David Irvine is sought after internationally as a speaker, author, and trusted leadership advisor. His work has contributed to the building of accountable, vital and engaged organizations across North America. As one of Canada’s most respected voices on leadership and organizational culture, David has dedicated his life to helping build organizations that attract, retain, and unleash success – by leading The Authentic Way.™
David has advanced degrees in human development, science and social work. With more than thirty years of experience as a workshop facilitator, family counsellor, professional speaker, and adviser to executives, David has developed a unique, personal and practical approach to transforming leaders. Every year, thousands of people attend David’s inspiring and thought-provoking programs on authentic leadership, accountability, embracing change, and cultural alignment.
David is the best-selling author of six books, with over three hundred thousand copies sold worldwide. His most recent book, Caring Is Everything: Getting To The Heart Of Humanity, Leadership and Life, was released in the fall of 2016.
He consults with and presents to a wide range of corporations, professional associations, government, education and health care organizations.
David has taught courses at three universities and the Banff School of Management. NBC’s Today Show and numerous national radio and newspaper publications have interviewed David.
On a personal note, David is a formerly nationally ranked distance runner and was a Canadian who trained with the US Olympic team. He is the husband of one and father of three. David lives with his wife and family in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Cochrane, Alberta, Canada.