Testimonials

Here is some feedback, in their own words, from clients that I have coached or mentored.

Average Rating: 5 stars (based on 12 ratings)

Alva Cheng

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Working as an Executive Assistant to Senior Vice President who was a Singaporean, I desperately needed to improve my English-speaking ability in a short period of time. I felt really pressured and depressed with work and personal life. I did not know what to do.  I live in China and there are no English – speaking people around me.

I was introduced to David by my work colleague and I got in touch with him. He began to coach me via We Chat on video. Speaking with him in English my language began to improve. His methods of mentoring and coaching inspired me. He is very encouraging. He made things so easy. This boosted my confidence. I felt I was beginning to make progress fast and felt good about myself.   I felt a sense of achievement in work and the self-confidence.

I passed my English course BEC with high marks. I was really thrilled by this. My confidence increased. I began to balance work and personal life effectively. I took on hobbies like water color painting. I began painting beautiful pictures, learning to cook a new dish every month.

What I liked most about David is that he is a very positive person. He dedicated his hours both mentoring and coaching me regardless of the seven-hour time difference between China and UK.

David is a gentleman who is willing to listen to your ideas and share his experience with you. I would happily recommend him to my friends in my organization. I have learnt a lot since I got to know him. I feel I am progressing well both in personal and work life. David thank you that you came to visit me in China. I really appreciated that.

Alva Cheng - China
13th May 2018

Shiyu Ji (James)

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“David has been a very good mentor to me. He has influenced me greatly with his positive attitude towards life. He has helped me in building my confidence. In spite of the critiques, I feel I can progress further in achieving my career as a Hedge Fund Manager.

David helped me with the SWOT analysis and I began to focus on my strengths, utilising them effectively and working on developing on my weakness by seeking support from others.

Last but not least, I really agree with him that there are three most important things in life: Health, Wealth and Relationship. We should learn how to keep them balanced to have a happy and content life.

I have also learnt so much from the mentoring sessions. I just want to express my sincere gratitude to him. I appreciated him visiting me in China. God bless you.”

Shiyu Ji (James) – China
13th May 2018

Kyle Dean

I am very happy with the first session we had and I learnt a lot and would definitely recommend you as one of the best life coaches out there. I know that you have helped a lot of people and you are very good at what you do. You have helped me so much I couldn’t put it into words how much I have changed since the day we met.

It’s been an incredible experience with the talks we have had. It really was inspiring to me, and I have definitely taken it on board. I really have appreciated it, I couldn’t imagine where I would be if I hadn’t met you and your wife, Sandy.  Thank you very much

Kyle Dean – London UK
28th October 2018

Yuqin Ji (Sandy)

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“Before I knew David and started my coaching sessions with him, I lacked self-confidence; could easily be affected by people or things happened around; my mood was like the UK weather, any little thing would change my mood. Also, at work I always focussed on myself. I felt that my manager and boss always wanted us to do more or even do things that were unnecessarily needed. I felt managers and bosses were sometimes not very clever.

I worked hard, wanted to earn more money, compare and compete with friends. No matter how much I was trying hard to better myself but did not feel satisfied or content.

When I began coaching sessions with David, my attitude and focus towards my life and my world has changed. I focus more on what I can learn through doing my daily tasks and how it can help me to develop. I understand and appreciate my managers and boss and their efforts they put into their work.

With David’s positive attitude I began to feel motivated. He is a very positive person, confident, self- motivated, energetic, kind, generous, sensitive, caring.

I would definitely recommend David as a very good coach and mentor. Because of David’s coaching, I became a happy person. I also want others to experience this and live a better life”.

Yuqin Ji (Sandy) China / UK
13th May 2018

Solomon Price

As a mentee, my experience was very enlightening, I believe that your knowledge can really educate and inspire many people who need mentoring and coaching.

In my opinion, your delivery was very good which made me think about a lot of things, your delivery also was very comforting, I liked how you talked about personal experiences you have had in your lifetime, this makes people open up and feel comfortable talking. As well as this, your listening was also great, this shows that you really have an interest in what the person is saying.

Your charisma is great too you have a unique way of showing people how to improve.

I’m very glad we spent that time together yesterday I learnt a lot from you in the short time we had which is great. I hope to see you in the future.

Solomon Price – Birmingham UK
22nd May 2018

Hamza Hussain

“Very powerful today… thanks for your time with me”

Hamza Hussain – Birmingham UK
22nd May 2018

Ross Giuliano

“David, I really appreciated the discovery coaching session this evening. Helping me to see clearly the reality I am in now, and also, to help me to work out all the actions that I must do in order for me to get results and earn money.

You listened to the story about myself and about my family: Who I am? And Who are They? Where I come from? What I have been doing in the past? Where did I live, and also, what happened to me and to part of my family in Italy too? And finally, you have listened and understood how, and why, we got in that situation where we are all now.

I felt that you understood the Who, When, Where, What, and Why I am in this situation, and what has brought me here where I am now.

Also, it was very clear the way you have pointed out all the questions related to my situation I am in, and what: I can do? What I shall do? What I am going to do?  When I will start to do it?  For along I am going to do it per day? You asked me very thought-provoking questions and it gave a ‘food for thought”

Overall, I felt the discovery session was very beneficial to me. I feel that it gave me tools and knowledge to advance my career and so I can also achieve my dreams. Thank you so much!”       

Ross Giuliano – Birmingham / Italy
22nd May 2018

Ishmael – Huxtable Rowe

“David, I felt that the first coaching session was very helpful and we haven’t even started properly yet! Very informative and very inspiring. It made me feel like I can achieve some of the things that I had only dreamed of before. Thank you!

Our second session was excellent and it showed me ways of building up new beneficial habits for completing my apprenticeship at Birmingham City Council.

Finally, we finished our six coaching sessions. I can summarise that on the scale of 1 – 10 when I started, I was between 2 & 3. Now I feel I have reached 8.

I feel you are a very positive and inspiring person and I would certainly recommend you to my friends an awesome coach”.

Ishmael - Huxtable Rowe – Birmingham UK
22nd May 2018

Julie H

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Even after being taught for many months by a licensed instructor from a well-known company, I could not pass my driving test. I dropped the classes and consulted a good friend. David Andrew was enthusiastic to help. He was kind enough to let me learn in his car! It was already miles better knowing that I could trust my new instructor.

David is calm, patient and very encouraging as a teacher. Not only is he very aware of the traffic rules (which helped both my theory and built confidence while on the road), but he was fully invested in my journey as a driver. It helped that we could chat while driving which provided a relaxing atmosphere; at the same time, he was very serious when giving feedback if I made any mistakes which could ultimately cause me to fail the test and to be a hazard to myself or other drivers and passengers.

On the driving test day, I drove David’s car, and he was seated in the back seat out of my rear-view mirror sight. The examiner in the front. I passed my test in my fourth attempt and my first try after being taught by David.

I am incredibly grateful to David and thoroughly recommend him not just as a driving coach, but as a life coach too”.

Julie H - Birmingham UK
11th January 2019

Ameil Hart

David was very clear and allowed me to understand my own strengths and weaknesses. When talking to David he can see that I have a clear plan in my head, but told me that I didn’t know how to execute that plan into reality which I appreciated because he doesn’t sugar coat anything he says and comes across honest when he is talking to you, also his passion when talking is very refreshing.

Ameil Hart - Birmingham UK
20th November 2018

Zhengie Zhang (Jessica)

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“The challenges that I faced were lack of confidence, difficulty in communicating with my clients and sourcing human resources. I was struggling to hold the Chinese cultural event which was very important for my post-graduation qualification at Birmingham City University (BCU).

After my coaching and mentoring sessions with David, I felt encouraged and clearly knew what I needed to do which helped me in organising the Chinese Cultural Event. The event was a success and I qualified with Master degree in The Event Management scoring 68%.

I have known you for three years, during these years. I felt you are a warm-hearted person who devotes in helping others. You manage time efficiently and that has influenced me a lot.

Of course, I would happily recommend you as an excellent coach and mentor. The reasons: because since I met you, you have encouraged me a lot and taught me how to balance work and home life. You helped me in developing a positive attitude. I think this is what most people want to achieve”. You also came to visit me in China. Thank you so much”.

Zhengie Zhang (Jessica) – China
13th May 2018

Saffron King

Thank you so much for your time today and blessing me with my sandwich and drink. Thank you so much.
The highlight from today’s meeting and discussing the self-work and taking steps needed every day to make tomorrow possible. That was so simple yet so powerful for me. The session today taught me that I must be making progress daily, moving forward.

Saffron King - Birmingham UK
14th November 2018

Shiyu Ji (James)

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“David has been a very good mentor to me. He has influenced me greatly with his positive attitude towards life. He has helped me in building my confidence. In spite of the critiques, I feel I can progress further in achieving my career as a Hedge Fund Manager.

David helped me with the SWOT analysis and I began to focus on my strengths, utilising them effectively and working on developing on my weakness by seeking support from others.

Last but not least, I really agree with him that there are three most important things in life: Health, Wealth and Relationship. We should learn how to keep them balanced to have a happy and content life.

I have also learnt so much from the mentoring sessions. I just want to express my sincere gratitude to him. I appreciated him visiting me in China. God bless you.”

Shiyu Ji (James) – China
13th May 2018

Julie H

pass-driving-test-david

Even after being taught for many months by a licensed instructor from a well-known company, I could not pass my driving test. I dropped the classes and consulted a good friend. David Andrew was enthusiastic to help. He was kind enough to let me learn in his car! It was already miles better knowing that I could trust my new instructor.

David is calm, patient and very encouraging as a teacher. Not only is he very aware of the traffic rules (which helped both my theory and built confidence while on the road), but he was fully invested in my journey as a driver. It helped that we could chat while driving which provided a relaxing atmosphere; at the same time, he was very serious when giving feedback if I made any mistakes which could ultimately cause me to fail the test and to be a hazard to myself or other drivers and passengers.

On the driving test day, I drove David’s car, and he was seated in the back seat out of my rear-view mirror sight. The examiner in the front. I passed my test in my fourth attempt and my first try after being taught by David.

I am incredibly grateful to David and thoroughly recommend him not just as a driving coach, but as a life coach too”.

Julie H - Birmingham UK
11th January 2019

Zhengie Zhang (Jessica)

img_5217

“The challenges that I faced were lack of confidence, difficulty in communicating with my clients and sourcing human resources. I was struggling to hold the Chinese cultural event which was very important for my post-graduation qualification at Birmingham City University (BCU).

After my coaching and mentoring sessions with David, I felt encouraged and clearly knew what I needed to do which helped me in organising the Chinese Cultural Event. The event was a success and I qualified with Master degree in The Event Management scoring 68%.

I have known you for three years, during these years. I felt you are a warm-hearted person who devotes in helping others. You manage time efficiently and that has influenced me a lot.

Of course, I would happily recommend you as an excellent coach and mentor. The reasons: because since I met you, you have encouraged me a lot and taught me how to balance work and home life. You helped me in developing a positive attitude. I think this is what most people want to achieve”. You also came to visit me in China. Thank you so much”.

Zhengie Zhang (Jessica) – China
13th May 2018

Solomon Price

As a mentee, my experience was very enlightening, I believe that your knowledge can really educate and inspire many people who need mentoring and coaching.

In my opinion, your delivery was very good which made me think about a lot of things, your delivery also was very comforting, I liked how you talked about personal experiences you have had in your lifetime, this makes people open up and feel comfortable talking. As well as this, your listening was also great, this shows that you really have an interest in what the person is saying.

Your charisma is great too you have a unique way of showing people how to improve.

I’m very glad we spent that time together yesterday I learnt a lot from you in the short time we had which is great. I hope to see you in the future.

Solomon Price – Birmingham UK
22nd May 2018

Alva Cheng

testimonial-girl

Working as an Executive Assistant to Senior Vice President who was a Singaporean, I desperately needed to improve my English-speaking ability in a short period of time. I felt really pressured and depressed with work and personal life. I did not know what to do.  I live in China and there are no English – speaking people around me.

I was introduced to David by my work colleague and I got in touch with him. He began to coach me via We Chat on video. Speaking with him in English my language began to improve. His methods of mentoring and coaching inspired me. He is very encouraging. He made things so easy. This boosted my confidence. I felt I was beginning to make progress fast and felt good about myself.   I felt a sense of achievement in work and the self-confidence.

I passed my English course BEC with high marks. I was really thrilled by this. My confidence increased. I began to balance work and personal life effectively. I took on hobbies like water color painting. I began painting beautiful pictures, learning to cook a new dish every month.

What I liked most about David is that he is a very positive person. He dedicated his hours both mentoring and coaching me regardless of the seven-hour time difference between China and UK.

David is a gentleman who is willing to listen to your ideas and share his experience with you. I would happily recommend him to my friends in my organization. I have learnt a lot since I got to know him. I feel I am progressing well both in personal and work life. David thank you that you came to visit me in China. I really appreciated that.

Alva Cheng - China
13th May 2018

Hamza Hussain

“Very powerful today… thanks for your time with me”

Hamza Hussain – Birmingham UK
22nd May 2018

Kyle Dean

I am very happy with the first session we had and I learnt a lot and would definitely recommend you as one of the best life coaches out there. I know that you have helped a lot of people and you are very good at what you do. You have helped me so much I couldn’t put it into words how much I have changed since the day we met.

It’s been an incredible experience with the talks we have had. It really was inspiring to me, and I have definitely taken it on board. I really have appreciated it, I couldn’t imagine where I would be if I hadn’t met you and your wife, Sandy.  Thank you very much

Kyle Dean – London UK
28th October 2018

Ishmael – Huxtable Rowe

“David, I felt that the first coaching session was very helpful and we haven’t even started properly yet! Very informative and very inspiring. It made me feel like I can achieve some of the things that I had only dreamed of before. Thank you!

Our second session was excellent and it showed me ways of building up new beneficial habits for completing my apprenticeship at Birmingham City Council.

Finally, we finished our six coaching sessions. I can summarise that on the scale of 1 – 10 when I started, I was between 2 & 3. Now I feel I have reached 8.

I feel you are a very positive and inspiring person and I would certainly recommend you to my friends an awesome coach”.

Ishmael - Huxtable Rowe – Birmingham UK
22nd May 2018

Ross Giuliano

“David, I really appreciated the discovery coaching session this evening. Helping me to see clearly the reality I am in now, and also, to help me to work out all the actions that I must do in order for me to get results and earn money.

You listened to the story about myself and about my family: Who I am? And Who are They? Where I come from? What I have been doing in the past? Where did I live, and also, what happened to me and to part of my family in Italy too? And finally, you have listened and understood how, and why, we got in that situation where we are all now.

I felt that you understood the Who, When, Where, What, and Why I am in this situation, and what has brought me here where I am now.

Also, it was very clear the way you have pointed out all the questions related to my situation I am in, and what: I can do? What I shall do? What I am going to do?  When I will start to do it?  For along I am going to do it per day? You asked me very thought-provoking questions and it gave a ‘food for thought”

Overall, I felt the discovery session was very beneficial to me. I feel that it gave me tools and knowledge to advance my career and so I can also achieve my dreams. Thank you so much!”       

Ross Giuliano – Birmingham / Italy
22nd May 2018

Saffron King

Thank you so much for your time today and blessing me with my sandwich and drink. Thank you so much.
The highlight from today’s meeting and discussing the self-work and taking steps needed every day to make tomorrow possible. That was so simple yet so powerful for me. The session today taught me that I must be making progress daily, moving forward.

Saffron King - Birmingham UK
14th November 2018

Yuqin Ji (Sandy)

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“Before I knew David and started my coaching sessions with him, I lacked self-confidence; could easily be affected by people or things happened around; my mood was like the UK weather, any little thing would change my mood. Also, at work I always focussed on myself. I felt that my manager and boss always wanted us to do more or even do things that were unnecessarily needed. I felt managers and bosses were sometimes not very clever.

I worked hard, wanted to earn more money, compare and compete with friends. No matter how much I was trying hard to better myself but did not feel satisfied or content.

When I began coaching sessions with David, my attitude and focus towards my life and my world has changed. I focus more on what I can learn through doing my daily tasks and how it can help me to develop. I understand and appreciate my managers and boss and their efforts they put into their work.

With David’s positive attitude I began to feel motivated. He is a very positive person, confident, self- motivated, energetic, kind, generous, sensitive, caring.

I would definitely recommend David as a very good coach and mentor. Because of David’s coaching, I became a happy person. I also want others to experience this and live a better life”.

Yuqin Ji (Sandy) China / UK
13th May 2018

Ameil Hart

David was very clear and allowed me to understand my own strengths and weaknesses. When talking to David he can see that I have a clear plan in my head, but told me that I didn’t know how to execute that plan into reality which I appreciated because he doesn’t sugar coat anything he says and comes across honest when he is talking to you, also his passion when talking is very refreshing.

Ameil Hart - Birmingham UK
20th November 2018
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