David Mahon

Managing Director

About me.

I love that my personal and professional life culminated in joining LEARNstyle. I love the tribe that works here with a shared passion to help education and influence change within it.
School always seemed to come easy to me for a long time because it was memory-based work, but then challenges arose when memorization wasn’t enough anymore and the expectations became more around developing an opinion that was substantiated by facts—that took learning to a different level for me.

My Hero

I think my son is my hero. He is an eternal optimist. He is a see-er of good in everyone and everything. He is a giver even when it may seem to others that he has nothing to give. He is kind at moments when most of us would not be. He is a teacher without ever knowing he is teaching. He is a leader without ever being asked. He lives in the moment with a hopeful view of the future and no baggage carried forward from the past.

Something I love

I love art and architecture. And I love even more, not knowing all the details and lingo about it that I know are available and I think I could learn, or all the stuff that others already know as they use words and phrases that I just respond with a smile and a nod and a slow walk-away! I love to just look at it, use all my 5 senses to appreciate it, and experience it—then decide if I love it or not. I find this a more authentic and personal way to fully appreciate it.

Family Gatherings

When we adopted our son, our WE became an US. I don’t think growing up I ever thought that I would be lucky enough to be part of a WE, let alone ever even dreaming about being part of an US.

Email

david@learnstyle.com

Favourite Quote

“When you know better, you do better.” — Maya Angelou

One Thing I Can’t Live Without

A good coffee. Never in a styrofoam cup, or from a vending machine or own of those “keep-it-hot” urns. And never with whip cream , sprinkles or some kind of cappalappachino mixture—just a cup of coffee. Simple and delicious….

Favourite Subject in School

Science and Math. I loved that the rules were always very clear but the possibilities seemed endless.

Favourite Food

I love cheese. It goes with everything. It can go on any other food during any season or time of year. It can be cold, warm or hot. I believe every other food should have the goal to be as versatile and delicious.

Growing Up

Growing up in the 70’s meant the most awesome toys, formal play clothes, mind-blowing carpet and of course, Bert and Ernie.

Making New Things

I found this at the bottom of a pile of Christmas ornaments. It is so simple and sweet, and just a great “casual” thought to write down!!!

The importance of being small

Sometimes being smaller in height provides room to fully stretch out and enjoy the ride more—and you also always get put at the front of every photo!

More about me.

I love to laugh. Not giggle or chuckle but to laugh enough that your cheeks hurt and you accidentally make that all embarrassing snort.  A day without laughter is a day not well-lived. There is so much time spent focusing on being an adult, a serious adult, a business-like professional but nothing bonds people than shared laughter. It sets a common ground and a safe place where you can nurture relationship without any pretence.

“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

Changemakers

DJ Cunningham

CEO

Rick Cunningham

Chief Learning Officer

David Mahon

Managing Director

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