David Langiulli is an experienced leader, fundraiser, trainer and certified professional Co-Active coach (CPCC, PCC) who specializes in nonprofit leadership development. As an executive coach, David helps nonprofit leaders clarify what’s essential and important so they can effectively lead their teams, and achieve results for their organizations. In addition to his coaching work, David facilitates a number of online courses, onsite workshops, and retreats for leaders interested in professional as well as personal advancement, growth, and development.
David’s professional background spans both the nonprofit and corporate sectors for over three decades. In the nonprofit world, he successfully served in positions of progressive responsibility in fundraising and technology transfer/licensing. In the corporate sector, he led market research, product development, sales, and marketing initiatives.
Prior to launching his training and coaching practice, David led a fundraising team of ten professionals at Princeton University that was responsible for $35million in annual support for the University’s mission. Before this, he served as the Director of Development for Stony Brook University’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
In the corporate sector, David’s experience culminated in reorganizing, invigorating, and transforming the licensing division of an early-stage product development company in San Francisco. In that role, he built and led a team of three dozen individuals that included researchers, artists, engineers, and product managers.
David co-publishes the Fundraising Leadership Blog and Podcast for nonprofit professionals interested in fundraising, leadership, and management. He is also the author of The Essential Leadership Guide for Nonprofit Professionals and The Stoic Way of Leadership. He is the co-author of Managing for Retention. His posts on LinkedIn and Medium are regularly followed by thousands of nonprofit professionals interested in self- development, leadership, and management. Some of David’s philosophy and approach to working with leaders is expressed in his podcasts, blog posts, and eBooks.
Since launching Fundraising Leadership, David has coached or trained senior leaders at several organizations and institutions across North America including those at: Able Academy, ADRA International, American Institutes for Research, American University, Anglican Church of Canada, Ashinaga, Boys and Girls Club, Bucknell University, Catholic Health Services of Long Island, Camp Oochigeas, Columbia University, Cornell University, Colorado State University, Collier Child Care, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Franklin and Marshall College, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Harry Chapin Foodbank, Hillside Family Agencies, Lehigh University, Naples Art Association, Naples Botanical Garden, New York University, Naples Children’s and Education Foundation, Penn State, Princeton University, RIT, Rutgers University, Stanford University, San Francisco General Hospital, Sanibel Community Housing, Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation, Toronto Foundation, UNICEF, United Way Toronto & York Region, University of California-San Francisco, University of Florida, University of Michigan, University of Rochester, University of Southern California, University of Wisconsin, Washington University, St. Louis, Wesleyan University, Yale University.
David holds a master’s degree in management and business administration from Stony Brook University, a master’s degree in materials science from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in physics-engineering and mathematics from Washington and Lee University. David achieved his Professional Coach Certification (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF) and his Certified Professional Coach Certification (CPCC) through the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI). He also successfully completed CTI’s rigorous Leadership Program and is a Certified DISC Practitioner.
Here’s what some of David’s executive coaching clients say about working with him:
- “I had the wonderful opportunity to work with David. Little did I know how life-changing this leadership coaching experience would be. Thanks to David, I also took up meditation. Twenty minutes a day has changed me in even more ways than I could have ever imagined.”
- “David often helped me identify exactly what was on my mind – what I needed to deal with – before I knew how to articulate it myself. He combines empathy with leadership level management experience and superb listening skills.”
- “His unique perspectives, sense of humor, authenticity, and ability to move deftly from coach to mentor, and back again helped me be more comfortable with my discomfort. David was able to see me in ways I hadn’t seen myself before—as a leader, a spouse, and a mom.”
- “I appreciated David’s ability to quickly understand complicated situations and challenge me to think through and address them in a calm and patient way. Some of the deeper discussions we had addressing ambiguity and overcoming difficult situations led to breakthroughs. I’m more aware of my emotions, and how to respond to them. I also learned how to deal with my limiting beliefs.”
- “As a result of working with David, I’m more thoughtful and aware of my impact, especially when it comes to communicating with my own team as well as the leadership team that I’m part of. I’m more intentional and centered as a leader. David was able to challenge me in a caring way. One where I did not feel shut down.”
- “During my coaching with David, I noticed an increase in my intentionality, confidence, and focus as a leader. He gave me practical tools and new perspectives with which to approach each day. I appreciated David’s ability to zoom in on causes for celebration when I would have otherwise missed them. I found that David’s openness prompted my own which led to great self-exploration.”
- “As a result of working with David, I find myself more thoughtful and patient in how I deal with challenging situations– both at work and at home. I’m generally more at ease which has been noticed by my co-workers and staff. I have a better perspective on work which keeps me focused on my most important tasks.”
- “The sessions with David left me empowered, helping me see my way through to solutions that are right for me (not according to some “leadership blueprint”). Bonus: David’s contagious flashes of humor!”
- “In addition to being a coach and mentor, David an educator. He shared information, experience, and wisdom from many different sources to reenergize me and help me refocus on what is truly important in my life, both work and personal.”
- “David fully accepted me as a person, never making me feel that something was wrong with me. I also appreciated his directness at times when I needed it most.”
David retired from his mountaineering avocation, after having scaled peaks across North America and Europe. He is now practicing to become proficient in the martial art of Jiu-Jitsu. Like the founding fathers of the United States of America, he values life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.