Dave Schoof


As an international executive coach and leadership consultant, Dave Schoof helps executives and leaders communicate more effectively, build trust, deal with cynicism and resistance, navigate transitions and improve personal effectiveness. Dave has worked with leaders in international business, government and non-profit.

Dave currently has his own coaching and leadership consultancy with offices based in Lausanne Switzerland and the Boston area in the US. Previously, he worked with the global consultancies Axialent and Booz Allen Hamilton. Prior to life as a consultant, he had a 19 year career in the US government specializing in counterintelligence and national security issues. 

In coaching leaders and teams at Fortune 500 multinational firms, Dave has experience in working with leadership issues in consulting services, telecom, pharmaceuticals, financial services, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits. His clients include BCG, Novartis, The World Health Organization, The UN, Nestlé, ACC of New Zealand, AXA, UBS, Associated Press, NASA, Unilever, Google, Mandiri Bank of Indonesia, Booz Allen, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Astra Zeneca.
Dave is certified at the mastery level with the International Coach Federation. He has been on the faculty at two renowned international coaching schools and has served on the board for certifying professional coaches.

A long-time meditator, Dave has taught meditation classes and led retreats. He enjoys finding practical ways to operationalize the wisdom from various traditions into his work with leaders. Dave is married and lives in a small village near Lausanne where he enjoys hiking and photography. He is re-living the challenges of learning by being a beginner in horseback riding and the French language.

Skills & Accreditations

  • Psychometrics: MBTI, DISC, Firo B, Hogan, Profilor, LSI
  • Trained in Polarity Management
  • Trained in Shadow Work
  • Mindfulness meditation instructor and retreat leader

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