David North B.Soc.Sci, MA, PG Diploma in Coaching & Mentoring, MCIPD

David has worked in talent management, leadership development, and organisational change for over 30 years, and has held senior executive positions in the UK and US.  He has particular expertise and interest in coaching and mentoring leaders through career transitions.

David has extensive experience in financial services, working as a training consultant and then Training Manager supporting commercial and personal lines of business. His final corporate role was as Group Learning and Development Manager for RSA Insurance

Since 2005 he has worked as an independent Learning & Development Consultant and Coach.  His international consultancy work focuses on leadership programme design and facilitation for senior executives and high potentials, talent management, learning policy and strategy, change management, and career coaching and mentoring. In these roles he has consulted to clients in the retail, pharmaceutical, brewing, automobile, oil, and professional services sectors.

A selection of David’s recent experience includes:

David led the design and facilitation of an action learning-based development programme for senior leaders within a major insurance company. The programme won the CIPD’s Organisational Learning prize in 2010.

David designed a ‘transition to leadership’ programme for an international financial services business based upon the emotional intelligence model. He has successfully delivered this workshop in the UK, Canada, India, China, South America and the Middle East.

David co-designed and delivered a coaching skills programme for internal HR consultants to support a revised talent management strategy for a US-based international oil company.

David delivered the keynote speech ‘Four Generations in the Workplace; Problem or Opportunity ?’ at the 2014 Annual Conference of a leading international HR consultancy.