The Official Bio
Bio David William Murray Fisher
David Fisher is an award-winning international speaker, coach, and story amplifier. The LA Weekly lists him a top thirty entrepreneur to watch in 2023. Yahoo Finance rated David a top 10 speaking coach in 2020 and 2022.
Being featured in numerous media outlets, David has spoken to organizations and events on international stages including: Wealthsimple, Cirque Du Soleil, Fraser Health, FortisBC, Vocational Rehab Association, RSR Leadership, SPHlocal101, IxL2020, Voice Story, Storytelling for Life Transformation (Thailand), The Amazing Public Speaking Event (Indonesia), Williams and Sons (UK), Supply Chain Canada, AWMAC, YVR Speaker Series, Genuine Media, and Be Inspired. In addition to speaking and coaching at several TedX events, he has coached speakers for Tony Robbins Power of Success, Humanizing the Homeless (Toronto), Volcano E, Future V, and the Global Conference of Governance in Dubai. His communication clients include, ReState (Switzerland), CNL (Toronto), Progressive Intercultural Community Services, IM Communications (Indonesia), Finance Industries in both the UK, the US, and Canada, and government officials.
David graduated with high honors in speech communications through Wayne State, is a Certified Life Coach through Rhodes Wellness College, is a Life Story, and Goal Setting Coach, has a Psychological First Aid certification through Johns Hopkins, 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 also has certifications in inclusive leadership, sustainability, and conflict resolution.
He has also written the book, “Sales for People Who Don’t Like Sales, But Have To Do It Anyway.
Through Kingfisher Communications 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.
You can see more of David speaking and his acting reel on his YouTube Channel!
The story behind the bio
"I answer the phone with more confidence now." One of my clients - a VP at large investment bank in the U.S. told me after a series of coaching sessions.
"People kept asking me, 'Where did you learn to speak so good?" Another client, the director of a major well known startup in Toronto said to me.
"The most inspirational speaker I have ever heard? David Fisher!" A recognizable science TV host said in front of an audience after giving a speech himself while answering questions after his presentation.
Wow have things changed.
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.
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. This is critical if we are to make a better planet for all living things.
If you, your business, 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!
Me and my dad
Me and my dad
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