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David Mead keynote speaker

David Mead

    • Speaker, Listener, and Author
    • Leadership & Workplace Culture Expert
    • Co-author of Find Your Why, a practical guide on how to discover the Why for any individual, team or organization
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In Person-Fee 🛈

$15,000 - $20,000

Virtual Fee:

$10,000 - $15,000

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The experience we create

The experience we create

The jobs that give us meaning

The jobs that give us meaning

Being and doing

Being and doing

Humility at work

Humility at work

The trust formula

The trust formula

David Mead Speaker 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 400,000 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.


From 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

The Future of Work and Why Humanity Matters -
In many ways, the pandemic catapulted us into the future of work at a speed that some of us weren’t quite ready for. The lines between work life and personal life have blurred like never before. As we all learn our way through a new way of working, major changes in how, when and where we work are having a significant impact on leaders and their teams.

As we deal with shifts in technology, geography and flexibility, we must stay grounded in our humanity. Successfully navigating the future of work demands knowing, accepting and caring for the whole human, not just the “work” human.

This interactive talk explores why humanity matters to the future of work. David challenges participants to focus on culture and how they can take individual responsibility for it. By intentionally building and maintaining a culture of trust and human connection, leaders and teams can ignite transparent communication, collaboration and a sense of belonging, which become the rocket fuel for future engagement, performance and growth.

Drawing on his personal experience, as well as the patterns he has observed in leaders and organizations around the world, David offers a simple, actionable framework that gives participants:

• A greater awareness of their own leadership potential, no matter their role
• A framework for building and maintaining sustainable relationships at work and beyond
• Actionable tools and practices that build trust and human connection, tailored to their individual context
• A shift in mindset that increases their ability to face the future, together, with a sense of hope and possibility

Trust and Connection in a Hybrid World
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 belonging


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