About David

David has 35 years’ experience in business, banking and finance, alongside 15 years training in personal and professional development.

He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and skills, and simplifies this into a simple and easy to implement 3 step process that guarantees a transformation in any area of importance to you over a 3 month period.

Acknowledgement of the sources of inspiration;

36 years with Lloyds Bank (an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers) the last 15 years as a small business relationship manager

15 years training and development with Landmark Education – including The Landmark Forum, The Advanced Course, The Self-Expression and Leadership Program, Communication – Access to Power, Communication – Power to Create, and the 2 year Team, Management and Leadership Program.

He acknowledges 2 people as the most significant sources of inspiration and development;

Kaya Gupta and Michael Van Rensburg

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Personal Development

And in addition to the many courses and presentations in the field of business and personal development the inspiration and insights from the following reading;

Book Yourself Solid

Michael Port – create a clear target market. There’s people you are meant for, and people you are not meant for!

The Secret

Rhonda Byrne – the power of designing your life through clear visualisation.

The Answer

John Assaraf and Murray Smith – your sub-conscious mind really runs the show

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen Covey – the classic for being responsible for taking control of your life.

The E Myth Enterprise

Michael E Gerber – great people come and go. Great processes stay.


Daniel H Pink – the 3 levels of motivation; biological, external, and intrinsic.

The Big Leap

Gay Hendricks – at the end of my life, ask not was I Moses, but was I Dave Collins!

Start with Why

Simon Sinek – the classic ‘people don’t buy what you do – they buy why you do it’.
  • The Four Hour Work Week; Timothy Ferriss – bring forward mini retirements
  • Good To Great; Jim Collins – the ‘Hedgehog Concept’ – do one thing really well
  • The Miracle Morning; Hal Elrod – creating a structure that has you waking up on purpose
  • Like A Virgin; Richard Branson – make mistakes to grow. There’s no such thing as total failure
  • The Richest Man in Babylon; George S Clason – the camel trader creating Clarity, Direction, and Focus – 5000 years ago!
  • Clarity; Jamie Smart – empty your mind, to its natural state
  • The Energy Bus; Jon Gordon – fuel up with positivity!
  • Traction; Gino Wickman – create your business ‘The ABC way’ – clarity in how we do business here
  • Sleep Smarter; Shawn Stevenson – you’re not healthy unless the quality of your sleep is healthy
  • The Success Principles; Jack Canfield – make good habits natural by committing to repetitive exposure
  • The Chimp Paradox; Prof Steve Peters – input must get past the Chimp brain to get to the Human brain
  • The Seven-Day Weekend; Ricardo Semler – remove filters by throwing out the rule book!
  • The Science of Getting Rich; Wallace D Wattles – the level of desire is a manifestation of the level of power
  • The Trusted Advisor; David Maister, Charles Green & Robert Galford – invest fee free time at the start of a relationship
  • The E Myth Revisited; Michael E Gerber – the fatal assumption that doing the work will run the business
  • Think and Grow Rich; Napoleon Hill – persistence. A quitter never wins, and a winner never quits
  • Lessons From the Art of Juggling; Michael J Gelb & Tony Buzan – appropriate effort create balance and poise in any area
  • The Impact Code; Nigel Risner – action without purpose is a nightmare, and purpose without action is a daydream!
  • Losing My Virginity; Richard Branson – build the business around the people – not the people around the business
  • Building the Happiness Centred Business; Dr Paddi Lund – systematise the regular, and humanise the irregular
  • The One Thing; Gary Keller with Jay Papasan – doing the most important thing is doing the most important thing!
  • Small is Beautiful; E F Schumacher – the forward stampede for production and productivity – creating useless leisure time
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People; Dale Carnegie – being interested in others is what makes you interesting
  • It’s The Thought That Counts; David R Hamilton – the science behind thought creating form, and impacting the biology of the body
  • Dare To Lead; Brene Brown – the courage and vulnerability of being in the arena – versus in the cheap seats
  • Games People Play; Eric Berne – awareness of influences, to create spontaneity, and intimacy
  • The Prosperous Coach; Steve Chandler & Rich Litvin – take control, to acknowledge and reflect your professionalism and impact
  • Let My People Go Surfing; Yvon Chouinard – set the target, then take the action!
  • The Power of Habit; James Duhigg – the impact of forming one good habit on other areas of your life or business
  • Invisible Power; Ken Manning, Robin Charbit & Sandra Krot – relating your feelings to inside thoughts, not the outside world
  • Built To Sell; John Warrilow – specialise in something you’re the world’s best, and standardise it
  • Stuff I wish I knew Earlier; Luki Danukarjanto – creating non-negotiable time for investing in yourself
  • Mindset; Dr Carol S Dweck – awareness of you / your business being shaped by a Fixed Mindset, or shaping life with a Growth Mindset
  • Small Giants; Bo Burlingham – staying connected to the mojo of your business
  • Speaking Being, Werner Erhard & Martin Heidegger; Bruce Hyde & Drew Kopp – you’re already always listening there’s something wrong!
  • Man’s Search for Meaning; Viktor E Frankl – creating a ‘Why’ to a cause greater than oneself, you can bear with almost any ‘How’
  • They Ask You Answer; Marcus Sheridan – selling by being the most trusted voice in your industry
  • The Values Factor; John Demartini – aligning your highest values with your goals to increase your perseverance, fulfilment, success and well-being