is a business poet working mostly with chief executives and senior managers as individuals and in teams; he has more than 30 years experience in financial services. A chartered accountant, he has been a stockbroker and corporate financier and business coach
Previously chief executive of Henry Cooke Group plc, he was subsequently head of private clients at investment managers,
Capel- Cure Myers. After taking over the reins of an international medical- technology company, which he led to listing on the London Stock Exchange, he subsequently became non- executive chairman of a number of diverse businesses including retail, publishing, recruitment and education. He has also been a trustee of various not-for-profit ventures. His key goal is to help others become better leaders and business owners.
David has spent the last few years providing consultancy, coaching, interim manager & non-executive director services often to organisations where intellectual property and intellectual ability are the keys to success. These have included professional practices and leading edge technology companies as well as the SME sector in general.
A Performance Poet, David Adams has developed 'Unlocking Creativity & Building Trust' interactive workshops, using the power of poetry to develop mutual vulnerability as a means of opening up the creative minds of senior executives and others to help them improve their overall communication skills, relationships and solve the unsolvable. The results have been remarkable in unlocking creativity driving innovation and thus, driving productivity and profit.
The workshops are often used as a precursor to deep issue sessions, where teams and individuals are then enabled to be less inhibited, allowing themselves to be more vulnerable to their colleagues and to themselves. David is a former president of the London Society of Chartered Accountants. He has been a director of the Hampstead Theatre and an accredited member of the Association for Coaching.
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