David Birch specialises in group facilitation, boardroom consulting and executive coaching. His strengths as a facilitator and coach come from his ability to create safe environments for honest reflection and dialogue, opening up new insights and perspectives on seemingly intractable problems.
After graduating in 1979, David worked as a teacher in the UK and Japan before joining the Industrial Society (now the Work Foundation) as a management adviser. This was followed by ten years as an internal consultant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) where he became a Director. He joined Ashridge in 2000.
David has a first degree in Geography from Leeds University and a PGCE from Durham University. He holds Masters degrees in Organisation Consulting from Ashridge and Integrative Psychotherapy from the Metanoia Institute. He is accredited as a mediator, executive coach, supervisor and UKCP-registered psychotherapist and qualified in a range of psychometric instruments.