David Okerlund is one of those special Hall-of-Fame Speakers. He’s a rare, cross-over presenter who can deliver a powerful, tone-setting keynote, a humorous banquet address, seminars on sales, leadership, the power and impact of passion, and managing change and its chaos.
He has presented national and international keynote addresses to some of the largest companies in America including John Deere, Cargill, DuPont, Alta Genetics, Software Solutions, Syngenta, and many others.
David started out his working career in Manchester, Iowa where as a young teenager he saved up money to go on to college by working on the town’s garbage route. He often says, “It was the best job I have ever had in my entire career. It taught me more about the value of commitment and endurance than one might ever dare to believe.”
He’s been an Outstanding Young Educator, a national sales manager, a hospital administrator, a teacher at Oxford University, an author of four motivational books, a college instructor on organizational ethics and persuasion, one of the top communication coaches in America, a member of the Speakers’ International Hall of Fame, and has shared the stage with American greats like Bob Hope, Lee Iacocca, Denis Waitley, and Warren Buffett. His speaking career has taken him from Anchorage, Alaska to an international medical conference in Cairo, Egypt.
And if you are wondering if David can deliver a great program, read this endorsement: “I have been rating speakers for associations for nearly ten years and rate them on over twenty different aspects of professionalism. I have never given a speaker a perfect score until I heard David Okerlund take the stage at the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companys conference in Minneapolis. Absolutely every person in the audience was mesmerized by both the content of his message and his incredible style of delivery!” John Richter, Richter Consulting Company, Inc.