Dr. David Vaughn is a Principal Consultant, Executive Coach – Team and Individual Coaching Practice Lead at Linkage. His recent work has focused on helping clients navigate matrix management, deploy a coaching culture, build an internal consulting discipline, and develop senior leadership teams. David has in-depth experience facilitating these initiatives in the healthcare, insurance, financial services, consumer products, and light manufacturing sectors.
David uses his extensive coaching experience to help all his clients, including C-level executives, bring out the best in themselves regardless of the context or business climate. He brings experience from prior general management positions and an acute organizational development mindset to his client engagements.
Background & Experience:
Prior to joining Linkage, David worked for Anheuser-Busch. As a Regional Director, he was responsible for the Wholesale Operations in seven Midwest and Southern markets. He was also a Director of Business Development and Division Vice President for the Anheuser-Busch subsidiary, Campbell Taggart. Both roles helped prepare him for his assignment to lead their internal consulting efforts, where he focused on business management consulting, operations analysis, sales service strategy development, route distribution planning, computer-based routing, information systems consulting, and hands-on leadership coaching at all levels of independent distributorships, from small to large.
David has also worked as an independent consultant on large-scale global organizational interventions in Asia, Africa, and South America. His work included developing and coaching the executive directors and their leadership teams and boards in how to effectively take on the identity of the organization and manage it as a single-minded group in the deployment of policy, strategy, and solutions to emerging opportunities.
Education & Training:
David earned a BS in industrial engineering from Missouri University, an MA in human resource management from Washington University in St. Louis, an MBA from McNeese State University, and a PhD in public policy and administration from St. Louis University. He also received a certificate in theology from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis.
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