“No Excuses: Breakthrough fear and adversity to play a bigger game in business and life.”

David is a retired New York State Police Captain after 22 years of service.  He ran all State Police operations for the entire County of Westchester NY which averages approximately 400-500,000 911 calls a year.  David was the New York State Trooper of the Year in 2003 followed by New York State Police Investigator of the Year in 2007.   He moved up through the ranks during his 22 year career with the New York State Police. He went from patrol to Investigations to leading undercover units involved in Organized Crime, Auto Theft, Money Laundering and large scale drug organizations.  David was also a first responder at Ground Zero on 09/11 where he spent weeks working in New York City.  Additionally while working full time with the NY State Police David also built a million dollar direct sales business.  Through his success both in law enforcement and business David became a Keynote Motivational Speaker presenting to groups of a few hundred people to over 20,000 people in the NFL Super Dome in New Orleans.   David is currently publishing his first book “The Leveled Up Life” due to come out Summer 2022.  Most importantly David is a husband and a Father to his three daughters.

Breakthrough Fear & Adversity – Transform Your Mindset from Simply Surviving to Thriving

Have you noticed Fear, Adversity, Mindset, and Excuses to name a few are often the difference-makers for those that are truly successful and those that aren’t? We all face them each and every day, but a select few know how to overcome them.  So how do you overcome these obstacles that we all face every single day both personally and professionally? You teach your organization a model that speaks to their inner core, mindset and thought process to break through these barriers.​


1) Having a Vision
Often we think about what we truly want to achieve but we must have the Vision within ourselves, to live it, to breathe it, to read it and to focus on it so everything we do is in alignment with making our Vision become a realty.

2) Our Mindset
If our mindset isn’t strong we will constantly let life’s circumstances dictate how we respond. But when we flip that upside down we learn that we cannot control what happens to us but we can control how we react. A positive focused Mindset is the most powerful tool for one’s success.

3) Sense of Urgency
We often talk about the things we are going to do and accomplish. We talk about starting “tomorrow” or “someday.” It’s the start that stops most people. But the fact is tomorrow is not guaranteed and success is never convenient. It will never be the perfect time to start. It’s about creating it.

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2022 Midwest Speakers Bureau Showcase

Tuesday, August 30, 2022             
Airport Holiday Inn
6111 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321
(515) 287-2400
(Overnight hotel accommodations are under block of rooms- Midwest Speakers Bureau)
8:00 AM – Registration, Meet the Speakers
8:30-12:30 –Speakers Showcase
12:30-1:30 – Lunch with the speakers
$50.00 includes continental breakfast and lunch.