Yes, it takes a village to raise a child. Sometimes it also takes an SOB.
If David Hunter were a rapper rather than a performance whisperer, his stage name might have been Notorious SOB. (He’s a good friend, so we don’t have to beat around the bush.) His tough-love workshops are infamous for reducing participants to tears.
A few years ago, Hunter spoke on a panel in Boston alongside Daniela Barone Soares, then the CEO of a UK-based foundation called Impetus Trust, which aimed to improve the lives of disadvantaged youth. Soares was blown away by Hunter’s unique blend of passion and rigor. She invited him to London to help shake up her team.