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David  Nurse

David Nurse

NBA Life & Optimization Coach

David Nurse

NBA Life & Optimization Coach


Wall St Journal Best Selling Author David Nurse has been transforming the way hundreds of pro athletes perform on the court, and hundreds of corporate executives dominate in the boardroom for the past 15 years. David is widely renowned as one of the top mindset specialists in the entire world! He has written two bestselling mindset books, runs a transformational coaching business, and is a highly sought-after speaker—hired by top Fortune 100 companies and professional sports teams—helping thousands of employees and athletes develop unshakeable mindsets. In fact, he was recently named as one of the top 50 keynote speakers in the world by Real Leaders.

As a former professional basketball player, David’s ability to get into the zone and master his mindset led him to two Guinness World Records. In 2016, the Brooklyn Nets hired him as a coach to help players improve their shooting—they went from being 28th in the league to 2nd overall in 3 point shooting. In total, David has worked with over 150 NBA players whose contract earnings amount to 3.2 billion.

Today, CEOs and professional athletes hire David for his award-winning strategies and infectious positivity. His two books, Pivot & Go and #1 Amazon Best Seller Breakthrough, (and the most immersive book ever written on taking action: Do It - The Life Changing Power of Taking Action - #1 Amazon Best Seller AND Wall St Journal Best Seller- have helped hundreds of thousands throughout the world how to unlock their personal roadblocks and take action in their life.

He resides in Marina del Rey with his incredibly talented wife, actress Taylor Kalupa. When he’s not traveling the world inspiring thousands to have breakthrough moments, David is most likely spending time with his wife and ‘way too spoiled fluffy little puppy.’ He swears he still has Iowa roots and can manage when California temperatures dip below 65.

As one recent All-Star NBA and NBA Champion player put it: “David is the guy that everyone needs to hire.”

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David Nurse's 'Next Level Culture' Keynote has received rave reviews from top industry tycoons. Unveiling the hidden blueprints of top-tier cultures in both Sports and Business, including renowned entities like the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Rams, Golden State Warriors, and Fortune 100 Companies, David Nurse reveals a groundbreaking roadmap to elevate your company's culture and performance to unprecedented heights.

With precision and clarity, David Nurse guides audiences through a transformative journey, outlining actionable strategies such as setting rigorous standards, reshaping mindsets, establishing effective communication rhythms, devising strategic action plans, and fostering individual empowerment, all integral components of 'The Next Level Culture.'

Drawing from captivating real-life stories, his keynote equips teams with actionable takeaways for immediate growth. As a Top 50 Keynote Speaker globally, Nurse is committed to propelling companies to their peak through the mastery of high-performance culture.


David has helped produce 28 NBA All Stars, Personally coach many CEO’s, Pro Sports Coaches, and Hollywood Actors. In doing so, he has crafted a powerful 3-step formula with mindset tools that will leave any audience taking one step forward daily.  

In this talk, David gives the step-by-step breakdown of how to develop an unshakeable mindset – through riveting stories, wild real life situations, and incredibly impactful daily action steps. This talk has been called ‘the best talk we have ever had' by many Fortune 500 Companies! 


The biggest challenge that faces any company or organization today: Uncertainty and Change.

But what if we no longer just survived change, but instead we could thrive through change? David has worked side by side for over 15 years with the top sports coaches and CEO leaders throughout the world – strategizing and formulating action plans to separate themselves from the competition and learn how to embrace change and uncertainty. All while in the most pressure-packed situations!

David has been called one of the next best leaders in sports, business, and entertainment. And this talk will show you why! 


Strategic Workshop

David has run this workshop with top sports franchises and leadership teams such as Chick-fil-A.

The participants dive deep into learning what 'action archetype' they are and how to break through it.

Similar to the Enneagram, but it takes the Enneagram from knowing to DOING!

Leaders will be able to take radical strategic action after this powerful workshop!