David Darst

Faculty and Executive Coach

David Darst is an Associate and Executive Coach with El Camino Group, LLC., Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation and a Professional Co-Active Coach
(CPCC) through the Coaches Training Institute. He was also one of the first to be certified in the field of Relationship Coaching by Center for Right Relationship (CRR). As a Senior Faculty member of both CRR and CTI, he has had the opportunity to train thousands of individual and relationship coaches. He is also a Lead Facilitator and Senior Consultant for Performance Consultants.

David has been on the leading edge of coaching for over 17 years and has relationship as his primary focus, whether that is relationship with self, relationship with others or even relationship with a project. He works with individuals, corporate leaders, high-performance teams and partnerships around the globe.

David believes that relationships develop people into their fullest potential and that how you “BE” in relationship is where the power lies. Shifting into and sustaining a new way of being is not easy to do on one’s own, so David coaches clients to bring consciousness and intentionality to their relationships and work in the world.

Before training as a coach, David worked in the entertainment industry for over 15 years, both in front and behind the scenes. He is a master carpenter and furniture designer and has worked with people in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Whether working with a piece of wood or a human being in the midst of a struggle, David has a gift for spotting and coaxing forth the beauty within. David’s first experience of what it was REALLY like to work with a team was on a thoroughbred breeding farm in Kentucky, working for one of the world’s richest men.

David’s clients include a wide range of corporate leaders and high-performance teams around the globe including Toyota, Lexus, Motorola, IBM, Nestle, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America, as well as the Federal Government. He and his wife, Cynthia Loy Darst, CPCC, ORSCC, MCC are partners in their company, Team Darst, based in Los Angeles.