When it comes to helping business and health leaders live happier, healthier and more productive lives, David Hunnicutt is one of the nation’s most sought-after experts. Driven by an ardent passion for improving performance, he has helped leaders from all walks of life take their careers—and their lives—to the next level.

A persuasive communicator, Dr. Hunnicutt has shared his research and ideas with leaders and change agents from such groups as the United Nations, Union Pacific Railroad, John Deere, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Cross Blue Shield, General Motors, Notre Dame University, the National Institutes of Health, the CDC, the National Chamber of Commerce, the Department of the Navy, Stanford University, ConEdison, Johnson & Johnson and many, many others.

David Hunnicutt’s opinions and expertise have appeared in leading journals and news services such as the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, Bloomberg Business Week, CBS News, the Boston Globe and Reuters.

David Hunnicutt is the CEO of David Hunnicutt, Int’l, a leading global consulting and training firm.

Featured Presentations

SHINE!: The New Science Of Igniting Organizational Performance & Fueling Individual Engagement
In this keynote address David Hunnicutt will zero in on the forgotten practices that guarantee engagement, improve health and ignite performance. David will unveil the three most important organizational practices needed to ignite performance; highlight the strategies and tactics for making them work; and share the most common mistakes that undermine even the best of intentions. As a result, participants will walk away with the knowledge and skills necessary to make their hospitals–and their employees–shine.

CORE 4 CULTURE™: What The Best Organizations Do Better!
According to social scientists and healthcare leaders alike, culture is the one thing that can separate an organization from its competitors. In fact, if designed carefully, culture can be the difference between success and failure; engagement and alienation; health and sickness; joy and drudgery. But here’s the deal, very few people know how to design a culture that actually works. In this presentation, David will share the five key steps to building a best-in-class culture–the kind that produces bottom-line outcomes and engages employees; iIlluminate the secrets that make culture change stick; and highlight the metrics of success so that progress can be monitored and measured.  Drawing from the latest research, Dr. Hunnicutt will captivate your attendees in learning more about what it takes to prepare a workforce that can meet the challenges of the 21st century.

THE RESILIENCE DIVIDEND: Creating A Culture Of Achievement, Performance And Well-Being
Resilience is the ability to rebound after a setback or failure–and it might just be the single most important characteristic of a productive employee. But why do some employees respond when it comes to conquering adversity and others give in? Fortunately, the new science of change is revealing amazing answers to this question—answers that were once thought to be inexplicable.  In this groundbreaking keynote, David Hunnicutt will immerse your participants into the fascinating world of resilience and show them how to harness its power.

LEADING OUT LOUD!™: Using The Power Of Possibility To Generate Purpose, Passion & Performance
Leadership is a topic very much on everyone’s mind today–and for good reason. To be sure, effective leadership is what generates purpose, ignites passion and drives organizational performance.  Yet despite age-old misconceptions, leaders—to coin a phrase from the great John Maxwell–become great not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.  In this captivating keynote, David Hunnicutt will take your participants on a remarkable journey into the power of the possible. Drawing important insights from the latest scientific research, highlighting data from compelling case studies, and tying it all together with great storytelling, David Hunnicutt will show your participants the magic of Leading Out Loud™.

MASTERING MINDSET: How Outlook Determines Outcome
In essence, a mindset is a belief—a belief about you, your organization and your capabilities. And importantly—according to the latest research—when it comes to creating a healthier, higher-performing organization, it’s mindset that determines success or failure. In this fascinating keynote, David will immerse your participants in the new science of mindset—and help them to better understand how it matters to both employees and to the organization as a whole.

THE ONLY PERSON THAT LIKES CHANGE IS A WET BABY… And Other Outrageous Lies That Kill The Change Process
When it comes to change, a lot of people (and organizations) are, well, stuck. And simply stated, stuck is never good.  More often than not, researchers tell us that the vast majority of change efforts fail because leaders and change agents fail to separate fact from fiction.  In this captivating keynote address, David will lay-down the new rules for creating higher-performing hospitals and healthcare systems by divulging the new rules governing organizational change; sharing the secrets of infusing optimism, vitality and hope into organizational change efforts; and identifying the key principles and the specific tactics that separate higher-performing companies from the rest.

BURNED OUT: What To Do When Working Harder Isn’t Working
Burnout is a longterm stress reaction characterized by de-personalization, including cynical or negative attitudes toward patients and co-workers, emotional exhaustion, a feeling of decreased personal achievement and a lack of empathy for others. When it comes to beating burnout, maximizing energy is the new currency. Unfortunately, most people fall disturbingly short in their understanding of the concept of energy and how to manage it. In this keynote, participants will examine the phenomenon of burnout and discover what to do when working harder isn’t working.

REINVENTING WORK: Understanding The Future That Will Radically Reshape Work
Your attention please: No one is coming to save you.
Whether you like it or not, you are on your own. Your work, your career and your impact is 100% your responsibility—yours and yours alone.  Gone are the days where you get up, go to work, go home and go to bed. Gone are the days where organizational loyalty equals career longevity. And gone are the days where you can hide behind your degree.
In this motivating keynote, David will immerse your participants into the trends that are reshaping the future of how we work. By better-understanding these important developments, participants will be able to identify the five most significant trends that will completely transform the way we work; quantify the implications of what these trends mean for your employees and your organization; and determine the appropriate strategies for flourishing in the new world of work. Designed specifically for decision-makers of all kinds, this keynote is as compelling as it is informative.

Speaker Topics

  • Future of Health Care
  • Innovation and Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Culture
  • Performance Improvement
  • Physician Leadership
  • Population Health

Speaker Type

  • Breakout Presenter
  • Group Facilitator
  • Keynote Presenter
  • Presentation Moderator
  • Webinar Presenter