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Trust & Connect

Cohort-based Course

Go from forgettable manager to magnetic leader and elevate the trajectory of your team and your business

Hosted by

David Mead

International speaker, best selling co-author. 10 years on Simon Sinek's team.

Course overview

Become the type of leader you would follow

Most of us know what great leadership looks like, but we don't always do it.


In this course you'll uncover the characteristics of the leaders you choose to follow and learn the tools to embody these traits.


The natural results are higher performance, retention and more.

Is this course right for you?

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Are you a leader who is struggling to keep your remote or hybrid team engaged and connected?

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Are you a leader who wants to achieve sustainable performance with an engaged team?

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Are you the kind of leader who cares about the growth and success of the people you lead?

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Are you a leader who aspires to build a strong culture where people take responsibility for performance and progress?

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Are you a leader who is sick of losing great people to competitors?

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Are you a new manager who struggles with making the transition from operator to people leader?

What you’ll get out of this course

Straightforward concepts that apply to your specific context

You'll apply uncomplicated, universal principles that work to improve your leadership, whether you're a brand new manager, a CEO or a stay-at-home parent.

A simple formula that guides behavior and decision-making

Change is hard. Memorizing a complex model makes it that much harder. Instead, you'll explore a framework you can draw on a napkin that guides your leadership & influence practice.

Frictionless, customized practices you can implement now

You'll identify daily practices that put your learning into action that are specific to you, your role and personality.

A three-week action plan

You'll identify a key area or key relationship that needs improvement, and create a plan to address it so you can hit the ground running.

What people are saying

        After David's session, I'm inspired to be a more supportive team member, a more attentive and present father, a more loving and involved husband and a better friend. Hard to believe that all that happened in one day during one training but it's true. I am forever changed.
Matt Moody

Matt Moody

VP of Partnerships, Big Leap
        I have been to many leadership trainings over my career and David’s was different. He gave new insights along with the strategies and tools to implement what we were learning. I recommend David to any company who wants to have better leadership and authenticity.
Ben Lonsdale

Ben Lonsdale

Associate Director of Business Development, Tanner Accountants & Advisors
        I was a skeptic and was going to multitask during David’s presentation. But I don’t think he got more than a few sentences in when I took my hand off my computer mouse and started listening. The real life anecdotes shared, the vulnerabilities exposed and the content of the messaging being so relatable, I was drawn in to truly listen.
Cynthia Noriega

Cynthia Noriega

Product Manager of Digital Commerce, H-E-B

Meet your instructor, David

David Mead

David Mead

I’ve experienced amazing, as well as incredibly toxic, leadership. I know first-hand the difference it makes to our human experience. I've dedicated my career to ensuring that as many people as possible experience leadership at its best.


During the past 13 years I have had the amazing experience of traveling to 21 countries to work with over 300 companies like Disney, Apple and LinkedIn. In that time, I discovered a pattern that is present with every leader worth following. This course teaches how to recreate that pattern in your own leadership.


I worked with best-selling author and thought leader Simon Sinek from 2009 - 2019. In 2017, I co-authored Find Your Why, with Peter Docker and Simon Sinek. It has sold over 400,000 copies and is translated into 25 languages.


Since December, 2019 I’ve focused on helping leaders and teams implement simple but powerful ideas that allow them to influence others with genuine humanity, no matter their role or title.


I'd love to do the same for you. If you're the kind of person who cares about the growth and success of the people you lead, this course is for you.

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Course syllabus

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Module 1: The leaders you follow

You'll identify the specific traits and characteristics of the best leaders you've had so you can learn to model them yourself. You'll also learn the first trait of "sticky" leadership.

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Office hours/Q&A

A time for informal discussion and questions with David on the previous module's content.

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Module 2: Sticky leadership

You'll learn and apply the 2nd and 3rd traits of "sticky" leadership so you can create an environment of belonging and progress on your team.

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Office hours/Q&A

A time for informal discussion and questions with David on the previous module's content.

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Module 3: Trust and connection, naturally

You'll learn and apply the last trait of "sticky" leadership and create an action plan based on a specific situation or relationship you want to work on.

Course schedule

5 - 7 hours over 1 week
  • Nov 28th, Nov 30th, Dec 2nd

    11:30 am - 1:00 pm ET

    Live sessions

  • Nov 29th, Dec 1st

    11:15 am - 12:00 pm ET

    Office hours

Frequently Asked Questions

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