David Chard, president of EngagingMinds, a Taipei-based leadership development consultancy, is a 35 year resident of Asia and a fluent Mandarin speaker. He has been deeply involved in training and development since 1989, when he first began conducting media spokesperson training and crisis team simulation programs for his public relations clients in the Asia-Pacific region.
David envisions creating a future filled with creative, conscious leaders who genuinely care about those they lead, and who strive to connect individuals with their natural inner drive and passion. He believes that a new generation of leaders who take a stand for partnership, who are grounded in the human dimension, authentically engaging their peers, is the key to a better world and a brighter future.
Recently, David has focused on developing the “Twelve Engaging Minds”, a comprehensive leadership development program that grounds participants in twelve distinctive lenses that are derived from the winning mindsets of the world’s greatest leaders.
In the past, David has consulted for a wide range of MNCs, including: Pfizer, Bayer, Microsoft, Unilever, Phillip Morris, Metlife, Johnson & Johnson, Lenovo, Avon, Marriott, Solvay, P&G, Sanofi, BAT, Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Novartis, New York Life
His current qualifications as a trainer / coach / facilitator include: Engaging the Future® Leadership Facilitator, Sizzling Storytelling® Trainer, Group Facilitation Methods, Open Space Facilitation, Certified NLP Practitioner, Action Learning Methods, Super Learning Methods, Certified Simulation and Gaming Designer, Certified Hypnotherapist, NLP Coaching, Ontological Coaching (Executive Coaching), Appreciative Inquiry, Veteran Media Spokesperson Trainer, Veteran Crisis Simulation designer and facilitator
David is also a certified trainer of top 3rd party training systems: The Organization Workshop from Power and Systems, Applied Strategic Thinking, CMOE, TIPS2 Performance Coaching, CMOE, The Manager’s Compass, Root Learning, Civil Treatment, ELI, Inc.
Following a long career as a communications consultant to major corporations, Chard also brings a unique skill set in managing corporate reputation, including: Corporate Messaging Development, Corporate Communication Strategy, Crisis Preparedness and Response, Corporate Social Responsibility.