“An addictive and sumptuous mind explosion, Sav [David Savage] is a master at helping people to realise and reach their potential.” – H.R.




  • Fifteen years experience, operating New Zealand-wide
  • Brain-based methodology, including Neuroleadership & Neurolinguistics
  • Government, Business and NGO client base
  • Experience coaching on two major Alliance programmes
  • 300+ people coached. 500+ people trained. 50+ team events.
  • Speaker on leadership & the brain in New Zealand & Australia
  • 95% of clients arrive via recommendation or referral
  • A passion for leadership and collaboration as a driver of positive change

“David’s deep understanding and respect for the human spirit creates real and powerful coaching experiences!”

Gai Foskett, Business Coach



Gifted a camera at the age of six, I became obsessed with creating images and began to experience the joy and challenge of pursuing a passion.

Client Led

I operate a feedback loop on all my trainings and coaching programmes, and in the spirit of continuous improvement, the feedback I recieve – as in any high performance arena – allows me to make what I deliver even more effective.


As a Master Practitioner and Instructor of Neurolinguistic Programming, my training with Dr. Richard Bolstad led to a greater depth of understanding about language and the brain, something that has informed not only the content of my work, but the methodology of it’s delivery, for greater client gain.


Self-awarness is crucial to leadership, and walking through townships and slums as a photographer taught me as much about myself, as it did other people’s reality. These experiences taught me to keep things real in the training room, and help people focus on what’s truely important.

Feedback | What people say

David is a fantastic coach! He is fully committed to you and provides a great support as a coach. He inspired me, challenged me and most importantly believed in me. If I am where I am now, it is thanks to David! 

Lena Arnera

Author, Graines de Leaders

David is a top quality coach. After every session I felt like my brain had been scrubbed and I was inspired each step of the way. David drew out the knowledge I had, and gave excellent input at the right times.

Jesse Pirini

Pracademic Edupreneur, Pencilcase

Sav has an amazing ability to get the best out of people. His genuine listening skills help him tune in to what makes people tick, and his coaching skills empower people to set and achieve lofty goals. He's a fun and inspiring person to work with, and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him to anybody who wants to turbo charge their performance.

Paul Roberts

Customer-centric business growth consultant, Roberts Sports

David is an amazing coach, He has helped me to clarify my business and generate a fantastic business plan. He challenges and supports me and is incredibly creative to work with.

Michele Frank

Coach Trainer Facilitator, Frank Coaching

David Savage is a compelling, approachable, effective leadership trainer, one who I can only recommend and do so without hesitation or doubt. I hope to work with David again.

Phil Bilbrough

Group Manager Marketing and Communications, Forest & Bird

An addictive and sumptuous mind explosion, Sav [David Savage] is a master at helping people to realise and reach their potential.

Heather Ritchie

Transpower, Project Systems Manager

David is an excellent leadership facilitator, with the ability to be flexible in his approach, yet meeting the objectives of the programme. He is able to seemingly get into the minds of the participants and work with them in highly positive, inspiring and encouraging manner. David seems to have an ability to make people believe in themselves – an essential quality for any leadership facilitator.

Seema Dao

Communication Manager, SPREP (Samoa)

David is a committed coach and is responsible for enabling myself and many other coaches. He has a passion to see people succeed.

Carl Jarnell

Business Development Consultant, Lightbulb Coaching

Every so often you meet someone who is truly remarkable – that is someone who is so incisive and insightful that you can’t help but remark about them to others. David is truly remarkable. 

Angus Bargh

Traffic Planning Manager, S.C.I.R.T.

David has worked very closely with my team and individuals, including myself. He has provided us with the tools, mindset and drive to succeed, both as individuals and as a team. He is well respected and trusted across the team, delivering outstanding results time after time!!

Chanelle Becker

QA Manager, Statistics New Zealand



Before arriving in New Zealand I worked as a photographer. The camera has provided a gateway to a range of experiences, some of which were deeply confronting, whilst others were hugely inspiring. My fascination has always been with people; who they are, how they operate and what they stand for. These questions are still with me, but now as a Coach and Trainer.


On the surface photography and leadership training are quite different worlds. However, what I was fascinated with capturing in images as a photographer, is now what I help people develop insight around as a Leadership Specialist; ‘Who they are’ – strengths, values, drivers, ‘How they operate’ – leadership style, skills and abilities, and ‘What they stand for’ – vision and purpose.

Leadership Through the lens | Images & Insights

As a photographer, I’ve met people who live in very different realities to our own, and leadership with it’s many different faces, can be seen playing out in many different ways. As a leadership trainer, my days as a photographer have taught me to keep it real and help pep.

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