David Miller

Chief expansion officer, senior partner at Novus Global, Executive Coach, keynote speaker and author

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About David Miller

David Miller serves as the Chief Expansion Officer at Novus Global in addition to being an Executive Coach & keynote speaker for Fortune 500 companies. Distinguished by a strategic mind and intuitive spirit, he walks with leaders and organizations through challenges and opportunities that shouldn’t be navigated alone.

A co-creator of the IMPROVleadership™ coaching strategy, he also co-authored the best-selling book “Improv Leadership: How to Lead Well in Every Moment.” Through coaching and speaking, David mobilizes a worldwide cadre of executive coaches, inviting industry-leading companies, athletes, artists, and business luminaries to go beyond high performance.

As a world-class communicator, David not only engages every room he enters, he draws the best out of every team he encounters. Whether it’s a conference of 20,000+, a company-wide virtual training, or a boardroom of your top executives, David invites the room to consider what they are capable of and take steps toward a vision of impact.

Keynote Topics

The Art of Feedback: A Gift for Growth

Here’s the thing about feedback – it’s not as scary as it sounds. With a little bit of a mindset shift, the group explains why it is a necessary tool to achieve any kind of goal. We believe that the art of giving and receiving feedback is absolutely rooted in love and will create world-class cultures and results wherever you practice it.

Avoiding Burnout

It’s common knowledge that muscles will fatigue if not given proper rest. Well, the same is true of the human muscles of productivity and achievement, yet vacations and sabbaticals don’t guarantee freedom from burnout. That’s because it’s not something you can run away from or push under the Tiki umbrella… Burnout must be addressed at the root.

If you have a goal, it’s common to think it just means ‘do more,’ work harder, and fit it into your current lifestyle. This way of thinking is a recipe for burnout. INSTEAD, we should be looking at the larger system behind it. After all, every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets.

 LAUNCH: Starting Well – The First 90 Days in Your New Role

The first 90 days are a critical time for new hires. Studies show that how you navigate this window of time will determine how quickly new staff bring value to their new roles in the short term and add value to your new organization in the long term.

5 Ways to Attract and Retain Top Talent

One of the things I’m asked most often in my role as an executive coach is how to recruit and retain the right people for the right role. Over the years, I’ve identified the top five strategies to attract and retain top talent. 

Understanding and taking inventory of these five strategies will not only attract top talent, but it will create an environment where your best and brightest couldn’t imagine leaving. 

Top Five Mistakes New Hires Make and How to Avoid Them

In government, everyone pays attention to the president’s first 100 days. This period is considered a benchmark to measure their early success as president. Similarly, in a new role, the first 90 days are the most critical time for a new hire. They can determine the next five years of their time with your organization and the way other members of your team perceive them for the duration of their role. You can’t take back a first impression. But what you can do is set your new hire up for success when they first join your team.

As your new hire begins, you want them to have access to all the resources they need, get answers to the questions they have, and learn best practices for starting well. But that’s not all. Studies show that by investing in your new staff during their first three months on your team, you’ll help them: 

  • Avoid common mistakes and pitfalls
  • Innovate and accomplish more from the onset 
  • Accelerate their influence and impact
  •  Adapt more quickly to the team and culture 

By highlighting the top 5 most common mistakes make, we map a path to avoiding them.

Becoming a Multigenerational Leader: Becoming a leader who is more inspired by young talent than threatened by it

In government, everyone pays attention to the president’s first 100 days. This period is considered a benchmark to measure their early success as president. Similarly, in a new role, the first 90 days are the most critical time for a new hire. They can determine the next five years of their time. On a fairly regular basis, I’m brought into conversations with churches about the next generation of leaders.  

There are some incredible things happening in these conversations, and I feel honored to be a part of them. It’s encouraging to sit with Boomer, Gen X, and Millennial leaders who are asking and thinking about what’s next and how to strengthen their teams. 

But there is another side to some of these conversations … I’ve noticed that many questions about the next generation of leaders entering the workforce are steeped in fear. Fear of losing relevance or voice.  

“What if they want to do it differently than it’s being done now!?” 

Don’t get me wrong, these fears are normal, but they don’t need to define these multigenerational relationships. 

What if we could shift this mentality? What if we saw the future (our future) in the up-and-coming leader? It’s time for us to be inspired by young talent rather than threatened by it.

The Athlete Mindset at Work

What if you began to think about work as an athlete? 

Imagine a world-class athlete at work in your mind.

What are they doing? Maybe they’re scoring the winning goal in the championship game. Maybe they’re holding a trophy in front of thousands. They’re probably on a field or court, and there’s probably a crowd. But here’s the thing: most of the actual “work” of an athlete no one ever sees. 

Most of an athlete’s life isn’t spent in front of roaring fans or scoring goals, or holding trophies. Most of their work is done in private, without fans, without trophies. Their work isn’t what we think it is. Everyone is practicing something at work all the time. So let me ask you: what are you practicing? 

For example, every time you show up to a meeting, you’re practicing how to participate in meetings. If you show up and give only half your best, you’re practicing becoming the kind of person who doesn’t bring my best. You’re training yourself how to be, and you’re training others how to perceive you. Work is the place where you can spend one hundred thousand hours practicing becoming a certain kind of person.

David’s Speaking Testimonials

David communicates effectively, passionately, and clearly with audiences ranging from high school students to professional adults. The room is engaged as he creates opportunities to challenge the audience in creative ways. 

It is impressive to see how he not only is aware of where his audience’s emotional and learning level is at – but then also communicates so they see things in a new way. 

If it is a training, coaching, or large group gathering – David has the ability to capture the imagination of any room no matter the size.

Chase Alcott

Owner/Operator , Chick-fil-A Franchise

David’s ability to not just statically present material but to dynamically engage the people in the room allowed for light bulb moments throughout our team. 

He took concepts and brought them into our world through examples and questions that caused us to not just hear interesting material but instead wrestle with and be impacted by it. 

His at-ease communication style invites people to lean in wherever they are at.

Mark Wittig

Finance Manager , HOH Water Technology

David is among those gifted leaders who not only has deep leadership skills but he also communicates and moves people through his presentations. He doesn’t waste a single word as he is intentional to bring clear, practical concepts. A great communicator who also brings “soul” and curiosity is rare. That’s David. His personal life experiences as a husband, dad, leader, and mentor make him relevant in so many ways. David’s delivery moves the listener toward inspiration and action. He is a pro who people will want to hear time and time again.

Stan Endicott

Founder and Chief Culture Officer , Slingshot Group

David is a world-class communicator who engages audiences where they are and moves them to where they need to be! His delivery is highly relational. He leads his audiences to press in and reimagine what they think is possible. David does a great job of making complex concepts easily digestible so audiences can immediately apply what they’ve learned.

Kyle Sullivan

Founder , Unleash the Champ