An extensive tool-driven combination of training & coaching.
“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
‘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 Jug, CIO
Over a decade of working with teams, these are the three most popular briefs we’re asked to deliver.
Largely for new teams who need to hit the ground running, we sequence a series of exercises/workshops to establish a team-driven model of performance, leveraging strengths and creating common purpose.
Reviewing what’s working and what’s not, a team driven exercise to design and road-map key strategies for next level performance, including a business end of actions, owners and timeframes.
Solution-focused problem-solving sessions to quickly generate fresh thinking, new ideas and actionable solutions. These sessions are team-driven and bring into effect a team’s collective intelligence.
Tell us what your outcomes are and we’ll pull together a programme to get them met, and then support you post-programme to ensure follow-through and embedding.
Set high standards via benchmark goals for delivery, customer experience and team capability.
Take stock and set actions to maximise strengths and opportunities, and minimise weakness and threats.
Build individual capability; have self-directed developments plans that capture individual ambitions.
Vision & Innovation
Apply your team’s collective intelligence to forecast the future and innovate ahead of change.
Mental & Emotional Agility
Build mental and emotional resilience, create an adaptive and cohesive team under pressure.
Perform ‘above-the-line’ on a daily basis, strive for collaborative excellence in team culture.
Create a feedback culture that supports people to continually raise the bar.
Create a team environment where intrinsic motivation thrives; grow autonomy, mastery and purpose.
Map change in terms of value, resistance and partnering.
Install a communication loop that updates workflow, creates cross-pollination of ideas and increases collaboration.
Develop an understanding of strengths, leverage for future peak-achievements.
Embed a resilient solution focus, have problems solved in smart, informed and proactive ways.
Create a map of practical needs, build a more cohesive knowledge and flow of collaborative practice.
Communicate ideas or the need for change via a communication model that creates informed discussion.
Stretch your team to meet challenge via fun exercises that builds spirit.
Feedback from Senior Managers.
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
David has been working with me and my team, focusing on dynamics and peak performance, for a number of months and the results have been almost instant. His approach to addresssing common and recuring team based issues is refreshing and has provided us with tools, and more importantly ongoing support, that have both worked and provide visible benefits.Christian Carter
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
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
Experience | Stats and commissions
Thirteen years of experience coaching and training people, teams and leaders.
446 people have joined our leadership, communication & resilience courses since 2011.
Over 300 people coached since 2003 using a goal-focused and brain-based methodology.
"David Savage uses the skills and tools he trains" 6% Agree
94% "Fully Walks-the-Talk"
Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team
Post earthquake, SCIRT was tasked to rebuild the city's infrastructure, specifically $3bn worth of horizontal infrastructure in four years. The biggest scale endeavour New Zealand has ever seen required a workforce expansion of skilled labour from 800 people to 2000 in a very small amount of time.
I was one of a small team of Leadership Coaches hired to develop, support and embed a high performance culture, initially within the Integrated Services Team and then one of the five delivery teams. I was with SCIRT for 18 months making regular monthly visits and providing 1-2-1 and team coaching , plus workshop facilitation.
"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." S.C.I.R.T.Traffic Planning Manager,
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Vision: The Pacific environment, sustaining our livelihoods and natural heritage in harmony with our cultures.
SPREP is a large NGO based in Samoa that brings to life a number of environmental initiatives. Hired a Leadership Specialist, I brought my leadership program over to Samoa and later Fiji to work with members of PEEL, Pacific Emerging Environmental Leaders (a SPREP project). These members were young leaders from a range of Pacific Island nations, all active within their own communities working on a range of projects. The goal was to develop their leadership further and give them tools to collaborate with on projects.
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)
Statistics New Zealand
Statistics New Zealand
The longest running relationship in my portfolio is with Statistics New Zealand, who since 2005 have sent have sent over 150 people on leadership and coaching training programs, with many more attending team coaching workshops.
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.
Memorial Park Alliance
From MCH: Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington was created as the Government’s key project to acknowledge the centenary of the First World War. This was completed in time to be the centrepiece of Anzac Day commemorations in 2015. WW100, the centenary of New Zealand's participation in the First World War, will be marked over several years through a variety of commemorative activities and projects. More
Hired as the Alliance Coach, I joined the programme of work once it was well underway. My role was to work with the Alliance Management Team and individual Managers with a focus on performance and leadership. The most driven team I've worked with to date!
After testing the trainings via open courses, a combination of leadership trainings were commissioned for 43 Managers by the Project Management Office. Due to the significant results and benefits, the training was then further commissioned twice more for another 33 staff and managers, with 20 plus attending various open courses.
"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."
Housing New Zealand
Housing New Zealand
As part of their Talent Development Program, HNZ commission Leading Innovation, an extensive end-to-end innovation program that develops leaders and produces real ideas with an ROI appetite.
"Fantastic facilitator, so skilled + personable. The best training experience I have had. So grateful for the opportunity. Absolutely fantastic!"
Let's Talk | What's on your mind?
Phone 0211 336 334 or send me a message
Book a training place, provide your details and we'll be in touch.
ConsultationSet-up a FREE consultation and we'll walk you through the content.
Check ListRequest a check list and match your needs to training outcomes.
Ask to speak to someone who's done the training, we'll connect you.