Some Recent Testimonials
David offers something different
Leadership classes are great and can educate students on the academics of leadership. Attendees can tell you all about the characteristics of leadership. However, learning this information is very different than applying it and actually being a leader. A major hurdle for any leadership class or seminar is that everyone is different. Each student has different strengths and different faults yet the curriculum isn’t adaptable to address those differences.
David offers something completely different at Grassfire Industries. This is not a “canned” program or slideshow that is identical from student to student. Course content isn’t delivered in the traditional sense which is almost always one-way. Instead, it is one-on-one interaction with a natural progression that reveals your strengths and weaknesses and teaches you how to improve or use both.
For me, it opened my eyes to new information, reinforced many core leadership principles that have always been important to me, and helped me to chart a course for future growth and success. But most of all it provided me with a RESET button that I didn’t even know existed when I started.
Thank you, David, for your time and devotion to my personal and professional development.
Director of Facilities
Meritrust Credit Union
I am so grateful!
I just completed Grassfire Industries LEIP Program and I am so grateful for the time David put into helping me get off my feet and succeed in life and leadership. His unique, powerful, and intimate approach with one-on-one guidance far exceeded my expectations. I learned how to lead myself into success, new ways to approach parenting, how to work with others as an independent contractor, and how to structure my yoga therapy business in a way I can help my clients reach their goals by sharing a vision of hope to live well again in a holistic way. You won't regret taking the LEIP!
Sarah previously went through the Foundations in Leadership program. She enjoyed it so much that she decided to come back to complete the LEIP program. You can read about her previous experience by clicking here.
Sarah Cummins, Owner
Waterfall Yoga, LLC
My Outlook on Life Has Changed
What an amazing opportunity I was given to learn from such a great leader. David’s approach of one on one conversations is the key to my success with this program. I have been in management for over ½ my life, and the key word here is "management"; not necessarily leadership. I have so many leadership skills that had never been cultivated. David has shown me how to develop those skills and put them to use. My outlook in life (both work and home) has changed drastically over during the course of this class. David starts with simple concepts and builds on those each class to present the many powerful "wow moments" throughout. I truly believe everyone should invest in their personal and professional growth by taking this class. One of the best parts for me now, is when someone says "there is something different about you" or "you seem more relaxed", etc. These comments tell me that people are noticing the changes I’m implementing and that it’s working! As David told me in the first class, if you want to change, you have to take action now.
Real Estate Operations Manager
Meritrust Credit Union
Do yourself and your people a favor
The value of learning the art of leadership from someone who understands it on the highest level cannot be overstated. Even if you already think you understand it, this training will benefit you. I was comfortable with my 5 years’ experience as a manager but taking GrassFire’s Leadership Excellence in Practice course, I quickly learned how under-developed my skills were. I gained new insights and tools in key areas such as delegation, having effective one on one's, casting vision, giving feedback, developing others, leading meetings, and more. What will help the most are the resources GrassFire provided to allow me to continually improve as a leader.
What I learned there and put into practice changed the trajectory of my ministry team. I saw positive outcomes in crucial conversations and better relationships formed because of it. I don't want to know how my team would look today had I not had this guidance. Do yourself and your people a favor by taking this course.
Brandon Little, Minister
Children's Ministries Director
This program would be beneficial for anyone
I was fortunate to have an opportunity to explore an avenue for organizational leadership training and development that’s available right here locally in the ICT. I completed the Leadership Excellence in Practice (LEIP) program at GrassFire Industries with David and can attest to its benefits. The life impacting concepts and perspectives that are seamlessly overlaid onto every situation offer the ability to do everything strategically. More than a set of rules to follow or methods to memorize Grassfire offers the complete integration of these ideas into all aspects of life. There’s nothing to memorize because you just behave differently, strategically.
The one-on-one tailored experience combined with the programs natural integration of leadership skill into all aspects of life make it easy to live and act more strategically as a leader. Concepts and tools I learned have stuck better and made a much more noticeable lasting change then other leadership courses I’ve taken. Dave teaches transformational leadership by helping people to transform themselves. As Dave says - Life is leadership and leadership is life.
Ultimately the program helped me to learn some things about myself and the world around me. Dave provided some different perspectives and ideas when it comes to leadership. I think this program would be beneficial for anyone. Although it is tough to say what another person’s experience will be because it is a custom tailored experience. I am confident that if someone is open and honest with the Dave and willing to grow that they will find the modules and the experience as beneficial and useful as I have.
Christopher W. Pace
Director of IT Business Systems
Meritrust Credit Union
The Results are Absolutely Magical
I like to tease David that what he does is magic. I know that’s not true, in fact it’s very scientific and backed by a ton of research. However, I stand firm by the fact that the results are absolutely magical.
David is always saying “leadership is life, life is leadership”, and now I understand why. Because, I was looking for something to teach me how to be a good leader in order to run my business better, but what I got was a completely new outlook on life. It’s transformed not only how I conduct business, but also my relationships, my self-image, and even my purpose. There is not a single aspect of my life that hasn’t been affected for the better.
I am forever grateful for the role that David and Grassfire Industries has had in contributing to my success!
Tax & Bookkeeping Specialist
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