Endorsements for Intent Based-Leadership™ and David Marquet – David Marquet
David Marquet - Intent Based Leadership: Create Leaders at Every Level


We had more enthusiastic feedback about David Marquet than any other part of the conference.

Alchemy Systems

“We received rave reviews on David’s talk from our people and customers.”

CA Technologies

“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.

Daniel Markovitz

Markovitz Consulting

San Francisco

Highest rated speaker at the conference!


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!

Ford Dealership in Canada


I had the opportunity to hear David speak last Friday in San Diego as part of Ford of Canada’s Business Leaders Challenge and David was probably the best speaker I have ever heard. He kept it light and funny but still got the point across as to the change in leadership style that he used and the benefits of it. The hour we spent with him felt like about 5 minutes which right there tells you the engagement in that room.

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!

GE Aviation

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.

MSU Denver

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!!!

Nancy Merrick


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.

P&G, Panama



Andy not only met, but exceeded all expectations in his presentation yesterday here in Panama! The feedback was very positive and he delivered the message and explained the key behaviors in a very clear and engaging way. I am glad we had the opportunity to do this together.

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.

Rob Dollars

Breckenridge Grand Vacations

Breckenridge, CO

The presentation was very well-received overall. A number of people have told me it was the best BGV Leadership Summit yet. Thank you!


David’s keynote was the highlight of the conference.
Alex Sauickie, COO



The TTSA , intent based program has had a tremendous impact on my business. It has given my team clarity and a sense of ownership in the company. We have ex employees wanting to join back after they hear of what’s happening. I now have a shared vision with my team. Another positive outcome has been the amount of free time that I’m getting for strategy and introspection because of the leader leader style of management.



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.

Snelson Companies, Inc.

David is the best speaker in this space I’ve ever seen. I look forward to booking him again in the future. The ad hoc feedback I received was unanimously enthusiastic.

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
governmental organizations.

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.
Thanks again!

Vistage Chair

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

VP, Capgemini

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.

WooHoo, Inc.

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!”

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