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Dave Savage

Dave Savage serves as an Executive Coach at Mobius Executive Leadership. He specializes in executive coaching, conflict management, negotiation, public consultation and management consulting. At the core of his work, Dave helps clients build better business relationships and more powerful, authentic, open and successful leadership teams. His approach can be simply stated as ‘energy, exploration and encouragement.’ He is President of Savage Management Ltd., and contributes his expertise directly to clients and through innovative partnering with
pioneering organizations. Dave has dedicated 33 years of his career to management in the Canadian petroleum industry in negotiations and business development, 15 years to appropriate dispute resolution and more recently executive coaching.

As a founding member and executive with the Global Negotiation Insight Institute (GNII), Dave explores modern applications of deeper wisdom to high-level negotiations and disputes. The essence of the GNII mission is to use the Harvard Program on Negotiation’s foundation of interest-based negotiation and move towards an approach based on insight. Dave was trained by the Coaches Training Institute and continues to be an active member of CTI. He practices co-active coaching with executive clients moving from success to significance in their careers and lives. He is also a member of International Coaching Federation, the Association of Conflict Resolvers, and Mediators Beyond Borders.

Before his career as a coach and organizational change agent, Dave served as Vice President at a number of small Canadian petroleum, natural gas and diamond exploration firms including BXL Energy, Westar Petroleum (where he was the Chief Operating Officer and Board member), Triquest Energy, Sebring Energy, Sommer Energy, and Marmac Mines. Dave is the founder and Chair of the Company to Company ADR Council, a founding member of the Energy and Resources Conservation Board ADR Committee, Synergy Alberta founding Board member, past President of the Petroleum Joint Venture Association, and past Small Explorers and Producers Association of Canada Board member. Dave is an active member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen, the Petroleum Joint Venture Association, the Kootenay Rockies Work Force Council, Calgary Chamber of Commerce, and founder of the Cranbrook Round Table. He has an Economics degree from the University of Calgary.