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David Bertrand

Dallas, TX, USA

Dr. David W. Bertrand is a Harvard Institute of Coaching award-winning scholar and executive leadership coach with two decades of blended experience in human development, high-performance coaching, and education. He is experienced and skilled in working with executives at all levels from C-Suite to high potentials, as well as with teams and staffs.


With an insightful and evidence-based approach, David inspires and empowers clients to new heights, bold action, and breakthrough results. Whether it’s an executive retreat targeting team cohesion and effectiveness, or a leadership coaching session to catalyze self-awareness, David thoughtfully guides leaders to rise confidently to their truest selves and greatest potential.


Some of David’s clients include: Toyota, Interstate Batteries, Sammons Enterprises, Briggs International, Venture Commercial, Southern Methodist University, Comcast, Frisco Independent School District, and PGA Tour players.


David is currently based in Dallas, Texas.


  • Everything DiSC
  • Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
  • International Coaching Federation Associate Certified Coach (In Progress)
  • The Leadership Circle Profile


  • Ed.D., Higher Education and Leadership, Southern Methodist University
  • M.S.Ed., Human Performance, Baylor University
  • B.B.A., Management Information Systems (cum laude), Baylor University

Practice Areas

  • 360-degree Feedback
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Team Cohesion & Effectiveness
  • Executive Retreat Facilitation
  • Leadership Development
  • Transition and Performance Coaching

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