Who We Are

About UsIrvineStone is a boutique leadership development firm. Our purpose is to inspire authenticity in leaders, thus enabling them to amplify their impact with those they love and serve.

We united in order to blend more than a decade of Ally’s authentic leadership development skills with David’s thirty years of experience as a thought-leader, best-selling author, and trusted leadership advisor. We have created a firm that offers the very best in personal, leadership, and cultural development – across borders and continents – by leading the authentic way.

Through in-person and virtual programs, we specialize in customized learning experiences that transform lives, organizations and communities. Our ultimate aim is to deliver transformational results for transformational, conscious leaders. The world needs leaders who are committed to substance over the superficial, character over charisma, and service over self-interest. We need authentic leaders –– people whose inner compass guides their actions and who inspire trust.

We 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

Our expertise is in:

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

We 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.

We’ll guide you to look inward toward the hardest realities of your life and guide you to true, authentic leadership. In short, we are difference-makers to difference makers.

Our Values


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


Our lives are our message. We live what we teach.


We’ll never make a promise we don’t intend to keep. We hold ourselves accountable to every principle and practice we bring to our clients.

Exceed expectations.

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

Make a difference.

Every interaction with us 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. We’re here to support you and make you stronger.

A lifetime of learning.

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

About David Irvine and Ally Stone
About Us


Coaching is very different from our retreats or workshops. But many of the clients who have experienced those have asked about working with us individually.

Our coaching format is flexible. It’s built to care for you and your needs and to help you achieve the things you want to achieve in your life.

Everyone is different, as are the issues people need to work through. Here’s a sample of some of the real-life challenges we have supported and helped to guide our clients through:

  • How do I lead authentically in the midst of unprecedented disruption?
  • How can I better lead my team through change and chaos?
  • How can I build an engaged culture after half of my organization has been laid off?
  • How can I improve the relationships in my life (with employees, colleagues, spouse, children, etc.)?
  • How can I be more authentic?
  • How can I more effectively hold people accountable?
  • How can I get clear about my priorities and better manage stress?
  • How can I better deal with issues such as post-traumatic stress, loss, and my own depression or a loved one’s?
  • I need an accountability partner.