David Cohen, PHR, has over 28 years of Professional Development and Human Resource Management experience at the Director level with expertise in the areas of training, employee development and executive coaching. He has developed a wide variety of training courses currently offered by his firm, Cohen & Associates. David travels extensively throughout the world conducting training courses for many Fortune 500 clients. As a certified Executive Coach, David works with mid to senior level leaders to help them design and achieve personalized career objectives that lead to enhanced
Prior to launching Cohen & Associates, David was Senior Vice President, Worldwide Director of Corporate Learning for Foote, Cone & Belding, one of the largest international advertising and marketing firms in the world.
Prior to Foote, Cone & Belding, David was Senior Partner in Charge – Career Development for Bozell Worldwide. He also held the position of Vice President, Human Resources Director of Bozell’s southeast region. In 1990, David was assigned responsibility for the agency’s nationwide corporate affirmative action program. He is credited with developing “The Bozell Advantage”, the agency’s national training and development initiative. David traveled extensively throughout the U.S. developing and implementing training programs designed to address the career development needs of Bozell’s 2800 employees.
David holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina and received his PHR (Professional in Human Resources) accreditation from the Society for Human Resource Management in Washington D.C. He is an active member of the American Society for Training & Development, and the Dallas Human Resource Management Association. David received his coaching certification from the American Society for Training & Development in 2007.
David joined the Society for Human Resource Management in 1985 and has held several board positions for SHRM Atlanta and Los Angeles. He joined PIHRA, the Los Angeles Association of Human Resources Professionals in 1991 and has served on the board of District 5 as District Chair, Director, Career Services Chair, Vice Chair, and Conference Committee in ‘94 and ‘95. David was elected to the Executive Board of PIHRA in 1997. He joined ASTD in 1998 and served on the Board of Directors for ASTD Dallas in 2008.