David Shaked is a positive organisational transformation leader helping individuals, groups and organisations 'get in gear' (or shift to a higher gear...) for positive change. He supports leaders and teams in creating inspiring visions for their future and in finding ways forward. David enables clients to think differently and unlock possibilities – no matter how difficult a situation may seem. He does this through flexible, creative and practical use of strength-based approaches to change facilitation/enablement.
He has over twenty years of experience in designing and leading successful change, organisational development interventions and training programmes particularly in the areas of strategic planning, efficiency improvement, team building, coaching and leadership development, stakeholder/employee engagement and regulatory compliance.
Previously he worked as a Lean Six Sigma business improvement leader in Johnson & Johnson leading process improvement in sales, marketing, finance, IT, HR, customer services and order fulfilment/logistics. He has worked all across Europe, the USA, the Middle East, India and China.
David is a practitioner, trainer and thought leader of several strength-based and dialogic approaches to change such as Appreciative Inquiry, Solution Focus Coaching, Positive Deviance and Positive Psychology. His book 'Strength-based Lean Six Sigma' was published in Nov 2013. In it he presents a ground-breaking strength-based approach to process and efficiency improvement combining the rigour of Lean Six Sigma with the energy, creativity and engagement of strength-based change.
David is an Appreciative Inquiry trainer for NTL (a leading OD practitioner group) in Europe and in the USA, a Lean Thinking and Six Sigma certified Master Black Belt and experienced trainer, and a board member of ASFIO. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Economics (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and an MBA (University of Texas-Austin).
David is co-author of the book "AI5 – How to unleash the full power of Appreciative Inquiry", written in collaboration with Claire Lustig and Turningpoint Director, Bernard Tollec.
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