ADVOCATES

Of the 450+ people I’ve trained and 300+ people I’ve coached, over ninety percent of them arrived via recommendation or referral from previous clients. We think this is the greatest compliment, so thank you to all our clients who’ve become our advocates.

Senior Leaders
[The] tools and confidence to create great relationships. Ian Richardson

Capability & OD Manager, Housing New Zealand

We have put through 26 people from our division on the Communication Leadership training… We have seen people become far more collaborative and able to manage group approaches in very helpful ways… feedback from participants was the most positive across a wide range of people on their enjoyment of and outcomes from the course.

Derrick Westenra

Transpower, IT Manager

‘We placed 23 Managers through the Innovation program. Our General Management Team were impressed by the range of informed ideas that came from the group, giving next-step approval to most. The value these new ideas hold for the organisation is concretely measurable. The thinking from the attendees has also enabled us to enhance current projects. As far as post-programme impact goes,  this is the most effective leadership program I’ve seen and the same is being said by the majority of the attendees.’

David Fuller

Business Transformation Manager, Transpower

Recognising the leadership role that today’s Project Managers have, we commissioned a fusion of David's trainings to run in-house for 43 Managers. The feedback and has been exceptional and the results immediate.

Christian Carter

Transpower, PMO Manager

Consultants, Analysts & Specialists

"Fantastic facilitator, so skilled + personable. The best training experience I have had. So grateful for the opportunity. Absolutely fantastic!"

Ingrid Downey

Senior Analyst

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

If you’re wanting to work with someone that will change the way you think about communication in a revolutionary way then David is definitely recommended. I have attended David’s Communication Leadership course. He delivers this course in a open and friendly manner combining personal experience examples, role play, real play and the science of communication in a way that allows you to retain the skills for use in your daily work (and home) life after the course. The training environment David created meant we had all the elements of excellent learning trust, openness, humor, challenge and those “ah ha” moments. He is simply one of the best trainers I have had the privilege to meet.

Tracy Mawson

Business Manager, Gardiner Knobloch

More confidence, generosity and energy. Incredibly valuable in improving communication skills that will enable you to achieve what you want.

Teall Crossen

Senior Solicitor, DOC

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

If you have the opportunity to do one communication/leadership course in your life, do this one! Practical skills learnt to apply in all situations both personal and professional.

Lucy Cooper

Radio Presenter & Senior Planner, Perception Planning

I have completed two training courses with David covering communication and leadership. David’s content is well researched, brain-based material that is far superior to other process or template based content that I have seen. The courses are highly engaging with practical material to take away. The courses are delivered in a learning environment which has made it easy for me to apply what I have learned. This is some of the most beneficial training that I have ever done.

David Howard

Manager, Business Improvement, Sport New Zealand

NGO & Not-For-Profit Managers

If you have the opportunity to do one communication leadership course in your life, do this one! Practical skills learnt to apply in all situations both personal and professional.

Hannah Airey

Director, Workplace Wellbeing

David was the one of the main facilitators in a recent workshop held by SPREP in Samoa. I feel that through the different activities he engaged us all in, I learnt a lot in terms of solution-focused approaches to problems and that has really benefited me as a person at my job now – I feel like I definitely get more done in a shorter amount of time. He taught and directed us around different aspects of leadership which I can only say has strengthened my leadership skills since then. He is detail oriented and works strategically in line with goals and objectives for various situations. I really appreciate all that he’s taught me and I have no hesitation in recommending him as a Leadership Development Specialist.

Rachel Nunn

Programme Assistant for the SNAP, International Labour Organization

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 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

I have completed the Communication Leadership course with David and benefited a lot from what the course covered. The course was highly engaging and focused on practical tools that can be applied immediately. This course can help you succeed as a leader and I highly recommend this course to everyone.

Jana Sladka

Recovery Outreach Team Leader, New Zealand Red Cross

Infrastructure Professionals

David provided excellent training in Leadership Communication, his 4 day course for leaders was the most useful training I have ever received in effective communication

Jermaine Lee Thinnasagaren

Completion Engineering Manager, City Care

We have put through 26 people from our division on the Communication Leadership training… We have seen people become far more collaborative and able to manage group approaches in very helpful ways… feedback from participants was the most positive across a wide range of people on their enjoyment of and outcomes from the course.

Derrick Westenra

Transpower, IT Manager

The days flew by, I wouldn’t change anything … An exciting approach to leadership

Anna Middlemas

Grid Critical Infrastructure Manager, Transpower

Participating in Sav’s ” Communication and Leadership courses” will change your life and help you grow. He guides you on a journey of self discovery in a safe but challenging environment that will give you the tools and techniques to become a real leader, solve problems, coach and resolve conflict successfully. I would recommend David as a leadership development specialist and not hesitate to use him again.

Peter Cahill

Construction manager, SCIRT, City Care

‘We placed 23 Managers through the Innovation program. Our General Management Team were impressed by the range of informed ideas that came from the group, giving next-step approval to most. The value these new ideas hold for the organisation is concretely measurable. The thinking from the attendees has also enabled us to enhance current projects. As far as post-programme impact goes,  this is the most effective leadership program I’ve seen and the same is being said by the majority of the attendees.’

David Fuller

Business Transformation Manager, Transpower

Recognising the leadership role that today’s Project Managers have, we commissioned a fusion of David's trainings to run in-house for 43 Managers. The feedback and has been exceptional and the results immediate.

Christian Carter

Transpower, PMO Manager

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.

IT & Design Professionals

We have put through 26 people from our division on the Communication Leadership training… We have seen people become far more collaborative and able to manage group approaches in very helpful ways… feedback from participants was the most positive across a wide range of people on their enjoyment of and outcomes from the course.

Derrick Westenra

Transpower, IT Manager

I have had David involved in training and mentoring all my management team. I have also used him to mentor and coach myself. He has also facilitated and lead workshops for different areas in our organisation. He just fits in and manages to get the best out of each person, giving them the tools and confidence to go on and be great. He manages to get into those areas that challenge you and make you step outside your comfort zone all the while feeling ok because you have the tools to do it. I highly recommend David as a leadership development specialist and continue to use his services at every opportunity.

Sharon Hastie

Divisional Manager, Statistics New Zealand

It has given me a new education on communication and interaction. This has fully done a 360 on how I will interact with everyone in my life… it will change your life literally.

Chris Cunningham

Infrastructure Services Consultant, Statistics New Zealand

I am more than happy to recommend David’s training – it really helped to raise capability and resilience of my staff at Stats which has been instrumental for implementing Stats2020 transformation and overcoming challenges like resource pressures and ChCh earthquake. While the main benefit is to give people additional tools and strategies to lift their leadership skills and resilience I wouldn’t underestimate collective positive impact on team bonding and day to day collaboration.

Matjaz

Statistics New Zealand, Former CIO

A valuable undertaking – will open [your] mind to new ways of framing ‘issues’, focusing on solutions rather than problems, and being able to give consistent positive feedback to get the best out of people. I really appreciate David’s inclusion of everyone on the course – they were all individuals but he got them working as a cohesive team.

Hagen Kerr

Project & Programme Manager, Statistics New Zealand

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

This is the first time I’ve done such training with such results

Ron Pontifex

DBA, Statistics New Zealand

Blow your sox off – Another great course and positive experience again… Lots of practical, useable, understandable tools that you can take away and use. Excellent content and delivery. Excellent, empowering, excellent tools, grow your leadership skills in a practical and energetic way. Thanks Sav – another great course and positive experience again.

Prescott Jones

Statistics New Zealand, IT Manager

“Communicate openly and effectively … Awesome, highly recommended. Beneficial in any and all areas of work/life”

Chris Teasdale

Systems Consultant, Statistics NZ

Really well run, length was fantastic – opportunity to practice the learnings which also helped embed them.

Katherine Allan

Portfolio Director, DNZ

David seamlessly combines his in-depth knowledge of the social brain with his excellent communication skills to empower you with the knowledge and tools needed to be the kind of leader you want to be. Whatever your reasons for working with David, I am 100% certain you will always get far more value than you ever expected to, so I have no hesitation in telling you to get in touch with him straight away. It will be the best decision you make today!

Lynn Harper

Senior Business Analyst, NZTA

An amazing growth experience that will leave you with all the skills you need to ROCK!

Jay Devlin

Architect, Enterprise Architecture, Statistics New Zealand

Project & Programme Managers

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 has a fantastic ability to motivate you and identify skills & abilities that you never realised you had. Working with Dave gives you amazing confidence to step up to the next level!

Kelly Emus

Project & Programme Manager

Recognising the leadership role that today’s Project Managers have, we commissioned a fusion of David's trainings to run in-house for 43 Managers. The feedback and has been exceptional and the results immediate.

Christian Carter

Transpower, PMO Manager

Powerful and inspiring. Huge value for businesses and I imagine more powerful the more people within a team complete it, [Leading Teams Training].

Krista Riding

Platform Project Manager, XERO

Communication Professionals

I always left our coaching sessions feeling empowered and excited about what I was going to do. I highly recommend David for anyone who wants help overcoming the hurdles preventing them from achieving their vision.

Elizabeth Connor

KinShip Captain, KinShip

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)

Life changing… being able to concentrate on another person with all of your mind is incredibly rewarding.

Sandra Wilson

Communications Advisor, Fulton Hogan

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

Coaches and Trainers

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

Sav is an outstanding trainer, faciliator and coach. His expertise in NLP and brain based coaching brings a powerful perspective to leadership and what it takes to be a great leader of people. He transformed my thinking on achieving solutions-based leadership and equipped me with a toolkit of advanced coaching skills and resources. Whether you are leader or a leadership development specialist yourself Sav will take your performance to a whole new level.

Julie Treanor

Director, Food Gatherings

David is an inspiration; he sees you clearly, contributes enormously and is dedicated to supporting you to make life-changing adaptations to move you toward the goals and aspirations you are aiming for! A remarkable coach.

Leahna Hardie

Senior Management Consultant, 2 Leap Ltd

This course will give you the tools, confidence and courage to stand-up and be the game-changer and leader in whatever space you want to be.

Sally Lawson

Life Coach, Amazing You

I joined the expert coach programme to start my own coaching business in France. David provides great and useful material and always comes up with pointers to useful information precisely targeted to fill my current needs. He does a very nice job at keeping me on track, with traction, and also provides mentoring/supervision. Great value for the money, highly recommended.

Stéphane Witzmann

Consultant, SW Coaching

Great personal, practical tools to support you and others to have more challenging conversations - where you all come out winners.

Ruth Donde

Director, Vital Futures

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

I attended one of David’s NLP recovery workshops for Christchurch and was very impressed indeed! An an executive coach myself, I’ve been lucky enough to know David for a couple of years, but had not attended his workshops previously. They were bang on for what is needed down here, and I hope he gets the opportunity to help even more people. I would highly recommend his services.

Kathryn Jackson

Executive Coach, Career Balance

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

A course that will transform your ability to communicate with anyone and everyone. A way to establish your own comms style and how others can get the best from you. Provides you with a toolkit for solving problems and resolving conflict

Tracey Keith

Career Coach, TMK Consulting

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