Profile for Dave Thomas
Dave is a professional management development practitioner. He has many years’ experience, both in the UK and overseas, in the following areas: designing, presenting and delivering, team building, leadership and management development programmes. He has worked with a wide range of clients from SME’s to multi-nationals and companies he has worked with include Vodafone, Orange and Panasonic.
A holder of the Mountain Instructor Certificate and British Canoe Union Level 4 Inland Kayak Coach, he has travelled extensively in Scandinavia, Iceland, the European Alps, Corsica, Kenya, Tanzania, North and South America, Canada and Cyprus. He has a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring. Dave has a real world practical knowledge, obtained over many years, of developing people and teams, delivering effective leadership, improving communication and team dynamics. He has a unique ability to get to the core of the issue under consideration and draw out, through astute facilitation, understanding and solutions.
Dave participated in the planning and execution of the first successful winter crossing of Iceland on skis, from the West coast to the East. Attempted six times previously by various nationalities the Island of Iceland was deemed uncrossable. Dragging sledges each weighing 240 pounds the four-man team skied in arctic blizzard conditions for 47 days over 500 miles.
Dave lives in Wales, where he is Head Facilitator with Call of the Wild.
“Following a succesful team build for our 50 strong department I can recommend Call of the Wild for their professional approach and excellent organisational skills. Here at Orange, we recognise the value of team building exercises for our employees and Call of the Wild did not disappoint.”Bob Gibney, Orange Mobile Phones
“We’re a fast- growing business which places a high value on our staff and we want to reward and develop them as much as possible. Call of the Wild provide us with superb packages that are tailored to meet our exact objectives.”John Bridgen, Orbis Technologies