Keynote Speakers

Learn how to lead with purpose from our knowledgeable keynote speakers. Each Thrive! event features approximately 40 minutes of leadership content from a local expert. Topics range for performance to finding purpose to understanding yourself. Read the speaker bios below and visit the Thrive! event calendar to register for an upcoming event!

Dave Cornell

533 West Channing Ave.
Cultivate Courage, LLC -
About Us

Dave Cornell is a speaker, coach and trainer who helps individuals and organizations overcome their fears by making courageous choices both personally and professionally so they can lead more productive, passionate and engaged lives. He founded Cultivate Courage, LLC to accomplish this mission. 

From playing basketball internationally, to corporate America, to the unemployment lines, Dave brings a message that no one wants to talk about, yet everyone wants to hear. He brings a fresh, bold message of hope and inspiration in the face of something we all share—FEAR—and something we all hope we have—COURAGE! 

He has over thirty-five years experience in sales, sales management, and training and development. He is certified as a DISC Behavioral Assessment Trainer and Facilitator and a Personal Development and Leadership Coach. Dave also serves as the senior trainer and coach for The Trust Edge Leadership Institute led by David Horsager, author of The Trust Edge. Let Dave Cornell help you take your team to the next level! Dave has been married to his wife, Amy, for 37 years. They have two daughters, one son-in-law and four grandchildren. He loves basketball, golf, and anything that makes him laugh

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