David Cottrell has created a legacy of leadership excellence.  During his three decades of leadership experience in corporate America, David has lived the obstacles, frustrations and issues today's leaders face.  The best-selling business author of more than 25 highly acclaimed books, David has been a featured expert on public television and has shared his leadership philosophy and lessons with more than 250,000 managers and leaders worldwide.  He is currently CEO and President of CornerStone Leadership Institute, one of the nation�s largest publishers of management and leadership resources.

What they're saying...

"I would like to compliment you on the motivational talk you gave to our team during the recent Ardent Health Services Leadership Conference in Nashville. Your Monday Morning Leadership presentation was an absolute success and was right on for our organization helping to strengthen Ardent's mission, vision and values. You are a gifted speaker with a unique ability to take leadership principles which can be utilized on a daily basis and communicate them clearly and in a common sense manner."

David T. Vandewater
President & CIO
Ardent Health Services

"David did an outstanding presentation for our Texas Baptist group of Ministers. He made his presentation personal...inspirational...life-changing...He is one of the best presenters I know."

Dr. Diane Lane
Baptist General Convention of Texas

"David's presentation was extremely well received. On target, with great reminders and challenges. David and his keynote address was the star; with highest accolades and setting the tone and stage for everything that followed. Thanks to you and David for making this happen and allowing us to benefit of his vast knowledge, experience and talent."

Eli Cotti
Director of Technical Operations
National Business Aviation Assn, Inc. (NBAA)

"For several years we have used Mr. Cottrell's book, Monday Morning Leadership, as the basis for our core leadership training program. We have purchased hundreds of copies of the book and the program has been so successful that our design approach for the class has been selected to be included as a case study in a new book ... I hope that Dave will be pleased not only at our mentioning his book, but also that it has had such a positive impact on leaders across our organization."

Melanie Brunet Relyea
Training and Development Manager
Oneida Nation Enterprises, LLC

"Thank you for speaking at our Plant Manager's meeting. Your message was motivating and will help us to achieve our goals."

Inacio Moriguchi

"You wildly exceeded all of our expectations. We can honestly say that our company is stronger because of you."

Melissa Reiff
The Container Store

"David's southern charm, wit, and passion combined with his 'reigniting success' message were perfect timing. 'No Matter What.' 'From Now On,' and 'Consider It Done' are now embedded into our management team's vocabulary and actions."

The Pearson Group

"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