Chris Shaw

Business Mentoring

..." David has helped turn our vision into reality. I already recommend David to anyone who asks the question "how could I do, what I am doing, better..."

Chris Shaw - Owner, Saint Clair Half Marathon

Alison Quesnel


...“Positive Potential worked with our Board on developing our strategy. By clarifying and distilling inputs it enabled us to come up with a revitalised way forward”

Alison Quesnel - Executive Director, Natural Products New Zealand

Marcus Pickens


..."Leading Wine Marlborough through a Strategic Review process, allowed the Board to step back, and critically review our purpose, direction and plans for the future. Positive Potential’s independence helped gain the trust and engagement from our Board and our Membership"

Marcus Pickens - General Manager, Wine Marlborough

Leon Macdonald

Executive Coaching

..."David helped us through some important change which gave us confidence we were on the right track. His experience and knowledge ensured we got it right!”

Leon Macdonald - Owner,  CPR Coffee (Nov 2012 to Nov 2015), and legendary All Black

Marcus Wickham


..."I used the tools learnt on the Powerful Negotiations Workshop to change an adversarial meeting into one of collaboration - the best meeting we have held in four years"

Marcus Wickham - Managing Director, Klima

Terry Humphris


..."An effective communicator, David was able to quickly teach us the art of negotiation using real world scenarios. I highly recommend him to anyone wanting to enter a negotiation with confidence and skill..."

Terry Humphris - CEO and Director of Technology, FuseIT

Bill Russell

Conference Speaker

..." David possesses an innate ability to bring clarity to seemingly complex issues. David speaks with passion, seeding his audience with new ideas, fresh viewpoints and useful tips. I'd highly recommend David as a conference speaker..."

Bill Russell - Owner, Future Options

Roger Patey

Non-Executive Roles

..."I've always found David extremely professional, a great mentor with a no nonsense style, he'll tell it as it is. A great asset for a young management team to call on at any time..."

Roger Patey - Consultant, Oculus Systems Limited

Karen Bothwell

Non-Executive Roles

..." David can be relied upon to provide a fresh perspective to a challenging issue..."

Karen Bothwell - Director, Regulation & Governance, Lloyds Banking Group

Arthur Nkosi

Non-Executive Roles

..." A tremendous benefit to Opportunity Bank across Leadership Programmes, Strategic Reviews, Training Skills Analysis and Coaching at all levels..."

Arthur Nkosi - Head of HR, Opportunity International Bank of Malawi