About Coach David Alport
I became a career-focused personal development coach for entrepreneurs, executive leaders and others after three decades navigating a diverse career of my own. Each career change was driven by my quest for deeper meaning and happiness in my professional life. I have worked in large corporations, started and sold my own business and spent six years in the non-profit space.
Why Work With Me?
The primary reason people choose to work with me is that they are looking for someone whose approach to coaching is informed by having navigated changes and challenges in his own work and life, just as they are doing. Other reasons people choose me as a coach: I'm a great listener, I ask provocative questions, and I'm a pretty good person to spend time with discussing and tackling life's challenges.
I went to Brown University where I earned a degree in Psychology. My coaching practice is informed by positive psychology, neuroscience and the brain’s ability to form new connections and create new behaviors throughout life. My decision to become a coach is an extension of my passion for human development and my belief that positive change is always possible in our lives.
my work background
My work career had three major phases prior to becoming a Professional Coach. I began in corporate marketing, primarily at American Express, where I focused on the airline, cruise and lodging industries. I left corporate life to become an entrepreneur, and in 1992 started Out & About, a travel publishing company focused on the growing gay travel market. My company published a monthly travel journal, a guidebook series and a ground-breaking website that was acquired by PlanetOut/Gay.com during the first dot.com boom. After selling my company, I consulted briefly and then shifted my focus to the non-profit/humanitarian realm to deepen and broaden my engagement with the world. I have worked on a range of issues including health, education and psycho-social development.
I earned my Certificate in Coaching at New York University. And I am certified through the International Coach Federation at the ACC level. This is the closest thing there is to an industry standard for high-quality and fully ethical coaching.
On the personal front, I love to travel, have visited 47 states and 50 countries, enjoy culture of every sort, and never tire of meeting new people and learning of their personal journeys.
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