David is the senior consultant and director of Shanti Consulting and has lived in Delhi since 2001. He guides executive leaders and teams to increase their global effectiveness. His understanding of global leadership behaviors comes from years of multicultural interaction and is foundational to his work in increasing productivity in international organizations.
- Master of Professional Studies - Nyack College, New York, USA
- Course Work - Intercultural Communications Institute, Portland, USA
- Member of International Coach Federation (ICF)
- Berlitz & Cartus Certified for cross-cultural relocation training
David has been active as a professional and life coach helping his coachees develop momentum in achieving their goals. He has trained hundreds of students going to the US and coming to India including work with USIEF's Fullbright Scholarship program, the Ford Foundation's International Fellowships Program and SIT America's oldest study abroad program. In addition to his work with educational institutions has developed cross-cultural competencies for executive leaders and virtual teams with a broad range of clients including: The Canadian High Commission, The World Health Organization, The World Bank, IBM, Convergys, Sears/Kmart, CPA Global, Canon, Samsung, Covidien, SafeNet, COWI, Dayton Phoenix Group, Accor Hotels, YUM Restaurants, BMW Financial, and Bombardier.
David reads widely in the areas of history, sociology and current events, and enjoys several Indian authors including Amartya Sen, Dipankar Gupta and Gurcharan Das. He enjoys travelling, competitive sports and morning walks and can be found exploring Delhi on foot. He lives with his wife in Delhi and stays connected with his three adult kids by Skype.