David Drake

Dr David Drake founded the field of narrative coaching and offers the popular Narrative Coach program through WBECS. He is a master coach and has taught coaching skills to over 15,000 leaders, managers and professionals in twenty countries. David is a Fellow and Thought Leader for the Institute of Coaching at Harvard.
     
After running a consulting firm for over twenty years, David launched the Moment Institute in San Francisco in 2018. It is dedicated to developing practitioners who can facilitate real change in real time for individuals and institutions  The Institute offers Threshold Retreats, a Mastermind program for pioneers who work at thresholds, and partnerships with others at the forefront of using transformative narrative practices. 
     
David has used his expertise and unique wisdom to support change and coaching in over 70 organizations, including Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Dropbox, Google, Logitech, Nike, PwC, Samsung, and many government and education organizations. He also co-founded the Inter-Cultural Coaching Institute, a pilot project in the US to teach coaching skills to cultural boundary spanners.
     
David earned his PhD in Human & Organizational Development from Fielding Graduate University. He is the author of over 50 publications, including as lead editor of The Philosophy and Practice of Coaching (2008, Jossey-Bass), co-editor of SAGE Handbook of Coaching (Sage, 2016), and author of Narrative Coaching: The Definitive Guide to Bringing New Stories to Life (2nd ed) (CNC Press, 2018).

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