I am a business executive with 80 staff under my leadership. Having a coach is a good way to take time-out, in the endeavour to keep a balanced perspective for myself, in this busy world. It is a pleasure to recommend David Allan to anyone looking for coaching in either personal or professional development.
He has provided me with both these areas of personal and professional coaching for three months now and has greatly assisted me in making my own goals and aspirations more clear and on track. His true professional and confidential approach is most beneficial to any busy person or hardworking executive, and I have no hesitation in recommending him to any prospective client.
By having David as my Business Coach, he has frequently assisted me in my work and private life. I look forward to our sessions together as it gives me the opportunity to tell, in confidence, an independent person exactly what I’m doing. I am able to share what I’ve done, and what I plan to do with my goals on a weekly basis.
Being the General Manager of a growing Taxi Business keeps me on my toes. So by having someone on my side, who knows where I’m headed gives me the motivation to achieve what I want from my working career as well as my personal life.
My career as a primary school teacher had only ever required managing 30 little children. However when I was successful in gaining employment as a department head, I soon discovered the many areas in my leadership ability that needed further training and mentoring.
I could have opted for a university degree, but really wanted the one on one personal coaching that Dave was able to provide. I have greatly appreciated the personal and professional style that Dave brings to our coaching sessions and the way he very specifically walks me through hypothetical work situations and wording choices. I have gained great insight from the specific homework tasks Dave sets and then follows up on.
I also had Dave come and work with my whole department to further develop vision, values and team building behaviours. This training morning was more beneficial than I ever expected and everyone on the team has gone on to implement Dave’s empowering strategies in their personal and professional lives. Coaching is a key ingredient for any person in leadership.
Felicity Carrett – Educational Dept. Head
I met David, purely by coincidence, at a conference in Brisbane in late 2005. I was experiencing a particularly turbulent time in my personal life and at the same time, was implementing some major changes in my business structure and direction.
I was very fortunate to have met David at this difficult time. He is a great coach and has helped me to effectively work on a number of areas in both my business and personal life. David is nice but firm, it is this quality that keeps me on track when I begin to wander into not so fruitful or focused areas of life. It is such a huge advantage to have someone positive and supportive to talk to once a month. With David’s help I have made major inroads in the areas of time and stress management, two areas where business owners, including myself, don’t spend enough time.
David keeps my goals focused, time framed and achievable. Thanks to David, I have regained quality time with my family, and a business that is now more focused, profitable and productive. The changes David has helped me implement in my life over the last twelve months, have had a hugely positive influence on me as a person and business owner. Thank you David!!
I have no hesitation in commending David and his coaching techniques. I had the privilege of being coached by David over a number of months. Even after twenty-five years in a management role, David was able to reveal areas to work on. I found the module on time Management extremely useful and very helpful.
David was both non-threatening and supportive in his approach. He was particularly effective in the interpersonal skill of active listening. I was able to make full use of David’s teaching in my role as a Manager, thereby assisting me to work more effectively with my fellow workers.
In my personal life, I was also able to apply the principles learned to assist me with better Time Management. It is with much pleasure that I commend David Allan in his role as a Business Coach.
As an Operations Manager of 16 retail stores, I identified areas of my leadership that I wanted to build. Dave and I worked regularly to develop these areas and consciously balanced them with my personal life. It was great to have a strong external influence to help grow key areas. I saw significant changes in my leadership, particularly in time management, conflict resolution, strategic planning and work/life balance. I can genuinely say my time with Dave has made me a better person and a more influential leader.
I operate the Sunshine Coast branch of a large communications company in Brisbane. Recently the workload has become greater than I could manage. I was becoming tired, run down, and generally feeling totally overwhelmed. With the help of Advanced Lifestyle Development I have been able to take the focus off the mountain that was before me and break it down into small manageable tasks. This gave me a great sense of achievement and I could finally see the light at end of the tunnel. David has helped me take control of my life and my job and has taught me how to not let them control me.
Some organizations I have coached and/or trained LEADERS in are:
• Oasis Youth Support Network Sydney
• Sole Performance Orthotics Laboratory
• Yellow Cabs
• Queensland Police Service
• Philcomm – Voice & mobile Data Solutions
• National Australia Bank
• Cornerstone Tiling
• Uniting Church Australia
• Inga Downs Pastoral Company
• Eyes at Narangba Optometrist
• Design Build
• OPSM optometrists
• Blu Project Management
• St George Bank
• CVC Media Network Ltd