David Wheatley

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David Wheatley

Principal and Chief Question Asker ​

David works with leaders who are engaged in transitions to new roles or new scope or need improved results. An expert facilitator, trainer and coach, David has worked for over twenty years with government, manufacturing, healthcare, law enforcement, technology and financial institutions. 

Originally from Leeds, England, David is a former Scotland Yard police officer. He is a graduate of Hendon Police Academy in London and an honors graduate of Lancaster University’s education program. He earned a master’s degree in organizational management and has been a Senior Fellow at the University of Maryland and an Instructor at Michigan State University. David has twice delivered at the International Leadership Association conference. He is co-author of 50 DOs for Everyday Leadership Lessons Learned the Hard Way (So You Don’t Have To), now in its second edition, and What Great Teams Do Great: How Ordinary People Accomplish the Extraordinary.

In his spare time, David plays soccer and the guitar, both badly, in his opinion. He lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan with Launda and whichever of their four adult children happen by. In 2015 they completed an Atlantic crossing on a 39-foot sailboat, with the help of two fellow sailors, and look forward to more adventures at sea.