David Mead – Keynote Speaker

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

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Specialist Subjects

  • Turn Attrition To Attraction
  • Trust and Connection in a Hybrid World
  • Leading During Uncertainty
  • The Future of Work: Why Humanity Matters


  • English


David Mead is bringing humanity back to work. For over 13 years David has worked with and learned from leaders all over globe. He has discovered a pattern that is present with every leader worth following.

David began his career in corporate training in 2004. In 2009 he was the second person to join speaker and author, Simon Sinek’s team. For the next 10 years, David helped share Simon’s simple, inspiring ideas through speaking and workshops.

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.

Since Dec, 2019 Mead has focused on helping leaders implement the powerful ideas he now talks about. He shares a simple framework that allows each of us to lead and influence others with genuine humanity, no matter our role or title. The result? Higher performance, innovation, collaboration, retention and importantly, well-being for us and our teams.

David has worked with over 300 companies in 21 countries. He brings a relatable, human approach to leadership along with simple, practical tools leaders and their teams can use to create trust and human connection every day. Using these tools, we can each contribute to environments where we want to work, not where we have to work.

Popular Talks by David Mead

Turn Attrition To Attraction

Every organization strives for high performance, growth, productivity and results. And often, organizations don’t realize they are self-sabotaging those efforts through the experience they create for their people.

When the culture we talk about doesn’t align with the culture our people experience, Culture Dissonance occurs. People go into self-preservation mode and they find it more difficult to trust and develop connections with others. Healthy, productive environments have Culture Congruence, where the stated culture aligns with daily behaviors.

In this interactive talk, David draws on his personal experience, as well as the patterns he has observed in leaders and organizations around the world. He will identify the symptoms of Culture Dissonance and explore three specific leadership traits that, when put into practice, lead to Culture Congruence.

As a result of this session, participants will:

  • Have a greater awareness of their leadership impact
  • Understand a framework that can help them lead with greater consistency
  • Have tangible tools that increase performance, retention, transparent communication, well-being and more

Trust and Connection in a Hybrid World

How to keep people, and keep them thriving

The way we work has changed. What hasn’t changed is the importance of trust and human connection. Although the human element was vital pre-pandemic, it was often ignored or minimized. Now, it demands our attention and the leaders and teams who embrace the human element of business will be those who thrive in the long term.

This interactive talk covers three essential traits required to infuse the human element into our cultures, along with simple, frictionless daily practices we can implement regardless of whether we hold a position of authority or not.

When we put these traits into daily practice, we experience work in a new way. Trust increases, psychological safety becomes the rule rather than the exception, innovation and creativity bloom, performance and retention increase. The result? Individuals thrive and organizations flourish.

As a result of this session, participants will leave with:

  • A better understanding of how to connect with their teams, in person and remotely
  • A mindset that guides them in behavior and decision-making
  • Tangible tools that increase their teams’ engagement, productivity and a sense of

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