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David Mead

David Mead

Keynote Speaker: Leadership Development Expert & Best-Selling Co-Author of "Find Your Why"

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David Mead Biography

David Mead is bringing humanity back to work. During the past 13 years David has worked with over 300 companies in 21 countries. In that time, 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 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 500,000 copies and is translated into 25 languages.

Since December, 2019 David 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 is a no-stress presenter clients love working with. He brings a relatable, human approach to his ideas and guides people to identify frictionless daily practices they can use immediately after the session.

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David Mead Speaking Topics

Create High Performance Through Humanity: How to unlock your team’s untapped capacity (45-60 mins)

Who it’s for:

Leaders who want to eliminate the friction standing in the way of building a sustainably high performing team.

Talk overview:

Every leader wants their people to care about the business and its outcomes as much as they do. Those outcomes require high performance, engagement, productivity and a commitment to results. And often, those things are hampered by friction that naturally arises among messy, complex human beings.
Friction can look like:

  • Office politics & gossip
  • Low engagement
  • Lack of accountability
  • Remote work challenges
  • Poor collaboration

Policies and processes aren’t enough to reduce that friction, at least not for the long-term. The solution to reducing friction lies within the human beings who are causing it. And everyone on the team, from the senior leader to the newest hire, whether working in the o?ce or in their bedroom, has a part to play.

The key lies in our ability to activate our innate humanity. That is exactly what David can help you do. In this interactive talk, David draws on science, case studies and a pattern he has discovered in working with leaders and organizations around the world.

You’ll learn and apply a simple framework you can draw on a napkin, that unlocks trust and connection - the foundation of our collective humanity. The principles you’ll explore, with David as your guide, will help you have productive tough conversations, mix accountability with empathy, engage remote team members and so much more.

In this session, participants will:

  • Identify simple daily practices they can use immediately to reduce the friction on their teams
  • Internalize a framework that guides behavior and naturally increases performance, innovation, retention, transparent communication and well-being
  • Shift their perception of leadership and the role they play in shaping the culture based on trust, connection and psychological safety

Leading During Uncertainty: How to confidently take on the unknown we face, together (45-60 mins)

Who it’s for:

Those who want to prepare for challenges and uncertainty by unlocking the creativity and open minded thinking needed to weather the storm.

Talk overview:

It’s human nature to seek the sense of comfort we feel with consistency and stability. Yet, we look toward the future and see more change and uncertainty than ever - economic downturn, shifts in the workforce, residual e?ects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and more unknowns to come. A Stanford University survey assessed business uncertainty is at its highest since 2015, with the level accelerating at an unprecedented rate. So, the only thing that’s certain is that there is more uncertainty ahead.

This state of instability can leave us feeling unsettled, demoralized, and anxious about the future. As a result, decision-making tends to become short-term and fear-based. As a result, progress slows; we become more rigid, and e?ective leadership declines. Rather than becoming adaptive, organization tend to be reactive. During these times, leadership expert David Mead urges you to stop resisting uncertainty and choose to run toward it by building and maintaining a resilient culture. In this interactive talk, David will share simple ideas to shift your perception of challenging situations and how you can see them as opportunities.
Through polling and Q&A, David will encourage active participation that can prompt ideas for action for attendees. Audiences will walk away with tangible tools that can be practiced daily in order to fully engage their hearts and minds when obstacles arise. Key concepts of the session include:

  • Our two primary drivers - Love and Fear
  • How to understand and manage the way we lead and in?uence others
  • Leading when we don’t know the answer
  • How to see humility as a strength and use it e?ectively
  • Activating trust on our team
  • How to create an environment where we can unlock the “collective genius” of the team.

David Mead Videos

David Mead - Business Leadership - Speaker Reel
The jobs that give us meaning
The trust formula

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What topics does David Mead speak about?

David Mead is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Authors, Human Resources, Business Leadership, Leadership, Personal Growth and Corporate Culture.

Where does David Mead travel from?

David Mead generally travels from Salt Lake City, UT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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David Mead is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, Human Resources and Business Leadership. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. David Mead generally travels from Salt Lake City, UT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Libby Gill, Afdhel Aziz and Erica Dhawan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Mead for an upcoming event.

David Mead Speaking Topics

  • Create High Performance Through Humanity: How to unlock your team’s untapped capacity (45-60 mins)

    Who it’s for:

    Leaders who want to eliminate the friction standing in the way of building a sustainably high performing team.

    Talk overview:

    Every leader wants their people to care about the business and its outcomes as much as they do. Those outcomes require high performance, engagement, productivity and a commitment to results. And often, those things are hampered by friction that naturally arises among messy, complex human beings.
    Friction can look like:

    • Office politics & gossip
    • Low engagement
    • Lack of accountability
    • Remote work challenges
    • Poor collaboration

    Policies and processes aren’t enough to reduce that friction, at least not for the long-term. The solution to reducing friction lies within the human beings who are causing it. And everyone on the team, from the senior leader to the newest hire, whether working in the o?ce or in their bedroom, has a part to play.

    The key lies in our ability to activate our innate humanity. That is exactly what David can help you do. In this interactive talk, David draws on science, case studies and a pattern he has discovered in working with leaders and organizations around the world.

    You’ll learn and apply a simple framework you can draw on a napkin, that unlocks trust and connection - the foundation of our collective humanity. The principles you’ll explore, with David as your guide, will help you have productive tough conversations, mix accountability with empathy, engage remote team members and so much more.

    In this session, participants will:

    • Identify simple daily practices they can use immediately to reduce the friction on their teams
    • Internalize a framework that guides behavior and naturally increases performance, innovation, retention, transparent communication and well-being
    • Shift their perception of leadership and the role they play in shaping the culture based on trust, connection and psychological safety

  • Leading During Uncertainty: How to confidently take on the unknown we face, together (45-60 mins)

    Who it’s for:

    Those who want to prepare for challenges and uncertainty by unlocking the creativity and open minded thinking needed to weather the storm.

    Talk overview:

    It’s human nature to seek the sense of comfort we feel with consistency and stability. Yet, we look toward the future and see more change and uncertainty than ever - economic downturn, shifts in the workforce, residual e?ects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and more unknowns to come. A Stanford University survey assessed business uncertainty is at its highest since 2015, with the level accelerating at an unprecedented rate. So, the only thing that’s certain is that there is more uncertainty ahead.

    This state of instability can leave us feeling unsettled, demoralized, and anxious about the future. As a result, decision-making tends to become short-term and fear-based. As a result, progress slows; we become more rigid, and e?ective leadership declines. Rather than becoming adaptive, organization tend to be reactive. During these times, leadership expert David Mead urges you to stop resisting uncertainty and choose to run toward it by building and maintaining a resilient culture. In this interactive talk, David will share simple ideas to shift your perception of challenging situations and how you can see them as opportunities.
    Through polling and Q&A, David will encourage active participation that can prompt ideas for action for attendees. Audiences will walk away with tangible tools that can be practiced daily in order to fully engage their hearts and minds when obstacles arise. Key concepts of the session include:

    • Our two primary drivers - Love and Fear
    • How to understand and manage the way we lead and in?uence others
    • Leading when we don’t know the answer
    • How to see humility as a strength and use it e?ectively
    • Activating trust on our team
    • How to create an environment where we can unlock the “collective genius” of the team.

David Mead Videos

David Mead - Business Leadership - Speaker Reel
The jobs that give us meaning
The trust formula
The experience we create
Being and doing

David Mead Reviews

  • 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. Til this day, my team and I talk about his words on Slack, in emails and verbally to one another when needed.
    H-E-B - Aug 10 2022

  • 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.
    Tanner Accountants & Advisors - Aug 10 2022

  • I left the session 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.
    Big Leap - Aug 10 2022

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