David is an innovator who works in business, the arts and social change. Through his books, talks and programs, he helps engineer experiences that shake-up working cultures, inspire performance and change lives for the better.
'Story For Leaders' distills a lifetime’s experience in the creative arts and two decades advising some of the world’s most influential business people. Storytelling is more and more important for leaders and this book is full of techniques. David is also known as 'The Meeting Doctor’. In 'Will There Be Donuts? he shows how to turn sick meetings into healthy ones. 'How to WoW' is a practical guide to Ways of Working that really work.
David is an inspiring and entertaining keynote speaker. A people igniter and creativity sparker. If you're looking for more than 'chalk and talk', David is masterful at conjuring interaction - and laughter - from even the most jaded audiences.
David is the inventor of Street Wisdom, a non-profit social enterprise which stages inspiration workshops on city streets around the world. He is also the Artistic Director of Impropera, the world's only improvising opera company, known internationally for their unique blend of virtuoso musicianship, shoot-from-the-hip comedy and ingenious storytelling. [Image courtesy of Amit Lennon]
Senior Executive, Deutsche Bank
Store Manager, Mexx
Head of Simplification, BP
Commercial Board Member, Financial Times
Senior Civil Servant, HM Govt
Marita Alegre, Director, Church and Dwight
Head of Culture, Barclays
CEO, Skandia Investments
My 'why' is that you live your 'why'.