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David Mead      

Leadership & Workplace Culture Expert

David Mead is a leadership and workplace culture expert. He works with business leaders and organizations to help create positive work cultures.

Mead has a background in corporate training and through speaking, workshops and consulting, he creates tools and resources based on Simon Sinek's content and co-hosts the Start With Why podcast.

He has co-authored a book with Sinke called Find Your Why, a step-by-step, practical guide on how to discover the Why for any individual, team or organization.

In the past, Mead has worked with organizations in a wide variety of industries including Johnson and Johnson, Zappos, Capital One, Home Depot and Hyatt.

Mead earned a BA in Communication from the University of Utah and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the MBA program at Westminster College, where he focused his studies on Organizational Development.

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Start With Why

David shares a powerfully simple idea called the Golden Circle (discovered by Simon Sinek) and builds upon it with examples and stories that bring the idea to life. David partnered with Simon Sinek and his team in 2009 and, like Simon, envisions a world where a vast majority of people go home at the end of the day fulfilled by the work they do. The Golden Circle plays a vital role in the realization of that world. This simple idea explains how leaders and companies that inspire us are able to do it so naturally and consistently. It explains how we must think, act and communicate to inspire others. It’s not about changing who we are, it’s about understanding who we are.

Harness the Power of Why

More and more people are becoming familiar with the concept of Why and The Golden Circle (codified by Simon Sinek). This keynote talk is the next step; designed for leaders who are already familiar and inspired by the Golden Circle and are asking themselves, ‘Now what do we do with it?’ This talk introduces 5 Key Principles that can help leaders harness the power of Why in their organization. Each principle, while powerful on its own, derives its full strength when combined with the rest. David uses several examples and stories to illustrate how each principle builds on the others and how the combination of all five can help leaders create an environment of engagement, innovation and breakthrough.

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