10-MINUTE MANAGER: David Ince
David Ince is managing director of Living Successfully Inc.
Are you where you’ve always wanted to be?
This is a journey, but I am getting there. My main passion in life is helping others develop to be the best that they can be, whether in the classroom or in church as a teacher, on the playing field as a coach, and now as a professional business and life coach since launching Living Successfully Inc 12 months ago.
What is your biggest professional challenge?
My biggest professional challenge is getting clients to recognise the value in delivering exceptional customer service. Many are still confusing service with servitude. As a result many businesses, both large and small, are failing to achieve their true potential.
What is your biggest life challenge?
Having always been a fiercely independent person, my biggest challenge is stepping back and allowing others to help me achieve my goals. No man is an island.
When you look to the future, what do you see?
In the future I see myself as an internationally recognised speaker, teacher, and author, helping others to live successfully.
What is your favourite pastime?
I don’t have a single favourite pastime but I would say my top three in no particular order would be empowering others, going to the gym at 4:30 a.m. and reading.
What is your favourite meal?
I haven’t discovered that yet, I do enjoy food and trying new dishes, in particular meats; I fancy myself as something of a cook and would try dishes I see on the Food Network.
On Saturday nights, where are you likely to be?
I am a lay pastor so on any Saturday before I am due to speak, you will most likely find me preparing. Other than that I am relaxing with my wife Cherryann at home or out with friends.
What upsets you the most?
Selfish and inconsiderate people.
What is your guiding philosophy?
My guiding philosophy is “with the right attitude we can make the best out of any situation”.
If you had the chance to manage Barbados for a day, what would you do?
This is a tough one as addressing my main area of concern will require more than a day. What I would do for that day is to instil in each of us as citizen the importance of delivering exceptional service at every level not only to visitors but to everyone. (SC)