David is the Founder and Principal Consultant of David Lines and Associates, an executive coaching practice and process consultancy. The guiding principles of the practice are rooted the belief that individuals can work out and resolve their own issues and learning within an authentic, compassionate and challenging coaching environment.
David has an interactive style that encourages participants to be fully involved with their learning and development journey. David has a PhD from the University of Surrey, in the UK, where he carried out original research into executive career pathways. His research into the career paths of executive directors provided him with significant insights into the operational world of executives and the significant challenges they face in their business life.
He specifically works with individuals who are undertaking career transitions, who are working within a fast paced changing organisations and those who are being on-boarded into senior roles. David’s personal experience of on-boarding into senior roles within complex organisations provides him with significant context about the subtle aspects of being a senior hirer
David takes a holistic approach to executive coaching adopting and adapting his style and focus to the situation that the coachee is currently living through whilst balancing the requirements of the individual with the needs and purpose of the organisation.
David started his own practice in 1989 and has worked with executive directors, and CEOs across a number of industries and private sectors. These include Banking and Financial Services, Insurance, Oil & Gas, Civil Service in the UK and Singapore. David has also worked in the not for profit sector with directors and CEOs of several charities.