President of Trailblaze, Inc.
Dye started his career as an educator, teaching leadership, history, and public speaking to urban high school students. He went on to serve as an elected city councilman and as Chief Operating Officer for Colorado UpLift where he trained leaders and helped build organizations in New York, Orlando, Phoenix, and Portland. He has coached leaders in more than 2000 sessions and serves on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Chapters of the National Speakers Association and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Following his nonprofit career, Dye founded Trailblaze, Inc. to meet the needs of leaders who want to build energized, motivated, and productive teams. He believes that skillful leaders at every level are essential to a positive future and that everyone can master the essentials of influence. Dye shares tools that he honed in arenas where influence is the only avenue to success.
Dye is known for his optimism, for making difficult concepts understandable, and for moving leaders to immediate, practical action. His workshops, presentations, and seminars help leaders increase their influence, solve common leadership frustrations, and improve productivity through people-centered leadership.
David holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management, a B.A. in political science, and is a member of the American Society of Training and Development and the National Speakers Association. He is an award-winning author of The Seven Things Your Team Needs to Hear You Say and has been listed with leadership influencers including Seth Godin, Tom Peters, Kouzes & Posner, and John Maxwell.