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Leadership Coaching High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Berkshire, David Barkel

David Barkel

Executive Coach

Bucks, Herts, Oxon, Surrey & Berks

Specialist areas:
Communication, Delegation, Effective Meetings, Influencing Skills, Leadership, Managing Change, Motivation, Performance Management, Resilience, Time Management
5 / 5
12 years of coaching
Face to Face, Skype
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Level of Membership/Accreditation

AC - Individual Full Member

About me

Executive Coach High Wycombe

David is an Executive Coach with many years of practical coaching experience. David believes that leading a business is definitely not for the faint hearted. You need courage, energy and commitment, but critically you also need some key skills if you are to succeed.

David typically works with people who are at a crossroads in their career. This could be moving to a bigger job or going from a specialist to people manager role for example. David also works with clients who have not had formal management training and are now leading a team or starting their own company.

Facilitating change

Clients often need to change their thinking and behaviour to do the new role effectively, letting go of some of the things they may have done in the past which may now hold them back. A move to more strategic rather than tactical thinking is typically needed to see the bigger picture and distil this into a real plan.

David works in a pragmatic and straightforward way to support clients achieve this change. He also draws on his own practical experience of being a leader in business.

Transitioning to bigger roles

Clients’ successes have included transitioning to bigger roles and building confidence to make some real changes to the organisation. Also crucially at the same time ensuring everyone stays on board and are committed to further growth.

Leaders and managers at all levels

David works with leaders and managers at all levels in companies from the smallest SME to FTSE100 corporations.

Although based in High Wycombe, David works through the UK

To explore what your challenges are and how David might help you with this please call 01494 812449 or email

Professional Body

Association for Coaching


NLP Diploma, Pharos Leadership Coaching Program, Clean Language for Coaches

Latest reviews

5 / 5 ★

David coached me when I joined an existing business as Director and Shareholder. The Perfect Direction coaching programme helped me to understand more about me, my team and the business to develop a strategy on where and how I can take the business forward. This was hugely insightful and got me out of my comfort zone to accept the challenge and make changes that ultimately improved me as a person, improved me as a leader and improved relationships with staff. We worked through a number of models as methods of achieving goals and with this, David offers a new way of looking at things to develop solutions so you can change for the better. A course and coach that I would recommend to any business leader Alistair - Director

5 / 5 ★

A highly recommended coach. David helped me at the start of a very challenging assignment in my career. During the Pharos Leadership Programme I found out a lot about myself which in turn help me develop and coach my team. With David’s guidance I was able to apply a number of analytical and behavioural tools which I still use today.  Mark - Operations Director

5 / 5 ★

David helped me to get a bigger picture of my professional and personal goals. We discussed preferential outcomes, prioritised tasks and created a well-balanced action plan. He also provided and explained a lot of analytical tools and behavioural models to help me cope with complex situations. All of this allowed me to escape a vicious circle of routine thinking, look at important things from a different perspective and approach them in a more efficient way. I would definitely recommend David to anyone seeking to accelerate professional development and keep a harmonious life at the same time. Pavel, Sales Manager

5 / 5 ★

David has been regularly coaching me for over 8 years helping me with many business aspects from internal structuring, giving me contacts, marketing strategies and support with decision making. This has resulted in my company growing and expanding. David is thoroughly professional and works with honesty, integrity and a wealth of experience. David Mitchell Company Director

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