David Horsager, MA, CSP


David Horsager is a business strategist, keynote speaker and author of the #2 Wall Street Journal bestselling book The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships, and a Stronger Bottom Line.
Through his book and programs he shares the secrets of using trust to impact the bottom line. Combining humor, illustrations, and memorable stories with research and insight, Dave sheds light on the confusion and misconceptions surrounding the cornerstone of personal and professional success.

Through his Master’s research, experience as Director of K-Life Inc., and founding partner of Special Delivery Productions, Dave learned firsthand how the world’s most successful people gain and keep the trust of their customers and colleagues. He’s taken that knowledge and broken it down into tangible steps that audiences and readers can incorporate into their own lives right away.

As a Certified Speaking Professional, David has delivered life-changing presentations on four continents, with audiences ranging from Fortune 500 executives to the armed forces and professional sports teams. He’s built his reputation on two things – being easy to work with and delivering engaging, high-energy speeches every time.

Through speaking, training, consulting, coaching, writing and other resources, Dave and his team at Horsager Leadership, Inc. make it their mission to develop trusted leaders and organizations. His work has been featured in prominent publications including Fast Company, Forbes, New York Post, SUCCESS Magazine and more. Dave also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Organizational Leadership for Bethel University’s graduate program.  He lives in St. Paul, MN with his wife, Lisa, and their four children.

Some Recommendations
“The five most important letters in business are T-R-U-S-T. Dave’s advice is worth its weight in gold.”

— Harvey Mackay, Author of #1 New York Times bestseller Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive

“In all my years of coaching, I learned that leadershp starts with trust. David Horsager has a winning formula.”

— Lou Holtz, Sportscaster and Hall of Fame Football Coach

“Our only problem is how to top Dave next year!”

–Josh Band, Wells Fargo

“He didn’t just hit a home run, he hit a grand slam! Everyone from the CEO on down said he was enthralling.”

— Julie Blind, Sierra View Hospital

“Informative and entertaining! We all walked away with some new tools to put to use in our everyday lives.”

–Kelly Herrick, Specialized Transportation, Inc.

“I was especially please with how you tailored the inspirational message and the amount of background work you did to gain an understanding of the uniqueness of our company.”

–Fred Stelter, President, Interbank

Main Speaking Program

The Trust Edge: What Top Leaders have and 8 Pillars to Build it Yourself
“Build Trust, Boost Revenue, because Trust is a Bottom Line Decision”
Trust is a fundamental, bottom-line issue. Without it, leaders lose teams, salespeople lose sales, and organizations lose reputation, retention of good people, relationships and revenue. But with trust, individuals and organizations enjoy greater creativity, productivity, freedom, and results.
Through academic research and firsthand experience, David Horsager has learned what it takes to gain – and keep – The Trust Edge. Through a captivating presentation, Dave combines humor and illustrations with business insight and analysis. He will show you how the little things, done consistently, add up to huge results. Attendees will walk away with concrete steps they can immediately use to improve their lives and careers.
• The 4 pillars of the most successful leaders and organizations.
• The 3 ways to build connection.
• What top leaders and organizations have & how you can enjoy it yourself.
• Keys to build morale, sales, and customer loyalty.
• How to never have a day where you say, “I didn’t get anything done.”
• The greatest need for a motivated staff and how to fill it.
• The “why” and “how” behind the most foundational key to real success.
• How to boost daily productivity by using DMA’s (Difference Making Actions).

Other Speaking Programs

The Sales Edge
“How to become like the world’s greatest salespeople”

The Leadership Edge
“The secret to outrageous results”

The Daily Edge
“The Keys to making a lasting difference in work and life”

Leave a Legacy
“The Keys to Making a Lasting Difference in Work and Life”

The Magic of Momentum
“The 4 little things that make the BIG difference”

The Extraordinary Entrepreneur
“What makes the most successful entrepreneurs in the world”

Partial Client List

John Deere
Wells Fargo
The Saturn Corporation
US Coast Guard Academy
Cummins Power
Minnesota Vikings (NFL)
RGL Forensic Accountants
Canadian Pacific Railway
Rural Electric Management Association
ServiceMaster Clean
Adolfson & Peterson Construction
MN Association of School Administrators
Society of Certified Public Accountants
Federal Express
Carlson Marketing
Bethel University
Ozark National Life Insurance
Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
Northridge Care Center
Sierra-View Hospital
Texas Bankers Association
Boston Scientific
American College of Healthcare Administrators
Department of Home Land Security


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