David Matthew Prior

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David brings 20+ years of organizational coaching experience as a Master Certified Coach (ICF-credentialed) based in the New York City Metropolitan area.  His work in coaching executive and senior leadership spans internationally across a diversity of industries including financial services, insurance, communications, public relations, music, fashion, consumer goods, technology, consulting firms (big 4), mining, bio-tech, shipping, health care and world agencies.

David’s approach to leadership development is focused on performance with integrity to align the business, organization, teams and leadership to simultaneously hold an authentic public and private stance in work and life; where the two meet is where the integral leader lives. It is this space that leaders and their teams inhabit that requires truth-telling, safety, structure and communication mastery.  

Leveraging over two decades of coaching, finance, ethics training and theater performance, David has had the honor to structure and teach in the organizational coaching program at Columbia University, guide and coach more than 1,000 senior leaders in more than 30 countries, train 5,000+ executive coaches and create results for more than 100 organizations. His multilingual (English, Spanish, French) skill set benefits a global client roster and is applied to the nuances that exist within various cultural landscapes.

For David, performance with integrity creates teams and individuals that:

  • Work with a designed structure that maximizes engagement and performance
  • Have a safe space for truth telling that creates intrapersonal and interpersonal transparency
  • Leverage the power of language as a threshold for mastery in communication
  • Openly discuss issues and roadblocks
  • Have the improvisational skills to build agile leadership abilities
  • Are aligned in their most deeply held beliefs


Prior to Getacoach.com,, David worked as a Trust and Financial Planning Officer for Chase Bank followed by becoming a Trainer which then led to opening his own consultancy (established in 2000) for executive and team coaching.


  • Leadership and Performance Pipeline training and development
  • Manager as Coach Corporate Program Design & Facilitation. 
  • Executive & Leadership Coaching
  • Organizational Coaching Program Strategy, Design, and Facilitation
  • Systemic Team Coaching
  • Coaching Supervision
  • Organizational Savvy & Influence
  • Psychometric Assessments


  • ICF MCC Credential Assessor
  • Board Member, Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching
  • Executive Committee and Vice President, Global Board of International Coach Federation
  • Columbia University Core Instructor Team for Columbia Coaching Certification Program
  • Systemic Team Coaching Faculty (Peter Hawkins)
  • Global Team Coaching Institute Faculty
  • Team Diagnostic Survey (TDS) Faculty (Harvard scholar-researchers)


  • Advanced Professional Program in Coaching Supervision (Oxford Brookes University)
  • MBA, Thunderbird, International Business
  • BA, University of Vermont (French major; concentrations in Spanish and Russian)
  • BCC Board Certified Coach, Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE)
  • AOS (Associates of Occupational Studies) American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York


  • Leadership Circle 360
  • Collective Leadership 360
  • Korn Ferry 360
  • Team Diagnostic Survey Level III Certification
  • Team Connect 360 (Academy of Executive Coaching)
  • Hogan Personality Inventory
  • Team Ei (Emotional Intelligence)
  • Belbin Team Roles
  • Emotional & Social Competency Inventory ESCI 360 (Hay Group)
  • Burke Learning Agility Instrument  BLAI 180 & 360
  • MBTI Step II
  • TrueScore 360
  • Birkman
  • NBI Neethling Brain Instrument
  • CWQ Culture in the Workplace Assessment (Hofstede)
  • Oxford-Brookes Coaching Supervision Advance Level Certification