Dr David Drake

Narrative Coaching

Dr David Drake

Dr David Drake

David has devoted his life to studying the art and science of change, as well as guiding people through that process across a variety of professional roles. His passion is helping people have the conversations they most need to have and bringing their new stories to life in the process. He knows from his own journey the price we pay when we don’t seize these moments. The good news is that many of his pioneering insights and skills emerged from these times. 

After leaving his first profession, he spent ten years integrating coaching into large change projects, primarily in transforming how public sector agencies provided service. He founded Narrative Coaching in 2002 as the culmination of his doctoral work, and he has taught this work to tens of thousands of practitioners around the world. He founded Integrative Development in 2012 as a more holistic way for people and organizations to mature and evolve. 

David has worked on coaching, change and leadership initiatives for over 70 organizations. Two of his most interesting projects: He co-developed and co-facilitated the InterCultural Coaching Institute, a three-year pilot program in Portland, Oregon (USA); and he is delivering a first-of-its-kind coaching-based program for Aboriginal leaders in Australia.

David has presented his work to 25 universities and professional associations around the world, including the opening keynote for the first International Coaching Psychology Congress in London. He serves as a Thought Leader for the Institute of Coaching at Harvard. He has written over 50 publications on coaching, and he started Moment Institute to develop the next generation.

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