David Gatchalian

Associate faculty

Professional & Continuing Studies

David is a leadership coach who specializes in combining empathy and business acumen to help others become more self-aware, compassionate and humanistic leaders with the by-product of high performance and career success. 

David's process guides professionals to stronger, more empathetic and effective leadership. In turn, their organizations become better places to work, with the ripple effect benefitting the entire organization and ultimately the world. 

Believing that the only difference between good and great leaders is an ideology of service, David’s methodology uncovers the innate skills you already possess to succeed on your own terms and step boldly into your purpose.


David was a former business leader in the IT and communications industry for more than 30 years, working for organizations such as Bell, TELUS, Apple and DELL Technologies. 

By focusing on helping teams to unleash their true potential, he led fast-growing businesses to #1 market share in both the consumer and SMB markets.

As a sales, marketing and operations execution specialist, David has expertise in aligning strategic priorities, cross-functional teamwork, people engagement and shifting organizational cultures.


MA in Executive and Organizational Coaching

Royal Roads University

High Performing Team Coaching

Queen's University

Graduate Certificate in Values-Based Leadership

Royal Roads University

Cultural Transformation Tools Practitioner

Barrett Values Centre

Professional Certified Coach

International Coaching Federation

DISC / EQ Behavioural Analyst

Thomas International

Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching

Royal Roads University

BA in Arts Administration

University of Toronto