David helps people to develop and grow beyond what they think themselves capable - to enhance current job performance, progress careers or gain more meaningful futures and work identities.
Learning to leap means developing new skills, new knowledge, and adapting our mindset and behaviours for changing personal and business circumstances. How? Check out his book, Learning to Leap, and services at www.learningtoleap.co.uk.
David has come across a lot of people in later life who’ve said they wished they had known more when younger. It's never too late to learn and he also wants young people to feel empowered for their careers.
Many people focus on technical matters without embracing the growth mindset and interpersonal skills that are so vital in working life. He believes people will have a more fulfilling and successful working life by investing in lifelong learning and understanding what it takes to be successful.
Clients say David helps them get clear about job and career direction, who they want to be, build the confidence to pursue it, take decisions and act on them. "Inspiring and motivating", "trusted", "warm and engaging", "very professional and patient", “an amazing career coach and I feel very fortunate to benefit from his insights and guidance”, "you really do change people's lives".
David has had consistent success over decades across private and public sectors in coaching individuals, teams, and organisations; resulting in mindset shifts, improved skills, better working relationships, more informed choices and clear progression towards goals.
He is a keen blogger, social collaborator, informing and empowering others: previously Guardian Careers top 10 on Twitter for career advice, on top careers blogger lists; BBC Radio interviews; quoted in Forbes.
21ST CENTURY INTERNSHIPS: HOW TO GET A JOB BEFORE GRADUATION is a no-nonsense look at the importance of internships to your early career; the development of soft skills that go well beyond what might have been learned in the classroom; and the impact of hands-on experience on your ability to become highly employable. Full of contemporary tips from the authors’ real-world experience, this is a must-have book for higher education students, recent graduates, young professionals – and those career professionals and mentors who guide them.
Click here to listen to the podcast with Mark Babbitt of YouTern who talks with David Shindler of Learning to Leap about their collaboration on this e-book.
Mark Babbitt is the CEO and Founder of YouTern, an online community that enables young talent to become highly employable by connecting them to high-impact internships, mentors and contemporary career advice.
Already making a major impact in the career space, Mashable calls YouTern a “Top 5 Online Community for Starting Your Career” while Forbes has named the Nevada start-up a “Top Website for Your Career”.
A serial mentor, Mark has been quoted in Inc., The Wall Street Journal, and ReadWriteWeb regarding career development, internships and higher education’s role in preparing emerging talent for the workforce. A keynote speaker and blogger, Mark’s contributions include The Huffington Post, 12Most.com, Switch and Shift and Intern Advocate.
Mark has been honored to be on GenJuice’s list of “Top 100 Most Desirable Mentors”, HR Examiner’s “Top 25 Trendspotters in HR” and CareerBliss.com’s list of “Top 10 Gen Y Experts”. He and YouTern’s blog, The Savvy Intern, have been named to several top blogger lists, including JobMob’s “Top Career Bloggers of 2012”.
Mark is the father of five children, a grandfather of two and spends his spare time fishing his favorite trout stream by his home near Lake Tahoe.