About Me

MISSION & VISION

Connecting

Supporting others in recognising, and living from, the best in themselves

Listening

Bringing the gift of being seen and heard, without judgement

Exploring

Holding safe spaces for courageous and honest self discovery

Changing

Helping you lean passionately into conversation, relationship and life with confidence and joy

About Me

Vision

An ever-expanding community, courageously living to the values of love, patience, empathy and compassion.

Why Choose Me?

“David is a seasoned professional with a deep understand of the corporate world, bringing an exceptional and uncommon combination of business proficiency and mindfulness into his Coaching.”

I have been coaching corporate executives since 2005, initially as a corporate leader and continuing into my coaching as a profession since 2018. My clients have included senior corporate executives, senior managers and high potential mid-level managers from various companies including Bayer, British Council, Cabot, Chubb, Criteo, DBS Bank, GoBear, Hermes, Keppel, Nomura, Shell, Spotify, SUDT and Sennheiser.

During over 25 years with multinational consultancy companies, I held technical, operational and business development roles which included establishing businesses in Malaysia, Thailand and the UK and growing and managing existing businesses in Korea and Singapore. I spent my last ten years in the corporate world holding regional Managing Partner roles reporting to the CEO. I am currently a Director and advisor to a number of regional businesses involved in corporate wellness and mindfulness, training and facilitation and sustainability consulting.

As an integral coach and mindfulness practitioner, I help clients not only address the specific issue or challenge that they bring to the coaching program, but aim to go much deeper – helping clients to become more self-aware, empathetic, courageous and much less attached to unhelpful views, preferences and habits. Ultimately, I work to help my clients to become more adept at responding to life’s challenges with greater freedom and creativity.

I have lived and worked in Asia since 1994 and currently live in Singapore with my wife and two teenage children. I am an ICF Associate Certified Coach and New Ventures West Certified Integral Coach (PCC).

Husband, Parent, Coach

Hi – my name is Dave Turberfield. I’ve been living in Asia since 1994 with my wife Michelle and our two teenage children, San San and Jonathan. Michelle is Singaporean and although we have moved around a great deal over the years, having lived in Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong and the UK, we all consider Singapore to be home.

I used to work for a company called Environmental Resources Management or ERM. A fantastic firm – environmental health and safety consultancy company – and I was doing all kinds of really cool technical consulting projects not just in Asia but all over the world. I also worked my way through the corporate structure. I was the Managing Partner for ERM’s businesses in Singapore and then in Korea and from 2012 was Managing Partner for the Asia Pacific focusing on safety culture transformation work. Fantastic stuff! – working with leaders to help them create the behaviors they want on the front line.

This worked well for me, being very much into the personal development space. I’ve been meditating since I was sixteen and have been studying and teaching Buddhist meditation since 2005 and my work transforming safety culture gelled really well with that.

A few years ago as I was approaching my fiftieth birthday, I started to think about what I had learned and whatever wisdom I had gained over the years and wondered how I might use it to be of real benefit to others.

So I retrained as an Integral Coach, left ERM and moved into professional coaching and facilitation. I now work with clients one-to-one and online all across the region. It’s incredibly energising and rewarding work and I wonder why it took me so long to make the change.

As well as meditating every day, I’m also a runner, cyclist, a swimmer and a vegetarian. My favorite authors include Geshe Chekawa, Stephen Covey, Riane Eisler, Daniel Kahneman, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Tony Schwartze, Peter Senge, Shantideva, Eckhart Tolle, Ken Wilbur among others.

I’d say my top five values in life are spirituality, peace and happiness, family, compassion and freedom.