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David Maxfield


David Maxfield is a New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, and leading social scientist for organizational change. For thirty years, David has delivered engaging keynotes at prestigious venues including Stanford and Georgetown Universities. David’s work has been translated into 28 languages, is available in 36 countries, and has generated results for 300 of the Fortune 500.

Dynamic Keynote Speaker

David has spoken in front of more than 500 audiences from small leadership retreats to large keynote events at organizations including:

  • Harvard Medical School
  • AT&T
  • Xerox
  • General Mills
  • American Society for Training & Development
  • National Safety Council

Bestselling Author

Books David Maxfield Has WrittenDavid Maxfield is coauthor of three immediate New York Times bestsellers: Crucial Accountability, Influencer, and Change Anything. Articles resulting from David’s research have been published in many notable and peer-reviewed journals including the MIT Sloan Management Review where his article “How to Have Influence” was named the Change Management Article of the Year.

Business Social Scientist

For the past thirty years, David has conducted social science research to help leaders and organizations achieve new levels of performance. Specifically, he has focused on human behavior—the underlying written and unwritten rules that shape what employees do every day.

A protégé of Albert Bandura, the world’s greatest living psychologist, David’s internationally published research led to the development of his three books and three award-winning training solutions of the same titles. These tools have helped more than one million people and 300 of the Fortune 500 companies change human behavior.

A respected academic, David has taught at Stanford University and the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He is the recipient of the Motorola University’s Distinguished Teaching Award and Stanford University’s Dean’s Award for Innovative Industrial Education. He is the Vice President of Research at VitalSmarts, which has been ranked nine times by Inc. as one of the fastest-growing companies in America.


  • Crucial Conversations – Not all Conversations are Equal. Some are Crucial
  • Crucial Accountability – Bridging the Gap between Expectations and Results
  • Influencer – Essential Leadership Skills
  • 10X Your Influence – New Research in Leading Change
  • Change Anything – Personal Problem Solving
  • Four Crucial Skills of a High Performance Culture
  • The Science of Leadership
  • Silence Kills - The Seven Crucial Conversations for Healthcare


Book David Maxfield Today!

David Maxfield's engaging and entertaining presentations will inspire and delight any audience – from seasoned executives to intact teams to entire organizations. No matter the setting of your event or your audience, booking David is your guaranteed ticket for a successful event.

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