Dave has written three books: the bestselling Life in the Slow Lane, a hapless search for love in Date, and BoardFree, the story of how he left his job to skateboard further than anyone ever had.
His uniquely entertaining and motivational keynote presentations have been enjoyed on six continents and his passionate advocacy of the word YES has contributed to the sprouting of countless adventures worldwide, big and small.
In between adventures, Dave is committed to enabling others to reach their own potential through social journeys, workshops, group expeditions and mindset-shaping projects. He founded a social enterprise called SayYesMore and a community of doers called The YesTribe, which offers a gentle solution to the mental health pressures of today’s society, as well as annual mindset-exploring adventures in Iceland and paddling down the Mississippi.
If his enthusiasm for simple living, the power of adventure for good and the glorious pursuit of enjoying Mondays isn’t enough to get you ready for a new challenge, nothing will.
With over 500 presentations to his name, Dave’s contagious keynotes pose challenges and solutions, whether motivating businesses, entertaining festival crowds or inspiring students and teachers.
With a story and lessons adaptable to every audience and an unequalled power to combine humour with meaning, if you’re looking for a down to earth, brutally honest, funny and memorable speaker, Dave’s your man.