a)plan coaching

Specializes in:

  • Educational Leadership and Professional Development of Educators
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Gay Men (LGBT+)

David Manning is an experienced executive coach for educational leaders and leadership consultants.

His coaching practice focuses on building leadership capacity through one-on-one coaching sessions specifically designed for the individual needs of each leader. This intense coaching process maximizes leadership potential while harnessing the commitment and energy needed to meet and exceed personal/professional goals. He uses a solution-focused, results-oriented process to support the leader in building cultures of responsibility and high performance… beginning with self.

David Manning coordinated, and developed the Coaching for Educational Leaders program in Texas, training over 200 educational coaches and providing executive coaching to over 400 educational leaders in less than 4 years while at Educational Service Center Region XIII.

He has over 20 years of coaching experience and certified as a Life Coach, Retirement Coach and Ontological Coach. His last certification as a Newfield Network Coach is with the “Harvard” of Coaching schools, Newfield Network.

Education & Credentials

  • Life Coaching from Falling Awake – Life Coaching Training (2004)
  • Newfield Certified Coach (2017-2018)
  • Retirement Coach (2013)
  • Masters in Educational Psychology from University of Texas San Antonio

Hundreds of clients have benefited from 21 years of Leadership Coaching. These are just a few that I have coached:

  • Hays Consolidated ISD – Texas
  • Austin ISD, Texas 
  • RoundRock ISD,Texas
  • San Antonio ISD, Texas
  • Northeast ISD, Texas 
  • Judson ISD, Texas
  • Public Education Department New Mexico
  • Aspen Ridge School Boulder Colorado
  • City of Waterbury Connecticut School System
  • Education Service Center Region 13 – Austin, Texas

Client Testimonials

“David has the unique talent of making one feel at ease, probing into the questions only one can answer for one’s self yet he knows how to ask the right questions at the right time. I know that my life has changed as a result of his coaching.  He is not only my coach but my friend. The tools he has given me to direct my life forever changed me and I am certain that the fortunate clients able to receive his coaching will have a rewarding experience and I would say it will be life-changing.”

Superintendent of Schools, Large Public-School District

I have had the privilege of having Mr. David Manning as a Life Coach for the past three years.  Coaching sessions with David are insightful, enlightening, emotional, and fun. He respects me and my experiences and is able to offer great advice and ideas on how to practice and work through my areas of focus. The personal and professional growth that I have experienced from my time with David is invaluable.  We as a campus leadership team value his expertise as a coach and the growth we have experienced so much that we now have teachers who are being coached by him as well.”

Educational Leader, Public School

“The coaching experience with David Manning is life changing. With his skillful and compassionate questioning, he will lead you on a personal journey of exploration and discovery. You can feel his magnetic positive energy in every coaching session! Through his coaching over the past six years, I have achieved personal and professional goals.”

Elementary Principal, Public School

“David is a very thoughtful coach, who has helped me get ‘unstuck”’on difficult issues I was facing, like dealing with an overbearing boss and getting back into shape.  He has also helped me face the source of my problems by helping me examine my relationship with my father and delving deeper into my deep-seeded need to feel responsible for everyone around me.”

Corporate Business Executive
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