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David Nilssen captures audiences with his energy, and fast paced Masterclass that every entrepreneur, and small business needs business needs to stay competitive in this rapidly changing environment.

The Future is Borderless®

COVID-19 and the Great Resignation completely changed how we work, forever. Today, talent scarcity is a global challenge; entrepreneurs are struggling with the workspace debate; and building culture has become more difficult than ever. In this session we will discuss how leading companies have transformed talent acquisition, workspace design, and organizational culture – making them distinct competitive edges. In addition, he’ll address how a human-centric approach with artificial intelligence is propelling productivity to new heights. The discussion will center on practical strategies for business leaders to effectively address these issues, ensuring their organizations are well-prepared for the future.

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The Talent Scarcity Crisis: Navigating the Dynamic Talent

Landscape This talk provides a detailed analysis of the challenges and opportunities in America’s evolving talent landscape. It focuses on the shifting demographics and the emergence of new employee profiles in the post-COVID era. The discussion will center on practical strategies for business leaders to effectively address these issues, ensuring their organizations are well-prepared for the future.

The Borderless LeaderTM: Redefining Talent Strategy for Modern Business

This keynote delves into the essential shifts leaders must make in their talent strategies to successfully guide contemporary businesses. It covers methods for building and managing diverse global teams, creating a unified company culture, and rapidly adopting new technologies to outpace competitors.

Scaling Faster with Global Talent: Maximizing the Potential of International Teams

This presentation explores the underutilized benefits of global talent. It will debunk common misconceptions and show how effectively leveraging international teams can not only boost margins and capacity but also drive innovation and significantly enhance company culture.

Did COVID Kill Your Culture? Creating a World-Class Culture in a Disconnected World

This talk offers a comprehensive framework for revamping company culture in today’s remote work environment. It includes a three-part strategy to transform organizational culture and highlights the critical connection between two key elements of culture-building, supported by modern case studies.

David Nilssen is a thought leader on adopting a global mindset to achieve rapid growth and improve company culture. His sessions are always engaging, and packed with takeaway. 

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The Future is BorderlessTM, an overview of David’s signature talk, and takeaways.
David get’s the audience involved at every stage of the event.

An Emcee Who Doesn’t Suck

David Nilssen has emceed many conferences across the world in education, entrepreneurship and human resources. David is a masterful facilitator, and agile conversationalist who brings humor to every interaction. He has tangible experience running large scale events and conferences making him uniquely qualified to Emcee and/or keynote your event. David served as the Global Learning Chair for the Entrepreneurs Organization for three years which provided in-person learning events to thousands of business leaders across the globe.

What People are Saying

I am impressed by David Nilssen’s charisma, empathy, and deep insight. These skills make him an exceptional speaker. He addresses topics rooted in hard-earned experience as an extremely successful entrepreneur/CEO and can communicate these ideas in an engaging and informative...

I am impressed by David Nilssen’s charisma, empathy, and deep insight. These skills make him an exceptional speaker. He addresses topics rooted in hard-earned experience as an extremely successful entrepreneur/CEO and can communicate these ideas in an engaging and informative style. Even as a 3- time CEO myself, I learn something every time I hear David talk.

Randy Wootton

CEO of Maxio

David is a trusted and inspiring speaker who has helped countless business leaders be more successful. He is a fantastic high-energy inspiration to me and countless others, bringing both deep values and fresh perspective to bear.

David is a trusted and inspiring speaker who has helped countless business leaders be more successful. He is a fantastic high-energy inspiration to me and countless others, bringing both deep values and fresh perspective to bear.

Ben Elowitz

Cofounder of Next Level Partners, WetPaint and BlueNile.com

David taps into his own story as well as the stories of entrepreneurs he's supported to create unique and compelling insights. He speaks with the authority of someone who's spent time in the trenches, but with a humor and ease...

David taps into his own story as well as the stories of entrepreneurs he's supported to create unique and compelling insights. He speaks with the authority of someone who's spent time in the trenches, but with a humor and ease that will motivate even the most reluctant entrepreneur to evolve.

Stephen Roche

Former CEO of Walton Enterprises

I was really impressed by Dave. Good speakers empower their audience with practical strategies that yield tangible results. Dave's presentation epitomized this ideal. His delivery was crystal clear, packed with actionable insights, and interspersed with a brilliant sense of humor.

I was really impressed by Dave. Good speakers empower their audience with practical strategies that yield tangible results. Dave's presentation epitomized this ideal. His delivery was crystal clear, packed with actionable insights, and interspersed with a brilliant sense of humor.

Dave Parker

Author of Trajectory: Startup

David Nilssen is a standout speaker! I’ve collaborated with him on more than one occasion and each time, he’s extremely easy to work with. His talks are not only insightful but also actionable, enriched with real-life examples and a touch...

David Nilssen is a standout speaker! I’ve collaborated with him on more than one occasion and each time, he’s extremely easy to work with. His talks are not only insightful but also actionable, enriched with real-life examples and a touch of humor. David's dynamic interaction with audiences and high energy make every session engaging, memorable and have lots of “take home” value that I can implement.

David Anderson

Former Global Chairman for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization

I hired David Nilssen to emcee EO Alchemy 2023, a 3-day educational event for 550 CEOs. The event demanded a skilled emcee to manage numerous speakers and resonate with the audience's energy, leading me to choose David Nilssen for the...

I hired David Nilssen to emcee EO Alchemy 2023, a 3-day educational event for 550 CEOs. The event demanded a skilled emcee to manage numerous speakers and resonate with the audience's energy, leading me to choose David Nilssen for the role. David's performance was extraordinary, seamlessly weaving diverse content and helping us transition to each speaker with precision, energy, and humor. The ratings showed that he made a lasting impression without even delivering a formal keynote. His ability to engage and captivate the audience was pivotal to the event's success!

Matt Sauri

CEO of Wimmer Solutions

I've seen David emcee other events, so I was delighted that he accepted the opportunity to emcee TINYcon, a premier conference in the HR space. He certainly didn't disappoint and "knocked it out of the park!" He drove a seamless...

I've seen David emcee other events, so I was delighted that he accepted the opportunity to emcee TINYcon, a premier conference in the HR space. He certainly didn't disappoint and "knocked it out of the park!" He drove a seamless and engaging progression of the event, enhanced with humorous stories and an infectious energy. In fact, in our feedback forms, we had unsolicited feedback that they loved the emcee. His performance stood out as one of our top speakers! I wholeheartedly endorse him as an emcee or speaker."

David Niu

Founder of TINYcon

David Nilssen did a great job speaking and MCing the event! The energy, passion, humor and knowledge he brought was incredible!

David Nilssen did a great job speaking and MCing the event! The energy, passion, humor and knowledge he brought was incredible!

Dave Wescott

CEO of Evergreen Brands

In a world where change is the only constant, the need for leadership that transcends conventional boundaries is paramount. David Nilssen stands at the forefront of this transformative era, guiding audiences with his visionary approach. As a speaker, thought leader...

In a world where change is the only constant, the need for leadership that transcends conventional boundaries is paramount. David Nilssen stands at the forefront of this transformative era, guiding audiences with his visionary approach. As a speaker, thought leader and emcee, he is unparalleled—engaging with every listener, sparking dialogues, and encouraging a borderless mindset that is essential for growth in our dynamic global landscape. His thought leadership not only challenges but also inspires, setting a new standard for how we think, learn, and connect. With David, it's not just about adapting to change; it's about leading it.

Winnie Hart

Chief Creative Engine at TwinEngine // Thought Leader // Best-Selling Author // Board Advisor // Keynote Speaker, TwinEngine.com, WinnieHart.com

David is an awesome presenter, an expert in his field, and extremely sharp in business. He's really good at making something complex seem really simple, and he's extremely funny too! He had the audience laughing hard “throughout his talk, and...
David is an awesome presenter, an expert in his field, and extremely sharp in business. He's really good at making something complex seem really simple, and he's extremely funny too! He had the audience laughing hard “throughout his talk, and nearly everyone rated him their favorite talk of the weekend!

Mike Arce

CEO & Founder of Loud Rumor

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