Hi Dave –

I lead the *** team at Google, and I wanted to thank you for taking the time to talk to us on Tuesday. The topic (effecting change) is very relevant to us, and you were incredibly effective at connecting theory and practice in a way that was digestible for the team. You were also able to foster an active discussion with the group. That isn’t always easy, and an upbeat interactive session was something that the team really needed during a these challenging times.

Thank you again for your time. It was time well spent for our team!

R.W. (Google)


Having you at the event and your workshop on organizational health and transformation was the highlight of the retreat. I knew folks would enjoy it and take something away, but the response / energy exceeded my expectations.  Your comments were sighted throughout our working sessions the rest of the retreat, and individually I heard from just about everyone… fired up and ready to bust through that door.

We’ve still got a long way to go to reach our goals as a company… and this managers retreat will prove to be a major demarcation point for us, and you were a catalyst in that effort.  I’m very grateful.

I.D. (Enservco)

Hi Dave!

Drum Roll Please….

First — by the numbers

  • 4.6/5 for overall satisfaction with the training event
  • 4.4/5 for training content satisfaction
  • 5/5 for facilitator and presentation quality (they loved you!)

Then — what people said:

  • David’s talk was inspiring and informative. It was wonderful to hear how real-world learnings could be applied in our industry
  • Dave was amazing and inspirational. I think he shared a lot of meaningful content that can be implemented into all aspects of work and personal life.
  • I really enjoyed that he got the team involved and pushed us to find the answers rather than just lecture on how to think and react.
  • So great to get a different perspective on change management, with clear transferrable strategies/tools to our team’s work.
  • Loved the approachable friendly style of Dave.
  • Dave’s transformational change frameworks were clear and unique. They represented a fresh view on familiar topics.

Finally — the appreciation parade!

  • Dave – thanks for taking the time to speak with us earlier. Your framework and anecdotes were valuable educational tools for me and my team. Although these are challenging times, it was great to take a break from our day-to-day work to learn something new. Thanks again!
  • Thank you Dave for sharing your time with us on this important topic (and also on your life learnings) – I hope we hear more from you in the future!
  • Thank you, Dave. I learned a ton from our hour together. Very much appreciate you sharing your perspective with us.
  • Dave, thank you for your courage, wisdom and inspiration! We are so fortunate to learn from heroes such as yourself. Your story taught us great learnings!
  • Dave, you were wonderful. I think now was an ideal time to talk about change and how to effectively implement and react to it. I would love to hear from you again in an extended training and learn more on all the valuable lesson you have to share whether about effective change or other leadership qualities.
  • David, thank you for sharing your wisdom with you! You have a truly remarkable story to share – thank you for your public service!
  • Dave, thanks so much for joining us the other day. As a former service member having recently moved out the Bay Area, it’s very refreshing to have someone such as yourself come in and sprinkle some military lessons in a corporate environment. I’ve felt so far removed from that life over the past year and it was great listening to some of the lessons you learned throughout your career. Hope to see you again!
  • Dave, thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and experience with us. It was really enlightening to think about “effective change” from a new perspective, and I came away from the training with a few new strategies I’m excited to try out in my day-to-day work.

Dave — needless to say. This training was a hit. Thank you not only for gracing us with your presence, knowledge and experience….but also for substantially boosting my street cred on the team. I am incredibly grateful.

H.W. (Google)