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The Official Bio

David Fisher is an award-winning international speaker, coach, and story amplifier. David is one of the top ten speaking coaches in 2020 and 2022 (Yahoo Finance), and is also featured in CBS and NBC. He has spoken to organizations and events internationally including: Cirque Du Soleil, Fraser Health, SPHlocal101, IxL2020, Voice Story, Storytelling for Life Transformation (Thailand), The Amazing Public Speaking Event (Indonesia), Supply Chain Canada, AWMAC, YVR Speaker Series, and Be Inspired. He has coached other speakers around the world for numerous events such as, TEDx Tenaya Paseo (Las Vegas), Tony Robbins Power of Success, Humanizing the Homeless (Toronto), and TEDx Stanley Park (Vancouver). His communication clients include ReState (Switzerland), CNL (Toronto), Progressive Intercultural Community Services, IM Communications (Indonesia), Finance Industries in both the U.K. and the U.S., Volcano E (China), Eminence Education, and Future V.

 

David graduated with high honors in speech communications through Wayne State, is a Professional Life, Life Story, and Goal Setting Coach, has certifications in both Psychological First Aid and Inclusive Leadership. He is a certified Xperiential™ coach, and holds leadership and communication certifications through Toastmasters International and a Certificate of Business Communication through the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. He was also a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has several acting film credits to his name. Through Kingfisher Communications and his programs Rise Above the Noise and Amplify Your Story™ he has inspired thousands worldwide to create more impactful connections through communication and storytelling. David currently lives in Vancouver, BC Canada.

The story behind it all

“One of my clients - a teenage student, English not being her first language - looked me directly in the eye and said in her speech, “I got 100% on my class presentation because of you…” I nearly cried. Which for those who know me, know it’s not that hard. Still, I was deeply moved and a moment I’ll never forget.

Many years before, I sat in the hospital waiting room in the middle of the night. I was alone. I was five years old. My mom had just gone to say goodbye to my Dad, who suddenly and mysteriously died.

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Without having the words to explain it at the time, I suddenly was a sailing ship with no rudder, no sail, and no captain. I spent many years looking for a hero. As a child I imagined I was someone else who was that hero. As a teen, I was an actor, many times playing the hero (or the villain - but isn’t the villain the hero in their own story?). As an adult I continued to play those roles on stage and in film.

 

I always have been, however, a speaker. I could entertain, impact, move, and motivate an audience. I won contests, earned my degrees and credentials, and gained my experience doing free gigs, lunch 'n learns, and teaching kids public speaking. 

What I understood along the way, was that I had to be my own hero. It wasn't easy; I battled through depression, near homelessness, and serious feelings of doubt and fear. But I also discovered I wasn't alone and that there can be path forward. I learned that mental health, vulnerability, and connection with others is vital for us to move into a healthier, happier future. 

If you, your business, your industry, or organization feels burned out from the last few years, if you need to refocus, reenergize, and rediscover purpose, if you feel a bit over your head, alone, or wondering what the next step is, I understand. I use my story, experience, education, and passion to inspire others to change their lives, their community, and their world. There is a hero inside all of us. If we communicate like this, we can make a difference.

I give keynotes and workshops that show you that you are not alone by demonstrating the power of connection using vulnerability and storytelling which increases the depth of relationships and transforms business. I show you that you can "Rise Above the Noise".

As an award-winning public speaker with 1000’s of hours of stage time, I know that we are more influential than we think we are

Come join me on the journey! I promise it's worth it!

David Fisher and his dad
David Fisher and his dad

Me and my dad

Me and my dad

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