David Matthew Prior

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Master Certified Coach (ICF)

Executive Coach

David Matthew Prior has been a coach and consultant for more than 13 years, and specializes in coaching industry leaders. David is a coaching faculty member at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies and at University of Texas-Dallas, where he teaches for the Executive and Professional Coach Training Program. A leader in the coaching world, he currently serves as Vice President on the Global Board of Directors of the International Coach Federation (ICF), having recently completed a term as Co-Chair of the ICF Ethics and Standards Committee. David has brought Leadership Development Training and coaching to colleagues across the globe.

Recent Coaching Assignments

  • CEO of trading division of leading world bank learns to become a more versatile leader by balancing strategic and operational capabilities
  • Director addresses under-performance issues of inherited staff, acquires manager’s support
  • Chief Creative Officer of New York-based entertainment company learns how to foster and inspire creativity and innovation throughout his senior leadership team
  • HR VP of energy company applies coaching skills to improve key stakeholder initiatives and relationships throughout the organization
  • Sales Director of leading telecommunications company improves ability to navigate organizational politics with integrity
  • COO of non-profit uses Board of Directors as advocate for change in the organization
  • Biotech Senior Management team (SVP and VP level) becomes more collaborative and cross functional as they support each other as “first team”

Education and Professional Affiliations

  • BA, University of Vermont
  • MBA in International Business, Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • AOS, American Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • Coaching Faculty, Columbia University, New York University, University of Texas at Dallas
  • CPCC (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Coaches Training Institute)
  • Certified in 360 Feedback instruments: Booth, MDLI (Multiple Domain Leadership Instrument)
  • DISC and PIAV Certified
  • Vice President, International Coach Federation (ICF) Global Board of Directors
  • Member of Applied Improvisation Network
  • Master Certified Coach, International Coach Federation (ICF)




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