Stories that matter. Coaching that works. Organizations that thrive.
An integrative approach to creating thriving agile organizations.
For business and HR leaders who want better, more sustainable, results from change initiatives.
An integrative approach to developing coaching mindsets and skills.
Advanced programs on coaching mindsets and skills as a foundation for innovation and growth.
An integrative approach to developing leaders and teams.
Immersive, peer-supported experiences that concurrently develop leaders and organizations.
Thought leadership for organisations and professionals.
For executives and HR leaders who need compelling insights to transform the way they do business.
What is narrative coaching?
Narrative coaching is a mindful, experiential, and holistic approach to helping people shift their stories about themselves, about others, and about life itself to create new pathways and results. Read more…
Our work in organizations
We help organizations get more lasting value from their development and change initiatives. We recently presented an integrative approach to growing leaders at Google, simultaneously designed to help the organization function at a higher level. Read more about our work, projects and clients.
Narrative Design: A Glimpse into the Future of Development in Organisations. OD Australia, Melbourne, October 28.
Narrative Design Immersion. An introductory program for practitioners to deepen their understanding of their own stories and how to work with them. Melbourne, October and Amsterdam, November (dates TBD).
Narrative Design Integration. A program for graduates to hone their mindsets and skills in working with others. Melbourne, October and Amsterdam, November (dates TBD).
This is a big year of transition as I have moved back to the US after four years in Australia. I […]
David partnered closely with PwC for three years, contributing his extraordinary coaching skills and expertise to assist us in crafting and driving a significant cultural change journey for the Firm with coaching at its foundation. His wise counsel, combined with a genuine interest in people, deep experience with organisation development and commercial acumen, make him a trusted business advisor to us.
David partnered with CBA Group throughout the launch of our new Vision and Values. He delivered powerful and compelling sessions to our most senior 400 leaders. David worked collaboratively with us to design content that focussed on connecting with employees through authentic storytelling. David’s work has proven to be a success with impactful embedding across our organisation.
An effective and cogent business partner, David helped me motivate more than 60 trainers and subject matter experts to effectively ‘tell their story’ to help transform the organization. Witty, relevant, pertinent. David Drake’s work is valuable to any organization today.
David’s narrative work is very powerful. He was a very astute choice for working with us. There has been such a positive response to his philosophy, models and personal style; his visit has exceeded all my expectations and made a significant contribution to the development of our coaches as a team.
One speaker had a profound impact on me – David Drake. His message for me was the importance of allowing a person to tell their story, without judgment. It is wonderful to learn a significant thing from a conference. Appreciating the core value of a person telling their story was a cathartic experience.
In my experience, most coaches deal with the surface of life, focusing on arranging behaviors and tasks. David has a way of quickly getting to the deeper personal narrative that shapes how we perceive daily life. Once I understood the story I was living in, I had the power to change it. Behavioral changes that had been a challenge seem much less daunting now that they are tied to a deeper intention.