Dave Wilkins

Associate Consultant

Dave WilkinsDavid Wilkins began working with Dattner Grant in 2008. David started his career in teaching, where he worked for over fifteen years as a secondary school teacher in the government and Catholic sectors. During this period he was given a range of leadership roles including Director of Students and Head of Senior School. Following further study in psychology, Dave moved into a formal counselling role and was College Counsellor at Whitefriars College working with students, parents and staff.

David moved to the corporate sector, working for NAB in People and Culture (HR). His roles included business partner to a range of global corporate centre functions and Head of Leadership and Culture. He was directly involved in the design and development  of the executive coaching program, which was formally acknowledged as best practice by the Corporate Leadership Council in 2003.

In addition to his tertiary education, David has undertaken accreditation in a number of diagnostic tools that he has incorporated into his work both with the NAB and as a consultant, which is a role he moved into in 2006. During this time he has worked with senior and middle management executives and leaders across the finance, energy, pharmaceutical and education sectors.

David is a specialist in leadership facilitation and facilitating team development, executive coaching, talent management and development. He brings a solution-focussed method to his work with teams and individuals. His approach focusses on developing self-awareness and empowering people to be effective agents for change. He takes a partnership approach to working with organisations and the individuals within them, seeking to understand their needs and working collaboratively to develop a tailor-made solution to meeting those needs.


Qualifications, Accreditations and Memberships:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Theology
  • Diploma of Education
  • Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology
  • Registered psychologist (Vic) and Member, Australian Psychological Society
  • Accredited in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Accredited in Team Management Systems - TMP
  • Accredited in Human Synergistics - LSI/LI/GSI

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