David Taylor-Klaus PCC CPCC CTPC Atlanta, Georgia
Entrepreneurship Coach, Executive Coach, Team Coach
✔Certified Professional Co-active Coach, ✔Certified Team Performance Coach, ✔Certified C-IQ Coach, ✔BS Psych, U Penn, ✔Successful Serial Entrepreneur
My clients are Successful Entrepreneurs & Senior Executives who are achieving success professionally but are seeing that growth cause problems personally.
You know you’re ready to work with me when you catch yourself thinking things like:
• “My spouse hates my job!” OR “My spouse hates my company!”
• “The company is making money but I’M not making money.”
• “I thought my company would have been farther along by now.”
• “I love owning my own company but I hate what it’s doing to my life.”
• “I’ve gotten this far but I don’t know what’s next.”
• “How much longer can I take this?”
I get it. I’ve been there. And I promise it doesn’t have to be that way. I turned around my life AND my business and I've been helping entrepreneurs do the same thing since 2009.
My process helps my clients in two ways:
• Mindset coaching to grow the person
• Business coaching to grow the company
As my clients master their mindset, they master their money.
I am in my 3rd decade as a serial entrepreneur, the last 7 as a coach. I have thousands of hours helping entrepreneurs and executives succeed professionally AND personally.
My clients learn to build, run AND grow a profitable business while they raise a thriving family and live a wildly fulfilling life.
Using the exact same steps that I teach my clients, I took my coaching practice to 6-figures in just 10 months.
If you are interested in credentials, my professional development includes:
• BS, Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
• Group Dynamics, Wharton School
• Co-active™ Coaching: Training & CPCC Certification & Leadership Program
• Inspired On Demand, Training and Certification
• Sklar Process / ADD Coaching
• Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC)
To get a sense of my approach, download my free book “This Is Your Wake-Up Call!” at DTKcoaching.com/get-your-copy/
I gladly offer a Complimentary "Wake-Up Call" - a Laser-Coaching call to see if we're a good fit. Call or email me to set up a time!
22 reviews (5.0)
David Taylor-Klaus helped me navigate one of the hardest decisions I ever made. He incisively helped me focus through the negotiations, transition into coaching, and now as my mentor coach through certification. I am always a bit astounded at his ability to draw out the actual issue from where I start the conversation and create the space for me to transform with a more clear and simplified approach, removing any distracting “swirl.” His secret sauce is his dry wit and and ability to crystallize truth through powerful questions asked in a very loving and energetic manner.Dorothy Liu, Seattle, WA
David is a phenomenal coach. His expertise on entrepreneurial leadership coupled with his skills as a Co-active coach create powerful impact for leaders navigating the waters of owning and scaling a business. He has a unique combination of truth and grace that empowers you to take life and business to a new level.Leslie Wright Galloway, Partner at Capacity7
"As head of Noomii Corporate Coaching Program, I have sourced hundreds of executive coaches, and I can tell you David Taylor-Klaus is one in a million-- as it is extraordinarily rare to find a coach who combines as vast C-suite experience (in technology and beyond) with the extensive background and proven track record in leadership and executive coaching that David has."Amy Stigter, Corporate Account Manager, Noomii.com - the professional coach directory
I’ve been working with DTK for over 6 months. I’m the UK and Group Managing Director of a manufacturing company with offices in the UK, India and USA. Ours is a family business and my brother and I run the business between us. Matt located in the US, me the UK. Understandably there are the usual business challenges, life/work challenges and a family dynamics. It is with these inter-connected and seemingly quite complex inter-woven issues that DTK has been able to provide a great deal of clarity and support. David was very quickly able to help me understand what made me tick. You get the sense that he has an arsenal of techniques and tools at his disposal that he “takes out of the bag” when he needs to rather than taking a formulaic one-size fits all approach. It’s fair to say he knew what made me tick, sometimes before I did. David’s a very personable, easy to talk to, passionate and energetic guy. He radiates warmth and as a consequence, invites openness and honesty. Despite clearly being very erudite and articulate, he’s deeply insightful and intuitive and knows when you’re not being honest with yourself. Ultimately, with any developmental activity like coaching, training etc. it’s ultimately about outcome. With coaching, I felt the two critical elements were defining “what success looks like” and then delivering it. He did.Nick Dykins, Managing Director, Slingco Limited
David Taylor-Klaus (or DTK) has transformed the way in which me and my partner communicate, giving us a language to touch on any subject no matter how contentious or sensitive. As a company that has three locations worldwide - Atlanta USA, Manchester UK & Bangalore India - communication is key. As partners and brothers based 5000 miles apart - one managing Sales & Distribution in the USA, the other managing supply chain in the UK - there is much opportunity for friction & misalignment. Through all-day executive sessions and 1-to-1 coaching, DTK has not just made a difference to us as partners but to the leadership team and the business as a whole, as we have completely modified the language in which we communicate with each other. We also worked on the red flags, & the things that can cause issues and build ups of resentment so they are dealt with promptly and in the right way. DTK is a world class professional coach who’s ability to effectively work on the personal side as well as the professional has produced amazing results for me, my business partner and our overall organization.Matt Dykins, President, Slingco America Inc
I have been working with David for the past four years. I had tried other coaches and there is no one that matches the heart and the passion for coaching that David has. He has the ability to tap into what’s really going on beneath the surface, and creatively helps you work through the issue. My favorite thing about David is the “way” he coaches. He helped me paint a vision for what I wanted and once that was in place, he always holds that vision and challenges me to rise up to meet it. He doesn’t let me play small and I am so appreciative for it. Through coaching with David, I have been able to leave a 15-year Corporate career, start my own company, create and maintain a six figure business and broaden the scope of what I do to impact thousands of lives across the country and around the globe.Robbin Jorgensen, President & Founder, Ignite The Next International
David Taylor-Klaus is an extraordinary individual. I sought him out specifically as I know how bright he is. He has a way of making you comfortable with being uncomfortable. I don't know how he does that. Perhaps because he builds trust so quickly and because his insight is incredible. (So many times I have said during a session with him, "Hang on, that's brilliant, I have to write that down.") David has a no BS approach, he's very professional and you know he is holding you to a higher vision that you can even see yourself. He is funny and is a fierce champion for your success. He has great follow through, has a tremendous knowledge around the corporate space (which was relevant for me) yet, despite that he is hard-charging to drive for results, he has his priorities in life straight. It is easy to work with David. What isn't easy, is to work with him without taking your leadership up a notch... No matter how gifted you are when you start working with him. If you are clear on your goals, you will achieve them with David. If you aren't clear, he has an uncanny way of pulling the resonant information out of you.Debby Rauch Lissaur, CPCC
Working with DTK was some of the most impactful time I have spent in my professional career. His guidance influenced not only my efforts in my professional career, but also provided significant insight and improvement in my personal life. I believe two things were instrumental in our success. First, even though I had known DTK for some time, I am not one to easily open up. David instilled a sense of security and confidence in our initial discussion that opened the door to some honest discussion and deep soul-searching. Second, he provided a solid foundation and methodology from which we were able to build on our discussions and a lens through which I was able to more deeply understand my motivations and drivers, and the how those impacted others and my decision making. At the end of the day, my time with DTK enabled me to be a better leader, father and husband. I think I always had the desire to get there, but not really the path. I was unbelievably fortunate to not only engage with someone who knew where the path was, but was also my tour guide and light as I headed down it.Ed Higdon, CEO, Atlanta GA
Spend five minutes with David and you’ll be heard, challenged, inspired, energized, more in-tune with yourself and the things that are (or should be) important to you; your life, your family, your business and your career. And then, I highly expect - and recommend - that you'll want to spend more.Ted Hawthorne, Experienced Research, Data Insights & Team Leader, Atlanta, GA
David has been a business owner, member, and friend, of mine for 10 years. David is my “go to” person to work with any of my CEO members that need that additional and/or personal touch that I cannot provide. One has to be “very special” for me to refer my trusted members… David is such a person. I not only recommend and endorse him… I use him!!Larry Hart, Professional Chair, Vistage International, Atlanta, GA
I have worked with David since 2012. He is an amazing executive coach who is personable, honest, and holds you accountable. He has a natural ability to help his clients see what they need to see, face the challenges that they are avoiding and empower them towards greatness. I cannot recommend David enough. If you are questioning your greatness, wanting more out of life...personally and professionally, and/or looking for someone to help you sharpen your edge David is the coach I recommend.Michael Hollinger, Executive Coach at MBH Coaching, Austin, TX
As a colleague and coach, David comes with an enthusiasm and capacity for expansive and inspired creativity. You will love David's energy and enthusiasm and boundless ability to coach, mentor and lead you beyond your own vision of what is possible. And he does this all with heart.Miriam Linderman, Coaching Leaders and Teams Through Change, Vancouver, BC
David helped me finesse my Strategic Plan, something I went in dreading and came out of inspired. This was mainly due to David's exquisite empathy and ability to be with me in an area where I was struggling. He held the space compassionately, while offering encouragement and rock solid suggestions for how I could improve my product. As a result, I not only improved my work, I got inspired to do more. I highly recommend David as a coach!Steve Charrier, Principal, Depth Coaching for the Spiritually Minded Change-maker, San Francisco, CA
This is working with DTK: he fiercely and lovingly stands for you to create the life you crave. He will use all tools necessary — from feather to sledgehammer, compassionate acknowledgement to outraged indignation. And all along the way, it is your truth, your inner guidance that is revealed and given the reigns. From there you create your life and business.Michael Tertes, Entrepreneur Coach TheMillionDollarMe.com, San Francisco, CA
David has helped me gain so much clarity on the real issues—a genuine anchor point for helping me get grounded, focused and engaged in my life's path. David has taught me to be accountable to myself and to my truth. That has enabled me to pursue life and business goals with the strongest and clearest of intentions. I can honestly say I would never have gotten there without his aid.Rich Goidel, Founder & Chief Strategist, DangerousKitchen.com, Atlanta, GA
"Today our business is stronger that ever. Our sales have more than quadrupled and our partnership is completely in sync. We have great clarity in what needs to be done to help us achieve are goals moving on into the future. Before working with David our business was a struggle. Now it is a pleasure. I would recommend David to both a startup or business or an established one. He has phenomenal insight into what it takes to make a business work. He is charismatic, intelligent and caring. I consider him both a business partner and friend."Carl & Mark Davis, Co-Owners, EquipmentHub, Atlanta, GA
I have been realizing more and more about your natural power of working with people. You remember stuff and somehow you are able to steer people in powerful direction with compassion and joy." "You are natural at that. There is no effort - at least I do not see that. Thanks for your help.Sanjay Gupta, Film-Maker/Director/Videographer, Denver, CO
Your heartfelt coaching had a powerful impact on me, helped me re-clarify my values and see where I was getting some values mixed up with each other. And that was just a 15 minute session ...Rona S., Coach, Out Loud Coaching, London, UK
Working with David has opened up new horizons for me. He has helped me be the person I have long wanted to but couldn't figure out how to become. With his guidance in the past 10 months, I landed a great new job, and restored my marriage.John B, Senior Management, Hospitality Industry, Sandy Springs, GA
You have a fierce commitment to keeping me committed to the deep stuff, to what really matters. Thank you MUCHO for all the huge support you've given me and all the growing I've been able to do. You truly are an awesome coach!Helen Hampton, Co-Active Life Coach, El Cerrito, CA
David is a perfect blend of intellect, creativity, humor and heart! He takes 'thinking outside the box' to a new, cosmic level.Tammy Bush Hibler, Leadership Coach, Atlanta, GA
David has a gift. He is able to cut to the underlying motivators and demotivators that impact my performance in my personal and professional life. Working with him gives me a weekly tune-up to be at my best in my work and home life.John Barnard, Senior EHS Consultant, Atlanta, GA