David Rakers has been an entrepreneur since 1993. He was owner of a successful software development company in Amsterdam and Rotterdam with 45 employees. In 1996 he moved to Singapore and Belgium for four years, where he worked as an international business trainer. Returning to Holland, David started his own training and coaching company, www.davidrakers.com. In his company he operates as a Success Coach and Boardroom Coach. His company’s main approach is Performance Management, which focuses on areas such Culture Management (accountability), Change Management (early Adaptors/innovators), Communication Management (filters and patterns), Personality Profiling (behavior patterns) and Ethics Management (personal and corporate values and norms). David specifically trains in small and large companies in the Hospitality, Retail and Fashion industry. At this time David is a frequently booked public speaker. His passion is to develop young leaders, students, start ups and under privileged youngsters. For the latter he deploys skiing experiences to create breakthroughs in mind set and behavior. David studied Information Technology and served as an elder/co-pastor for nine years until the beginning of 2014. David is a family man who loves to read, watch movies and ski. His passion is people and helping them to find their identity, signature strengths and talents. His motto is trans generational: “Live twice: Once through your own life, and secondly through your legacy”. David resides in The Netherlands with his wife, Janna, and their two children, Ben-David and Shemayah.