Expert Start With Why Facilitator
David Mead believes that every one of us deserves to wake up inspired to go to work, feel safe while we’re there, and come home at the end of the day fulfilled by the work we do. He works with leaders to help them create an environment where people show up to work because they want to, not because they have to. In fact, everything David does is designed to propel people to be a little more than they were the day before, so they can do more good in the world.
In 2004, David began his career in corporate training. In 2009, he became frustrated and discouraged by his personal experience with poor leadership in the workplace. That same year, he met Simon Sinek, a world-renowned thought leader and the author of Start With Why and the New York Times bestseller, Leaders Eat Last. An opportunity to join Simon’s team presented itself, and David eagerly jumped on board. Drawn to the Start With Why team’s desire to inspire people to do the things that inspire them, David began developing communication and content, which evolved into speaking and facilitating workshops inspired by Simon’s simple, yet powerful, message.
David has taken his years of practice and co-authored a new book with Simon, Find Your Why, a step-by-step, practical guide on how to discover the Why for any individual, team or organization.
David now travels internationally, helping people shift their perceptions about the reason their organizations really exist, what leadership is, and how human biology plays into it all. He has worked with organizations in a wide variety of industries including Johnson and Johnson, Zappos, Capital One, Home Depot and Hyatt.
David also co-hosts the Start With Why podcast, which is downloaded in over 170 countries. He earned a BA in Communication and an MBA, with a focus on Organizational Development.