The Leader’s Navigator™
David is a connector and a communicator. He has dedicated his life to building productive, engaging and vital cultures through authentic leadership. He has a unique ability to create a trusting learning environment through the power of his authentic presence. David inspires and guides leaders in all walks of life to connect with their authentic self, so they may, in turn, inspire and guide those they serve and love to find their authentic voice, thus enabling greatness within the culture around them.
David is an international authority on the human dynamics of business leadership. He tackles the toughest problems today’s leaders face, proposing unique strategies to:
- Build trust
- Sustain high performance
- Engage people in meaningful ways
- Build loyalty and morale
- Deal with change
- Develop leadership capacity
- Implement accountability
- Find personal balance
David Irvine is sought after internationally as a speaker, author, and mentor. His work has contributed to the building of accountable, vital and engaged organizations across North America. David Irvine is the President of Irvine & Associates Inc., an international speaking and consulting firm dedicated to building authentic, accountable organizational cultures that unleash greatness.
David has advanced degrees in human development, science and social work. With more than thirty years of experience as an entrepreneur, workshop facilitator, psychotherapist, professional speaker and advisor to executives, David has developed a unique, personal and practical approach to transforming leaders. Every year, thousands of people attend David’s inspiring and thought-provoking programs on authentic leading and living, culture alignment, and accountability.
As one of Canada’s most respected voices on leadership and organizational culture, David has authored five best-selling books, and has taught courses at three universities and the Banff School of Management.
David consults with and presents to thousands of people each year across North America in a wide range of venues — from huge conventions to small retreats. He has worked with CEOs and senior executives, as well as all levels of management, front-line service providers, salespeople, educators, and health care professionals. His approach is down-to-earth, simple and powerful. He not only moves you, but gets you moving. The results for his audiences are organizations and lives that are more connected, more accountable and more real.
He connects and interacts; he listens before he talks. David clarifies complex issues and offers pragmatic solutions. He brings an authentic experience that will renew and rekindle the vitality of your organization, your work, and yourself.
On a personal note, David is a formerly nationally ranked distance runner and trained with the US Olympic team, but today exercises more slowly. He is a father of three and husband of one. David lives with his wife and family in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Calgary, Alberta.
What people are saying…
“David’s attention to detail ensures that he can facilitate a positive and realistic outcome when working with people — it has been the key to his credibility.”
“David, you contributed to nursing leadership in our province… thanks again for such a wonderful sharing and challenging us to find our centers and reflect on what leadership means for not only others or our profession but importantly within ourselves and our families.”
–Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association
“…humorous, dynamic, enlightening, practical, down-to-earth, inspiring… I was personally touched by your honesty and sincere desire to help…”
–Regional Director, Public Service Commission
“I have been receiving overwhelmingly positive and rave reviews regarding the workshop and the materials you presented… More importantly for staff was the personal messages you shared and your open, narrative style of presentation.”
–Director, Mental Health, Alberta Mental Health, Capital Health Region
“Your message brought into perspective why the staff was feeling the way they were, and the steps needed to advance to the next level. We were inspired by your message and it created the perfect foundation for a high-energy development weekend…”
–CEO, Battlefords Credit Union