Travels from: United States
Committed to a world where people feel inspired to go to work and come home fulfilled
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Passionate about helping people find meaning in life, David Mead assists individuals to wake up inspired, feel safe and secure at work, and come home feeling fulfilled at the end of the day. He shares with audiences how they can change their lives for the better.
Starting a career in corporate training in 2004, David went on to earn an MBA with a focus on Organisational Development. However, during his training he realised that what he, and many others, were being taught was a contributor to the poor leadership seen in the business space. Sparked by this revelation, David set out to change how people lead.
In 2009, David met and was inspired by Simon Sinek, before eventually joining his team. David started by developing content to assist Simon in sharing his powerful ideas before he began speaking and facilitating workshops himself. Shifting audiences perceptions about leadership and culture, David has transformed the lives of others.
In 2017, David co-authored with Simon Sinek and Peter Docker, releasing the book ‘Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team’.
As a speaker, David has presented across five continents to over 150 organisations in a variety of industries.
How Great Teams and Organisations Pull Together
Some organizations have cultures where their people are able to trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other cultures, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why? Understand the reason simply knowing or believing the WHY is not enough. Once people are united by a common cause, there must be a strong culture that keeps them together. The result is deeply loyal colleagues who will stop at nothing to advance their vision and their organizations interests. The result is a positive impact for everyone involved.
Leaders Eat Last
Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, and then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders are creating environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things. Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort, even their own survival, for the good of those in their care. This principle has been true since the earliest tribes of hunters and gatherers. It is not a management theory; it is biology. When we create an environment where people feel like they belong and operate in a Circle of Safety the result is trust and collaboration, allowing people to spend their time and energy working together toward a higher cause that inspires them, rather than spending their time and energy protecting themselves from each other.
Start With Why
Any person or organization can explain what they do, some can explain how they are different or better, but very few can clearly articulate why. The WHY is not about money or profit, those are results. The WHY is the thing that inspires us and inspires those around us. Great leaders think, act, and communicate in the exact same way, and it is the complete opposite of what everyone else does. Discover how everything starts with WHY.