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David is the founder and CEO of Results Coaching Systems (RCS), which has operations in 14 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 leaders, retain talent, improve performance, and change culture.

David Rock 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 6,000 professionals in more than fifteen countries.

He is the author of 'Personal Best', (Simon & Schuster, 2001), 'Quiet Leadership' (Harper Collins, 2006) and 'Coaching with the Brain in Mind' (Wiley & Sons, 2009), and has just released his latest book titled 'Your Brain at Work', which was 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'.

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.

David also co-created a complete coaching curriculum at New York University (SCPS) and is a guest lecturer at universities in 5 countries.




Your Brain at Work Your Brain at Work
Strategies for overcoming distraction, regaining focus and working smarter all day long.
Coaching with the Brain in Mind Coaching with the Brain in Mind
This is a textbook published by Wiley, for people studying coaching. David has worked on this for 4 years, with a fellow colleague, Dr. Linda Page.
Quiet Leadership Quiet Leadership
Help people think better, don't tell them what to do!
Personal Best Personal Best (second edition)
Step by step coaching to achieve your personal and professional goals

Public Presentations

As a speaker, David presents to thousands of executives each year at industry workshops around the world. He is renowned as a passionate and inspiring presenter with a deep knowledge of the links between leadership, coaching and neuroscience.

David delivers keynotes, short and long term workshops and change initiatives based on the following topics:
• The neuroscience of leadership
• Global trends in coaching
• Turning managers into coaching
• The art of the coach
• Performance leadership

David's recent speaking schedule has included:

  • The Asia-wide HR summit (Singapore)
  • The Singapore Institute of Management
  • The Conference Board Executive Coaching Summits (NYC and Chicago)
  • SHRM Global Conference (Las Vegas)
  • CIMBA University (Italy)
  • World HR Congress (Singapore)
  • International Coach Federation European Conference (Brussels)
  • ASTD International Conference (Dallas)
  • SHRM International Conference (Washington DC)
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Management
  • Gibbs University (South Africa)
  • Victoria University (New Zealand)
  • Japanese Coaching Association (Tokyo, Japan)
  • MIT Sloan School (Boston, USA)

David presents at around 30 conferences and events each year across the globe.

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Recent Media

COVER STORY - The Brain at Work
ShrM Magazine, March 2008

All in the Mind

AFR Boss Magazine, November 2007

The Business Brain in Close-Up

Business Week Magazine, 23rd July 2007

COVER STORY - The New Science of Change

CIO Magazine, September 2006

The Neuroscience of Leadership

Strategy Business Magazine, June 2006

Caution, Thinking Encouraged Here

Globe and Mail, May 2006

Global Trends in Coaching

Human Capital Magazine Singapore, April 2006


Read about The Neuroscience of Leadership

Read about a brain based approach to coaching

See other articles, interviews and articles at my blog,




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