About David Irvine

David Irvine: The Leader’s Navigator™

David is a connector and a communicator.

David Irvine is sought after internationally as a speaker, author, and mentor. His work has contributed to the building of accountable, vital and engaged organizations across North America. As a speaker, coach, and trusted advisor, David, along with his carefully selected associates, are dedicated to helping build cultures that attract, retain, and unleash success by leading The Authentic Way.™

David is a best-selling author of six books with more than 300,000 copies sold world-wide. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and a Masters Degree in Social Work. As one of Canada’s most respected voices on leadership and personal development, David has more than 35 years of experience as a family counselor, workshop facilitator, professional speaker, and trusted leadership advisor.

He has taught at three universities and the Banff Centre. NBC’s Today Show and numerous national radio and newspaper publications have interviewed David.

David presents to thousands of people each year across North America in a wide range of venues — from huge conventions to small retreats. He has worked with CEOs and senior executives, as well as all levels of management, front-line service providers, salespeople, educators, and health care professionals. His approach is down-to-earth, simple and powerful.

He not only moves you, but gets you moving.

On a personal note, David trained with members of the US Olympic Team in the late 1970s. He retired from competitive running after his first and final marathon — at the age of forty, but maintains an active lifestyle of hiking, biking, and yoga. David lives with his wife and family in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada.


David Irvine’s Approach

As The Leader’s Navigator™ David has dedicated his life and work to inspire, encourage, and guide leaders at all levels and in all walks of life to be more authentic and more accountable – thus enabling themselves and others to reach their full potential.

David believes that being an impactful leader is synonymous with being oneself. It is that simple, and it is also that difficult.

He has an exceptional ability to create a trusting learning environment through the power of his authentic presence. He tackles the toughest problems today’s leaders face, proposing unique strategies to:

  • Build trust
  • Sustain high performance
  • Build a new kind of loyalty and high morale
  • Embrace change
  • Develop leadership capacity
  • Implement accountability
  • Find personal balance

David has a unique ability to tackle the bottom-line issues facing organizations with profound insight, humanity, and humor. If you are committed to attracting, retaining, and engaging talent, fostering a culture of ownership and personal accountability, building trust, and getting a grip on results, hire David Irvine and you get:

  • David’s promise to exceed your expectations. For every presentation, David will interview a cross-section of audience members before each event to make certain that his material is pertinent to the real issues they are facing.
  • Accountability. David is accountable for every bit of work he or his associates bring to your organization.
  • David’s more than three decades of experience in speaking, coaching, learning, and sharing lessons on organizational culture, leadership, and life.
  • Authenticity. David lives what he teaches, bringing a personal and practical perspective to everything he does.