David is a Corporate Trainer and Executive Coach whose focus is helping managers transform into high-performing leaders. His time spent leading soldiers, and later managing teams in corporate America informs his leadership philosophy. That means putting strong character and high credibility first, with an emphasis on communicating expectations and maintaining accountability. Most importantly, it’s about building emotionally intelligent leaders who serve others before self.
A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, David earned his degree in Leadership Development and served as an Officer in the Army for nearly a decade. Most notably, he deployed in 2003 while in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Following military service, David established himself as an exceptional business development professional while working for a multi-billion-dollar company. Applying his military leadership experience, he grew his business unit to nearly $400 million, setting a new company sales record. David next joined a mid-sized consulting firm and successfully directed project teams delivering professional services to agencies of the Federal government. Ultimately, his passion for building effective leaders and teams inspired him to pursue a career as a leader development professional.
David now consults, trains and coaches primarily with Fortune 500 companies. He has trained over 5,000 leaders in companies including Google, NetApp, Veritas, Lockheed Martin, Arrow Electronics, Agilent, Schlumberger, Accenture, Harris Corporation, Johns Manville, Arthur J. Gallagher, Toyo Tires, ASRC, Hogan Lovells, Snowflake, Pivotal, and Splunk.
David and his wife live in Denver, CO with their four children ages 14, 12, 11, and 5. In his free time, he’s passionate about soccer, CrossFit, cooking, writing children’s books, and supporting Veteran causes.
Nicole Patterson is the Founder of Koru Leadership and a Leadership Consultant at LGG . She has over 20 years of experience as an HR professional and consultant, working across many domains, including learning & development, staffing, benefits, analytics, operations, compliance and as an HR generalist. Her consulting experience spans industries: from technology to medicine, from non-profits to start-ups to government contractors, and from small businesses to large Fortune 100 global corporations. Nicole spent nearly 15 years at Google, most recently as a leader in Google’s People Development [Learning & Development] organization. In addition to Nicole’s professional experiences as a Google business leader and manager, she also developed and coached Googlers working for her and across the company.
In January 2020, Nicole founded Koru Leadership, where she uses her passion to support people as they learn, grow and adapt to change--both professionally and personally. Nicole’s focus at Koru is twofold:
1) Partnering with leaders and managers as they run their businesses, lead their teams and create the culture where people learn, grow and perform their best.
2) Working with individuals growing through transition--whether that is challenges in their current role, new professional opportunities, or life changes outside of work.
After spending 20 years in Silicon Valley, Nicole moved to Boise, ID in August 2017. She is a certified coach by the Hudson Institute of Coaching and the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She is also on the Board for the Idaho Women's Charitable Foundation. Nicole and her husband, Matt, a seasoned entrepreneur, lead an active family of three children, two cats and one dog...and some days they do it better than others.