It is with excitement and some sadness that I write: the Jedi Trainers brand is closed….
I say sadness because Jedi Trainer is still the most accurate metaphor for what I do. And excitement because I am integrating my 1:1 coaching work into the new company I’m a co-founder of, Be: Business. Engaged.
I have joined forces with a team of experienced executive coaches and leadership trainers. Our focus is creating and delivering custom leadership programs using the hard science behind Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness and Intrinsic Motivation. Working in close relationship with our clients – that so far include Adobe, Cisco and eBay – we develop transformative leaders who create and sustain workplaces where their teams are engaged and their businesses grow. We use a strategic blend of consulting, coaching and training to deliver measurable results.
What’s the most important thing you could be doing right now to achieve your goals?
Jedi Trainers can help you:
MAKE CLEAR DECISIONS ACT WITH CONFIDENCE HAVE MORE IMPACT
As executive and public speaking coaches, we work with you to harness your strengths and resources for success.
Eric Schmidt on the best advice he ever got:
"Dave has a very special talent for being able to listen, to understand and to reflect from different perspectives. Through working with Dave, I gained a much better understanding of what is important to me, what I find truly fulfilling and of my personal mission. Once I understood this, my company mission, vision and values became clear. I made changes that needed to happen, happen. Working with Dave was like going to a chiropractor for the soul - my values and my actions feel much more aligned." - Sam White, CEO, The PRA
“David is a masterful coach who is brings decades of entrepreneurial experience to his practice. He leverages his wealth of expertise to guide you to business and personal success, while acting as a compassionate and empathetic partner along the way. David's keen intuition and and enthusiasm for what I want to achieve have helped propel me forward in my own business, and I am thankful for the invaluable insights and support he has given me. I highly recommend him to anybody wishing to make bold transitions in his or her business and life.” - Krisztina Kohlhaas, Owner, Your Own Drum Coaching
“Working with David is empowering. He really sees the opportunity for paradigm shift. Obstacles looked at from a new perspective become opportunities and making decisions that lead to success are possible. Be well, go well, and may the force be with you....” - Michael Loftus, Mentor & Serial Entrepreneur
"Every time I see an appointment with David on my calendar, I get a mix of feelings. Excitement, heart pumping, and sometimes fear. Because I KNOW that when I talk to him...I am going to shift and change into the person I'm truly meant to be. And sometimes that's (good) scary. After our calls, I ALWAYS feel more calm, more clear, and more ready to take on the world. In my time working with David, I went from having an OK business that was barely functioning, to creating my dream business with more work to do than I can handle. Everything in my life has shifted for the better. David is a total badass coach who helps you open up your heart and mind to huge possibilities and holds you accountable the amazingness you know is inside you. I'm SUPER picky with the people I work with and recommend, and I give David two thumbs up, a hundred gold stars, and my Wildheart stamp of approval. He simply ROCKS." - Sally Hope, Leader, The Wildheart Revolution
“David has been a presenter and mentor in the MEGA entrepreneurship masterclass. As an experienced entrepreneur he provided valuable and meaningful advice to participants in the program and his presentation skills are exceptional - a great role model for those learning how to pitch for support or investment. I highly recommend him to any entrepreneur needing a mentor or coach to assist them to achieve success.” - Peta Pash, Project Manager of MEGA
“David is a skilled and savvy Jedi trainer. He understands entrepreneurs because he is one himself. He is a guide, a sounding board and a positive force for thinking and achieving big. The force is certainly strong, and much stronger for having worked with David!” - Jodie Benveniste, Founder & Director of ParentWellBeing.com
"I sought David's guidance when I had to make important directional decisions for my business. These decisions were likely to lock me into a particular path and had implications for my business but also my life. I realized pretty quickly that a large part of the work I was going to have to do was personal as opposed to pure business strategy. I needed someone who understood my business challenges but at the same time could help me ask hard questions about myself: where did I see myself fitting into my industry and peer group, what kind of product did I want to be associated with, what kinds of people did I want to be surrounded with at work etc. David and the Jedi Trainer method helped me find the clarity I was looking for. I would have been satisfied with a process that forced me to look inside of myself and helped me examine my professional goals and aspirations. But David's coaching infinitely more useful than that. Together we reworked my business model, my company's mission statement, my business roadmap, my own job description, and even our staffing plans. The most useful thing I learned was that none of the business aspects of my entrepreneurial life can be separated from the personal aspects. Each step of David's process seemed to be carefully designed to elicit insights about my personal growth and then inject them into the practical elements of my business planning and entrepreneurial life. Jedi Training was a unique combination of the two faces of a coin: planning for my business and planning for my life in business. I don't recommend that anyone go down the entrepreneurial path without David's helping hand." - Patrick Feeney, Founder & CEO of R3D Pixel
"I enjoyed working with David very much. Having dedicated time with someone to help me focus on my goals, strengths and weaknesses was critical in getting my company off the ground and successfully launching our first product. David is a great guy and really cares about his work and his clients. I highly recommend working with him." - David Wolfe, Founder, Olivers
"David Evans is an excellent public speaking coach who focuses on authentic and powerful audience connection rather than performance tricks. He is able to inspire seasoned business people to step outside their comfort zones to make the breakthroughs required to be a better speaker. David's business experience, combined with his acting training, makes him the ideal coach for executives and entrepreneurs wanting to craft the perfect pitch." - Viki Forrest, CEO, ANZA Technology Network
"Dave combines his abundant natural coaching talent with years of experience and training to 'effortlessly' cut to the heart of complex business, personal and entrepreneurial issues that you could spend weeks or months (or forever) trying to work through yourself, doing so with an empathy and compassion that belies his steely ability to make you hold yourself to account. In my years in business, I have never seen his equal. I count Dave's counsel as one of my secret weapons, in business and life." - Clint Walker, Serial CEO