Dave Busse

B.Ed., MBA, CEC, PCC | Founding Partner, Essential Impact

Dave is an Executive Coach who brings a values-based approach to business. He has strong values around family, building people, and excelling. Coaching in Dave’s world isn’t about fixing problems: it’s about identifying opportunities and capitalizing on them in a way that makes sense from a personal and business perspective. Coaching is a deeply rewarding and trusting relationship for Dave. He excels at capitalizing on great opportunities, making tough decisions, and working with leaders who are striving for their next level of greatness.

Dave has worked in a wide range of sectors, from oil and gas, restaurant, financial, to executive software sales. Along with sector diversity, Dave’s clients come from the Middle East, Europe, Russia, South America, Singapore, Japan, and across Canada.

Prior to becoming a full-time coach, Dave spent 25 years working in the Emergency Medical Services. He started as a street paramedic and finished as the Dean of the Emergency Health Services at the Justice Institute of BC. In addition to providing prehospital training programs to BC residents, Dave has extensive experience developing leadership training and support systems for leaders in a wide variety of cultural settings. Dave has been a part of, or directed leadership development in Hong Kong, Malaysia, UAE, Shanghai, Beijing Olympic preparation, Taiwan, and with the Canadian Armed Forces.

Married to Marjorie with five, twenty and thirty-something kids (including two in-laws), and two grandchildren, Dave enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, golf, and kayaking. He particularly delights in spending time with his children and grandchildren.