What I Do
Hi! I’m Dave. If you are here, it means you are looking for someone to change the way you work or the way your employees work. And I am here to help you achieve those goals.
I am a certified professional trainer, business coach and management consultant. I am also a certified Organizational Culture Consultant accredited by the American Institute of Business Psychology (AIOBP). What this means is I use understanding of the mind to cultivate a change in the way people work – whether you’re a business owner, CEO, General Manager or a mid-level or low- level employee.
Every individual is different and possess a different mindset – this applies not just in the workplace but also in personal relationships as well.
Over the last 20 years, I have dedicated my life understanding people of all levels in the workplace. I have worked with over 1,000 companies comprising start-ups, SMEs, MNCs, government agencies and others all-over South-East Asia.
My training modules are specially designed for easy understanding and practical learning. As founder and CEO of KCOM Academy, my psychology-based programs are designed specifically to identify areas that will help organisations generate greater efficiency of human capital. My training methods and tools have inspired companies to re-evaluate their people management policies, which results in bigger profits and better working environments.
I am also the author of “8 Vital Skills to Succeed in the Workplace: The Raw Truth To Stay Ahead of The Pack”, which breaks down some of the essential but sometimes overlooked skills that everyone needs to succeed and stay relevant in the age of digitalization.
One of the key discoveries I have made over the years is that in order to develop better leadership and organizational cultures, a corporate culture evolution is required.
What I mean by that is not about quick fixes such as implementing a sports club for the employees or sending everyone to attend a Microsoft Office workshop. No, a corporate culture change encompasses the way the entire corporation works.
So what exactly is corporate culture?
The Business Dictionary defines corporate or organisational culture to include an organization’s expectations, experiences, philosophy, as well as the values that guide member behaviour, and is expressed in member self-image, inner workings, interactions with the outside world, and future expectations. Culture is based on shared attitudes, beliefs, customs, and written and unwritten rules that have been developed over time and are considered valid.
Culture also includes the organization’s vision, values, norms, systems, symbols, language, assumptions, beliefs, and habits.
Simply stated, organizational culture is “the way things are done around here”.
Then why is a corporate culture evolution required?
Because of people. People change, as workers and as individuals. A person who has worked in a company for 20 years is not the same person he was when he first entered the job as an intern. People grow, people evolve and so must company culture. A company that grows with its people and with time do best to succeed. A company culture must evolve to stay relevant in a changing environment, just as people must change to stay relevant in times of digitalisation.
The following infographic shows 7 reasons why you need a corporate culture evolution:
Dave is an author, trainer, business coach and management consultant. He is a natural at explaining ideas and concepts in a way that makes it easy for anyone to comprehend. One of his strongest traits is his patience when faced with different personality types to ensure that practical learning takes place and participants are fully engaged in the workshop.
His charisma and fun personality ensures that his training sessions are never dull as he is able to relate the learning concepts to all levels. Having worked with all levels in numerous organizations all cross Asia, Dave’s distinctive qualities as a person lie in the unspoken elements of attentiveness, thoughtfulness, and powers of observation as well as a critical eye for detail.
He also demonstrates respect, inspires confidence and displays a genuine interest in people. He places a lot of emphasis on people, believing that it is at the core of all successful relationships and business endeavours. He has conducted numerous speaking seminars and developed training programs for many corporations based on his years of experience in the training industry.
His key areas of guidance include :
- Virtual Learning Facilitation (VLC Certification)
- Business Communication Skills
- Achieving High Performance Work Culture using Colored Brain
- Delivering World-class Customer Experience
- Effective Planning, Organizing and Self-Management
- Skills for the Administrative Assistant
- Delivering Powerful Presentations: The Art of Public Speaking
- Organisational Culture
- Mastering Professional Business Writing
Dave has over 22 years of training experience in Asia and is certified in the following areas:
o HRD Certified Trainer (PSMB)
o NLP Practitioner certified by the American Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming (ABNLP)
o Practitioner of Time Line Therapy™ certified by the Time Line Therapy™ Association
o Certified Business Coach (IPMA and ICF)
o Colored Brain Communication (Certified by DCI)
o Certified Colored Brain Trainer / Consultant (Certified by DCI)
o Certified in Curriculum Development (Certified by DCI)
o Certified in Dynamic Speaking and Facilitation (Certified by DCI)
o Certified Human Drive & Motivation Trainer / Consultant (Certified by DCI)
As the founder and CEO of KCOM Academy, a new platform for professional and personal development
courses, Dave also ensures that at all times the needs of the organisation comes first in order to ensure
that he delivers what he believes in – real results.