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David W Howells
Global Leadership Coach
Transpersonal Coach
Association of Business Psychology
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
University of Wales, BSc Honors Psychology
David Howells has worked as a Senior Executive Coach for the past 18 years in a wide range of
industries both globally and in the UK. He is focussed on deliverable outcomes and ensures that both
individual clients and organisations get true value from their work together. His sector experience is wide
and includes banking, financial services, information services, motor manufacturing, aviation, chemicals,
pharmaceuticals, energy, transport, logistics and consumer.
He has worked successfully in UK, Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, China, Middle-East, USA and
Canada. He speaks some German and Mandarin. David uses an energetic, co-active style of coaching –
he challenges his C-Suite clients to understand precisely what they want to achieve, what they need
from their organisations and how to deliver success in adverse environments.
Amongst the many topics he works with as an executive coach, he is particularly interested in:
Supporting senior leadership transitions
Enhancing team leadership excellence
Improving personal impact and the clarity of executive communication
Strengthening influencing and negotiation techniques at a senior level
Managing the effectiveness of executive boards
New approaches to leading within a global matrix
Enhancing business relationship management skills
Professional Background
David’s background is in psychology. He won a scholarship as an army officer and later worked for the
UK Defence Ministry in Whitehall, London. He then became a leadership assessment specialist before
taking on an HR Director role. He has personal experience of running businesses and continues to
devote time to individual leadership assessment and board evaluation, dealing with issues around
corporate governance and effectiveness.
Outside his normal work David is a magistrates’ court chairman and is a commercially endorsed offshore
yachting instructor. He and his wife have two grown-up daughters and live in Buckinghamshire, UK.
Client Experience
Mitsubishi Securities
Coca Cola HBC
Terra Firma
Pioneer Global Investments
Deutsche Post
General Mills
UBS Global Asset Mgt
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