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David Pearl is an innovator who works in business, the arts and social change. Through his books, talks and events, he engineers experiences that shake-up working cultures, inspire performance and change lives for the better.

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Books

Wanderful: Human navigation for a complex world is David’s third and latest book and explores a forward- thinking system designed to help people answer their life questions and find new non-linear direction in our complex, AI focused world. It follows Will There be Donuts? (The Times Top 10 ) on the art of meeting and Story for Leaders, a handbook for anyone who wants to harness the engaging power of narrative.

Keynote speaking

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.

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Beyond business

David is the Founder of Street Wisdom, an international social venture that’s bringing experiential learning to city streets the world over through its free, guided WalkShops. Using a mix of psychology, mindfulness and cognitive science, it helps people answer their life and work questions by unlocking fresh thinking and new direction. [Image @Amit Lennon]

Skandia

“Spending time with David makes me feel a bit more sane - and a bit more mad: both of which are helpful”

CEO, Skandia Investments

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2015-10-09T14:21:04+00:00

CEO, Skandia Investments

Skandia
“Spending time with David makes me feel a bit more sane - and a bit more mad: both of which are helpful”

David releases business people's own creativity which delivers tangible improvements in the workplace.

Head of Simplification, BP

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2015-11-10T14:12:12+00:00

Head of Simplification, BP

David releases business people's own creativity which delivers tangible improvements in the workplace.
HM_Government

"I just wanted to say a personal thank you for the incredible amount of skill and energy you are putting into your work with us.  You are better than a jar of vitamins!"

Senior Civil Servant, HM Govt

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2015-10-20T14:54:25+00:00

Senior Civil Servant, HM Govt

HM_Government
"I just wanted to say a personal thank you for the incredible amount of skill and energy you are putting into your work with us.  You are better than a jar of vitamins!"

“Fantastic.  One of the most inspiring and useful session I’ve ever attended.”

Commercial Board Member, Financial Times

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2015-10-09T14:04:18+00:00

Commercial Board Member, Financial Times

“Fantastic.  One of the most inspiring and useful session I’ve ever attended.”
Deutsche Bank

"This was one of the best moderated session that they have ever attended - if not the best"

Senior Executive, Deutsche Bank

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2015-10-20T14:55:43+00:00

Senior Executive, Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank
"This was one of the best moderated session that they have ever attended - if not the best"
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“An outstanding ability to think creatively, deep and immediate credibility at the highest levels and an utter joy to work with”

Head of Culture, Barclays

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2015-11-09T20:43:20+00:00

Head of Culture, Barclays

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“An outstanding ability to think creatively, deep and immediate credibility at the highest levels and an utter joy to work with”
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“In my sixteen years at this company, I have not experienced anything as inspirational as the talk you gave”

Director, Sainsbury

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2015-10-09T14:27:04+00:00

Director, Sainsbury

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“In my sixteen years at this company, I have not experienced anything as inspirational as the talk you gave”
Mexx

"My team and I have started not only to think like entrepreneurs, but act that way. "

Store Manager, Mexx

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2015-10-20T15:02:35+00:00

Store Manager, Mexx

Mexx
"My team and I have started not only to think like entrepreneurs, but act that way. "
Church and Dwight

Working with David has provided the foundation for us to develop as a leadership team. I think of him as an architect of teams, looking from outside and advising me as the builder on what works best. 

Marita Alegre, Director, Church and Dwight

2017-07-18T13:00:00+00:00

Marita Alegre, Director, Church and Dwight

Church and Dwight
Working with David has provided the foundation for us to develop as a leadership team. I think of him as an architect of teams, looking from outside and advising me as the builder on what works best. 
Ericsson

“I will remember our work together my whole life.  And I think my people will too.” 

Director, Ericsson

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2015-10-20T14:50:35+00:00

Director, Ericsson

Ericsson
“I will remember our work together my whole life.  And I think my people will too.” 
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My 'why' is that you live your 'why'.
David Pearl

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