Testimonials 
 
"David Hall knows about people. He knows about entrepreneurs and he knows about business. 
 
He is not another one of those who appear to have knowledge and expertise, he is authentic, and this come from decades of being immersed in this world and its characters. 
 
He knows also that we learn best through stories and that these build a folklore that creates a culture. Over the years I have heard David recount many tales from his vast experience and have always found them inspiring and informative. This has always left me wanting more, so I am delighted he has decided to commit his Tales to a book that I can visit and revisit. It is a cracking read." 
Paul Sewell, Chairman 
The Sewell Group 
I’ve worked with David several times over the years. He has the uncanny knack of turning the seemingly complex, head in the hands problems into something that is simple and solvable.  
 
His vast business experience, relaxed approach and knowing when to support and when to drive you always delivers results.  
 
Telling Tales is an invaluable source of both David’s and forty plus business leaders experiences-people who have been there and done it. 
Geoff Spencer, former CEO 
DB Shenker 
David delivered his Step Change programme to all 54 of our branch directors and when the penny dropped the results were staggering with improved sales and profitability. 
David Kilburn, Executive Chairman 
MKM Building Supplies 
David’s frank advice founded on a wealth of experience and sound research has helped me grow my business over 10 times and has provided sustained shareholder value. He has also worked with my board to ensure alignment and focus. This book will be invaluable for those entrepreneurs who want to make a step change in their business performance. 
Martin Lauer, Founder and MD 
The One Point 
I have found David’s experience to be invaluable in the support he has given me and the team. His Telling tales principles provided invaluable guidance in developing and delivering our strategy whilst unlocking our potential as individuals and as a team. I am proud to say David is an adviser to our business and I regard him as a friend. 
Rob Daysley, MD 
Designs 
David Hall knows about people. He knows about entrepreneurs and he knows about business. 
 
He is not another one of those who appear to have knowledge and expertise, he is authentic, and this come from decades of being immersed in this world and its characters. 
 
He knows also that we learn best through stories and that these build a folklore that creates a culture. Over the years I have heard David recount many tales from his vast experience and have always found them inspiring and informative. This has always left me wanting more, so I am delighted he has decided to commit his Tales to a book that I can visit and revisit. 
 
It is a cracking read. 
David Kilburn, Executive Chairman 
MKM Building Supplies 
Several years ago your advice and your Toolkits helped us grow from grow from a small to a medium sized business c.50 people. Your step change approach and candid input made attending your sessions a real joy. The mantras like’ Let go to Grow’, Work on the business ‘and ‘Get the right people on the bus,’ enabled me to get the right mindset to grow my business. I am delighted to see you have included these ideas in your new book, which I will dip into from time to time to make sure I stay on track. 
Rob Brocklesby, Owner 
Brocklesby Ltd 
'Thanks for the Tales David which I really enjoyed reading. They brought back many, many very fond and happy memories. Your material went down a storm with the Aussies and your concerns about the relevance to a different culture has been proved unfounded. The respect and admiration are mutual - what the Kiwis call ‘bro love’… 
Tim Atterton. Managing Partner 
Westforce Holdings Pty, Perth WA 
David’s experience of business growth combined with the practical tools he offers business owners in Telling Tales is invaluable for any entrepreneur looking to grow their business.’ 
Sally Wray, Owner 
GoHire 
I've known David and his work for three decades. I've witnessed his commitment to empowering entrepreneurs and helping them build valuable businesses. David has a real skill is distilling complex issues into digestible forms and providing pathways to progress through his pragmatic approach. Business owners I'm sure will appreciate this insight into the techniques that David uses with clients. Maybe this collection of Tales will inspire others too. 
Dr Simon Haslam,  
Chair of Academic Fellowes 
International Council of Management  
Consultancy Institutes. 
I have known David for 30 years. He was an eager disciple, keen to learn how to apply my models in his own work. We collaborated on several projects then he went onto use my processes and insights successfully in his own consulting practice. 
Gerard Egan, Emeritus Professor of Organisational Development & Psychology 
The business school of Loyola University Chicago. 
‘David has helped the management team at Gordons on a number of occasions. He has a way of simplifying the issues and bringing clarity to the choices to be made. Plus, it was good fun dealing with him…’ 
Paul Ayre. Managing Partner. 
Gordons LLP 
‘David is a source of invaluable, useful wisdom on how to run a successful business, having dedicated many years to helping businesses in a range of different sectors. He has a unique ability to get to the heart of a problem and turn his observations into practical advice that can transform a business’s performance. My favourite piece of advice from David – the one that has served me consistently over the years – is “unplanned action beats planned inaction every time!' 
Jane Molloy, Director 
Learning a Living Ltd 
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