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