David leads IOWEU International and is co-author of Smarter Selling. He has more than 20 years’ experience in sales, consulting, training and business development.
David began his career with Coopers & Lybrand in the UK, before becoming a Director of TraQs Consulting, a UK-based corporate communications firm, in 1990. In 1995, he moved to Hong Kong and joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he held positions as Business Development Director, Marketing and Communications Director and, finally, Head of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Leadership Academy. Since 2004 he has been working with leading organisations to help them develop the communication and trust-building skills of their people.
David holds a first degree in Economics and a master’s degree in Training and Human Resource Management. He is accredited in IoweU™ and Think on Your Feet®.
Based in Hong Kong, David travels extensively, speaking at conferences and in-house seminars, coaching and consulting to senior executives, facilitating strategy meetings and delivering training workshops.
Philip Lai is based in Shanghai. He is a seasoned talent management consultant who works with various Fortune 100 companies in the region, including BASF, Bayer, Colgate Palmolive, GE , PingAn Insurance, Tetrapak, Wacker, Walt Disney, etc.
He has held senior management positions in a number of world-class organizations (Digital Equipment Corp., Oracle Corp. and General Electric Company) in the capacity of HR Management, Organization Development and Talent Management. His last corporate position was with Personnel Decisions International (PDI), a premium leadership development consultancy as Senior Consultant in PDI’s Shanghai Office.
Philip is a dynamic facilitator / trainer. and is certified in MBTI, DisC, and IOWEU. He was voted one of the “Top Ten HR Consultants in China” in 2004 and is the 2001 Hong Kong Champion of Public Speaking.
Philip holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. He also has a post-graduate certificate in management.