Who We Are
David works as a change partner to forward thinking businesses. David devises innovative, strategic, people and culture solutions that address business challenges, always putting the human at the centre.
David has 25 years of experience in the media sector working with global agencies and media owners at board level. The first part of his career elevated him to Media Director at PHD, with overall responsibility for key clients such as Sainsbury’s and Gillette. David then discovered his big passion for helping people be the best they can be in the work they do and creating cultures that drive this. David ran his own consultancy for 10 years working with a team for a wide range of clients such as ITV, Viacom, Arcadia and Dentsu Aegis. David is now personally sought after for his thinking and experience in building and transforming cultures and has worked as a consultant and in-house and as brands such as Sainsbury’s, The Financial Ombudsman and The Evening Standard. David is a BLF/ILM qualified coach, mindfulness practitioner and NLP and Emergentics trained. His primary aim is to create more human work places where people can thrive and is currently writing a book on the subject.
Vanessa works with individuals and teams who seek to shift mindset and become more conscious within their careers and organisations. Vanessa’s aim is to influence leaders to become more aware of human responsibilities, encouraging a mindset of valuing people before profit. Vanessa’s corporate experience started in the media industry where she worked at a senior management level for The Guardian, The Express and The Mail on Sunday.
In addition to overseeing advertising budgets, her role included the responsibility of training and developing teams. In 2009 Vanessa left corporate life and began to work as a people development consultant with David. This involved writing and facilitating bespoke development programmes for clients to include Channel 4, MTV, Sony Music, Qualcomm, MGOMD, Maxus (Group M), Mr&Mrs Smith and The Evening Standard. Vanessa then gained a MSc in Psychology in order to apply a deeper understanding of social behaviours. Vanessa is an ICF accredited coach. Her aim is to coach individuals and teams and develop their ability to thrive through a focus on wellbeing.