Dave Mitchell

Dave Mitchell

The Leadership Difference – Laugh and Learn
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Live and Learn or Die Stupid explores the characteristics of happy, successful people. Using audience interaction, comedy and introspection, Dave and the audience discover what it takes to achieve self- contentment. Taken from Dave’s popular book of the same name!

Reaching the Summit applies the concepts from Live and Learn or Die Stupid to professional performance. How do you obtain and sustain your full potential while remaining resilient and balanced in your life.

The Power of Understanding of People- Hollywood Style provides a better understanding of diverse communication styles. Based on Jungian psychology, it’s the perfect combination of pertinent human dynamics; laugh out loud humor and audience interaction. One of our most popular seminars!

The Heart and Art of Service will make your clients come racing back for more of what you have to offer. Through a series of dynamic, humorous real-life stories Dave will help your team discover how to identify each customer’s “service hot button” and ensure that you exceed their expectations. From building rapport to executing service recovery, this seminar covers the entire customer service dynamic.

Selling Luxury Items – There is a big difference between being a sales person and a sales consultant and today’s discerning consumer demands the latter. Learn the unique perspective of luxury consumers and how to take your selling skills to the next level to meet the expectations of this growing and influential demographic.

Breakthrough Leadership: Leading Transcendental Change will guide your team to a new level of sustained and consistent high performance. Dave will lead the participants through an interactive session of teambuilding, conquering with constant change and shifting from extrinsic to intrinsic needs fulfillment.

Dialectic Thinking: It’s the Issue, Not the Person focuses exclusively on resolving conflict. Dave uses the “Rules of Engagement” to help attendees adopt a more effective mental approach to conflict, reducing concerns to issues rather than to people. Further, this class focuses on a step- by- step model for approaching, discussing and ultimately resolving issues that divide individuals.

Becoming Resilient! focuses on the personal characteristics of high performers and how we can develop these attributes within ourselves. Is it possible to excel in all aspects of your life without burning out? This course examines each attendee’s strengths and potential vulnerabilities as they strive to maximize their potential. Life changing!

What is Your Wine Personality? – provides the opportunity to educate new salespeople on the fine art of business entertaining. This program ties valuable wine knowledge to communication styles and can be used as a team building event, teach rapport building techniques or to treat your VIP clients to an evening of fun.

Why Book Dave Mitchell?

  • He delivers high impact training experiences that are entertaining and enhance both individual and team performance.

  • He focuses on leadership, selling skills, and customer service, using proven principles in cognitive psychology.
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    Since founding the Leadership Difference in 1995, over 250,000 people have attended Dave Mitchell’s “enter-TRAIN-ment” seminars on topics that include leadership, customer service, selling skills, and personal performance enhancement. His clients include Allstate Insurance, Bank of America, Universal Studios, Sub-Zero Wolf Appliances, Electrolux Appliances, Trek Bikes, Walt Disney World, and the CIA just to name a few.

    Prior to starting his own organization development consulting firm, Dave was the Vice President of Human Resources and Quality for Buena Vista Hospitality Group, Corporate Director of Training and Development for Marshall Field’s and a television reporter and producer for CBS News. He has a B.A. in Mass-Communications with an emphasis in Business Administration and a Masters Degree in Global Human Resources Development. Dave is an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois and has been designated as a Certified Advanced Wine Sommelier (som-uh-yay) by the International Wine Guild.

    Dave is the author of the book Live and Learn or Die Stupid! The book focuses on personal contentment and performance excellence. His next book, The Power of Understanding People, was released in December 2013 by Wiley Publishing and was immediately selected as Best Business Book of the Month by Amazon. Dave was named Best Speaker of 2013 by Meeting Professionals International at the World Education Congress in Las Vegas.

    Dave lives in the mountains of Colorado with his wife of 28 years, Lori; his two children, Brooke and Slade; three horses and four dogs including two yellow labs: Martini and Rossi.

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    --Vesta Hospitality

    "Dave is insightful, hilarious, and provides plenty of real life examples to drive home his points! Our group had very few people looking down at their phones during his 90 minute presentation, which today seems to be the marker of an engaging speaker. Our company highly recommends Dave Mitchell."
    --NAI Wisinski of West Michigan

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