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David Irvine - Biography
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David Irvine is sought after internationally as a speaker, author, and mentor on the topics of accountability, authentic leadership, and balanced living. His work has contributed to the building of accountable, vital, life-giving, and engaged work environments across North America. He is the president and CEO of an international consulting firm, whose mission is to inspire and guide leaders to authentically connect with themselves and those they serve, so that they may amplify their impact in the world, and in the process find contentment and meaning in their lives. David has spent the past fifteen years integrating his former profession as a family therapist with his leadership and organizational effectiveness expertise, and has created a process where organizational and personal values merge into behaviour that improves bottom line results while also inspiring and valuing people. The result is accountable, authentic leaders who instil trust, unleash human potential, and get a grip on results that matter most.

David has developed a unique, personal and practical approach to transforming leaders at all levels of organizations, with particular focus on leaders in education, health care, corporations, public service and family business. Leadership, according to David, is not a position; leadership is a decision. You make a personal choice to lead. If you have decided to be a change agent, to change the world around you by your presence, then you are leader. David has been impacting leaders across Canada for more than fifteen years: from teachers, principals, front line nurses and physicians, to executives, directors, employees and association volunteers.

David is the author of the acclaimed national best-selling books, Becoming Real: Journey to Authenticity, Simple Living in a Complex World: A Guide to Balancing Life’s Achievements, and Accountability: Getting a Grip on Results. You will be glad to know that David and Jim Reger’s new book: The Authentic Leader: It’s About PRESENCE, Not Position has just been released.

David has taught at three universities and has been a faculty member at the Banff School of Management. With degrees in Human Development, Science, and Social Work, and with over twenty years of experience as a family therapist, workshop facilitator, and executive coach, David has developed a unique, personal and practical approach to transforming leaders – at all levels of organizations. David’s focus is to work with those influencers in organizations who bring their whole self to their position and are compelled to make a difference personally, corporately and in the lives of the people they touch.

It has been said that David moves people from their head, to their heart, to their feet. His down-to-earth, simple, and effective approach will not only move you, but it will get you moving. Be prepared to be inspired and challenged, and to leave with practical perspectives on accountability in leadership and life.