David Powell

David Powell is highly experienced and very effective in significantly improving individual and organisational performance and results. Over the past 24 years, he has worked across five continents and 29 countries with over 200 clients including those in the:

Financial Services: Allianz, AMP, ANZ, Arab Bank, Argo, BNP Paribas, Canopius, Chubb, CNA, Colonial Mutual, Credit Agricole, Commonwealth Bank, Endurance, Financial Services Authority, GIO, Lloyd’s Insurance Corporation, MLC, Perpetual, Pool Re, QBE, Royal Bank of Scotland, Rothschild, Suncorp, Westpac

As well as some in the Telco, Pharmaceutical, IT, Mining industries.


David is often described as an outstanding and empowering leadership, management, high performance team and sales mastery skills enhancement trainer. He is also an engaging, internationally experienced, results focused facilitator – specialising in assisting leadership teams in developing inspiring future vision and success strategies and helping them tackle tough, seemingly intractable challenges.David is often asked to provide one-on-one mentoring to senior executives and has delivered key note talks on leadership around the world. He is the managing director of Corporate Leadership and the internationally acclaimed author of the business and personal empowerment book Spirit Intelligence.


David’s training and facilitation approaches are pragmatic and highly effective because they are uniquely different. He provides his clients with a range of practical tools and approaches to help tap not only the full power of the mind, but also the passion of the emotions and the enthusiasm, motivation, commitment, initiative, creativity, resilience and persistence of the spirit in business.


David was educated at the City of London School and gained a first class honours degree in Chemical Engineering from Edinburgh University, followed by postgraduate studies in Psychology at Macquarie University in Sydney. His corporate career spanned 14 years in oil and gas where he worked with BP, AGL and Amoco and 10 years in information technology with ICL and Tandem where he held senior marketing and general management roles.