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David Horsager

Award-Winning Speaker, Author, and Entrepreneur; Top Leadership Strategist and Consultant

Travels From:
Minnesota
Fee Range:
$15,000 - $25,000

David Horsager is the leading expert on trust and how it’s built into everything from individuals and organizations to global governments. His work has been featured in prominent publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

David has worked with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies like Verizon and FedEx to the New York Yankees and  U.S. Congress. He helps leaders and organizations become most trusted in their industry through research, speaking, consulting and human capital development.

As bestselling author of The Trust Edge™ and The Daily Edge™ he has taken the platform across the United States and on 6 continents. He invented the Enterprise Trust Index™ and leads the charge in one of the nation’s foremost trust studies—The Trust Outlook™.

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David Horsager is a business strategist, keynote speaker, and author of the National Bestseller, The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships, and a Stronger Bottom Line. His work has been featured in prominent publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal.

Through his graduate research, leadership experience and as a founding partner of Special Delivery Productions, Dave learned firsthand how the world’s most successful people gain and keep the trust of their customers and colleagues. He’s taken that knowledge and broken it down into tangible steps that people can incorporate into their own lives right away.

David has delivered life-changing presentations on four continents, with audiences ranging everywhere from Wells Fargo and the New York Yankees to Goodyear and the Department of Homeland Security. Combining humor and memorable stories with research and insight, Dave sheds light on the confusion and misconceptions surrounding the cornerstone of personal and professional success.

Through speaking, training, consulting, coaching, writing and other resources, Dave and his team at Horsager Leadership, Inc. make it their mission to develop trusted leaders and organizations. Dave also serves on several boards and as an Adjunct Professor of Organizational Leadership for Bethel University’s graduate program. He lives in St. Paul, MN with his wife, Lisa, and their four children.

Trust is a fundamental, bottom line issue. Without it, leaders lose teams, salespeople lose sales, and organizations lose reputation, retention of good people, relationships and revenue. But with trust, individuals and organizations enjoy greater creativity, productivity, freedom and results. Through David’s industry leading research The Trust Outlook™ and firsthand experience working with the world’s highest performing organizations, David reveals how top leaders and organizations drive business results to become the most trusted in their industry.


Key Takeaways:



  • The actionable framework you can use immediately to build trust and solve your biggest challenges

  • The HOW-HOW-HOW process to spark momentum, see immediate results and inspire trust

  • The newest research on how to develop trust individually, in your team and in your organization – or go extinct in the new economy


Trust is the fastest way to increasing influence, impact and business results – yet many leaders are frustrated when their teams avoid accountability, stop push forward priorities or refuse to stay engaged. From firsthand experience working with global leaders around the world, David shows leaders how to increase engagement and earn the trust of those you lead.



Key takeaways:



  • The 6 steps to engaging and motivating your team

  • How to generate instant momentum through the 90 Day Quick Plan

  • How to align your team, break down silos and focus on push forward priorities


The single uniqueness of the greatest organizations of all time is trust. For the trusted brand, people pay more, come back and tell others – this strategic advantage of being trusted is what separates high performance organizations from their competitors, leading to greater profitability, more impact and better workplaces.  In this program, David shares case studies and the actionable framework used by organizations around the world to build communities and cultures of trust.


Key takeaways:



  • 3 ways to make trust more relevant and applicable to your culture

  • How to identify counterforces to trust

  • How to start a movement to build a culture of trust


Change is constant – and the speed of business is faster than ever before. How do you build trust and keep things running smoothly during major business transitions or uncertain political climates? In this session, David shows leaders how times of change are the greatest opportunity to build trust and achieve business results in the face of uncertainty.


Key Takeaways:



  • The single most important driver in communication during times of transition

  • How to accelerate decision making and keep momentum moving for those you lead

  • Why the “How” is more important than the “Why”


Trust increases or decreases in every single interaction – what steps are you taking with your prospects, existing clients and loyal advocates to earn and keep their business? Through David’s industry leading research The Trust Outlook™ and firsthand experience working high performing sales teams, David reveals how top sales performers build trust in every aspect of the sales process to win more business and become the trusted choice.


Key Takeaways:



  • The specific steps to increase trust and accelerate your sales cycle

  • The #1 action that top sales performers do to build trust with new prospects, highlighted from the newest Trust Outlook™ research

  • The six questions to create focus, clarity and consistent sales


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