Speaker, trainer and consultant on creativity, innovation and presentation skills

I’ve been obsessed with creativity and innovation since I was a kid. That led to me making a living as an advertising creative director, musician, poet, illustrator, broadcaster and film maker.

I’m now an author, educator, public speaker and consultant. I help some of the world’s biggest brands improve their ideas and how they present them. As well as helping individuals who want to take their skills up a few notches.

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I have a number of online courses available. I've been busy doing remote training for the last couple of years. And I'm back doing face-to-face sessions too.


I've written a few books that became Amazon best-sellers. I've co-written a couple of other books. And I've contributed to quite a few more.


Before 2020, I regularly travelled the world speaking at conferences. During the pandemic, I got good at virtual presentations. Now I do both again.

“I don’t know anyone who’d be better at this than Dave. We’ve worked with him for years and love the way he helps people get to better ideas.”

Reuben Webb, Stein IAS

"Dave has a wonderful talent for delivering sessions remotely and keeping them fun, relevant and inclusive. I would unreservedly recommend Dave as a trainer."

Andy Oakes, Bluestripe Group

“A positive force in any organisation and someone I would highly recommend. He was also great fun to work with."

Stuart Leach, Barrister

"Dave is a naturally gifted teacher. He is supportive, encourages the best out of people, and is generous in sharing his knowledge. "

Stephen Jenkins, Too Many Dreams

“Dave knows what good ideas are. And how to get to them. Whatever industry you’re in, you’ll benefit from working with him. We certainly have."

Rob Morrice, Stein IAS

"The best virtual speaker I've ever seen!"

Jennifer Webb, BBI Trunk

"Listen to Dave. He's usually right. He's also the second nicest person after your mum you'll ever meet."

Piggy Lines, Carnage Films

"Dave is an exceptional teacher and goes all out to support the students. Nothing is ever too much trouble and he runs it in a friendly, knowledgeable and darn right hilarious way."

Vicky Jenkins, Clarus Training

"The work he's done has been outstanding and he's able to communicate with clients and peers in an approachable and friendly way. I certainly hope to work more with him in the future."

Jason DaPonte, ex-BBC

"Dave is Premier League. If you get a chance to work with him, grab it and learn..."

David Russell, Blue Latitude Health