Empowering Growth.
Driving Results.

Coaching for executives and leaders, at the intersection of business and personal development.

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David’s depth of experience, thoughtful and honest nature, and ability to grasp and bring clarity to complex situations has helped me grow tangibly as a leader and successfully overcome some of the most challenging moments I’ve faced.

Cameron, CEO, San Francisco
David Acker

Hi, I’m David, a leadership coach based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

I am your trusted ally, partner, and guide, creating a space for honest self-reflection, delivering actionable feedback and guidance, and providing a kind, yet firm push to help you get to where you want to go. My coaching is informed by my deep experience as a founder and operator, and over 15 years of leading teams, building businesses, and creating successful partnerships.

I care about results and growth and working through the hard stuff that’s holding you back from achieving both. I love coaching, and find great meaning in it. I trust you’ll enjoy and find meaning in our time together, too.

About David

Coaching for leaders navigating complex transition

I coach venture-backed CEOs and executives, founding teams, small business owners, and senior leaders at late-stage and public companies. My clients are driven, high achievers on the precipice of change. They know something needs to shift -- their role, their org, their relationships, their focus, their skills, their wellbeing – to perform at a higher level, a level to which they are being called by their company or their internal compass. They want to be more effective at work and in life, experience more energy and flow, and have more fun in the process.

Our work together will focus on

Capacity Building

Coaching to develop your skills, mindset, and capacity for what’s next.


Coaching to enhance interpersonal effectiveness and awareness.


Coaching to tackle complex org-level issues.

My clients work at