“Feel like the odd one out? The last kid to be picked for softball? No one makes a case for the personal and professional advantages of embracing your inner outcast like David Couper and his step by step guide to success ”Outsiders on the Inside.” Viva la difference!”
Morgana Rae, international wealth coach www.abundanceandprosperity.com
Outsiders on the Inside is the perfect book for anyone who has ever felt like “the odd man out” or “a fish out of water” or “an odd duck” or “a peacock in the land of penguins.” If you’re trying to figure out “what’s wrong with me? why don’t I fit in here?” check out this great book!
BJ Gallagher, coauthor of A Peacock in the Land of Penguins
David’s years of experience helping people successfully adapt, and be productive in a work environment in which they may not be a perfect fit, shines through in his new book. It’s a must read for anyone who has ever felt like a square peg in a round hole.
Director Management Development, Mattel, Inc.
El Segundo, CA, USA
At the heart of David’s book is the message that we need to value other people and ourselves. That has been my mission in my twenty years in HR leadership, so I am excited to see a work that shows the average job hunter their full value in the workplace.
VP/Chief Human Resources Officer, Providence Health & Services
Seattle, WA, USA
I’ve known David for more than 10 years. His ideas are always practical, and sometimes downright transformational. I know several people whose careers were advanced directly because of David’s insights and coaching. I’ve read parts of Outsiders on the Inside and can’t wait until I read the rest! It’s a stroke of genius.
Director, Organization Development, Experian
Costa Mesa, CA, USA
David’s keen insight and penetrating questions enable him to uncover how your innermost feelings around being an outsider can reveal unique opportunities for accelerated success.
Director, Music Research and Administration, Walt Disney Motion Picture Productions
Burbank, CA USA
David Couper is honest, thoughtful and direct. David is the trusted advisor you always want to keep by your side. His book demonstrates his dedication to your career and successful future. His advice is both practical and pragmatic, and is designed to give everyone, regardless of where they may be in their career path, the tools to move ahead. Highly recommended!
Senior Entertainment Industry Executive
Having founded an international recruitment agency and being involved with job seekers for the last fifteen years, I know how difficult it can be to find a suitable role for each individual and to find the right person for the right position This book gives you all the information that you need to effectively position yourself in the market for the perfect job.
Kate Ferguson, Founder and Director at People First Recruitment
Knowing the right thing to do in your career is always a tough call and it’s even tougher if you don’t fit in at work. This book will help all those people who struggle with knowing what to do next.
Dr. Jeffrey Kahn, Liver Transplant Specialist
Los Angeles, California and Phoenix, Arizona, USA
David brings a creative and new approach to the career/self-help genre of books. His step-by-step guidebook will provide support, tools, and excellent strategies for those “Outsiders” empowering them to recognize and own their uniqueness and celebrate the exceptional gifts and talents that they have to offer in a variety of workplaces.
Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick, President and Chief Academic Officer,
University of Santa Monica,
Santa Monica, CA, USA
David Couper’s work has informed and inspired an intractable rationalist – me – into a career path that seemed utterly beyond my reach. His career advice is simultaneously concrete and inspirational. We attorneys are in the proof business. I can and do attest to the life-changing affect Mr. Couper’s advice has had on my career, and thus, on my life.
Visiting Professor of Law, The John Marshall Law School
Chicago, IL , USA
At last a no-nonsense book about how to utilize your unique qualities to gain career success. From one of California’s premier executive coaches comes a revolutionary new concept in gaining and sustaining career success. This book is a must read for everyone, from entry-level to executive office.”
Professor, California State University,
Northridge, CA, USA
What sets David apart from most other coaches, writers, leaders in this field is an authenticity that comes from profound personal reflection, courageous integrity, and a heart as big as a mountain. And he’s smart, too.
Patric Peake, faculty member, University of Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA, USA
“Can I work in corporate culture and still follow my dreams and use my creativity?”, That’s what the English majors I teach are always asking me. Now David Couper shows how you can make your strengths work for you in the company or on your own account without compromising your true self. Clear, thought-provoking and upbeat, Couper’s book opens new possibilities for living a good, fulfilled life, all day long and at the weekends too.
Dr. Carolyne Larrington
Tutor in English, Supernumerary Fellow in English,
St John’s College, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
David holds out the lantern of hope for those who want to be true to themselves while finding career success. In a culture that too often demands the sacrifice of self in exchange for advancement, David’s insights point the way to working from authenticity and creativity. I recommend this book to all of my students!
Patricia L. Little, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology
California State University
San Bernardino, CA, USA
Individuals in Entertainment
Never has there been a better time for David’s book. The economy has forced more people than ever to take any job (or stay in jobs they hate) just to “get by.” People are terrified to rock the boat, even if they’re left feeling dissatisfied and frustrated that they can’t “be themselves,” not understanding that the unhappy workers are often the ones who are first to be let go. David teaches the reader to find his/her uniqueness and cultivate it so that they stand out in the marketplace — in a good way.
Many times I’ve been fascinated to find myself working with successful filmmakers who, in any other way of life, might be declared certifiably insane. But somehow, these “artists” have capitalized on their ”uniqueness,” and used it to create their own brand that is celebrated. Let David help you find those parts of you that “don’t fit in” and make them special — making you happier in your job and a more valuable worker in your field.
Martha Elcan, Director of Indie feature “Next of Kin” and First Assistant Director on “Six Feet Under,” “My Favorite Martian,” “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion,” “Picket Fences,” “Walking Across Egypt,”
North Hollywood, CA, USA
David Couper has been an insightfully supportive friend as long as I’ve known him, and in his new book he shares the secrets to his own success and that of countless others in turning perceived negatives into positives. His engaging writing style and unique perspectives challenge and encourage the reader to “think outside the box”, often with startlingly creative results. Every job seeker will pull invaluable insights and inspiration from reading OUTSIDERS ON THE INSIDE and applying its principles to their own situation.
Marilyn Harris, President, Harris/Wolfram Productions, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ, USA
I was delighted to read David Couper’s pithy and timely guide to career success. His message is as neat as his method is simple and should enable even the squarest peg to fit in the roundest hole.
Michael Arditti, award-winning novelist
David Couper has been a tremendous help to me in guiding me through several career transitions. His sense of humor and sensitivity have been such a relief from so many hard sell life and career coaches out there. His knowledge of what it takes to make a career transition of any sort comes from his extensive research, colleagues in a variety of fields as well as his own personal experience.
Bonnie Blake, Camerawoman, “Hawthorne”, “Monk,” “Dirty Sexy Money”, “Carnivàle”, “The Agency”
Los Angeles, CA
My career transition from a private Spanish tutor to a well-established, international voice-over artist has been both incredibly exciting and most enjoyable. David’s down-to-earth and inspirational approach to confidence in one’s potential and focus on success will be changing many other lives for the BEST.
Javier Fernández-Peña International Voice-Over Artist
Spanish Buzz, Toy Story 3, Pixar Animation Studios
David Couper taught me to think outside the box and to identify what it was about my job that needed refreshing. As a result I realised it was not the job, which I loved, but the context in which I was doing it, that was the source of my discontent. Consequently, I now do the same job, using the same skills acquired over many years, but in a context that gives me great satisfaction and tremendous pleasure. Thank you David
Esther Davis, Tutor – Theatre, TV and Film including “The Golden Compass” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
You can trust David Couper’s approaches, strategies and tips to landing the job that is a perfect for you. He’s covered the territory by working with a variety of companies, personnel and situations and learned what works and what doesn’t from observation and his own experiences. He’s helped hundreds of people realize their strengths and supported them in successfully attaining their job goals. I know because he’s coached me through career ups and downs over the past few years to where I am now: writing books and planning to make my own film – finally! Simply put, Couper gives great counsel. Take it and you’ll more easily and quickly find the path to your desired life work.
Gael Chandler, Author, Film Editing: Great Cuts Every Filmmaker and Movie Lover Should Know and Cut by Cut: Editing Your Film or Video, Los Angeles, CA, USA
David’s personal experience and professional knowledge is the perfect combination. “Outsiders on the Inside” is a ‘must have’, a ‘must read’, an invaluable guide to success!
Suzanne Lyons, Independent Producer, Burbank, CA, USA
David Couper is SelfGrowth.com’s Official Guide to Career Change. In his latest book, he shares many of his powerful techniques and tools for Career Development that up until now he has only used with his clients. His book will help those career changers and job hunters who feel at a loss to get that dream job. This book is needed in these challenging economic times.
David Riklan – Founder SelfGrowth.com – one million visitors monthly
David Couper’s Outsiders on the Inside is a gift. His knowledge, sound reasoning and business savvy give anyone who is at a stand still in their career the ammunition they need to forge ahead. This book is full of excellent insights and helpful suggestions that are enhanced by David’s refreshing honesty and his delightful sense of humor. For those who seek support in attaining career success, this exceptional book is an absolute must!
MJ Sawyer, Author of Choosing Sanity and That Place Called Sane
New York, NY, USA
David Couper is a trail blazer in the coaching world, and he is just now publicly sharing his secrets about how to have a successful career. His experience, intuition and integrity make this book stand out from the rest. As an expert on wealth creation, I know that using this book will bring great rewards to the reader.
Morgana Rae, internationally acclaimed life coach, author, and professional speaker
Los Angeles, CA, USA
“Limitless possibilities and options from a Career Coach who was let go for wearing a so called, ‘career-limiting’ tie. David Couper celebrated his true colours to create a career fit, and you can too!”
International Hypnotherapy Coach, and Author of Mind Detox
London, UK and Vittoriosa, Malta
One of my most cherished memories of my days as a Fortune 500 project manager was the utter joy I experienced in creating superstar teams made up of the most eccentric and quirky. As a successful outsider myself, I knew the gifts that lay beneath. And now I’m absolutely thrilled to see how David Couper has so clearly liberated this secret into the public eye with his enlightening book, “Outsiders on the Inside.” Thank you David!
Maddisen K. Krown, M.A.
International Life Coach, Author, Huffington Post Columnist (“Ask Maddisen”)
Los Angeles, CA, USA
David Couper is a wonderfully witty writer who brings humor and insight to the subject of how to create a successful career when you’re “not quite like” everyone else. I think we all feel like outsiders at some point in our careers. When you find yourself surrounded by people who aren’t in ”your tribe,” this book will give you strategies to leverage your special strengths to create the success you want.
Donna Schilder, PCC, Leadership & Career Coach
Glacier Point Solutions, Inc