David’s experience as CEO, and years before managing Operations, was critical for the success of his consulting service. Operations, due to Covid and other internal reasons, was becoming increasingly challenging in 2020 and 2021. David was a great “bouncing board” to help me analyze different options and solutions, decide on the correct priorities, improve the cohesive strength of the Operations team, and redeploy the strategy going forward. Through deep discussions, questions and analysis different POVs, my team and I were able to adapt and deliver important improvements in safety, quality and cost reduction while dealing with labor shortages, unpredictable procurement, volatile demand, and cost reduction requirements.
SVP of Manufacturing Operations
Anonymous North American Food Distribution Company
David Westman was my executive coach during tumultuous times at our organization. He worked with me and our Board to create a development plan for me to transition into the Executive Director position. His planning, coaching and overall development style were so effective that I apply the approach for developing staff within my organization. His coaching is collaborative, effective and priceless for an organization!
Water Quality Association
David Westman’s style as an executive coach is a progressive balance between teaching, mentoring and challenging that has helped me, be a better leader for my team. David provided me with a very thorough 360 assessment of my leadership skills which helped me develop a more effective approach on how I share thoughts, feedback and strategies with peers, leaders, and employees. Our work together has helped me grow personally and professionally. His assistance through some of the most critical tasks I faced included successfully leading my team through two acquisitions. He also helped me create a productive and meaningful relationship with our board of directors. In two short years, our work together has made me a more effective executive and allowed me to create a more proactive and flexible organization with one of the best teams I have worked with in my career. Initially, I didn’t understand or comprehend the need for an executive coach. But as the old adage goes, “you don’t know what you don’t know”. Thank you David!
Senior Vice President & General Manager
Multi-State Distributor of Office Furniture and Equipment
David Westman and I worked together for over two years in a professional coaching relationship. David worked proactively to seek input from my manager (company CEO) and myself on areas of focus and improvement. David also was willing to conduct 360s and collect feedback for action. Through all of these efforts David and I had a solid relationship that helped me think through leadership and organizational areas for focus and growth. I appreciate my time with David and every conversation led to specific actions and differentiated thinking.
Vice President Global Strategy and Marketing
International Manufacturing Company