You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”
— Henry Ford
For the past 30 years, David Irvine has built his reputation by delivering results.
David’s clients tell us that his organization — at every level — embodies what it means to be both authentic and accountable. He lives what he teaches. While his presentations and workshops are inspiring, engaging, and life-changing, his real message is not in his words; it is in his authentic and accountable presence. When you hire David, his candidness makes it easy for your group to be open. He connects and interacts; he listens before he talks. When it’s wrapped up, you will leave with valuable, practical ideas and techniques you can apply right away to improve quality and productivity regardless of economic ups and downs — or the usual or unusual challenges.
David clarifies complex issues and offers pragmatic solutions. He offers an authentic experience that will renew and rekindle the vitality of your organization, your work, and yourself. You will leave excited about building and sustaining a productive, engaged organization — starting from within.
The best way to understand the results of David’s work is in the testimonials of those who have participated in his life-changing experiences.
I am normally the most critical one with regards to how well the organizing committee did their job for any given conference. This year however, I was really impressed with how well the material is fitting in to our programming and theme. I believe in a baseball analogy, David Irvine “brought his A game” to the VLC and had “knocked it out of the park” in terms of his performance as Leader’s Navigator. Very impressive! I have received numerous comments from my volunteers in attendance citing what great job David did moderating, how relevant were his material and how adaptive David was as a speaker.
If I could score David Irvine a 11 out of a scale of 10, I would. I think David Irvine is a truly remarkable speaker and person. His material is relevant and the delivery is just at the right pace. David’s adaptability as a speaker is what take this conference to a whole new level as PEO can be a very confusing place for anyone from the outside looking in. Not for David. It was truly my honour to have met and selected David Irvine and to be able to learn so much from him. “
David believes that accountability is a philosophy for living, and he has made himself accountable to help others understand and embrace this message. Take the first step towards refocusing your own accountability – hear his message, then implement his strategies. You and those you care about will be better off for it.”
Thirty years ago, I made the commitment to always pursue a continuous learning strategy for self improvement, believe me when I say; I have attended my share of presentations. Your presentation made the hair on the back of my neck stand up! In a relaxed fun environment you brought a clear, concise, understanding of living a life built on the principles and philosophy of accountability, the mind set required to achieve this and the tool needed to make it happen.
WOW…it is a small world, and you have continued to touch people and contribute opportunities for affirmation and to create opportunity for significant life changing impacts on people.
We agreed if we had to choose one presenter to attend a presentation it would be you hands down! Thank you…you articulated what I have been trying to live personally and professionally; with your tool I will now be able to improve my consistency and become more successful both personally and professionally.”
We now have clearer goals and success measures as well as more meaningful discussions on consequences (i.e. compensation). MTA is now filled with greater purpose at all levels of our firm’s activities; we have a more integrated group of leaders in a highly creative and competitive business environment. For that we thank David Irvine.”
David Irvine is an inspiring teacher and a dynamic speaker. With insights grounded in personal experience, David’s messages about authenticity, accountability and balance are both practical and profound.
David is one of very few speakers who connect emotionally with their audiences. His stories are real and leave a lasting impression on those lucky enough to hear him. In today’s world, where change is the norm and leaders are needed at every level, of organizations, David’s messages are powerful.”
Public Sector / Non-profit Clients
Never have we had such positive feedback about a keynote speaker; David’s message was current and was what the team needed. Right place, right time = great results. We have already begun looking at other opportunities to engage with David over the next year to build on the great start at our annual conference.
Many thanks for what you have done for our leadership.”
David is a skilled presenter who holds an audience throughout his presentation. His topics are current, well thought out, and very enlightening for the people he is presenting to. You will find that his desire to give the best, most relevant information to his audience will shine through as he prepares and as he speaks. When he worked with us, for example, David contacted candidates in advance, learned what their concerns were, and moulded his material to provide what they needed at this time in their careers.
David is a true professional who will bring tremendous value to your company, organization, and your event.”
Your enthusiasm and passion were contagious! Your deep understanding and empathy for the challenges these social service leaders face created an atmosphere of trust – opening the door or transparency, open dialogue and inspired learning. In the words of one of the participants, “The last three days have been life-changing for me and I will never view my job in the same way.”
You have a unique ability to open people’s minds, touch their hearts, and teach valuable lessons of leadership and life. We are inspired to be on this authentic journey!”
We would highly recommend him to other organizations seeking to understand and embrace accountability and authenticity.”
Our delegates not only raved about his sessions, they came back to work energized and excited about implementing a “Culture of Greatness” within our organization. On a personal level, David took the time to understand our audience and customize his presentation to suit the needs, interests and occupation of the group. He went above and beyond his contract to support our conference and ensure its success. David clearly lives the values and ‘walks the talk’. We are grateful for the opportunity to learn from him.””
David’s work will provide you with specific characteristics and processes to guide you in your personal transformation, enhancing your organization through the distributed leadership model, where the focus is on positive accountability and responsibility for all. He will help you build a positive working/living environment, success, and positive control.”
You name them, I’ve seen them: Covey, Robbins (yeah, I walked on the coals), Leo Bascaglia (41 years ago), the list goes on and on. In those 42 years I can honestly say from the heart that I have NEVER had as positive and enriching an experience as I have in the IrvineStone Masterclass. Never is a huge word but it applies here.
It is all so powerful and valuable. I cannot find the words to thank you enough.”
David, I really enjoyed your vulnerability and opening the door to a frank discussion with our team. You are a great moderator and listener, and you responded with a great deal of care and empathy and compassion: keep that up as part of your presentations and work.”
Ally was equally as eloquent in her ability to hold my attention and speak to the heart of what truly matters RIGHT NOW.
All the best and keep shining your bright light, more than ever the world needs that now.”