About me

I understand the personal, professional and organizational resilience needed to live in this time of exponentially deep challenge and change. I’ve worked through challenge, change–even trauma–over my career and life. The benefit? Developing—and learning to nurture—resilience.

David E White

David E White

This is the experience I bring to my consulting, coaching, speaking and writing—transforming challenge into greater clarity of purpose, improved performance and fulfillment.

During my early career I led the growth of a processing company. We grew from six employees to ninety-five while revenues grew over 1000% in eight years. During this time I felt the excitement of rapid growth—but also the painful urgency of downsizing (cutting 40% of your workforce hurts).

Later, I started and led a company incubator as a partnership between government, industry and university. And was introduced to the world of politics in an order of magnitude that was shocking at first.

My next–enormous–challenge was restructuring a company that had been hemorrhaging money over several years. Think complete brand, product, equipment, customer and distribution channel overhaul.

So yes, I know what it is like to struggle with some truly difficult decisions, such as:

  •  Human Resources – Relationships
  • Asset Management – Confidence in direction
  • Direct Reports – Trust
  • Cashflow – Survival

These above chronicles the corporate need for resilience – but the personal need for resilience has been with me for as long as I can remember. My father was struck by a vehicle while walking on the side of the road. He spent a year in intensive care and then he was institutionalized (aged 42) for the next 27 years until he passed away at 69. My mother passed away suddenly of heart failure (age 37) when I was just 12. I was moved 2000 kms away from my life to live with my mom’s sister’s family. This part of my story is full of lessons of supportive community that I experienced in a small rural church.

I have an insatiable appetite for creativity, and I have explored different modes such as music (4 CD’s of original music – so far), woodworking, and vehicle resto-mods (67 Mustang and custom motorcycle).

Can you find the workings of 3 resilience pillars: Internal, External and Process?

You’re getting the idea by now: challenge, change and resilience is my thing – not only my thing, but my authentic key to surviving and thriving.

 

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I’d like to bring these lessons—in the form of building personal, professional and organizational resilience—to you. You’ll not only live to tell about it, but you’ll grow stronger because of it.

The call has never been clearer—and the need has never been greater—for resilience. It’s your call.

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Email me direct at: david@davidewhite.ca

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