About David

David Irvine, The Leader’s Navigator(TM), is a widely sought-after speaker, best-selling author, and trusted leadership advisor. His work has helped build accountable, authentic organizations across North America, making him one of the most respected voices on leadership and organizational culture. He offers the very best in personal and leadership development by teaching others how to lead the authentic way. He has advanced degrees in human development, science, and social work. With more than 35 years of experience as a family therapist, workshop facilitator, lecturer, and adviser to executives, David has developed a unique, personal, and practical approach to inspiring leaders and transforming lives.

My Mission

To inspire leaders at all levels of organizations and in all walks of life to make a meaningful difference in the world, build lasting success, and create a life that matters – by living and leading the authentic way.

I have spent decades guiding leaders to expand their influence in the world and build accountable, authentic, and more fully human organizations through:

  • Customized presentations
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Retreats
  • Bestselling books
  • Personal and organizational coaching

My expertise is in:

  • Authentic Leadership
  • Organizational Culture
  • Sustainable Accountability
  • Embracing change
  • The well-being of leaders and their families

I work to inspire and guide leaders – at all levels of organizations and from all walks of life – to their authentic, accountable selves, enabling them to increase their influence in the world.

I will guide you to look inward toward the hardest realities of your life and guide you to true, authentic leadership. In short, I am a difference maker to difference makers.

My Values

Caring.

Caring is everything. Every interaction will reflect how much I care. I succeed because I care.

Authenticity.

My life is my message. I live what I teach.

Accountability.

I will never make a promise I don’t intend to keep. I hold myself accountable to every principle and practice I bring to my clients.

Exceed expectations.

I go the extra mile to create the most value for my clients. I don’t use a cookie-cutter approach but work with you to develop custom-made experiences.

Make a difference.

Every interaction with me will make a positive impact on the way you think, feel, and act.

Empowerment through co-creation.

It’s human to want to be part of creating something worthwhile with others. I am here to support you and make you stronger.

A lifetime of learning.

I believe in lifelong learning. I’m passionate about growth and development and am always seeking new ideas that help me and those I serve be better. We learn together; we grow together. We succeed together.

About David Irvine and Ally Stone

David has advanced degrees in human development, science, and social work. With more than 35 years of experience as a family therapist, workshop facilitator, lecturer, and advisor to executives, he has developed a unique personal and practical approach to inspiring leaders and transforming lives.

David has worked with people in public, private, not-for-profit, family business, and entrepreneurial sectors across North America. Thousands of people attend his programs every year. David has taught courses at three universities and the Banff Centre. His presentations, workshops, retreats, and writing won’t just move you – they will get you moving.

David is a bestselling author of seven books, with over 300,000 copies sold worldwide. As a former nationally ranked distance runner, he also maintains an active lifestyle of yoga, boxing, and hiking. David lives with his wife in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in western Canada.