United States

Retiring as a Chief Petty Officer in 2008, Dave Lakin finished his 24-year Navy career as a Program and Logistics Manager at Naval Aviation Headquarters in Patuxent River, Maryland. While in the Navy he developed a strong reputation as an organizational troubleshooter, having been assigned at several commands to fix large programs that had gone off track, ultimately receiving eight personal medals for achievements in Leadership and Administration. He then spent the next 6 years as a licensed Program Management Professional (PMP) running complex hardware and software development programs for a large government contractor based in Huntsville, Alabama. Dave has worked under a Top-Secret clearance for many years, continues to maintain his PMP credential, and is a National Trainer for the Program Management Institute (PMI).

Raised in the suburbs outside of Boston, Dave is the proud father of a former Sailor and a Marine, and a devoted husband of a Nationally Board-Certified Teacher. After 10 years managing military contracts in and out of uniform, he missed working directly with regular people, and impacting their daily lives so he transitioned again to coaching.

Now a formally trained Executive Coach, Dave works with CEOs and Executive Leaders to create consistent measurable improvement, overcome the burden of underperforming teams or organizations, increase time with friends and family, and finally live the life of truly successful leaders. He has worked with thousands in groups, and individually. He is a nationally recognized Executive Coach with several international coaching organizations, an active public speaker, and occasional radio guest. He is a member and volunteer at his local Chamber of Commerce as well as the Local/State/National Home Builders Association. Dave is a very active 33° Master Mason and sits on the board of directors of several non-profit organizations.

Hyper-focused on providing the most current and effective business and personal development strategies, Dave is constantly improving his toolbox through courses, lectures, and conferences. This enables him to have the greatest possible impact in his clients’ lives and businesses.

Dave says, “I know what it’s like to worry about daily survival and the need to make enough money to run my business and still have a fulfilling life. I understand what it’s like to put in long hours away from family and wonder what happened to the dreams I once had. I am here to help you change all of that. We will crystalize your goals and vision; and employ proven methods to transform your team and your organization into a thriving, successful enterprise.”

Dave is your unreasonable friend who tells it like it is and keeps you on the narrow path to clarify and achieve your organizations vision. Personal and professional development is assured as you make substantial gains in revenue and profit.

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