David C. Tate is a clinical and organizational psychologist and Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at Yale University. He is the co-author of Sink or Swim: How Lessons from the Titanic Can Save Your Family Business, and has been featured as a key-note speaker and lecturer for local, regional, national, and international audiences. He is also a guest blogger for Monster Thinking and SmartBriefs on Leadership.

He works with for-profit, nonprofit, and governmental organizations around the issues of coaching, leadership, conflict resolution, team building, family business governance, strategic planning, and promoting healthy organizational development. In his personal and life coaching practice, he works with individuals, families, and groups around issues concerning health, relationships, and dealing effectively with life transitions.

Dr. Tate served on the advisory board for the University of Connecticut’s Family Business Program and now coordinates the National Association of Corporate Directors (Connecticut Chapter) Family Business Governance Roundtable. He is the Chair of the Connecticut Psychological Association’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program and Co-Founder of the Connecticut Consulting Psychology Group.

He received his B.S. from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia. He completed pre- and post-doctoral fellowships at Yale University before joining the faculty. He also earned a Certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute.


Daryn H. David is a licensed clinical psychologist, organizational consultant, and Associate at Tate Consulting Group (TCG). Her work focuses on delivering executive and team coaching services and designing and implementing workshops to enhance leadership skills and personnel effectiveness.

Daryn has also provided strategic planning and research and program development services to a range of businesses, non-profit entities, and various federal and state governmental agencies. She gained national health and science policy experience during an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship in the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Daryn is currently a Clinical Instructor in the Yale Department of Psychiatry and a Core Faculty Member of the Yale National Clinician Scholars Program, through which she teaches the first-year Interpersonal Relationships and Leadership in the Workplace seminar to health care professionals.

Daryn holds a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) degree in Social Studies from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University, where she also completed her predoctoral clinical internship and her postdoctoral fellowship.