Leading with Purpose

If we aren’t mindful, our work as leaders can be mostly spent responding to the demands of stakeholders. While good leadership is about being of service, one of the crucial choices of leadership – and life – is whether to live in reaction to circumstances or whether to lead with a clear purpose that will inspire others. People are drawn to leaders with a compelling vision for the future. Leaders start with why and that must come from within.

In this session, you will:

  • Step back and focus on your own why – your reason for being – as a leader. Discover and respond to your inner call, the voice of purpose.
  • Learn the difference between an outer purpose and an inner purpose, and how to get clarity and alignment about both.
  • Leave with a practical roadmap for clarifying your why.
  • Leave with concrete strategies for inspiring a why with those you serve.

This session is also available as a virtual presentation.


“I needed a high-level strategic thinker and innovator to lead AGLC through a significant change management process. David worked with our senior teams and board of directors to create a focused and professional way forward for the corporation. Everyone recognized how significant and excellent his contribution was.” – D.W. (Bill) Robinson, Former President and CEO, Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission

“David Irvine has been a session presenter at our CEO Summit program, which we use to develop the leadership competencies or our management team. David takes us through a day-long interactive leadership journey that engages the participants in discussions from leadership principles to being an accountable leader. David’s presentation is practical, and his leadership stories are inspiring.” Brian Vaasjo, CEO Capital Power Corporation