About David Irvine

David Irvine: The Leader’s Navigator™

David Irvine is sought after internationally as a speaker, author, and trusted leadership advisor. His work has contributed to the building of accountable, dynamic and engaged organizations across North America. As one of Canada’s most respected voices on leadership, organizational culture, and personal development, David has dedicated his life to creating workplaces, communities, and families that foster accountability, authenticity, and caring.

With a Master’s Degree in Social Work, David originally trained as a family therapist and has integrated family systems theory into in the field of organizational development. This has resulted in successfully guiding leaders to amplify their impact through a stronger, deeper authentic presence and in turn, guiding organizations to create aligned, engaged, and vital workplaces.

David has published several best-selling books, including the recent and notable, Caring Is Everything: Getting to The Heart of Humanity, Leadership and Life, a powerful work on the importance of seeking an authentic life. The Other Everest: Navigating the Pathway to Authentic Leadership, released in August, 2018, provides a synthesis of David’s learnings, teachings and wisdom gleaned over a lifetime of connecting and communicating at the cutting edge of entrepreneurial, business and organizational culture.

In his over thirty-five years’ experience as a highly sought-after advisor, David has worked with CEOs and senior executives, as well as all levels of management, front-line service providers, salespeople, educators, and health care professionals in the public, private, not-for-profit, family business, and entrepreneurial sectors across North America. He has impacted the lives of thousands of people through his presentations, workshops, retreats, and writing. His approach is down-to-earth, simple and powerful.

As a formerly nationally ranked distance runner, David maintains an active lifestyle of yoga and hiking in the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada where he makes his home.

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.