“We received rave reviews on David’s talk from our people and customers.”
“Not only was David’s presentation spot on, connecting with so many of our leadership principles, his delivery was sincere, energetic, insightful and genuine.” – Don Balducci, Senior Advisor
Celebration Cruise Line
David Marquet is a powerful speaker displaying the unique ability to bring
his understandable and thought provoking ideas about leadership to a
diverse group. During the presentation, the group was captivated. He
researched our company and geared his message, including examples, so that
our staff found it easy to relate to.
I highly recommend reading David’s book as I believe this is how our future
leadership will look. Participating in one of his presentations will leave
you energized and eager to start implementing his methods immediately.
I just want to say “thank you” for the time you spent with us today. Your
speech and answers you gave to the team are simply fantastic! Already
multiple members in the team came told me that they are really motivated. I
will review the framework you sent to me with my team in coming weeks and
discuss where we could apply the concepts/mechanism to create leaders at
every level. Really appreciate your guidance and mentoring along the way.
Denmark Oil & Gas Conference 2016
Highest rated session during our conference!
Fortune Magazine Leadership Summit
David was the top rated speaker for Fortune magazine’s Leadership Summit, receiving a rare standing ovation from our audience of top CEOs and executives. I’ve since hired him multiple times to address similar audiences around the globe.
Verne Harnish, Chair
Fortune’s Leadership Summit
David Marquet knocked it out of the park for us at our Fortune Leadership
Summit a couple weeks ago – standing ovation (only 4 in the 12 year history
of the Summits) and highest Net Promoter Score to date – 90.4!
I just wanted to express my thanks to you for the excellent leadership talk you gave to us at GE Aviation recently. It was probably the best talk on leadership I have ever heard, including my time in the Navy. Most of the time ‘leadership’ talks are really management tips that focus on how to act in a way to manipulate employees to do what the business needs to have done. I just received my first Leadership Nudge and am looking forward to receiving more.
Jack Smith, Principal Engineer
General Dynamics - Bath Iron Works
David Marquet’s message aligned with our program themes. His easy delivery
and ability to connect with the audience were appreciated by all. We have
already ordered books for another team here who are looking to learn more
about his LEADER-LEADER approach.
Lockheed Martin Corporation
David was an excellent speaker who I would highly recommend to any group,
organization and company open to changing the leadership paradigm in their
environment! One of the Sr managers in attendance was so impacted he
purchased 15 of David’s books for his leadership team to read and
collectively begin looking at ways to implement aspects of his practices
into the way they do business and operate.
David’s message on turning followers into leaders makes so much sense for
both the individual employee as well as organizational development! His
principles and methodology are extremely practical and urgently relevant
for immediate and future organizational success and sustainability. In the
six years of planning and implementing the University-wide Conference, I
have never heard such a robust, rousing and extended round of applause for
a keynote speaker as was generated for David!!!
This course is well worth the investment! So many offerings get you inspired but lack the ‘how’. David and Jenni deliver that in spades! Just like his book, Turn the ship around, it is direct, informative and practical. I highly recommend it.
Ohio State University – Fisher College of Business
Things went absolutely terrific with David. He was very gracious, great on
podium, and very kind to stay for a while and talk to our guests / sign
books. Word of mouth was extremely positive – I think we were right to have
him close out the afternoon and bring that energy that people brought to
our networking reception and into the next morning. Averaging out the
Likert scale we used for people surveyed, he received a 4.85 / 5, which is
very, very good.
President, Grand Haven Chamber of Commerce
David’s 1/2 day seminar was “a wildly successful event for the Chamber, and
the feedback from attendees has been overwhelmingly positive.
Principals, Executive Forums
Fantastic 1/2 day seminar Friday morning. My team really got a lot out of
it and David was very effective! Thank you both for continuing to bring
tremendous value to management teams throughout the valley.
David’s keynote was the highlight of the conference.
Alex Sauickie, COO
I lost 50 pounds and my husband lost 40 pounds because we have less stress in our lives because of Intent-Based Leadership.
Simon Sinek, author of Start With Why
To say I’m a fan of David Marquet would be an understatement. I’m a
fully-fledged groupie. He is the kind of leader who comes around only once
in a generation. He is the kind of leader who doesn’t just know how to
lead, he knows how to build leaders. His ideas and lessons are invaluable
to anyone who wants to build an organization that will outlive them.
Speaker Will Weatherford, Florida House of Representatives
David Marquet was a huge hit. Smart, funny, self-deprecating, gave
specifics, etc. Multiple questions. Standing O. Signed 80 plus books
after. He was perfect!
U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
Stirring to say the least. What a breath of fresh air. Innovative new
leadership methods that have been proven in the crucible of a demanding
military combat unit, expertly delivered by one of the rising new voices on
how to inspire and lead people to be their very best, unlock their full
potential, and most importantly to develop them into innovative and
confident leaders themselves. Incredibly fortunate timing as our
institution was in a turbulent time of recovery following an unplanned and
significant change in leadership. While Captain Marquet has departed, his
ideas most certainly have not and will play a prominent role as we
re-organize ourselves going forward. The only real question for us is, not
if ,but how soon he can return to help us through the next and subsequent
phases on the road to institutional leadership excellence.
US European Command Strategic Communications Leadership Summit
David Marquet’s presentation on leadership at our Communicators’ Symposium
was a wonderful addition to the event. His concepts were well-received by
conferees, particularly those from outside the military who are not as
frequently offered leader education opportunities. Discussions were
animated and reactions were enthusiastic. David’s cutting edge ideas
promise to effect positive cultural change across both private sector and
Veterans United Home Loans
I wanted to thank you for your presentation to our managers at Veterans
United Home Loans the other day. I’ve heard nothing but fantastic feedback.
Every manager I’ve asked has said they loved listening to you and learned
so much. I agree, it was amazing for me as well. Your message seemed to fit
right in to the way we do things here at Veterans United Home Loans, even
though generally, leadership messages from the outside don’t mix real well
with ours. It was right on point, and actionable stuff for our folks.
I had the great fortune of spending quality time with David and seeing
first hand his passion, commitment and mentorship. He is an incredibly
quick study, has a unique way of seeing the whole picture no matter how
complex and he manages to affirm each person while holding them
accountable. I highly recommend David Marquet and his book Turn The Ship
Captured our key messages….We are using his “intend to” and “no they”
guidelines for empowering our people to lead. Our HR head loves the “no
they” example in resolving employee issues.
Copenhagen Happiness at Work Conference 2016
David was voted “Most favorite speaker.”
Comments from Attendees
“David Marquet was outstanding”
“The day was filled with joy. Exciting speakers. Good atmosphere. I TOTALLY loved David Marquet. He was fantastic!”