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David Taubman The Path to Great Culture Business Coaching Written Testimonial from sports star Archie Thompson

Archie Thompson

SOCCEROOS LEGEND AND TV ANALYST FOX SPORTS

“It was terrific working with David and understanding what makes me tick on a much deeper level. I have used that knowledge and a range of new techniques to continue developing on television with Fox Sports as well as with my personal business interests.”
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Alex Johnson

PLAYER/DEVELOPMENT COACH & SYDNEY SWANS PREMIERSHIP PLAYER​

“Dave is super energetic in his coaching style and very easy to talk to.  He has excellent experience when it comes to building business and strengthening approaches to leadership. I have worked with him on my professional and personal brand.  Things that I hadn’t given much thought to previously but now see as a necessity.

I found it extremely beneficial to have access to an independent voice.  Someone I could discuss my approach to development coaching as well as my planning and goals for running a successful small business.  Getting the chance to chat to someone outside my circle and get honest opinions is so important.  I would recommend Dave to anyone that values change and is chasing business success.”

David Taubman The Path to Great Culture Business Coaching Written Testimonial from Joe Tamburrino

Joe Tamburrino

CO-FOUNDER AT ATHLETIKAN FOOTWEAR

“I work with David weekly on my small business and he has helped me immensely and helped me change my game on every level. David has been integral to seeing our business double in revenue over the last 18 months. David promised me results. David got me outstanding results.

Results I only would’ve dreamed of. The business is in a brilliant position because of his help. He holds me accountable to every decision I make and drives high performance. On a weekly basis we analyse cashflow and business strategy. Since introducing the practice into my business, we have not made a bad decision. The type of decisions which previously cost us tens of thousands of dollars a year have now been nullified. Instead that money is in the business and our back pocket. His attention to detail and results driven mindset is truly something else. You need to experience it to believe it. David has been immense in reviewing, giving ideas and helping me put business strategies in place. Both short term and long term. He has held me accountable to meet every goal. He has enabled me to have a much more aggressive mindset for goal setting and knowing my own personal strengths in business and how to best utilise them. David is very warm in his approach and also has a great sense of humour which makes him a very easy person to relate to. I highly advise any individual or team looking to enhance their business to get in touch with David to drive high performance.”
David Taubman The Path to Great Culture Business Coaching Written Testimonial from Michael Davis

Michael Davis

DIRECTOR AT CHEETA TEAMWEAR

“David has been integral to seeing our business double in revenue over the last 18 months. He has the ability to filter lessons from his corporate/big business days to small business without constraining the natural energy of a small business or bogging it down in red tape”

David Taubman The Path to Great Culture Business Coaching Written Testimonial from Geordie Miles

Geordie Miles

MANAGING DIRECTOR SPARK EVENT GROUP

“The success and growth of Spark Event Group has David Taubman written all over it. His knowledge of small business, HR, workflow and organisational culture is ideal for our business – he takes his wealth of experience in big business and relates it perfectly to us. Our regular sessions have become a real yardstick to work towards.

The success and growth of Spark Event Group has David Taubman written all over it. David’s way of cutting through irrelevant distractions and hitting the heart of what makes a company tick is quite exceptional. He really challenges me to be the best leader and person possible, and with his ubiquitous passion and dedication, he rides every bump throughout the process until you get there.  His knowledge of small business, HR, workflow and organisational culture is ideal for our business – he takes his wealth of experience in big business and relates it perfectly to us. We see eye to eye on the value of culture in an organisation, and our regular sessions have become a real yardstick to work towards.
David Taubman The Path to Great Culture Business Coaching Written Testimonial from Shannon Davis

Shannon Davis

HEAD OF EXPERIENCES AT TENNIS AUSTRALIA

“David has been a phenomenal coach! Equal parts enthusiastic motivator and honest challenger, his approach is one of a kind and absolute world class! I look back at all that’s been accomplished, and the small, subtle wins I’ve had along the way that signal growth in unexpected ways… and for that, I’m grateful.”

David Taubman The Path to Great Culture Business Coaching Written Testimonial from Toby Williams

Toby Williams

HEAD OF CONSUMER BUSINESS AT CRICKET VICTORIA, MELBOURNE RENEGADES AND MELBOURNE STARS

“David is my coach and is absolutely inspirational, bold and brilliant at what he does. He has held me accountable to both my short term and long-term goals and his open and honest methods has brought results that would not have been achieved without his services.
David’s personable approach means that interactions are relaxed and extremely natural however he is able to articulate his message with extreme clarity. My leadership and overall strategic thinking have vastly improved since working with David and I would recommend him to anyone.”
David Taubman The Path to Great Culture Business Coaching Written Testimonial from Tamara Joy

Tamara Joy

GENERAL MANAGER PEOPLE AND CULTURE MOTORSPORT AUSTRALIA

“David challenges your thinking and pushes boundaries, wholeheartedly believing in your potential. He genuinely cares about you and is good for a laugh too! I’m looking forward to the rest of my coaching journey and where I will end up!”

David Taubman The Path to Great Culture Business Coaching Written Testimonial from Heidi Rogers

Heidi Rogers

PSYCHOTHERAPIST, COUNSELLOR AND SPEAKER

“I feel dramatic in saying ‘Dave changed my life’ ….but he legit did. When we met, I was about to embark on a $30k endeavour and Dave helped me see it was totally unnecessary, and showed me that I already had everything I needed. Long story short….He was right.

Dave has been amazing to work with. He has the right balance of honesty, humor, self-awareness and business wisdom. He knows his shit, and knows how to guide you towards figuring out what is working in your business, and what isn’t.”
David Taubman The Path to Great Culture Business Coaching Written Testimonial from Sarah Godfrey

Sarah Godfrey

COACHING PSYCHOLOGIST | DIRECTOR MOVING MINDSETS
CHAIRPERSON GRIEFLINE AUSTRALIA

“Meeting David was a turning point in how I viewed my business and the expansion of moving into a new venture. After 17 years directing a small business, I was looking for what next. Problem was I wasn’t sure what that looked like and how to leave one identity behind to embrace the next.
David guided me through these hurdles, from a financially perspective and my emotional resistance. I cried, laughed and let off steam as he supported me venturing into the treacherous landscape of changing my business model. David had the strength to challenge me (which is no small feat in itself), support me and bring out the authentic version I needed to lean into, to succeed. His warm, empathic positive outlook, exceptional business experience and knowledge, humour and ‘tell it like it is’ style of business coaching was a perfect fit. I have recommended him to dynamic business leaders looking for a business coach, who approaches each session with integrity, grit and honesty, that can do the work and bring something innovative to the table.”
David Taubman The Path to Great Culture Business Coaching Written Testimonial from Luisa Barbaro

Luisa Barbaro

HEAD OF PRODUCTION AT MKTG AUSTRALIA

“David is a great mentor and coach and I couldn’t recommend his services highly enough. A key win from working with him is getting the structures and processes right in order to set my team up for success. I’m loving each session; it’s really resonating with me.
I have personally benefited from working with David, he has been instrumental in moving my career forward and keeping me accountable.”
David Taubman The Path to Great Culture Business Coaching Written Testimonial from Arthur Gillion

Arthur Gillion

GENERAL MANAGER MARKETING AT AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX CORPORATION.

“David is an authentic, energetic and driven leader and a great person to match. David has an incredible ability to listen, challenge, strategise and set clear goals, all with an approachable and inclusive style to ensure a pathway to success.
David has had a huge impact on my professional and personal journey. He helped me find balance and develop strategies to be more effective inside and outside the workplace. David started as a mentor and a coach and ended up a friend. Good people are important to have in your life, and he is one of them! I look forward to continuing to work with David and I highly recommend him and his services.”
David Taubman The Path to Great Culture Business Coaching Written Testimonial from Susan Bishop

Suzana Bishop

CHIEF EXPERIENCE OFFICER CXO AT FED SQUARE

“David is a leader that understands people like no other. He has an incredible ability to read human behaviour, understand the impact it has on productivity and influence best outcomes to the organisation. I have worked with David on complex re-structuring plans and have greatly benefited from his strategic thinking implementing change management.

David’s astute and caring personality ensures people are cared for while company objectives are met.

During our time together, I observed David being respected by peers, direct reports and leaders as a trusted advisor and ‘go to person’ to manage the most challenging situations. He is generous with his time and always ready to encourage people to be the best they can be. Most leaders realise the impact culture has on an organisation, but few know how to change culture to improve performance, work quality and profitability. David is the most skilled professional I have ever come across who not only knows the impact of culture but also understand what it takes to change it. I am forever grateful for the advice and support I have received from David during our time working together. I’m a better professional today because of our interactions.

Personally, he has helped me bring my true strengths to the fore, have conviction in my ability and to be brave. I continue to seek his counsel frequently on many areas, including leadership, career coaching and strategic negotiation.”

David Taubman The Path to Great Culture Business Coaching Written Testimonial from Simon Szwarc

Simon Szwarc​

CEO AND FOUNDER AT DORPEE AND GUAVA INSIGHTS

“David has a unique skill of taking his extensive experience in coaching and support and combining that with his contagious drive, enthusiasm and energy! This creates a magic that means he provides an enormous pillar of support. His mature processes and methodologies create stability and direction where the waves are most choppy.

and you come away from his sessions feeling empowered with enormous confidence and clarity. Not only is the engagement with David a refreshing and genuine experience, but his ability to listen means the advice he provides is completely and uniquely crafted around building you into a leader and success story, rather than feeling formulaic and full of motherhood statements. I look forward to an ongoing relationship with David and see his guidance as key enabler to the success of my fast-growing business.”
David Taubman The Path to Great Culture Business Coaching Written Testimonial from Charlotte Hayes

Charlotte Hayes

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AT NETBALL AUSTRALIA

“I am privileged to have worked with David and view him as an outstanding mentor and coach. He has an innate ability to understand complex relationships and distinguish between the ‘emotion zone’ and real underlying issues to work through to positives outcomes. He is the ultimate change agent, relentless in pursuit of excellence

amongst teams and for the individuals within them. His ever-present positivity and humour is infectious.

Personally, he has helped me bring my true strengths to the fore, have conviction in my ability and to be brave. I continue to seek his counsel frequently on many areas, including leadership, career coaching and strategic negotiation.”

David Taubman The Path to Great Culture Business Coaching Written Testimonial from Amy Hill

Amy Hill

GENERAL MANAGER OPERATIONS, AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX CORPORATION
CO-FOUNDER & OWNER AT NORTE WEAR

“David is an exceptional leader of people and a person of great integrity. His breadth of experience, capability and expertise across a raft of industries positions him to influence change in a way I haven’t witnessed before. I have further sought his expertise in areas of strategy, marketing and business management in relation to my own business.
His insightful manner and ability to cut through the surface layer of an issue and identify the real focal point enables him to take others along for the ride, achieving meaningful outcomes. In our time working directly together, David was a trusted mentor, coach and advisor, having an enormous impact on my professional and personal development. I hold David in the highest regard and I hope to work with him again in the future.”