An Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker with Maxwell Leadership Certified Team.

About David Shirley

As a Maxwell Leadership Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. Working together, I will move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.

I began my professional leadership journey at the United States Military Academy at West Point where I graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a commission as a U.S. Army Officer.  After serving in the Army, I transitioned to the civilian life and entered the aviation and manufacturing industry where I worked as an engineer and eventually moved into their Six Sigma blackbelt program where I learned the principles of Six Sigma and Lean and how to implement into processes.  From there I began my dream job at the Walt Disney Company where I ultimately moved into a role in Walt Disney Imagineering and continued to work there for over 18 years leading diverse teams domestically and overseas in varied leadership roles.


Through these experiences I have gained critical and extensive experience leading different types of teams at different levels.  In all fields ranging from the military to engineering, manufacturing, process improvement, project management, and organizational leadership I implemented, tested, and reapplied all the lessons I gained through the training and personal development opportunities enabling me to lead and develop some of the most diverse and exciting teams and individuals a leader could ask for.    


Over the years I developed a simple model for building extremely high performing teams focusing on developing team cultures that empower, excite, and equip team members to achieve their personal best as a critical part of a dynamic and exciting team.  For years I have studied various leaders and role models leveraging the many lessons of John Maxwell into my day-to-day experiences.  I developed a passion for adding value to others and became a John Maxwell Certified Team Member to help me spread the lessons I have learned and implemented over the years in order to help others become better leaders and team members. 


Contact Me. I am looking forward to assisting you on your journey to increased personal growth and greater leadership success.