David Barton Price

ABout me

Originally working in the corporate world as a senior underwriter at Lloyds of London, I escaped the rat race in 2003 to set up my own property company. The company was designed from the beginning to be able to run from anywhere in the world, without me, as I had entered the 2005-6 Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, so I was going to be out of touch a bit!

Setting up the company was when I first started using a business coach. The impact of a
coach not only had an amazing effect on the financial side of the business, it also helped me
to be calmer, more focused and in control of the business.

I had someone I could call when I was in a panic with an overwhelming problem, and after having a chat realising I have actually got a great opportunity that I am excited about and not a problem at all! It is amazing how a skilled coach can change your perspective on a situation.

The real value wasn’t just the knowledge and skills I learnt at the time, but how I keep using those same insights and tools over and over in all aspects of my life, as well as teaching them to others.

There have definitely been some uncomfortable times in my journey. Most by choice, some not. But all have helped me expand my comfort zone and realise I can accomplish more than I ever realised with the right mindset and guidance.

In 2008 I became a qualified business coach and an NLP Master practitioner. Ever since then I have been helping people gain clarity about the life they want and then helping them get it.

The skills & tools I have gained from using coaches has changed how I view the world and what is possible. 

Some of my achievements that would not have been possible without coaching include –

Having achieved these has enabled me to undertake various challenges and adventures

such as:

Competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Despite only starting to learn to sail a few months earlier

Driving to Timbuktu & Outer Mongolia in old bangers for charity. Despite never having changed a spare wheel before.

Completing an Ironman triathlon. Despite not having ridden a bike for 20 years and only being able to swim breaststroke.

Swimming the English Channel as part of a relay team. Despite still not being able to learn to swim front crawl

Fighting in a charity white collar boxing event in front of 500 people. Despite never having been in a fight in my life before

Running ultramarathons around the Peak District. Despite realising I don’t actually enjoy running

Becoming comfortable speaking in front of hundreds of people. Despite normally being the quietest person in the room

Giving Back

I have been able to design my life to give me the time and money to help some amazing charities such as

Arts for Life

I have recently started working alongside London based charity Arts for Life Who support and champion young people and their families’ emotional health and wellbeing through the therapeutic value of the creative arts.

I bring my unique blend of coaching and mentoring to help the young people and their families navigate their current challenges and push them out of their comfort zones to achieve things they never thought possible.

I’m currently working with the charity to complete a major challenge and fund raiser in 2024 for the young people and there families such as a fire walk over burning coals!

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

I have been a mentor for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards for the last decade.

It’s a 5-day residential leadership course for 16 & 17 year old where we help them develop both their leadership and team building skills through various challenges that include problem solving, communication, organisation, delegation and teamwork.

These include building a zip line over a 60 foot ravine, sleeping out in the woods in a shelter they build themselves, to having to build and race their own raft. The sort of leadership course normally reserved for corporate clients in their 30’s or 40’s rather than 16 year old.

Cat Zero

Also, for the last fifteen years I have volunteered as sea staff for the charity Cat Zero.

Working with young people from hugely disadvantaged backgrounds around Hull & Grimsby the aim of the charity is to help them into employment, education and training or simply on the path towards their goals.

One tool we use to do this is the charity owned 72-foor challenge racing yacht. I volunteer as sea staff where we take the young people on a 10 day voyage, sailing 4 hours on watch, 4 hours of watch, non-stop, night and day!

The first few days are hugely challenging for the young people as sea sickness, home sickness and being in a completely alien environment kick in. However, by the end of the adventure the young people are running all aspects of the voyage from helming, sail changes, navigation and passage planning down to cooking for 16 people in a cramped galley with the boat heaving over on its side in the winds!

Let’s have a free no obligation chat to see how I can help you!

What Is Coaching To Me

Ultimately, coaching has shown me how to live the life I want in line with my values where virtually anything is possible.

This has given me a much calmer, healthier, happier and contented life where I feel prepared for whatever the world will throw at me. This is the gift I want to give to you!

Let’s have a free no obligation chat to see how I can help you:

“The comfort zone is nothing else but a graveyard for your dreams & ideas.”

- Anonymous

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