David Mead – Keynote Speaker

Co-author of best-seller "Find your Why"

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Specialist Subjects

  • Confronting Culture Dissonance
  • Human Leadership
  • Leading During Times of Uncertainty
  • The Future of Work: Why Humanity Matters
  • Burnout – Meet Your Match


  • English


David Mead believes work can be something we want to do, not just something we have to do. And most often, what determines our experience at work is the culture. David helps leaders and organization bridge the gap between the culture they talk about and the culture others actually experience. That Culture Congruence leads to trust, human connection, innovation, performance and sustainable progress.

David began his career in corporate training in 2004. In 2009 he joined speaker and author, Simon Sinek’s team. For the next 10 years, as the first of Simon’s “Igniters”, David helped share Simon’s simple, inspiring ideas through speaking and workshops to over 225 companies on 5 continents.

In 2017, David Mead applied his years of practical experience and learning and co-authored, with Peter Docker and Simon Sinek, Find Your Why: a practical guide for discovering the WHY of an individual, team or organization. It has sold over 400,000 copies and is translated into 25 languages.

In Dec, 2019 David chose to step away from Sinek’s team to focus on guiding leaders to sustainably implement the ideas he now talks about. Through speaking, training, consulting and other avenues, David brings a relatable, human approach to leadership along with simple, practical tools leaders can use to create a more positive experience for those they lead.

David earned an MBA in 2011. He concentrated his course work on Organizational Development in order to be better equipped to help leaders create environments in which trust, human connection and sustainable performance are natural results.

Popular Talks by David Mead

Confronting Culture Dissonance

Making the culture we talk about the culture people actually experience

Human Leadership

How to get leadership out of our head and into our heart so our people can thrive.

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