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David  Horsager

David Horsager

Business Strategist & Best-Selling Author 


David Horsager, MA, CSP, is a business strategist, keynote speaker, and author of the national bestseller The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships, and a Stronger Bottom Line. His work has been featured in prominent publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, SUCCESS Magazine, and The Washington Post. Read More >

Through his Master’s research, experience as director of K-Life Inc., and as a founding partner of Special Delivery Productions, Horsager learned firsthand how the world’s most successful people gain and keep the trust of their customers and colleagues. He’s taken that knowledge and broken it down into tangible steps that audiences and readers can incorporate into their own lives right away.

As a Certified Speaking Professional, Horsager has delivered life-changing presentations on four continents, with audiences ranging everywhere from Wells Fargo and the New York Yankees to Goodyear and the Department of Homeland Security. Combining humor, illustrations, and memorable stories with research and insight, he sheds light on the confusion and misconceptions surrounding the cornerstone of personal and professional success. He’s built his reputation on two things—being easy to work with and delivering engaging, high-energy speeches every time. Through speaking, training, consulting, coaching, writing, and other resources, he and his team at Horsager Leadership, Inc. make it their mission to develop trusted leaders and organizations. Through the Trust Edge book and programs, they share the secrets of using trust to impact the bottom line. Horsager also serves as an adjunct professor of organizational leadership for Bethel University’s graduate program. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

TEDTalk: What’s Trust Got to do With it?

A Lack of Trust is Your Biggest Expense

Trust is Earned

Eight Pillars of Trust

How Trust Impacts You Financially

Speech Topics

The Trust Edge: What Top Leaders Have & 8 Pillars to Build It Yourself

Trust is a fundamental, bottom line issue. Without it, leaders lose teams, salespeople lose sales, and organizations lose reputation, retention of good people, relationships, and revenue. But with trust, individuals and organizations enjoy greater creativity, productivity, freedom, and results.
Through academic research and firsthand experience, David Horsager has learned what it takes to gain—and keep—the Trust Edge. Through a captivating presentation, he combines humor and illustrations with business insight and analysis. He will show you how the little things, done consistently, add up to huge results. Attendees will walk away with concrete steps they can immediately use to improve their lives and careers. Read More >

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  • The eight pillars of the most successful leaders and organizations
  • The three ways to build connection
  • What top leaders and organizations have and how you can enjoy it yourself
  • Keys to build morale, sales, and customer loyalty
  • How to never have a day where you say, “I didn’t get anything done”
  • The greatest need for a motivated staff and how to fill it
  • The “why” and “how” behind the most foundational key to real success
  • How to boost daily productivity by using DMAs (Difference Making Actions)
  • How to create a 90-Day Quick Plan

The Sales Edge

Trust is the foundation of all sales. Without trust in the salesperson or the product a sale will not be made. Trustworthy people and organizations attract business, build the bottom line, and make a significant impact. David Horsager’s “Sales Edge” presentation is full of substance and style. The CEO of STI Delivers said, “Your production provided the perfect finale to motivate our people to take action to close the sale.” Read More >

Your team will learn: Read Less ^

  • How to attract new business
  • How to become memorable
  • The DMA strategy for daily productivity
  • The foundation of all sales
  • Six questions to create focus, clarity, and consistent sales
  • The greatest key to connection
  • How to build trust
  • How to create customer loyalty

The Leadership Edge: The Secret to Outrageous Outcomes

We all have the opportunity to become better leaders. In David Horsager’s dynamic style, “The Leadership Edge” presentation offers a practical blueprint for effective leadership. Leaders will not only be entertained and motivated to make a difference, they will also gain practical insight they can use the very next day. The director of North Ridge Care Center wrote Horsager the following: “The leadership and guidance you have provided our program and staff has been the backbone for our success.” Read More >

You will learn: Read Less ^

  • The eight little things that make the BIG difference
  • How to avoid the deceptions that detour success
  • Three kinds of vision that must be shared for customer loyalty, high morale, and powerful productivity
  • The six ways to motivate your team
  • The ingredients to building and enjoying team momentum
  • A secret to making a lasting difference in work and life

The Daily Edge

Do you want to avoid ever having a day where you feel like you work hard but don’t get anything important done? Do you want to be more effective and efficient? “The Daily Edge” is an interactive seminar with great tips for getting more done in less time with less resources. This seminar is said to have been worth tens of thousands a month to organizations. Read More >

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  • How to have ten or less emails in your inbox every day
  • How to have a completely clear desk every day
  • The DMA strategy
  • How to get the best stuff done every day
  • How to create a 90-Day Quick Plan for focused results
  • How to increase productivity, but not at the expense of relationships
  • How to increase creativity, focus, and consistent growth

Leave a Legacy: The Keys to Making a Lasting Difference in Work & Life

Everyone leaves a legacy of some kind. What will yours be? David Horsager inspires people to leave a lasting legacy at work and in life. Great people leave great legacies of courage, character, and impact. Through this entertaining and moving keynote, Horsager reveals the little things that make the big difference when done on a daily basis over time. You really can have a significant impact! Be inspired to do great things.

The Extraordinary Entrepreneur

Not only is this program fun and highly engaging but audiences leave with key tips, techniques, and takeaways that they can use the very next day. This is a needed and memorable kickstart for franchisee events and small business owner events. Read More >

Learn: Read Less ^

  • What makes the most successful entrepreneurs in the world
  • How to attract new business
  • How to get the best stuff done every day
  • How to become memorable
  • The foundation of all sales
  • The greatest key to connection
  • How to build trust
  • How to create customer loyalty
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