What Clients Have To Say...


David provides a fantastic perspective on issues such as time management, personal organisation and how we learn - issues that relate to all business owners, leaders and managers.

I found David not only insightful with significant real world experience on which to draw but, just as importantly, willing to listen to the needs of my groups and be flexible with both the material and his approach to suit. A great resource for any SME.

Ron Tomlian
Chair, The Executive Connection


I have known David for over 20 years and he has the knack of not just challenging your thinking but also providing support and guidance to business owners and senior executives in their quest for success.

It's very easy to get busy, lose sight of your priorities and just work harder. In presenting to The CEO Institute members he challenged these mindsets and provided alternative approaches that will assist you prioritise, be a better leader and build a high performance environment. If you follow David’s advice you might be moved out of your comfort zone, but you might also be "first on the beach"!

Paul Preiss
Director (SA), The CEO Institute


We recently engaged David to present at our staff leadership forum. This is the second time I have had the privilege of hearing him present. David’s broad scope of experience and knowledge combined with his engaging and unique style provided the opportunity for our staff to realise significant value.

I would have no hesitation in using David again, and would happily recommend his services to other organisations.

Rohan Feegrade
Director, Lutheran Community Care


David developed a workshop for our team that focused on Mindset and Performance. Key takeaways included a clear understanding of ‘fixed’ and ‘growth’ thinking, a framework to discuss and assess performance and learning on both a team and individual level, and a challenge to break out of our comfort zones. David’s leadership of the session was excellent – he was highly engaging, using a powerful combination of information, interaction and humour.

It’s not often we can get our whole team together for two hours to focus on core skills. When you do, you want to ensure you get value, and in this case we got substantial value. I’d highly recommend David, and First On The Beach, to other businesses looking to take the first steps towards real change.

Adam Grocke
Director, Johnston Grocke

RAA Group

David facilitated a very lively "Lunch & Learn" session that addressed a key element of change management within the company. He skillfully led the group through a series of exercises that covered topics from 'real and imagined' to the 'controllable v uncontrollable'.

His use of descriptive analogies allowed the team to identify behaviours which were still being referenced many weeks after the session.

Organisation Change Manager
RAA Group


The entire session was incredibly valuable - the juggling exercise and Michael Jordan analogy resonated very strongly with the team. These highlighted a range of different issues and complexities in our modern work environment including; teamwork, communication, trust and competition (individual v team). Understanding fixed v growth mindsets and how the performance zone, learning zone and comfort zone impact our "thinking" and "doing" will drive our ongoing strategic planning.

David kept everyone highly engaged throughout. We were challenged to think differently as a team and as individuals. Great Job!

Dave Schultz
Director, Encounter Group


I engaged David to run a Personal Productivity workshop for our team. The session was customised to meet the requirements around our business combined with some overarching practices, methods and concepts. The session was fantastic and David had the engagement of the team for the duration.

From a business perspective, the team now have several tools at their disposal to immediately implement and improve performance in the work place. I would strongly recommend David’s program to other organisations.

Matt Beesley
Franchise Manager, Bartercard


David presented one of our Feed Your Brain sessions - which are delivered by entrepreneurs and experts presenting a variety of topics across the innovation and entrepreneurial space.

His talk was titled "First On the Beach - What are you waiting for, directions?" and attracted a cross section of our students, staff and members of our start-up community. With humour and insight, it's fair to say David "owned the room", leaving a strong impression on everyone there.

Rachael Hetherington
New Venture Institute


I cannot speak highly enough of David Floyd. He was instrumental in helping us build our first business, and we now enjoy a "life on the beach" with the skills that he inspired us to learn.

Kevin Tuck
Owner, Fun Music Company


I invited David Floyd to talk to my Stage 2 Business and Enterprise class on the topic of ‘Successful Businesses’. He related his experiences to the numerous real-world businesses that he has either owned or worked with and my students found him engaging and relevant.

David came to initially meet me at school to discuss the focus of the presentation which really supported the first assessment that my Stage 2 class had to complete. I would recommend David’s presentation for any class, particularly focusing on his successes and failures and the valuable advice that he gave to our future entrepreneurs.

Vana Arulmuruganar
Muirden Senior College



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