David Irvine, the Leader’s Navigator
David is a widely sought-after speaker, 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 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, he has developed a unique personal and practical approach to inspiring leaders and transforming lives.
David has worked with people in the public, private, not-for-profit, family business, and entrepreneurial sectors across North America, including:
- CEOs and senior executives
- all levels of management
- frontline service providers
- healthcare professionals
- law enforcement personnel
Thousands of people attend his programs every year, and he has also taught courses at three universities and the Banff Centre. David’s presentations, workshops, retreats, and writing won’t just move you – they’ll get you moving.
David is a bestselling author of seven books, with over 300,000 copies sold worldwide. The Other Everest: Navigating the Pathway to Authentic Leadership is the most recent and brings together the learnings, teachings, and wisdom gleaned over a lifetime of meaningful work.
The popular Caring Is Everything: Getting to the Heart of Humanity, Leadership and Life, deals with the importance of caring in all aspects of our lives.
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.
A leader in the hospitality industry for over 15 years, Ally has built over 15 successful businesses. Her leadership style is based on taking care of people by “Leading from the Heart”. This unique style of leadership has created a culture in her organization that is now admired and emulated by many.
Ally has worked with hundreds of leaders from all levels of organizations. For over a decade, she has developed and facilitated countless workshops and seminars geared specifically towards the journey of a “Heart Centered Leader” including:
- Navigating Change and Uncertainty “Why leadership presence is more important now than ever”
- Transcendent Leadership “How leaders can inspire and change lives”
- Finding the Right Fit “Why hiring is key to long term success”
- Defining Culture and Building Connected Teams
- The Heart of Caring Leadership
- Mind Shift “Strategies for Stress Reduction in the Workplace”
Ally has partnered with David Irvine to share their message of Authenticity in Leadership. She complements David’s work by bringing her diverse experience of working with and developing leaders. Together David and Ally deliver deeply engaging, impactful sessions for leaders.
Ally is also a certified meditation teacher who spends time discovering the spaces between her thoughts. She loves yoga, biking, hiking and spending time with her two dogs. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta with Chris, her husband of 20 years.