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David Matthew Prior brings 15 years of organizational coaching experience as a Master Certified Coach (MCC credentialed) based in the New York City Metropolitan area. He is a Board Certified Coach (BCC) thru the Center for Credentialing and Education, with an MBA from Thunderbird in international management, and coaches fluently in English, Spanish and French. David’s coaching approach is informed and influenced by the organizational theories, models and practices he teaches as a member of Columbia University’s core coaching faculty in the Columbia Coaching Certification Program for Internal and External Coaches, and at the University of Texas at Dallas where he teaches coaching ethics and standards and supervises coaches in the Professional and Executive Coach Training Program. He previously served on the coaching faculty at New York University (NYU) for three years in the Department of Human Capital Management. David is certified in MBTI Step II, Lominger Voices 360, Booth 360, Hogan Suite, CWQ, DISC, PIAV and NBI.


David’s depth as a top tier coach evolved from a diversity of experience, including previous career stints from Trust and Financial Planning Officer with Chase Bank Texas to professional Acting Instructor of Improvisation at the Michael Howard Studios in New York. As one of the early pioneers of the coaching profession in the United States (mid 1990’s), he rose to Vice President and Executive Committee Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), serving on its Global Board of Directors after having been Co-Chair of the ICF Ethics and Standards Committee for 3 years. David is currently a member of the Graduate School Alliance of Education in Coaching (GSAEC).

As an executive coach, corporate trainer and speaker, he works globally across a variety of industries.

Education, Certifications, Faculty, Publications

  • Core Coaching Faculty, Coaching Certification Program - Columbia University
  • Coaching Faculty, Executive Coaching Program - University of Texas at Dallas
  • MBA, International Management - Thunderbird
  • BA - University of Vermont
  • AOS - American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NY
  • Certifcations: Lominger 360; Booth 360; DISC; PIAV

Industry Experience

  • Biotechnology
  • Healthcare
  • Consumer Products
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Financial Services
  • Consulting
  • Media/ Entertainment