David Emerald


David Emerald Womeldorff is a consultant, facilitator, executive coach, speaker and author. Writing under the pen name of David Emerald, he is the author of The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic), a teaching story about Self Leadership. He is also co-founder of the Bainbridge Leadership Center (Bainbridge Island, WA), which is committed to facilitating emergent leadership in an integral world. As director of the Center's Collective Leadership and Self Leadership practice areas, his focus is on supporting and facilitating individuals, teams, and organizations in making a conscious shift to leading and working from a vision-focused and passion-based orientation for their lives and livelihoods. David helps clients cultivate collaborative capabilities to create sustainable change and growth and to create powerful partnerships.

He currently serves as an executive Coach and is on the faculty of the Executive Integral Leadership Program (IELP), an innovative program for Executive MBA students and business executives offered by the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business (Executive Education). David and his wife and business partner, Donna Zajonc, are faculty members of the International City and County Managers Association (ICMA) University. David's TED*™ framework has been selected to be a part of the University of Notre Dame's "Management and Leadership Certificate" e-learning program, as well as their EILP. He is a frequent guest presenter on The Empowerment Dynamic™, as well as his "Creating Powerful Partnerships: Seven Agreements for Accelerating Collaboration."

David has consulted throughout the U.S. and internationally in a wide variety of industries. David has conducted thousands of one-on-one feedback, coaching and action planning sessions in his leadership, executive and organization development roles. He has facilitated groups in areas such as strategic visioning and action planning, cross-functional team development and managing change. David also has extensive experience in designing and leading educational programs, with a specialization in leadership development.

Previously, David was Consulting Director of Bank One Corporation's Learning and Leadership Development, a corporate team of education and organization development professionals; Acting Director of Executive Education and Senior Development Consultant, managing and co-facilitating their highly-acclaimed Leadership Development Program (LDP). He also managed and served on the faculty team of their Leading Strategic Change executive development program, conducted through the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. David also served Bank One as an internal and external organization development consultant.

David holds a Master's Degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Wright State University (Dayton, OH), where he also was the first student to design his own undergraduate degree, entitled "Community and Communication."

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Welcome to The Power of TED*
David Emerald describes The Power of TED* and how it offers an escape from the Dreaded Drama Triangle.

Creator Orientation
David Emerald describes TED*s Creator Orientation, which serves as an alternate to the Victim Orientation of the Drama Triangle.

Victim Orientation
David Emerald describes the Victim Orientation that is the result of the Dreaded Drama Triangle.


Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic): 10th Anniversary Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 31,560. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Fiction » Inspirational
Escape the Grip of Life’s Drama...Take Control of Your Life. Learning how to shift out of the drama-of-the-moment into a life of empowerment and choice is the priceless gift The Power of TED* teaches. This 10th Anniversary Edition conveys a message of hope that all of life, whether at home or work, can be transformed to create satisfying and fulfilling relationships.
TED* for Diabetes: A Health Empowerment Story
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 46,150. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Inspirational
Diabetes provides daily challenges for anyone who is dealing with this disease - whether an individual, a loved one or a friend. This positive approach to diabetes will help you embrace choices that will empower you to enjoy all of your relationships with family, friends and your healthcare professionals, and enhance your well-being.
The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 30,380. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
The Power of TED* provides a uniquely hopeful way of responding to challenging times. This fable explores the shift from a Victim Orientation focused on the drama triangle roles of Victim, Persecutor and Rescuer to a Creator Orientation and its antidote roles of Creator, Challenger and Coach. How to make this shift happen elicits hope for a more resourceful way to respond to life experience.

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