Shy me, with Dad

Shy me, with Dad

Most people don’t believe me, but I was a shy, timid kid growing up…

first in Canada and then in the mountains of Colorado. I found my voice in public speaking, and then in acting.

Still, I had to learn how to connect with people, be vulnerable, tell a story - my story - and as I did, I learned I was not alone. I got my degree in Speech Communication with a minor in acting and an emphasis on public communication, business communication, and family communication. I completed my honors thesis on communication in dysfunctional relationships.

I moved around a lot, restless and adventurous. I worked in sales, was a part of start ups, acted, directed, coached and taught public speaking.

From the kid who could barely speak, I'm excited to now be an award-winning speaker, top sales generator, actor, and proud husband and father.

I coach connection through storytelling and vulnerability, and help people of all ages in all environments develop more effective communication.

I invite you to join with me on the journey as we wish to connect with each other, make an impact beyond ourselves and be vulnerable to one another building connections rather than barriers.

Let us all encourage one another to be impactful waves that create other impactful waves that transform our world into something better for all of us. I believe we can!

 One of my classes at Leaders of Tomorrow. They don't think I'm shy either. Although most of my work is with adults, I enjoy all ages!

One of my classes at Leaders of Tomorrow. They don't think I'm shy either. Although most of my work is with adults, I enjoy all ages!

 
 
 

I have had so many wonderful clients over the years. Here’s what some of them have to say.

 

You sir, are a master of your craft….What an outstanding evening!”

SAM MIDDLEWOOD , BE INSPIRED VANCOUVER


“I am one of the founders of “Leaders of Tomorrow Academy” – a program which teaches young children on both leadership and public speaking, and I’m also Mom of Jenny Zou, the youngest speaker in TEDxStanleyPark Conference.


It was my pleasure to work with David. He has been the teacher of “Leaders of Tomorrow Academy” since 2017. His professional actor’s background, his vivid teaching style and boundless enthusiasm made him a beloved teacher. I received quite a lot comments from his students, and they told me that they enjoyed the classes with David and learned so much on speaking skills, performance skills and leaderships’ key values. He was much loved and highly respected by all his students. Under his coach, students made a lot of progress and became better speakers.

David also coached Jenny on her TEDxStanleyPark speech delivery preparation before the Conference. David is an expert on performance, and he helped Jenny not only to perform better but also to ease her pressure before the Conference.”


CATHERINE CHEN, LEADERS OF TOMORROW FOUNDER


”David Fisher helped me a lot during the delivery preparation of my TEDxStanleyPark Conference. During the last couple of weeks, he helped me expand the gestures, play with my tone and vocal variety, and find fun and excitement within my nervousness. He is extremely funny, and teaches great techniques with an amusing tone.”


JENNY ZOU, TEDx SPEAKER, 12 YRS OLD


”David Fisher was instrumental in helping me deliver a TEDx script that contained challenging dialogue and make it fun and entertaining for both me and the audience. He was also the reason I received a huge unexpected burst of laughter and applause - his guidance helped me to up my game and deliver the best talk I could possibly give. Thank you, David!”


KAREN MCGREGOR, FOUNDER OF ROCKTHESTAGE, TEDx and TONY ROBBINS POWER OF SUCCESS SPEAKER


”You are a powerhouse in front of people.”


JILLIAN AIKEN, OWNER OF AMAI VEGAN TREATS


“We were looking for someone to come into the office during one of our weekly lunch and learns to teach and share valuable tips around public speaking. David did a superb job at providing examples on how to conquer the initial fear and how simply changing your mindset goes a long way. David was informative, professional and relatable. He shared some real life examples which made everyone feel comfortable and the overall feeling in the room was very positive. He used humor to engage the audience and his interactive workshops were memorable and insightful. We had some great feedback from employees and we would be more than happy to recommend David.”


SARAH FREW AND SARA HINSON, HR AT PLENTYOFFISH.COM


“I LOVED that lunch and learn.

So different from the normal ones (lunch and learns) we have but it was so much better, thank you for bringing him by and I’d really like to have him come back again”

”I absolutely appreciated today’s lunch and learn...I would love for him to come back and expand on any subjects relating to today”

”Such a helpful L&L and I would be very interested in more sessions like this one.”

”I really liked David’s approach and, in particular, the way to ‘rewrite your story’ which I can definitely see myself using in the future.””

PLENTY OF FISH WORKSHOP ATTENDEES


“David is a natural at public speaking, he really knows how to keep an audience engaged in what he’s coaching/teaching them, through humour, stage presence and his delivery of the information.”


MARK LENTSCH, OWNER, M.L. DEVELOPING LTD


“David helped me to crystallize the message for marketing my business. During our meeting, he created an atmosphere that encouraged creative collaboration. After working with him, I had a much clearer idea of how to communicate the value that I bring to my clients clearly and succinctly.”


CATHY WANG, OWNER, MINDFUL NUTRITION


“David made an immediate connection with our team. His knowledge and passion is evident.”

RUSS ROSSI, PRESIDENT, CEO OF ONTRACK CORPORATE TRAINING


“David guided me on how to use the stage smoothly. He also helped me to improve my vocal variety and facial expressions.”


LADDA BOONMEE, OWNER, BUILDING A GREATER FUTURE, AWARD WINNING SPEAKER


“Your speech was beautiful and powerful. It triggered my inner voice speaking to me ‘This is it. This is right. I want to be able to talk like that one day.’”


TRACY XU, EXECUTIVE , DUNSMUIR TOASTMASTERS


"David is an amazing coach who can get the best authentic self out of each speaker.”

ROGER Y.M. WONG, BMSc, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FCAHS, TEDx SPEAKER

 

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