Unlocking Leadership Potential - Optimizing Performance - Rebuilding Winning Cultures
David’s ability to share his message “From Paralysis to Purpose” will leave you and your organization with one of the most incredible comeback stories they will hear in their lifetime.
David provides attendees with a powerful message that obstacles don’t stop you, stopping stops you.
David and his staff will work with your team to create a presentation that is customized to drive the greatest possible impact, combining captivating stories, powerful personal experiences, and actionable strategies that equip audiences with a detailed game plan for each attendees success.
David turned his tragedy into a incredible story of inspiration and hope. "Every employee should get a copy of Getting Undressed - From Paralysis to Purpose...it will change their lives."
Lorne Ray MBC
Now might be the best time ever to book a virtual keynote with David. COVID 19 has so many facing fatigue from all of the change taking place in the work environment. David's story is now more timely than ever.
As more organizations and conference planners are looking to host virtual events and hybrid options for upcoming meetings, the David Cooks virtual keynote experience is dedicated to creating a similar attendee experience that in person LIVE events offer.
David's virtual experiences not only entertain and inspire, but also provide actionable game-changing ideas to enhance leadership and business performance.
Your organization is now learning to do things in an entirely different way and David's powerful message really builds on learning the "new" as he puts it.
My favorite thing in life is helping people and organizations discover greatness from the unforeseen in life. I look forward to meeting you soon.
At the age of 15, David experienced a Spinal Aneurysm, leaving him a T-6 paraplegic and a wheelchair user. His ability to overcome obstacles and to achieve success in the face of adversity is what makes his story inspiring and motivating to others.
Almost in the blink of an eye, David's world went from a rising star in high school basketball to living in a rehab facility facing a lifetime of paralysis. David chose not to be a victim, rather accepting and embracing his new reality as paraplegic to face life head on. His story has inspired people all over the world.
David is an author, speaker, voice talent, podcast host and management consultant.
David received his Master of Business Administration in Finance from Duke University and his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from The University of Wisconsin –Whitewater. His career path includes time spent in Banking, Finance, Education and Athletics.
David has spent nearly 25 years in Education, including 17 years teaching at his alma mater, Marquette University High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While at Marquette University High School, David taught Economics and he also served as the Director of Diversity, The Coordinator of Academic Support, and served 11 years as the Head Varsity Boys basketball Coach and recorded a record of 155-92.
David served as an assistant coach at Concordia University in Mequon Wisconsin from 2013-2018. The highlight of David’s coaching career is his time spent at Duke University working for Hall of Fame Coach Mike Krzyzeswki, and being a member of the coaching staff for USA East Coast Basketball in the summer of 2014, joining Frank Martin and Guy Rancourt in Estonia and Finland.