has helped me see the relevance of the Functional Fluency Model for my own work and life. In sessions, David provides me with space to think, and demonstrates good listening skills.  

Hannah Ehlert
Coppice Craft Tutor and Nature Connection Facilitator