“If you want to develop Leadership, develop who you are as a human being” CEO

Solution Focused Leadership

Intrinsic Motivation

Communication Excellence

Mental & Emotional Agility

Strengths-Based Leadership Training for People with Possibilities in Mind
Join the next open training: 21-24 Nov 2016, Wellington : Enquire

What you’ll learn on this training

Leadership Influence

Understand the neuroscience of leadership and influence to shape culture.

Solution Focus

Create a resilient team culture with a focus on solutions.

Leverage Strengths

Develop people through their strengths, leverage to meet challenge.

Intrinsic Motivation

Unleash people’s intrinsic motivation via autonomy, mastery and purpose.

Minimise Interference

Identify interference in performance and take action to zero-out.

Problem Solving

Solve problems easily and collaboratively via the four-step-solution-tool.

S.K.E. Mapping

Map people’s aspirations for development in Skills, Knowledge & Experience.

Working Under Pressure

Stay calm and ‘positively charged’ under pressure

Communications Loop

Get more from team stand-ups, use to create greater collaboration and cohesion.

Performance Feedback

Give feedback without the sting and empower others to change and achieve.

Adaptive Leadership

Apply six key leadership styles for great adaptability in a range of scenarios.

Thinking Capability

Grow people’s thinking capability by asking better questions.

“One of the BEST trainings I’ve ever done”

Stats from previous trainings … expect skills and tools you can use!



“I would recommend this training to others” 21% Agree, 79% “Strongly Recommend”



“The training has been valuable & engaging” 21% Agree, 79% “Strongly Agree”


Ready & Excited

“I’m ready to apply the practical tools & skills” 7% Agree, 93% “Ready & Excited”


One of the Best

“One of the best trainings I’ve ever been on” 57% Agree, 43% “The BEST ever!”

Since 2003 | Clients from many organisations

New Zealand Post, Transpower, Statistics NZ, Reserve Bank, Connexis, Housing New Zealand, Adscale Labs, XERO, Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team, WWF, Forest & Bird, S.P.R.E.P. (Samoa), Pharmacy Guild NZ, Diligent, The Blue School, Gap Filler, Land Information NZ, Parliament, GNS Science, Sports NZ, Memorial Park Alliance, Kindergarten Association NZ, Sustainability Trust, Ministry of Business & Innovation, Birthright, South Wairarapa Vets, City Care, Napier Kindergarten Association, Downer, Christchurch City Council, Department of Internal Affairs, ACC and numerous small businesses and individuals.


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


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 has been exceptional and the results immediate. - Christian Carter, PMO Manager, Transpower


"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


"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, SNZ

Run this training within your organisation exclusively for your people

Join organisations like Transpower, Statistics NZ, Housing New Zealand and Adscale Labs by commissioning trainings to run in-house exclusively for your people.

If you're wanting to train a larger number of people, this option includes up-front consultation, free follow-up sessions to support embedding and a 30% discount on a minimum of ten participants. The training will also be tailored to fit with your leadership and performance frameworks.

What people say about this training

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

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

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

Training Methodology | Designed with the brain in mind


Learning by doing works, (sit-and-listen doesn't). We'll present a tool, demo how to use it and then get you to 'take-the-wheel'.

No Half Haircuts

Squeezing our bigger trainings into half-the-time, is a little like giving someone half a haircut. We just wouldn't do it! Quality comes first.

Layered Training

Each training module is layered into other modules giving you a package of tools that embed key leadership principles.

Brain-Based Training

Tools and skill-sets trained are partnered with an understanding of the brain, giving deeper insights without an academic overload.

Client Centred

These trainings are about you not a textbook,  your own experiences help you make sense of the content.

No One Gets Lost

Our trainings have a max. of 14 people, so no one gets lost in the crowd and everyone gets the space to engage.

Visual Workbooks

Our workbooks are styled on the slides you'll see as the training unfolds. This makes for easier referencing and 'glazed-eye' prevention.

Business End

The tools and skills we train have a business-end... i.e. they lead into clear actions, owners and timeframes so that things get done.

Embedding Strategies

It's not over when the training ends, we've added embedding strategies to help people leap in to action and apply their learning.

... a REAL understanding of how the brain 'wires' and people develop ...

David Savage | Leadership Collaboration Specialist


Fully Walks-The-Talk

Feedback from participants:
"David Savage uses the skills and tools he trains" 6% Agree
94% "Fully Walks-the-Talk"

Est. 2003

Operating since 2003, David Savage is one of the most experienced leadership trainers in New Zealand.


Working with a range of clients from CEOs to New Leaders to Sports Professionals, he's coached over 300 people and delivered training, workshops and keynotes to thousands more.


His extensive training has revolved around brain-science and includes Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Brain-based Coaching from the Neuro Leadership Group.

High-Profile Contracts

David was one of the original leadership Coaches on the post-eathquake Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team, also Alliance Coach on the Memorial Park Alliance, and delivered his leadership trainings internally to over 100 Transpower Managers, and 150+ people at Statistics New Zealand.

Leadership & Collaboration Specialist

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

Let's Talk | What's on your mind?


Phone 0211 336 334 or send me a message


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