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David Hellstrom, M.A.

David HellstromDavid Hellstrom, M.A., Intentional Leadership Institute Faculty,  is a well loved national leadership trainer and speaker, having  been the keynote speaker at more than 350 colleges and universities in the last two decades on leadership and self-development. David’s efforts have brought him an Omni Education Award, an appearance on the TODAY Show with Katie Couric, and many accolades. In addition, David has been working in higher education in various leadership capacities over the last 25 years. Before coming to the ILI, his most recent work in leadership has focused on curriculum innovation and engineering in the Leadership Minor at the University of Minnesota, where he has collaborated with the department to create hands-on development tools, bringing many of the lessons in Leadership Can Be Taught (by Sharon Parks) to the undergraduate experience. In addition, Both as a speaker and as a teacher of leadership, David’s audiences and classes describe him as funny, curious, engaging, and truly passionate about what leadership means and how it can be taught.