David Yudis

David Yudis

Location: Newport Beach, CA


David Yudis, an experienced executive development thought leader, brings two decades of expertise to AIIR in the areas of Executive Coaching and Leadership Development.

With a focus on helping leaders navigate challenging and dynamic environments, David excels at identifying key development areas and aligning them with desired outcomes. His proficiency lies in enhancing executive presence, emotional intelligence, and navigating organizational dynamics. Additionally, he has the ability to strengthen team performance, align strategic thinking, organizational structures, and succession plan.

Drawing from his background as a senior HR executive and management consultant, David grounds his coaching in practical experience. He has worked extensively with senior management in highly competitive organizations, ranging from small-cap companies to large multinational corporations. David's understanding of matrix management models and global/virtual teams enables him to design effective solutions for enterprise-wide challenges in people, strategy, and system implementation.

Throughout his talent management career, David led global teams and successfully coached senior executives. He was a leader at The Walt Disney Company for 12 years, holding various executive positions across global operating segments. His roles encompassed specialist and subject matter expertise, focusing on business growth through innovation, global immersion, and technology utilization across multiple platforms. David collaborated with senior executives and teams worldwide, spearheading development and coaching initiatives for the organization's Top 200 leaders.

David's contributions extend beyond coaching, as he has been published as part of the Forbes Coaches Council and featured as a speaker on achieving organizational success on major networks such as ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC. He is a co-author of Rutledge Publishers The Secret Sauce For Leading Transformational Change.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • C-Suite
  • Career Development
  • Executive Presence
  • Leaders in Transition
  • Team Effectiveness

Industry Experience

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive & Assembly
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Education
  • Electric Power & Natural Gas
  • Financial Services
  • Franchises
  • Government
  • Healthcare Systems & Services


  • English


  • University of Pennsylvania - MEd, Education
  • Widener - PhD Psychology, Clinical Psychology
  • Widener University - MBA, Business
  • Widener Uniniversity - MA, Psychology
  • University of Pennsylvania - BA, Psychology


  • Hogan
  • 360 Interview
  • DiSC
  • The Predictive Index
  • Harrison
  • MBTI

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