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Since founding the Leadership Difference in 1995, over 350,000 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 by the International Wine Guild and is a founding shareholder of Pambrun Winery.
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 and Top Speakers of 2015 by Meetings and Conventions Magazine.
Dave lives in the wine country of Walla Walla, Washington with his wife of 31 years, Lori; his two children, Brooke and Slade; three horses, two dogs and two barn cats: Socks and Stinkerbell.