David Beckett

Pitch Professional

David Beckett is a former Country Director at Canon, where he spent 16 years in a corporate career. At the age of 42, he took a 180 degree turn in his personal and professional life, spending two years travelling the world and writing a book about his chosen home city, titled ‘Amsterdam… The Essence’. He turned to his two passions of Coaching and Presentation in 2013, and quickly began working with Startups and Innovation teams.

He is the creator of The Pitch Canvas©, and author of Three Minute Presentation. He co-authored a book in Dutch, ‘Zet Jezelf Op De Kaart (Put yourself on the map)’ with his wife, journalist Sheila Schenkel. He balances coaching assignments across Europe with a busy family life, as the father of two young children.