At ForChiefs, our work consists of the facilitation of workshop journeys in the areas of purpose, vision & strategy, culture, and leadership as well as the coaching of leaders and leadership teams. Sometimes one-to-one, other times with groups ranging from a handful up to 600 people, our goal is to create rich, engaging, and challenging
Leadership | Culture | Communication
My name is David and it’s my passion to stimulate breakthroughs. Breakthroughs in your personal and professional growth or in the business that you lead. I can support you as a coach & facilitator by balancing strategic and visionary thinking with pragmatism and a bias towards action. Depending on what’s needed, I can go broad and I can go deep.
As a coach, my sweet spot is working with Startup and Scale Up founders, executives, and senior leaders. I’ve experienced first-hand what it feels like to start, build, and lead a company from scratch, the many ups and downs, and the levels of consciousness required to expand your leadership in times of fast-paced growth. As a facilitator, I can support you and your team in crafting a compelling vision, a strategy your team buys into, and a company culture where everyone can contribute.
I’ve co-founded a startup that failed spectacularly before joining SoundCloud in 2009 as the seventh employee. Over 8 years with SoundCloud, I have held two positions (VP of Community and Communications Director) and as a member of the senior management theme led initiatives in the areas of culture, communication, leadership, and employee engagement.
I live in Berlin and like to travel the world. I co-founded an interview podcast series called Role Models, where my co-founder Isa Sonnenfeld and I interview inspiring and successful women. Every Friday, I share a short newsletter with highlights about what I’ve been reading, watching, listening, and thinking about. Subscribe to Friday’s Five.
I am a certified Leadership Circle Profile coach and work in English and German across Europe.
Current long-term journeys: Personio, Zalando, Cowboy, Bio Company, Sunshine Live Radio, zenloop, idealo, and TLGG.
- Executive & Leadership Coaching
- Leadership Development
- Workshop Facilitation (online & offline)
- Visioning and Strategic Planning
- Executive Team Coaching
- Internal Communication