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david the optimist coach

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The first steps are really important.

I’m guessing you’re here for one of two reasons: you’re either curious about what I can offer in terms of coaching or you’re in need of coaching.

On this page, you’ll find my views on coaching, will have access to a document to understand what coaching is (in case you don’t know), and the coaching programs that are available for you to enroll in.

How does a coaching session look like?

The coaching sessions can be very different, both because they can have different time frames and because it depends a lot on the needs of the coachee. Therefore, there are high chances that the interaction I have with you to be completely different from the interaction I have with other people in a 60-minute coaching session.

But I can tell you that all the coaching sessions are built on the same process, no matter the role that you may have (entrepreneur, manager, parent, dance instructor, triathlete, etc). We’ll start with a topic, set a goal for each session, explore your current situation and options, and end almost every session with a set of practical steps.

Here are a few things to expect from me, as your coach, during the coaching sessions:

  • I’ll be interested in learning more about your current situation and past experiences
  • I’ll ask open-ended questions to help you better reflect on whatever is going on in your life
  • I’ll hold the space for you to think, at your own pace, about the things that are important to you
  • I’ll assist you in having clear goals and connect them to a future vision
  • I’ll create a flexible and strong structure around the sessions so you can better connect to the growing process
  • I’ll gently share my observations with you, so you can have a tridimensional vision of what’s going on in your life

The coaching programs you’ll find below are designed for (but not limited to) executives and career-related matters. Since we’ll dive deep into your situation, we’ll be exploring personal-related topics as well, as you are a whole person and not just your job title.

Education and knowledge

I started coaching in 2018, after working for 6 years as a freelance digital marketer. Also, I’ve been passionate about psychology and personal development since 2012.

In 2022, I wanted to work with bigger organizations, so I can have new opportunities to positively impact the world. This motivated me to start a one-year certification journey that energized me into wanting to become a full-time coach.

In 2022, I trained myself in Transformational Leadership Coaching and, at the beginning of 2023, became a Certified Executive Coach by ICF (International Coaching Federation).

For 2024-2025, I plan on certifying myself in neuroscience and cognitive behavior.

David is a warm and thoughtful coach. I went to him for coaching about starting my freelance career and he balanced really attentive listening with insightful observations and gentle challenges which really helped me clarify my thinking and take action. I'm confident that I will learn even more from our sessions as I reflect more on the conversations, and I'd recommend him to anyone who wants supportive coaching with a clear focus on your goals.

Katharine Reid Executive Director at J.P. Morgan

I recently completed a six-session coaching program with David through Reciprocoach, and I must say, I was thoroughly impressed with his professionalism right from the start. His initial contact to arrange a conversation to get to know each other and define the program’s scope was a testament to his attention to detail and commitment to his clients.

As our coaching relationship progressed, I found myself growing in trust and psychological safety, thanks to David’s attentive and creative coaching style. He was genuinely invested in helping me delve deeper into the issues I wanted to address, and his coaching approach was truly transformational, allowing me to improve my behaviours and emotions significantly.

Overall, I have no reservations in recommending David’s coaching services. Thank you, David!

João Virott da Costa Managing Partner at Bright Partners

It was an absolute delight to work with David. Week after week I would look forward to our sessions and how! At the end of 2 months of my engagement with him. I realised that David's coaching helped me not only to attain tangible results from the here and now but had also enabled me do some real deep inner work that is a prerequisite for those of us who are in the business of helping others. I'd sum it up as- If you are privileged enough to have the opportunity for David to work with you, don't let it go waste!

Dr. Shamim Suryavanshi HKU Certified Corporate Coach

Coaching programs

  • Coaching for Executives & Entrepreneurs
  • Coaching for Marketing Professionals
  • Coaching for IT Professionals
Coaching for Change

Coaching for Change

Coaching For Change is a coaching program consisting of 11 one-hour sessions designed to help you better prepare for moments of change and to understand the change that you’re currently going through.

This program is tailored to leaders like you who are going through change themselves or who want to better handle the changes their organizations are going through.

Coaching for Clarity

Coaching For Clarity is a coaching program consisting of 12 one-hour sessions designed to help you gain clarity over who you are, your role, and your responsibilities.

This program is tailored to leaders like you who are about to make an important decision, are in a difficult situation at work, or feel like there’s too much uncertainty around them.

Coaching for Direction

Coaching For Direction is a coaching program consisting of 10 one-hour sessions designed to help you gain a better understanding of new career directions.

This program is tailored to individuals like you who are making the transition from a specialist role to a managerial or leadership role.

Coaching for Meaning

Coaching For Meaning is a coaching program consisting of 6 one-hour sessions designed to help you gain a better understanding of what gives meaning to your life and career.

This program is tailored to individuals like you who are struggling with a duality or existential crisis and feel like there’s not enough meaning in their lives.

Coaching for Performance

Coaching for Performance

Coaching For Performance is a coaching program consisting of 17 one-hour sessions designed to help you gain a better understanding of what it means to be performant and to perform better.

This program is tailored to individuals like you who want to improve their focus, understand what holds them back, become more motivated, and who also struggle with stress and stressful relationships.

Coaching for Relationships

Coaching For Relationships is a coaching program consisting of 12 one-hour sessions designed to help you gain a better understanding of the relationships you have at work and beyond.

This program is tailored to individuals like you who need to have a better overview of their relationships, know how their relationships influence their decisions, and want to have authentic and trustworthy relationships.

Do you need personalized coaching?

If the above coaching programs don’t 100% satisfy your needs, fill in the form below and tell me more about the things you’re looking for. I’ll contact you afterward and we’ll schedule a call to discuss more.