SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MSBA – Temple University
Certified Executive Coach – Center for Exceptional Coaching
Certified Genos International Emotional Intelligence Master Practitioner – Genos International
Master Practitioner in MBTI Master from CPP
Certified in the Harrison Assessments
This is my story
Howdy! David Molotsky here and I am a Leadership Coach with Ama La Vida.
I grew up in the Philadelphia area but have also lived in Houston, TX and Orlando, FL. My career entry into HR is a bit unusual. I started as a behavior therapist working with children and adults with developmental disabilities. I learned so much about how to avoid placing others into a box and, instead, focusing on how and what they are communicating. Although I loved it, as someone who is ambi-brained (I like using my creative side as well as my analytical side), I decided to pursue my MSBA in Human Resources. This launched a career in Human Resources.
My corporate HR background includes over twenty-five years of talent management and development, coaching, training, and global human resource leadership experience. I have worked inside and consulted for healthcare, academic, software, social services, construction, and manufacturing as well as non-profit and for-profit corporations. As a strategic partner, I have managed corporate and division initiatives in diverse environments including growth, startup, restructuring, and closure.
I strive to understand situations from both the business and people sides, successfully coaching and challenging senior leaders, assessing issues and providing sound solutions. This helps me forge solid relationships with strategic partners and guide teams across organizational levels.
I am a strong proponent of Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence in Leadership. As a result I am passionate about partnering with talented leaders to identify and build upon their strengths and the strengths of their teams. That is truly the crux of my coaching practice.
I love learning and the exchange of ideas. To that end, I have taught a variety of professional development courses, am published for my work in diversity, and have served as adjunct faculty for Temple University’s Fox Business School.
Several years ago, in addition to my HR certifications, I decided to pursue and area I love and obtained Certifications as a Certified Executive Coach from the Center for Exceptional Coaching, Certified Genos International Emotional Intelligence Practitioner from Genos International, and a Master Practitioner in MBTI Master from CPP. I presently serve on the Board of Directors for The Music School of Delaware and for IMPACT Delaware Leadership and Mentoring Program.
My Coaching Approach
My coaching approach is founded in Emotional Intelligence. We explore what you know about yourself and your action, as well as what you know about and how you behave with others.
I genuinely believe that each person is powerful beyond measure. Life is full of challenges and “opportunities.” Through coaching, I like to explore how you can help yourself develop and see your power. As a coach, I do believe in holding you accountable so there will be action steps and follow-ups to help ensure your progress and success.
What my clients say
David’s understanding of people is remarkable. He skillfully supports individuals and groups to discover strengths and identify strategies to interact collaboratively and meaningfully. He is an exceptional listener who coaches with compassion and emotional intelligence. His approach is practical, yet challenging. He motivates you to be the best you can be by encouraging you to set both realistic and aspirational goals. His honest, timely, and fact-based feedback is a key determinant leading to successful goal achievement. –Dr. Anne Lara, EdD, MS, BSN, RN, Healthcare Leader and University Faculty
David is an amazing presenter. He’s able to articulate complex concepts in a relevant and practical way. His training expertise has propelled our agency to integrate emotional intelligence philosophical concepts within our trauma-informed organizational culture. -Dr. Julius Mullen, Ed.D., LPCMH, Chief Clinical Officer for Children and Families First
I reached out to Ama La Vida to assist me with a leadership issue that I was experiencing. I was assigned a professional coach who helped me correct this deficiancy in my leadership style. With the assistance of my coach, I was not only able to correct this issue, but worked on my overall leadership skills. Today, I am a much stronger leader, thanks to the help from Ama La VIda. My sincere thanks to the entire team at Ama La Vida! -Randy M.
I learned about ALV through a General Assembly course. I was paired with David and we had an initial consultation to walk through his coaching process. I knew David was a good fit because of his warmth and can-do attitude. Within days of our first session I had an offer for a large tech company. David helped me do additional research on the firm and weigh the pros and cons of taking the role. His expertise in HR and knowledge of the tech industry were extremely useful in helping me make the best decision. My job search was much shorter than anticipated and David made himself available to answer my questions outside of our normal meeting times. I look forward to working with David in the future as I continue to grow in my career. -Daniel M.
“I really enjoyed working with David as my coach. I came to him looking for a potential change in my career and what next steps could look like. He really helped me zero in on what I needed to think about, what skills I already had, and provided me with great resources to explore my interests. I was able to land a new role within my company, which he also helped me interview prep for, and together we built out a thoughtful transition plan for myself and my team.” -Mindy O.
“I highly recommend working with an ALV coach. I worked with David for several months during a particularly stressful time: I had taken on a new leadership role and had to navigate significant decisions around change management. He has given me the tools to trust my instinct and vision, even if that meant asking the right questions to probe my own biases. You cannot underestimate the value of having a professional in your corner that will take the time to learn about your – and your business’ – needs, and then use that to strategize with you your next step and celebrate your wins. Thanks, David!” -Celine B.