Social Sector Leadership
business Consulting

David Puls


The purpose of becoming/change is to provide leading specialist consulting services to organisations doing social good in a way that is accessible for all, no matter size or budget.

Do you believe not for profits and social enterprise can be the change in the world? 

Do you see social capital as an asset, and sector experience as important to shaping the future in the social services sector?

I believe that as the social sector changes we need to support not for profits and social enterprises. Without support we risk losing organisations struggling with change.


We do this by:

Flexible Project Co-design


We use a project design process with you, so together we can save costs and discuss alternate methodologies that save you money but never compromise outcomes.

Alternative Methodologies

 We are experienced at designing alternate methodologies that give you the desired result without the bells and whistles you don’t need. 

Low Overheads and Sliding Scale of Rates

We believe in the sector and keep our overheads down to keep our price accessible. Good advice should be available for every size and type of organisation working for social good, not just those with high turnover (we work with them too but have a sliding scale of rates based on your turnover).

Embedding Ourselves in the Business

 Embedding ourselves in the business: we love working with you, so we love long term projects where we can embed ourselves in the business. We readily discuss different prices and budgets for ongoing work.

Pro-bono and Low-bono

We have a giving policy and spend at least 5% of our time delivering work pro-bono, and another 5% discounted. Ask us.

Working on social projects with government and for profits

To assist the sector and the social eco-system, to create beneficial connections across between the sector and business, and as partners in our vision of accessible services for all. 

Value Add

We always look for ways to add value beyond the project scope. We share articles, contacts, templates and even deliver no cost project add-ons. See how far you can push us, we love it.



My passion

Resume, Musings, and other Downloads

1. Comment: watering down section 18C is bad for the national mental health agenda

2. My current generic curriculum vitae, March 2017


Love to hear from you...


Sydney, Australia

0412 126 006


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Kind words

Nick Corrigan

Not-for-profit Leader | Senior Consultant | Organisational Development Specialist | StrategistMarch 8, 2017, David worked with Nick in the same group

I loved working with David and learned a huge amount in the time we spent together. He has a really strategic approach to consulting, a brilliantly engaging manner with stakeholders and was always committed to meeting deadlines.
I would work with him again in a shot, either using him as a consultant or being part of a team together.

Sally Lambourne

Manager Policy, Research and Consultancy at Alzheimer's Australia NSWMarch 19, 2017, Sally reported directly to David

David and I have worked together in Management Consulting since 2010. Over that time he has been my co-worker, manager and is now again my peer. As a colleague, David was extremely generous with his time and expert knowledge, particularly in the areas of organisational change, governance, policy and strategy. His genuine commitment to social justice was always inspiring and this did not change when he took on the leadership role of the consulting unit. As the manager he brought the team together specifically by drawing on individual strengths and supporting personal growth. David's management style is very motivating, he was always innovative, passionate and positive about our work across the not for profit and government sectors. I would really value the opportunity to work on future consulting projects with David.

Mark Bebbington

Senior Program Officer at Department of Family and Community Services (NSW)March 9, 2017, Mark was a client of David’s

I've used David as a coach through two periods of change. He's thoughtful and practical in his approach, and challenged my thinking, often through reframing the issues. Two things that I found really stood out about David - his ability to never lose sight of me in the overall issues - my wellness and strategies to look after myself. And his ability to bring the session back to the practical learning and changes that I could experiment with in the situation. I have no hesitation in using David again

Keith Johnstone

Director of International Relations & Development at University of SouthamptonOctober 6, 2011, David worked with Keith in the same group

David did an incredible job balancing a number of extremely important roles at the College during a period of dramatic and important change. Despite significant pressure David always remained cheerful, professional and details orientated. He was an excellent colleague who worked well in high performing team, and as a leader and was essential to our success. Since his departure his primary role has been divided into no less the five senior roles - which is a testament to his abilities.

(*pic: This is my nephew's Buzz. Because, Buzz. Obviously!)