David A. Couper, MA

career background

CEO and FOUNDER -- David Couper brings over two decades of experience in large-scale organizational restructuring, strategic transformation, performance effectiveness, leadership development, and executive coaching. As a global business pioneer, David’s career spans three continents and includes the development of innovative, award-winning, and culturally-sensitive leadership and training programs for Fortune 500 companies in Japan, England, Latin America, and the U.S Founder and CEO of David Couper Consulting, David has worked with Fortune 500 clients such as Kaiser Permanente, Cigna Healthcare, Ameritech, Mattel, BBC, Warner Bros., Rolls Royce, Halifax Bank, Ford, Toyota, Accenture, Amoco, Shell Oil, and BP. He is a published author of four business and career books and is regularly quoted talking about business and careers on TV, Radio, print and online in outlets such as NPR, Forbes, CBS News and Newsweek Japan.

specialties

Leadership and Communication Skills, Business Strategy, Overcoming Challenges and Creating Breakthroughs, Leading Organization Change, New Leader Integration, Developing Effective Teams, Career Transition, Career Development, DDI Leadership Development Master Trainer, Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Campbell Indicator, DISC, and Soul Centered Professional Coach Certification (University of Santa Monica)

industry background & education

Expertise in Financial and Professional Services, Healthcare, Entertainment, Manufacturing, and Consumer Product Industries with Managers through to C-Level Executives, Bachelors Degree in Communication, Cardiff University in the UK; Masters in Spiritual Psychology, University of Santa Monica; Postgraduate Diploma in Education, the Royal Society of Arts in the UK.

noted accomplishments

  • Increased employee satisfaction scores by 15% through an organizational development strategy to transform organizational culture at Kaiser Permanente
  • Increased sales by 30% for a UK financial organization through a training program
  • Published four non-fiction books, which have been translated into over ten languages
  • Coached entertainment professionals who have been nominated for Oscars, Emmys, and Tony Awards to successfully take up six and seven figure paying positions