about me

David Harries

I am a leadership development consultant with over 25 years management experience in the not-for-profit sector much of it in international development. I have worked in many countries across Africa and Asia and have also served as a board member and later the Chair of Tools for Self-Reliance an international development organisation. For the last seven years I have been working with chief executives, management teams and governance bodies using a systems thinking approach to help them to develop their leadership skills and deliver strategic change in their organisations.


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about the work

who I work with

My clients are mostly Chief Executives, Trustees and Senior Managers in Social Enterprises or Charities. People driven by their values and keen to nurture good leadership across their organisations.

Some are looking for someone to support them through the development of a new organisational strategy. Others want a hand to improve the performance of their boards and some are looking for a coach to help them nurture and develop the skills of their managers.

I am passionate about Social Enterprises and the role they can play in our society and served as a board member of Bramley Baths helping to establish it as a successful community led Social Enterprise in Leeds.


The way I work with my clients is underpinned by my values and a series of beliefs which have grown out of my experiences both in and outside the workplace. I believe:


Over the last few years I have had some great clients all of whom have been a pleasure to work with.

Here are a few of them:

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Deaf Child Worldwide Logo
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Rachel Haynes

Rachel has 24 years experience working in the NGO sector, bringing an empowering, teamwork approach to people, project, systems and resource development and management. She offers funding and management training and consultancy to the NGO's working in International Development

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