David Cottrell




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Dallas, TX 75376

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David Cottrell has developed an outstanding reputation as a premier professional speaker and has presented his leadership message to more than 250,000 managers and leaders worldwide. His clients range from Fortune 100 organizations and international associations to government agencies and educational institutions including:

Affiliated Foods AFLAC
American Airlines Arvest Bank
Assn. of California School District Administrators Bridgestone Firestone
CenterPoint Energy Cigna Healthcare
City of Dallas ClubCorp
Conseco Finance CTDI
DHL Direct Energy Marketing
DL Rogers Duke Energy
Dura-Line Corporation El Paso ISD
Exxon Mobil FedEx
Gordon Hospital Heights Financial Corporation
Hyland Software The Kettle Restaurants
Lands' End LPGA
Macys Mannatech
Manufacturer's Resource Center Masonic Homes
Mosaic Mt. Clemens Hospital
North Carolina Farm Bureau Oakwood International
O'Reilly Auto Pathway Health
Peppermill Hotel and Casino PFSweb
Pizza Ranch Professional Services Incorporated
Raytheon Rubicon Partners
SalesLink Social Security Administration
Southwest Airlines Sprint
State Farm TA Instruments
Texas Guaranteed Student Loan The Brickman Group
Titan Financial Tri Tech Labs
University of Buffalo VA Maryland Health Care
Wal-Mart Waste Connections
YUM! Brands  

A few of our recent client testimonials include:

"I just wanted to send you a short note to let you know what a great success David Cottrell’s presentation was at our meeting last week. He hit a home run with our audience – his messages really connected with our people. Great presentation, tremendous positive energy and a message that was dead on perfect for our folks."

Champion Technologies

"Our leadership team found your presentation energizing, thought-provoking, and relevant. With the goal of helping us to live up to our mission statement, your presentation certainly provided new and creative avenues that we hope to put into action."

Dennis H. Smith
VA Maryland Health Care System

"Your presentation to the group was exceptional and there have been many very kind remarks heard around the company as a result...We would strongly recommend your program to anyone."

Dr. Louis Sportelli
NCMIC Group, Inc.

"Your message was right on target for us, and you delivered it with a style that made it very meaningful...It simply could not have gone better."

Kevin Sabin
President and COO
Arvest Bank Group

"Your presentation has inspired our managers to reassess their leadership styles and work more closely with the employees. The bar is raised each year a little higher, but you have shown us ways to "keep the bucket filled."

Tom Williams

"David spoke recently to the Senior Leadership team at Young Life, our leaders of the leaders. David had done his research, knew our organization and had earned the right to share his wisdom and advice. It was a rich and profitable time. I recommend him enthusiastically."

Denny Rydberg
Young Life

"We scored a homerun by choosing David Cottrell as our closing presenter...He did a great job in expanding the principles of leadership outlined in his book. Our managers were attentive, interactive, and interested. No greater compliment can be delivered to a presenter from his audience. Mr. Cottrell was certainly what we had hoped and expected...and more."

Hank Sigmon, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF
State Associate Director of Sales
NC Farm Bureau Insurance Company

"Everyone walked away from our meeting energized, not only with motivational thoughts, but with practical tips that we can use in our everyday lives. Thanks for delivering MORE than what we were hoping for!"

Linda Rutherford
Director - Public Relations
Southwest Airlines Co.

"Clearly the highlight of the day and the difference maker was the series that you facilitated. Many of our participants commented that they were especially impressed by your ability to tie the qualities of successful leadership directly to our core values and philosophy. This approach resonated very well with our leaders."

Preston Johnson, Jr.
Sr. VP HR and Shared Services
CenterPoint Energy


"Your message was right on target. You did a terrific job of incorporating our theme, 'Reaching New Heights,' as well as our corporate values into your presentation. The feedback from our managers has been very positive, and some of the sayings from your Monday Morning Leadership book are becoming commonplace around our organization."

Timothy L. Stanley
President & CEO
Heights Finance Corporation