David Rock


About David Rock - Speaker on Neuroleadership and Performance:

David Rock is a keynote speaker and the founder and CEO of Results Coaching Systems (RCS), which has operations in 15 countries across the globe. In his capacity as CEO, David works with Fortune 500 clients specializing in embedding internal coaching capacity within organizations to develop
, retain talent, turn
into coaches, improve performance, and

David is one of the thought leaders in the global coaching profession. The integrated coaching system he developed in the mid-90's has been taught to over 10,000 professionals in more than fifteen countries.

He is the author of Personal Best, Quiet Leadership and Coaching with the Brain in Mind and Your Brain at Work released in October 2009.

In 2004, David founded the brain-based approach to coaching, which has gathered momentum as a theory base for coaching ever since. In collaboration with several leading neuroscientists, David is working to explain the neural basis of issues like self-awareness, reflection, insight and accountability.

In 2006 he co-authored a feature article in strategy business magazine with neuroscientist Dr Jeffrey Schwartz, called 'The Neuroscience of Leadership', the most downloaded article of the year at the magazine. In September 2006 CIO magazine ran a cover story featuring David and Jeff's work called 'The new science of change'. His paper 'Managing with the Brain in Mind' was the most downloaded of 2009 at Strategy & Business.

In late 2006, David founded the NeuroLeadership Institute and Summit, a global initiative bringing neuroscientists and leadership experts together to build a new science of leadership development. The Institute is now a worldwide network of researchers and practitioners building a new body of knowledge.

David is on the advisory board at CIMBA business school, and a guest lecturer at universities in 5 countries including at Oxford University Said Business School.

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What David Rock Talks About:

Turning Managers Into Coaches

Managers today have more pressure than ever to get results from their teams, and yet often they are promoted through job specific expertise: they know how to get the job done, but they may not have the people and management skills to match. In the workplace, managers that truly have effective coaching skills produce significantly better results. People do better work, for longer, and contribute to the organization in many more ways.

The benefits of developing a coaching culture in the workplace include:

  • A focus on solutions not problems
  • People are inspired to achieve their best
  • Communication channels opening up
  • Reduced conflict between staff / Increased staff retention
  • Better results delivered with less effort

Inventing the Future

Start inventing the future instead of just waiting for it to happen. This mind opening seminar looks at societal changes, global trends and market shifts and how your industry and company might be affected in times ahead.

Team Coaching

Regular, on going coaching support for groups of managers to help them stay on track with their goals.

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