David Try's Bio

Dr. David Try Ph.D. has been living in northern BC since completing a public service career in policy and management with the Canadian federal government in 2005. A true generalist, his work experience spanned assignments touching every aspect of corporate management, including significant exposure directly supporting Deputy Minister and Assistant Deputy Minister communities. David’s policy experience embraces diverse areas including post-secondary education, agriculture, health and corporate management policies, including HR.

Academically, David received his PhD in Management from Warwick University, UK and holds Master Degrees in both Research (Bradford Univ. UK) as well as the ‘traditional’ MBA - Master of Business Administration (Univ. of Ottawa). Earlier, he completed a BA in Economics (Carleton Univ). Continuously challenging himself to learn and grow, all four degrees were acquired while maintaining demanding full time employment. David is also a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and accredited Executive Coach (CEC).

At Coast Mountain College, David served as Business faculty, Program Coordinator, Chair and Dean roles for over a dozen years, prior to retiring in Fall 2016. A versatile instructor, he covered a wide variety of management, economic and business courses, as well as offering numerous workshops in developing the next generation of leaders in the North.

As a consultant and coach, David has a long history assisting people and organizations across public, private and non-profit sectors. Identifying core issues and innovative solutions, focusing attention on new horizons and helping people identify and achieve extraordinary goals, are cornerstones of David’s management consulting and executive coaching practice. First Nation governance and management issues are always of personal interest and he has also worked for a number of First Nation communities.

Overall, his extensive professional experience coupled with a broad academic knowledge ground David with a thorough understanding of what it takes to be successful in the 21st century.

Humorously, living on the Kitselas First Nation, you can always locate him by asking anybody for ‘Sue’s David’, his most important title!