“Under David’s leadership I knew my work would make an impact. David has a great ability to look at goals from a high level and put the right resources in place to ensure success. David gets my highest recommendation, and I am happy to be involved in any company that has his name attached to it.”
“David’s role was extensive and included putting a management structure in place, implementing and monitoring sales targets communicating and building relationships with both our suppliers and customers all over the world, increasing GP and turnover.”
“We (the board) gave David very aggressive performance targets on an austere budget, and he delivered time and again, much to our surprise; he was simultaneously able to reduce fixed overhead, improve KPIs (reduce warranty claims, reduce shipping costs, improve fulfillment metrics), and drive new product innovation, again, in a very austere environment. David’s efforts were instrumental in maximizing equity value for our shareholders and I’d highly recommend him as an operator, leader and steward for your business.”
“David’s super power was always having the right strategy/idea, but coaching us to come up with it on our own. David has the natural ability to empower leaders to think more strategically, problem solve creatively, and plan ahead so that they are constantly moving forward. There’s no doubt his coaching led us to greater productivity, success, and fulfillment in our roles . You will never find another coach with the business acumen or people skills David will bring to your team.”
“There are times we need someone to give us the right answer, and there are times we need them to give us the right question. David has an uncanny ability to know which is which, and to provide exactly what’s needed exactly when it’s needed.”
“I cannot recommend David Foster’s leadership skills highly enough. Our company struggled with low morale issues stemming from lack of role clarity and accountability. We struggled with making the vital decisions to move to market quickly and achieve our growth targets. We operated by committee, challenged by continuous finger-pointing, and progress was slow to be made.
David came into this small, ambitious, founder-led company and was able to bring the necessary perspective to quickly and thoroughly assess and navigate the complex issues of our expanding business model.
Our leadership team had been so conditioned to repeat the patterns of the early stage founder, that we could not see the issues we needed in order to create change. David stepped in to observe, listen, ask questions, and facilitate the collective discussion of the invisible challenges we faced every day.
David quickly established a new leadership structure with clear roles and defined accountability. With this, leaders were given zones of play with the authority to make decisions and move the company forward faster and more efficiently.
If you feel you have a great company, but challenged to move forward and achieve the growth you deserve, I highly recommend you call David to help your team understand and overcome barriers to success. Working with David, you’ll grow faster and with greater ease across your team.
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