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.
Making the culture we talk about the culture people actually experience
How to get leadership out of our head and into our heart so our people can thrive.
How to confidently take on the unknown we face, together
How to keep the flame inside your team alive and well
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"I recently had the pleasure of going through a training that David did and left inspired to be a more supportive team member, a more attentive and present father, a more loving and involved husband and a better friend. Hard to believe that all that happened in one day during one training but it's true. I am forever changed."
Matt: Public event
"I just attended one of David’s workshops and was very impressed. I have been to many leadership trainings over my career and David’s was different. He gave new insights along with the strategies and tools to implement what we were learning. I recommend any company who wants to have better leadership and authenticity to bring David in for a workshop. I plan on having him do another workshop for our company."
Ben Lonsdale: Associate Director of Business Development, Tanner Accountants & Advisors
"I’ll be honest, I was a skeptic and was going to multitask during David’s talk. But I don’t think he got more than a few sentences in when I took my hand off my computer mouse and started listening. The real life anecdotes shared, the vulnerabilities exposed and the content of the messaging being so relatable, I was drawn in to truly listen. The biggest thing that resonated with myself and many of my teammates was the reminder to be honest, humble and human. Til this day, we echo those words on Slack, in emails and verbally to one another when needed."
Cynthia Noriega: Product Manager of Digital Commerce, H-E-B
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