References

The way you talk to audiences is different. Because of that “difference” when compared to a regular presentation, demonstrates the uniqueness of the way you approach a crowd and the value people gain from being in the same room as you.

Gary Bill, University of Kent

David is an incredible communications coach – over the years he has taken our highly selected and brilliant Global Solutions Program students and helped them communicate their ideas clearly, concisely and compellingly in front of an international audience including top managers from

Google, Genentech and Deloitte.

Pascal Finette. Singularity University Faculty- Entrepreneurship.

David has been one of the most highly praised mentors of our international start-up and scaleup partnership program. He has repeatedly proven to our cohort companies that he is not the usual pitch coach who they were expecting based on their previous experience. He applies a unique blend of empathy, easy-to-follow insights and impeccable skills for summarising, synthesising and tailoring one’s message to the audience and the desired objectives. He can ignite change even in seasoned presenters by bringing in new perspectives and lift them to a whole new level of audience engagement. Zsanett Andresin. Innovation Consultant -OTP Bank Budapest

David is an extraordinary coach, and I cannot praise his work enough. In addition to his great skill in helping budding entrepreneurs find their most compelling stories and thereby gain supporters and investors, David has the unique ability to connect with and effectively coach people across various ages, cultures and levels of experience. I have worked with a number of coaches in my professional career and have yet to meet one that delivers results in the same way.

Christine Gould, founder and CEO Thought for Food foundation.

I have seen David excel both as a pitch coach and as an event MC/moderator on several occasions in the past 7-8 years. He is a virtuoso of both roles, performing them with relentless energy, a quick wit, a great sense of humour, and a balanced blend of preparedness and improvisation. As a pitch coach, he‘s adept at providing useful big-picture insights as well as spot-on granular advice.

Barnabas Malnay, EIT Digital.

I have been fortunate to work with David in varying capacities over the last 5 years. More recently, David has been an ongoing advocate and supporter of student enterprise across the UK and provided invaluable support to the young individuals throughout NACUE’s network. David acts as a trainer and workshop facilitator as part of our annual initiatives which he approaches with creativity and professionalism. He has a unique approach to the facilitation of programmes which are always suitably tailored to the needs of the individual/s that he is working with. David regularly goes ‘above and beyond’ the point of call to provide additional support, at the request of the individuals he is working with. Holly Knower, CEO - National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs.UK.

His experience, dedicated work in an extremely harsh working environment, positive and cheering approach, intuitive understanding helped me get to the Pioneers Festival Finals with my startup- Tag&Find and present in front of 2500 people without any hesitation , as if there were only 10 people. I highly recommend David as the best trainer you can get. Julia Lerner- Tag& Find. Israel.

 

Working with David has been an amazing experience not only for the Startups that he been training for the last years in Braga, Portugal, but also for the Startup Braga team. His framework makes founders more relaxed and confident on stage. They also understand much more clearly how to pitch different stakeholders.

Tiago Gomes Sequeira- Startup Braga, Portugal.

 

Recently secured a seven-figure seed investment, for my e-commerce automation software. I used the techniques from your workshops, much appreciated!

Joshua Callis- thedev team, UK  

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