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Executive & Leadership Coaching

Below you will find some of the many recommendations we've received from our executive, leadership, and business coaching clients.

Recommendations

Valuable Investment In My Business

Since I started working with David I have seen tangible results: my sales numbers have increased 25% and we are on track for much more than that this year. The resources I have spent on David's services were a valuable investment in the growth of my business and are nowhere near the value I have received through his coaching. I would recommend David to anyone running a business from a solopreneur to a seasoned business veteran.

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Carl Cleanthes
Business Owner

Improving Executive Presence & Team Performance

I wanted to improve my executive presence and build a stronger team to get better results. I saw results quickly.

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Al Wiegert
VP Media Sales

My participation in Dr. Arrington’s Momentum Mastermind group gave me tools and a frame work that increased my annual revenue by 10%. Participation in this group forces you to take time out to work “on” your business instead of “in” it. I would recommend David to anyone serious about improving their business and themselves.

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Bill Bisbee
Business Owner

Exactly What I Needed

Working with David was exactly what I needed at the time I needed it. He is an outstanding executive coach and has helped me stay focused on the big picture issues. I really appreciate that his coaching was a space completely separated from my organization.

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Khalilah Pitt Harrison
Executive Director

Urgency

One take away from my meeting with Dr. David was Urgency in action. His approach is relaxed, keeps the meeting moving and productive. Dr. David genuinely wants to help brainstorm ideas and enjoys helping individuals find success. His techniques remind me how important small consistent actions are to success. I would recommend Dr. David to others for coaching.

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Samantha Butcher
Financial Center Manager

Sense of Accomplishment

Dr. Arrington has led several leadership retreats with the team I work with at Education Through Music, and they have all been phenomenal! (Hint, hint...we keep having him back!) Thing is, he authentic, fun, energetic, experienced, very perceptive and makes the day feel whole! In other words, you finish the session with a sense of accomplishment!

Strengthened My Value to the Organization

Arrington Coaching was instrumental in increasing my self-awareness and improving my performance as an executive. The partnership I have with Arrington Coaching kept my development goals aligned with the organization's goals and strategies. This relationship strengthened my value to the organization. I appreciate the valuable time we worked together and look forward to a long-lasting partnership.

Highly Recommended

The ability to lead effectively is a challenging skill to learn, however, it is doable when you have the right tools in your toolkit, Dr, Arrington is that toolkit. I highly recommend seeking out his services to better your business.

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Abigail Dyer
Business Owner

Intense, Challenging & Extremely Rewarding

Working with David as a coach is intense, challenging, and extremely rewarding. David is genuine and caring, and he develops a strong relationship during the coaching journey. Working with David ensures you will challenge norms, meet goals, and grow as a leader.

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Tracy Keller
CEO

A Great Resource

David is a great resource for anyone who is looking for leadership and management mentoring. We engaged David to coach our general manager, we are relatively new to business ownership and wanted to provide her with professional and effective guidance to be a positive leader.

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Tolan Dyer
Business Owner

More Profitable As A Result

I have worked with David for over 2 years in a monthly coaching call format. He provides great tools for preparing for the calls - that prep time alone is worth a lot! It's tough for those who are self-employed to take time out to think strategically about our businesses.David has helped me do that. During our calls he asks thought-provoking questions and provides helpful suggestions for moving my business forward. I am happier, and my business is more profitable as a result of my time spent with David. What more could I want?!

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Margaret Little
Business Owner

David is masterful...

David is masterful at cutting through minutia and he facilitates and teaches leaders to create spaces to share and grow. I will be following up with Dr. Arrington for further leadership development for my own career, for sure. Thank You, David!!!

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Anwar Robinson
Director of Programs

I’m so glad to have made the decision to work with David at Arrington Coaching. He was just what we needed and right when we needed it. David has a relaxed approach while pushing for positive results. He is genuine, creative, open and direct.When you have been in a family business for more than 30 years, you tend to feel that you live life in a bubble. David was able to give a unique perspective on all topics of discussion. One of the most important aspects of our time together was the way he was able to break our goals into manageable steps, how to prioritize the details and shine a light on the objective as a whole.In doing so, I felt like I was able to focus on what was important and productive, rather than wasting valuable time spinning my wheels. We were able to meet virtually, which didn’t disrupt our regular schedules, and I love that we created the space to allow me to stop and think about projects, details and goals in a more thoughtful and intentional way. I have said many times to many people that our business is like a train.Sometimes the train goes fast, sometimes slow and we are always on it but rarely guiding it to a destination. As a result of working with David, I feel like I gained some control of this train. And that, in itself, is a very powerful feeling.

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Jeannie Hobbs
President

Kept Me Focused

David is great at asking tough questions to get you thinking about the direction you and your business are headed. He's a focus champion!

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Justin Matthews
CEO

Fresh Perspective

David helped me identify strategic partnerships that I should pursue and some I needed to revisit. He also helped me reconsider my marketing cycle and how I position myself in my market. I enjoyed working with David because he is kind, easy to talk with, knowledgeable, and is determined to help my business succeed. I appreciated his questions and his approach to helping me overcome some of my business challenges. I recommend David to anyone looking for a fresh perspective on growing their business!

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Stephanie Garr Adams
Business Owner

David Arrington makes a difference. I have been fortunate to work with David in a number of capacities, as a Business Coach, Executive Coach, Management Consultant, and Trainer; and he has been excellent in every capacity! David seems to effortlessly apply sound management principles to any situation. David helped focus our team's efforts surrounding one of our major events.He helped us establish clear, measurable, and actionable criteria for effective performance and provided the accountability we needed. This resulted in a 24% profit increase YoY for one of our signature events. Personally, he has been instrumental in my professional growth.He has helped me identify both my management strengths and areas I have room to improve. David also helped me clearly identify several small changes that have had an incredible impact. David is straightforward, letting you know you have to do the work, but he does this with warmth and compassion.He understands your individual needs as well as those of your organization. As he says, he will help you turn down the noise, the distractions, and help you make better decisions. This is exactly what he does. I highly recommend David Arrington!

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Lisa Chacon
Development Manager

About five months ago, I engaged David for his coaching services because I knew I was at a crossroad in my career and I needed guidance. I realized the benefits of David’s coaching after our FIRST session.David’s enthusiasm, sincerity, and insight made me feel like I truly have a partner in the process. David helped me to clarify my direction and gave me the tools and perspective I needed to navigate a tough situation. And, instead of coaching me to overcome or conquer my weaknesses, David has been coaching me to recognize, accept, and ultimately leverage those perceived weaknesses into assets.David’s coaching has positioned me to embrace the change that I’d otherwise be battling. I would absolutely recommend David’s coaching to any professional. There will be “aha” moments in every session. I guarantee it.

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Kedra van Putten
Adult Learning Professional

Can Keep Strong Personalities Focused

David knows how to keep leaders / strong personalities focused on staying on the right path, helping us not to waste time or money. He is there to listen, ask the tough questions, and challenge your assumptions in an effort to protect your investment.

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Mark Carrier
Inventor & CEO

Helped Me Establish Work Life Balance

The single-most important thing that David helped me to do was to establish work-life balance and feel like I had it all together. Additionally, however, I was able to considerably increase my prices, tailor my services in a way that allowed me to work smarter and not harder, and be a more efficient leader within my own business and with my clients.

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Deonna Lindsay-Lewis
Business Owner

Noticable Results

David is very professional and has an encouraging leadership technique while providing pertinent advice and guidance. We began to see results after only a few months and our general manager has found David to be a great resource for advice on specific situations as well as providing general guidance for her role.

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Tolan Dyer
Business Owner

David is a talented executive coach and is dedicated to guiding the development of the strategic direction of your business. Using his process, David and I produced an extraordinary planning document that helped me devise and obtain the necessary clarity needed to achieve my business strategy.His coaching process allows the flexibility to explore different options within your business as well as your overarching goals in order to achieve a balanced lifestyle. David is a pleasure to work with and is truly invested in his client's success.

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Anna Yarashus
Practice Development Manager

Realized and developed my own leadership style

Working with David helped me start to realize and develop my own leadership style, as well as provided me with some valuable tools to not only lead my team but also to "manage up". I liked the way that David was simply able to ask just the right questions in order to make me analyze and think through situations in a different (and better) way.

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Leah Gammons
Controller

Excellent facilitator

Dr. Arrington has been an excellent facilitator for our organization's leadership retreats. He combines humor, warmth, and honest observations in order to encourage self-reflection and advancement of team goals. I have really enjoyed working with him!

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Leighann Starkey
Evaluation Director

Makes leadership accessible

Working with David gave our team an opportunity to take a step back, evaluate our work, appreciate each other’s strengths, and also challenge ourselves to build further. He frames leadership in ways that are accessible, simple, and also attainable.

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Anwar Robinson
Director of Programs

Can't Say Enough

I can’t say enough about the support, guidance, and accountability which David Arrington has delivered to my organizations and me. If you are a business owner, a CEO of an organization, or an entrepreneur you own it to yourself to spend time with David Arrington, it will be time well spent.

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Mark Carrier
Inventor & CEO

Aware of social dynamics

David's been able to use his awareness of social dynamics not only in helping us think through change processes, but also in understanding how the conversation is happening in the room. His insight helped us ensure all voices were heard and strengthened us as a team.

Sustainable Organizational Change

David was instrumental in helping me revisit the company's vision and core values. He was a sounding board for me, which helped me move forward on the development of the team and the successful operation of the company as a whole. The changes I made have been sustainable and have enabled me to make personal and organizational changes to attain personal and professional goals.

Incredibly engaging

​It was such a pleasure to partner with Dr. Arrington who provided professional development to our music teachers. In addition to being the consummate professional, it was obvious that he spent a great deal of time researching our organization to see how to best serve us.Even before the day of the event, Dr. Arrington did his homework, spending time with me and our senior leadership to ensure he would deliver what we needed. And, you don't just have to take my word for it - the teacher surveys returned to us after the event showed our staff found him incredibly engaging, and the messages he delivered were very-well received and implemented. We cannot wait to work with him again!

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Penny Swift
Executive Director

Often in our business careers and personal lives we get stuck at zero growth. I felt stuck! I needed someone to point out the questions I should be asking myself. I recommend Arrington Coaching to anyone wanting a fresh perspective, unbiased observations, and non-judgmental coaching to jump-start new personal and business growth. David helped to me focus on my non-profit’s mission, share positive community impact statistics and be confident in myself and my approach. He also pointed out deficiencies in our web site that when changed brought about an increase in online donations. Coaching with David was positively impacting and time well spent.

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JanMarie Holzberger
Director of CAN Programming

David Arrington is an energetic, dynamic, and innovative coach. When my husband and I first began working with him, we were stuck! Because we had so many things going on, it was difficult to achieve the desired outcomes.With David's help, we were able to prioritize, set goals, and make marked steps towards achieving those goals. As a result of working with David, we are more focused and have more confidence than ever! David was also instrumental in motivating our entire team by conducting a phenomenal workshop on mindset.If you are stuck or if you just need to re-focus, David Arrington can absolutely help you get from where you are to where you want to be! Thank you, David!

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Debbie Smith
Business Owner

Expertise and Approach

Dr. David Arrington's expertise and approach has been instrumental in strengthening our leadership team. He has been developing our management team over the last 6 months and there has been a noticeable difference in our manager's confidence and eagerness to lead our team to success.

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Abigail Dyer
Business Owner

Our Susan G. Komen Tidewater team was fortunate to have David Arrington coach us for 4 sessions. He kept our team focused and on track, working together to facilitate the success of Pink-O de Mayo, our upcoming Gala event.He made sure that all of our specific tasks were doable and that each had completion dates to assure accountability. Our Board Chair joined us for one of our sessions and he was so impressed with David's professionalism and expertise - we have asked David to become a member of our Board.I would highly recommend David to any Business/Organization to provide guidance and direction.

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Sharon Laderberg
Assistant Vice President of Advancement

Wasn't Sure I Needed A Coach

Before working with David, I wasn’t sure that I needed a business coach. In retrospect, that’s laughable. What’s great about David is that he’s super effective, intuitive, focused, and grooms his clients to reach a point where they don’t need him as much (which doesn’t detract from the fact that you'll want to keep him around). I highly recommend David if you feel stuck, want to uplevel your business or are seeking confidence, clarity and focus, and can’t afford to wait another minute.

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Deonna Lindsay-Lewis
Business Owner

Wasn't Interested In Working With A Coach

I was referred to David by an associate of mine. I had never worked with a business coach and wasn't really interested in working with a coach. Once I met David, he quickly changed my mind. Working with David is like having a personal trainer for your business. He is extremely motivating, he holds you accountable, and constantly offers a fresh perspective on how you can overcome the obstacles you face running a business.

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Carl Cleanthes
Business Owner

Pulling it all together

Coming into a relatively new role I needed someone to help me put all of the leadership "ingredients" together in a way that helps me to get outcomes for me and my team.

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Al Wiegert
VP Media Sales

David is an insightful and knowledgeable professional with a true passion for leadership training and coaching. I found his recommendations to not only be heartfelt, but easy to implement.In fact one recommendation yielded positive results within 48 hours. I recommend David to anyone in need of a leadership trainer or professional coach.

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Mike Sales
Entrepreneur

Accelerated Trajectory Towards Growth

Working with David impacted my business in an enormous way. It was the difference between me running my business and my business running me. David helped me to take my business where I wanted it to be by helping me to view it through fresh eyes, with optimism, and a “take over the world” spirit. His approach motivated me to make significant decisions that yielded transformation and set my business on an accelerated trajectory towards growth almost immediately.

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Deonna Lindsay-Lewis
Business Owner

I highly recommend the DOCTOR!

We are still referencing things we learned during our time with Dr Arrington. We are looking forward to our next session with him. If you are looking for an engaging and knowledgeable speaker, trainer, or coach I highly recommend the DOCTOR! You'll be happy you've engaged with him if you want to take your performance and your team's performance to new heights.

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