"Organizations change...
As leaders transform themselves."
Dave Jennings

Dave Jennings

Two stories are competing for the future...
Leaders decide which story wins.
"Powerpoints don't sell change...
Leaders sell change"
Dave Jennings
Dave Jennings
"The person you become as a leader...
Is as important as what you achieve."
Dave Jennings
"You create the future you make time for."


Dave Jennings accelerates leadership results. In the trenches with executives and managers implementing global and local change initiatives, he understands the risks, stresses, and opportunities. He has coached, trained, prodded, and cajoled thousands of leaders and high-potentials from blue-chip companies such as Deloitte, ExxonMobil, and Hewlett-Packard. He has been a featured speaker to leaders in Europe, Africa, Middle East, India, Asia, Australia, North America, and South America. His approach is pragmatic and accessible.

  "Dave is results driven and a master facilitator."
John Cochran, President, Executive Forum

  • Pit of Success

At Intel, his prodding led to $12M savings in one conversation. At Microsoft, his partnership in change initiatives led to breakthroughs that facilitated the launch of half billion dollar projects, achieved awards, and returned millions of dollars. His change management framework at the software giant was adopted world-wide.

With a PhD in Sport Psychology and emphasis in Organizational Psychology, he knows the world of accelerating impact. His doctoral research tested the tools of change resilience and showed that not only can resilience be learned, it can be maintained over time. Dave is an adjunct faculty member at the Top 3 rated Executive Development program of the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School working with executives from around the world.

Dave is relied upon for expert commentary by The Washington Post, Forbes, Thestreet.com, and Industry Week. He is author of numerous leadership and change articles and the author of Catapulted: How Great Leaders Succeed Beyond Their Experience.

Dave has worked with leaders from a variety of Fortune 500, large, mid-sized, association, and government organizations.

Praise for Pit of Success

“Insightful and relevant…Backed by theory, grounded in research, and drawing on experience, this is a must use set of ideas. The Pit of Success gives leaders—and all people—the ability to reinvent, reimagine, and transform their future success. The engaging stories & useful tools provide a path for day-to-day actions.”

Dave Ulrich, New York Times Best-selling author and #1 Most Influential Global HR Leader

Fortune 500 & Large organizations

  • Microsoft
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Deloitte
  • Intel
  • Oracle
  • Emerson
  • Schneider Electric
  • ExxonMobil
  • Suncor Oil
  • Xerox
  • DuPont
  • Panasonic
  • ADP
  • Honda
  • Kaiser-Permanente
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Delta
  • Comcast

Small-Medium Organizations

  • Myriad Genetics
  • Portland Trailblazers-NBA
  • SNL Financial
  • Riverview Community Bank
  • SEH America
  • Columbia Credit Union
  • Underwriters Laboratory
  • Artex Aircraft
  • Southwest Gas
  • Portland Electric
  • Bonneville Power
  • Biotronics
  • Barco/Metheus
  • Life Technologies
  • Moore Research
  • Nautilus
  • Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
  • Oregon Zoo
  • SteelScape

Association & Government

  • FBI
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • US Department of Agriculture
  • US Department of Forestry
  • Community Associations Institute
  • ASTD
  • Oregon Association of Accountants
  • Portland City
  • Opera Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Music Club
  • Clark County School District
  • City of Eugene
  • City of Hillsboro
  • City of Wilsonville
  • Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
  • Port of Vancouver
  • Portland Development Commission

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