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David Mitchell

David Mitchell

Careering through life

As a brand expert, school governor, university career guide, employer and parent, David has seen the routes that young people take into the 'real' world from all angles. Instead of asking what they will do in future, David challenges young people to think about how they can be successful for 50 years in the workplace.

David owns a brand consultancy business and works with high profile individuals, helping them manage their reputation through a strong personal brand. He also works with one of the top Formula 1 teams as a consultant.

Having failed his degree (discovering acting and theatre halfway through a science degree is never a good idea, but thank heavens I did!), he uses his personal story and experience to challenge young people to think about how they can be successful for 50 years in the workplace.

He gets them thinking about 'going careering' rather than just having a career; let's them into the secrets of the skills and qualities that employers really look for and encourages them to start developing those skills now rather than later.

David has been a school governor for 8 years and is now on the board of a Multi-Academy Trust. He is also the Author of ‘The Little Book of Careers Advice’ .

Testimonials from Teachers

"David kept them engaged and interested - without preaching or patronising them. He told them how things stood in the real world and advised them on what skills the outside world was interested in, above and beyond the piece of paper that contained their qualifications. He was able to speak at their level in a language that they related to.To conclude: an excellent message with a brilliant delivery!"

– Dosolina Brand, Verulum School St.Albans

“A fun and engaging event. David presented a workshop full of home truths and entertainment. After the workshop I had numerous students stepping forward to volunteer for our school based leadership programme”.

– Andy Backwell, Head of Sixth Form, Malmesbury School.

"David was fantastic, we had lots of great feedback from the schools! He was very accommodating."

– Shelley Stoner, Office Manager, JSPC Computer Services​

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  • Enterprise
  • Creative
  • Careers
  • Teacher CPD

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