Owning a business is NOT about working yourself into the ground for the sake of trying to squeeze out a living. It is NOT about making tons of money at the expense of losing tons of life. It IS about maximizing life, bettering your life and the lives of others, which, not so ironically, fattens your purse."

Mike Michalowicz, Author of Profit First and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur

David is an entrepreneur and the Principal of McDermott Business Strategy & Coaching. He has built a successful international coaching firm from scratch and co-founded two other businesses. Whether you’re looking to start a new business or to continue to grow an established one, our business coaching will help you get clear on what kind of business you want to run, develop a strategic plan that matches your vision, and implement the plan with ongoing accountability to ensure your dreams become real projects with results you can measure.  


Whether you are a solo operator or have a large team, we take a service-based approach that places the customer at the centre of all business design work, ensuring your business flourishes and is a pleasure to run.


Our approach includes cutting-edge marketing strategies, a focus on nothing less than outstanding customer service, understanding how to nurture your team so they blow you away, and implementing sound money management systems.  

There is no perfect recipe for being a good leader and manager. Which is why we tailor our approach to each business we work with, based on their unique context and team.


After a business coaching journey with us, you will:

  • Be confident in your ability to build a truly successful business;

  • Have learnt a range of proven tools and methodologies to increase your business profit;

  • Get clear on the best business model that suits your business, and redesign your current model as needed; 

  • Have learnt swift and effective innovation strategies to run your business more smoothly;

  • Have strong business leadership and interpersonal skills;

  • Understand how to use body language and spacing to communicate effectively with all your stakeholders;

  • Know how to set goals that stretch your team but are also achievable; and

  • Have influence as a leader and understand how to be an inspirational manager.

We help you successfully address your business challenges by walking alongside you in a private coaching relationship that is personalised to your business. We get to know you and your business deeply and use our proven business coaching tools and methodologies to help you create an outstanding business that you can eventually choose to exit or stay in as you wish.  

We draw on more than two decades years of coaching and strategy facilitation experience in the Australian private and public sector. Our business and executive clients have included Lend Lease, Nespresso, Visionstream, Charter Hall, Salmat, The NSW Department Of Communities & Justice, and The NSW Department Of Transport. 


For more details, send us an enquiry here.

“David worked with me to provide some business coaching for my consultancy which was hugely valuable. He really helped me to separate issues into distinct buckets and then helped me to identify the core problems that needed addressing under each business category.”


Caleb Hulme-Moir

CEO & Founder, Mana Communications