David Horsager

David Horsager, M.A., C.S.P, is an author, entrepreneur, professor and award-winning keynote speaker who researches and speaks on the bottom-line impact of trust.

In his career as a business strategist, Horsager advised and consulted multinational companies such as: American Express, FedEx, ING and Wells Fargo.

Horsager is the author of The Trust Edge, which reveals the foundation of genuine success–trust.  His book has inspired leaders and motivated teams toward greater results on four continents and across the U.S. Since its release, the book was featured on the Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly National Bestseller list.

His work has been featured in prominent publications including Fast Company, Forbes, New York Post, SUCCESS Magazine and more. Currently, he serves as CEO of Horsager Leadership, Inc, as well as an adjunct professor of organizational leadership in the graduate program at Bethel University.

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The Trust Edge: What Top Leaders have and 8 Pillars to Build it Yourself

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 8 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).
•    How to create a 90 Day Quick Plan.

PLUS, you will have FUN!

The Sales Edge

Trust is the foundation of all sales. Without trust in the sales person or the product a sale will not be made. Trustworthy people and organizations attract business, build the bottom line, and make a significant impact. David’s TrustEDGE for Sales presentation is full of substance and style. The CEO of STI Delivers said, “Your production provided the perfect finale to motivate our people to take action to close the sale.”

Your team will learn:

•    How to attract new business.
•    How to become memorable.
•    The DMA strategy for daily productivity.
•    The foundation of all sales.
•    6 Questions to create focus, clarity, & consistent sales.
•    The greatest key to connection.
•    How to build trust.
•    How to create customer loyalty.

The Leadership Edge

The Secret to Outrageous Outcomes.

We all have the opportunity to become better leaders. In David’s dynamic style, “The Chemistry of Leadership” presentation offers a practical blueprint for effective leadership. Leaders will not only be entertained and motivated to make a difference, they will also gain practical insight they can use the very next day. Director of North Ridge Care Center wrote Dave the following: “The leadership and guidance you have provided our program and staff has been the backbone for our success.”

You will learn:

•    The 8 Little things that make the BIG Difference.
•    How to avoid the deceptions that detour success.
•    3 kinds of vision that must be shared for customer loyalty, high morale, and powerful    productivity.
•    The 6 ways to motivate your team.
•    The ingredients to building and enjoying team momentum.
•    A secret to making a lasting difference in work and life.

The Daily Edge

Do you want to avoid ever having a day where you feel like you work hard but don’t get anything important done? Do you want to be more effective and efficient? The Productivity Edge is an interactive seminar with great tips for getting more done in less time with less resources. This seminar is said to have been worth tens of thousands a month to organizations.


•    How to have 10 or less emails in your inbox every day.
•    How to have a completely clear desk every day.
•    The DMA Strategy
•    How to get the best stuff done every day.
•    How to create a 90 Day Quick Plan for focused results.
•    How to increase productivity, but not at the expense of relationships.
•    How to increase creativity, focus, and consistent growth


“Our biggest problem now is how to top him next year.”

Josh Band, Wells Fargo

“I can’t tell you how much we appreciate the research and thought that went into your keynote speech. You did such a wonderful job of customizing the presentation to the CPA profession.”

Stephanie Schmidt, MN Society of CPAs

“Dave Horsager’s presentations exceeded our expectations and that of those in attendance. His message regarding trust was very well received by those in attendance and numerous evaluations of the workshop contained a request that we have Dave back in the future. It was truly a pleasure to get to know Dave and to see the impact he had on the audience.”

E. S. Zendel, New Mexico Municipal League

“Incredibly alive and poignant message. I highly recommend you.”

Cat Eli, Director of Marketing and Events, Better Business Bureau—Southern Colorado

“The leadership and guidance you have provided our program and staff has been the backbone for our success.”

Matt Kinne, North Ridge Care Center

“Your production provided the perfect finale to motivate our people to take action to close the sale.”

Ron Shearer , CEO STI Delivers

“He generated an enthusiasm that carried through the entire Expo.”

Bob Fitch, Executive Director MLNA



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