A Leading Business Thinker and Bestselling Author
Dr. David Burkus is the best-selling author of five books about business and leadership. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into dozens of languages. Since 2017, David has been ranked multiple times as one of the world’s top business thought leaders. His insights on leadership and teamwork have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, USAToday, Fast Company, The Financial Times, CNN, the BBC, NPR, and CBS This Morning.
A former business school professor, David now works with leaders from organizations across all industries, including PepsiCo, Fidelity, Adobe, and NASA. David’s keynotes aren’t just entertaining and enlightening, they’re evidence-based and immensely practical–offering leaders at all levels a set of actionable takeaways they can implement immediately.
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One of the world’s leading business thinkers
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- National Association of Manufacturers
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Evidence-Based yet Applicable
David’s keynotes focus on synthesizing research from organizational psychology into practical, accessible takeaways.
Entertaining and Enlightening
David is one of the world’s leading business thinkers, but also a powerful storyteller who understands that audiences need to be emotionally engaged and inspired.
Customized and Tailored
David and his team work with you to better understand your industry and organization and build a customized keynote tailored to the needs your team faces and the solutions they can implement immediately.
An Experience and a Journey
The learning doesn’t stop when David steps off stage. Our Aftercare program provides additional content and resources you can leverage to continue learning long after the event concludes.
Frictionless and (even) Fun
David and his team know how hard it is to run a successful event. That’s why we work to make every interaction as frictionless and fun as possible, from contracts to billing to preparation and follow-up. It’s David’s job not to add to your job.
To Book David
In addition to David’s independent research, we’ll schedule as many conference calls with key stakeholders as needed to determine the key outcome objectives and direction for program content.
After those calls, David will focus finding the perfect research insights and takeaways for your specific attendees, event themes, or organizational goals.
David will deliver a highly customized, energetic, entertaining, interactive, strategic, and results-focused experience. In addition, David will make himself available the day of the event for anything that will deliver extra value, like book signings, Q&A sessions, or receptions.
Unlike many speakers, the learning doesn’t stop after the speech. Each client will receive several articles, videos, and/or books to reinforce learning. We can even film the event for clients to share after with attendees. All at no additional cost to you.