About David Emerald Womeldorff

David Emerald Womeldorff is a consultant, facilitator, executive coach, speaker and author. Writing under the pen name of David Emerald, he is the author of The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic), a teaching story about Self Leadership. He is also co-founder of the Bainbridge Leadership Center (Bainbridge Island, WA), which is committed to facilitating emergent leadership in an integral world. As director of the Center's Collective Leadership and Self Leadership practice areas, his focus is on supporting and facilitating individuals, teams, and organizations in making a conscious shift to leading and working from a vision-focused and passion-based orientation for their lives and livelihoods. David helps clients cultivate collaborative capabilities to create sustainable change and growth and to create powerful partnerships.


He currently serves as an executive Coach and is on the faculty of the Executive Integral Leadership Program (IELP), an innovative program for Executive MBA students and business executives offered by the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business (Executive Education). David and his wife and business partner, Donna Zajonc, are faculty members of the International City and County Managers Association (ICMA) University. David's TED*™ framework has been selected to be a part of the University of Notre Dame's "Management and Leadership Certificate" e-learning program, as well as their EILP. He is a frequent guest presenter on The Empowerment Dynamic™, as well as his "Creating Powerful Partnerships: Seven Agreements for Accelerating Collaboration."


David has consulted throughout the U.S. and internationally in a wide variety of industries. David has conducted thousands of one-on-one feedback, coaching and action planning sessions in his leadership, executive and organization development roles. He has facilitated groups in areas such as strategic visioning and action planning, cross-functional team development and managing change. David also has extensive experience in designing and leading educational programs, with a specialization in leadership development.


Previously, David was Consulting Director of Bank One Corporation's Learning and Leadership Development, a corporate team of education and organization development professionals; Acting Director of Executive Education and Senior Development Consultant, managing and co-facilitating their highly-acclaimed Leadership Development Program (LDP). He also managed and served on the faculty team of their Leading Strategic Change executive development program, conducted through the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. David also served Bank One as an internal and external organization development consultant.


David holds a Master's Degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Wright State University (Dayton, OH), where he also was the first student to design his own undergraduate degree, entitled "Community and Communication."


“I have experienced David as trainer, a thought partner and an author. In each capacity he has been a joy to experience both because of his insight and his warm and engaging style. David truly focuses on his client and see/hears deeply into what that person is experiencing. If you read The Power of TED*, you will know he has taken a journey likely similar to your own and therefore has a depth of experience - in addition to his formal training - to draw upon as a coach. As a consultant, he has both inside company and independent experience, which is always a recipe for a broad and yet grounded set of experiences to offer his clients.”
Cliff Scott, Director, The Leadership Circle Asia-Pacific


“David introduced me to co-creative, vision-driven processes well over a decade ago and I have used this orientation ever since with transformative results. David infuses his enthusiasm, humor and authenticity into his work, making it both playful and meaningful. He deeply understands and embodies collaborative leadership and learning, modeling for others the new paradigm. I am grateful for the positive impact of David's thoughtful guidance and wisdom over the years.”
Alana Karran, CEO, Executive Coach & Consultant, Radiant Coaching and Consulting Services