David Gillespie is an actor, author, keynote speaker, and corporate coach. He has had many TV appearances including, EastEnders, Holby City and Red Dwarf.
He also appeared with the ‘Long Johns’ in Bremner Bird and Fortune and led the cast of BBC’s totally improvised Operation Good Guys comedy series, which won Gold and Silver Roses at the Montreux TV Festival.
In April 2023, it was announced that David would return to Eastenders to revise his role as Duncan Boyd, 34-years after initially leaving the soap.
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His speaking and coaching work on great communication has taken him from Dubai to the USA giving seminars and workshops for such organisations as AOL, Apple, Google, St James Place Wealth Management, BNP Paribas, The NHS, Bacardi, The Crown Estate, Richmond Events, Toshiba, Omron, William Hill, and many more.
He is the co-author of five books on communication skills including the WH Smith bestseller How to be Interesting. David is frequently interviewed and has appeared on BBC TV’s Newsnight to comment on the communication skills of political leaders.
Storytelling in business
Personal awareness – physical, vocal, emotional
Creating engaging material and powerful messaging
Active listening / persuasion and influence
Bacardi, BNP Paribas, Google, Leeds Building Society, Liontrust, Orange, St James’s Place, Network Rail, National Express, ABP, Royal Bank Canada, EMI, M&G, Toshiba, William Hill, The Crown estate and Thatcham Research
Having heard David speak at a conference I asked him to speak to members of the Faculty on presentation skills, based on the Clinton Factor. We had to close bookings and he filled the Great Hall. He was entertaining and informative and he went on to do a number of other engagements for colleagues at the Institute.
Chris Jackson Chartered Accountant
David is a real expert in his area, and is able to draw on his multiple disciplines to provide an effective, integrated experience for his clients. Working with him is both fun and impactful.
Johnson and Johnson
“Dave boosted my confidence to handle the intensive media scrutiny that was part and parcel of being a General on operations. Since leaving the Royal Marines, Dave has helped me with my transition to being a successful Key-Note Speaker.”
Major General Andy Salmon CMG OBE
“We have worked with Dave several times at K2 and each time has been great! His style is relaxed, informal and great fun – we regularly recommend Dave to our customers.”
Julia Lambert – K2 Performance Systems
“Dave is a real expert in his area and is able to draw on his multiple disciplines to provide
an effective, integrated experience for his clients. Working with Dave is both fun and impactful.”
“Dave is a fantastic coach / trainer who will give you powerful and thought-provoking insights which will change the way you think about how you deliver your messages.
Dave also has a very warm and engaging manner and relates to people of all backgrounds.
Michael Brooke – Chartered Psychologist and former Head of Learning and Development BNP Paribas
“Dave is a fantastic communicator in every medium and a great collaborator.
His wit and humour make for great readability and I look forward to working
with him on many more creative projects in the future.”