"I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with David for the past several years. He is truly one of the most authentic, genuine, and thoughtful leaders we have worked with. His workshops have brought our teams together and help us improve communication, break down barriers, and have fun. Whether you are looking for a group engagement activity or breaking down into smaller teams or one-on-ones, I highly recommend David and look forward to future engagements with him."
—Hunt C. Turner, Co-Managing Director, Wood Gutmann & Bogart Insurance Brokers
"I've been lucky to have David as my professional coach and mentor during a pivotal time in my career. My experience with him was exceptional. David has a unique ability to coach leaders in large, global, matrixed organizations and truly understand the complexities of those environments. His coaching delivered me objective and introspective insights into my own abilities, behavior, and impact I have on people. The situational tools he has shared with me are powerful and enable me to operate from a higher ground. The results of his work with me were not only measurable but heavy in value and noticeable to my key stakeholders."
—Joseph Abinanti, US Head of Digital Global Liquidity and Cash Management, HSBC Technology & Services USA
"David was always in high demand and did an incredible job supporting our internal Viacom business clients. He has an uncanny ability to uncover and understand the issues facing all levels of the organization. This knowledge allowed him to custom tailor his learning approach and drive their business results."
—Rob Friedman, Vice President, Global Organization and People Development, Viacom Media Networks
"David is a professional, friendly, and lovable coach. He knows just how to push enough to a level of slight discomfort and hold me accountable and still be a warm and friendly person I can completely open up with. I highly recommend him!"
—Jeff Tan, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Product and Innovation, Dentsu Aegis Network, USA
"I had the pleasure of working with David at Sony Pictures Television, where he created customized leadership workshops for my team of ten people. David is a master coach and instructor, and he was happy to tailor his materials to fit my team's business experiences and career needs. The topics he coached us on ranged from 'Presentation Excellence' to 'Leveraging Your Social Style for Optimal Impact in the Workplace' to 'Dealing with People You Can't Stand.' David was also a great resource for supplementary reading materials for individuals on my team who wanted more focus on specific areas of personal growth. David was always incredibly patient and thoughtful, and he asked pertinent questions that made space for introspection and the ability to solve our own problems. I appreciated that his approach was always practical and solution-oriented with immediate, real-world application."
—Rebecca Agbe-Davies, Vice President, Programming and Acquisitions, Sony Pictures Entertainment
"David Waggoner brings passion along with invaluable insight, guidance, and advice that can transform an organization from good enough (or worse) to something astonishing. I have had the opportunity to meet with David multiple times, and I have substantially benefitted from his guidance and expertise. His insights into the psychology of leadership, the culture of responsibility, and the importance of trust and inclusion have had a significant impact on the success of our organization.
"Perhaps most importantly, David brings a passion to his work that inspires people to do what needs to be done to achieve. He not only provides the insight and analysis necessary to solve any problem but also provides inspiration and helps people and organizations work through the necessary process to source the passion and articulate the vision that will serve as the guiding principles for working together.
"While this may sound heady and vague, David provides extremely practical tools for people to use. He develops leaders through specific and individual coaching and training. He analyzes organizational patterns and helps develop a culture that fosters and sustains excellence. And he helps people launch their careers by helping them develop networks, manage conflict, and establish a compelling vision.
"David Waggoner is truly a one-of-a-kind resource who can shed light on the strengths and weaknesses of any organization or any person’s career and can provide the necessary insight and guidance to help any company or person achieve their vision. I can't say enough good things about this wonderful guru who can help you set the world on fire."
—Christopher T. Vrountas, President, Vrountas, Ayer & Chandler, PC
"I have had the pleasure of working with David in several capacities over the years. Most notably, we worked together to build the training and development function in a $1 billion retail company, and David demonstrated exceptional initiative and led an innovative approach to training program delivery and implementation of various talent development initiatives. I've also been fortunate to work with David as a business consultant and executive coach at various firms where I've been employed during my career, and I've sought him out to assist with a myriad of change management, leadership development, and talent management programs and systems. He is adept at working across multiple industries and is an excellent partner to business leaders across functions. I am particularly impressed with his coaching capabilities and have witnessed the direct impact his expertise and guidance have had on employee engagement and retention, improvement of interpersonal relationships, and business productivity and efficiency. I highly recommend David to any firm looking for a high energy consultant to 'move the needle' on culture, executive leadership capability, or organization development programs."
—Brandon Anderson, PhD, Vice President, People Services, Cydcor, Inc.