David Savage

David Savage

Leadership Collaboration Specialist (New Zealand)

Operating since 2003, David Savage is one of the most experienced Leadership and Collaboration Specialists in NZ. Delivering brain-based coaching and training programmes, he’s worked with leaders at all levels and on major projects such as the $3.4bn post-earthquake Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team. Other clients include XERO, HNZC, SNZ and WWF.

Previously a photographer (many moons ago), he travelled with his camera and met people who live in much harsher realities than our own. From this he understands the different faces of leadership and has built a reputation as coach and trainer for helping people develop purpose-driven leadership.

He’s also worked with many NGOs and since 2011 he’s reduced his fees to them by over $125,000 delivering numerous trainings and workshops.

“NGO and Not-for-Profits have the same need for leadership development as any business, but not the same budgets … and so I’ve shaped my business to work with NGOs alongside my corporate clients … I’m always inspired by the amazing work they do!”

On the personal front, developing a planet-friendly home and lifestyle, he and his wife Megan live on a five-acre block in the Wairarapa with their three children.