“Having the conversations that matter.”

David Bond is an international facilitator, educator, executive coach and retreat leader, who works as a catalyst for substantive leadership change. He has worked in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe and draws on over 25 years global experience with executives, leadership teams and organisations in transition.  David’s focus is on personal leadership development, leading across differences and enabling the courageous conversations that matter. He is particularly skilled at working with the complex relational aspects of leadership and change, overcoming immunity to change, harvesting multiple perspectives and leveraging diversity. He models leadership driven by deep purpose and the belief that serving the common good serves businesses and organisations.

David is currently based in the USA; he works independently and in association with major business schools. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Erasmus Center for Women in Organisations – Erasmus University (The Netherlands) and the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina (USA); and an orchestrator, educator and executive coach for a range of Duke Corporate Education programs.

Clients and programmes

David’s clients and programme participants have come from a variety of organisations and industries, such as Duke University Hospital, BASF, Chemetall, European Central Bank, ING Bank, Ernst and Young, Shell, Philips, Unilever, Nestle, Old Mutual, Momentum, Barclays, Liberty Holdings, the German Development Cooperation, National Health Service (United Kingdom), Johnson & Johnson, Abu Dhabi Civil Service, Heineken, Gulf Drilling International, World Youth Organisations and the United Nations. David has also had international leadership roles in the educational sector. He has been an MBA director at the University of Cape Town and Rotterdam School of Management, where he also spent time as the Chair of the Global Executive OneMBA program.

Current clients in the USA and Europe include senior leadership programs in the Healthcare and Financial Services sectors and consultancy to a major merger in the chemical industry.