David Emerald is an esteemed author, executive coach and speaker renowned for his straightforward yet profound strategies. His inspiring words inspire individuals and groups to achieve new levels of collaboration through trust-based connections.
He is the author of “The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic”), an accessible teaching story about Self Leadership. With his wife Donna Zajonc, he founded and directs Bainbridge Leadership Center alongside Donna.
Early Life and Education
David Emerald is the co-founder and director of the Bainbridge Leadership Center on Bainbridge Island in Washington State. He has extensive experience as a consultant, facilitator, executive coach, speaker and author with over three decades of expertise under his belt.
He holds a PhD in applied behavioral science from Wright State University (Dayton, OH). As an organization development consultant and executive coach, his primary focus is helping individuals, teams and organizations make the transition towards leading with vision-focused passion-fueled approaches for their lives and businesses. The 3 Vital Questions (TM) frameworks he and his wife Donna Zajonc MCC developed are now proven to help their clients cultivate collaborative capabilities that promote sustainable change, strong partnerships and contented employees.
David Emerald has been a trusted professional in the financial services industry for over 35 years. Currently, he’s the founder of Emerald Wealth Advisors, a boutique private wealth management firm headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
Before becoming a financial planner, he was an analyst with an international institutional investment bank. His areas of expertise included market strategy, equity and fixed income research, institutional asset management services, advisory and compliance.
David has spent his career coaching and facilitating leaders and teams. With a specialization in organizational leadership and self-leadership, he helps clients develop collaborative capabilities that foster sustainable change, growth, and strong partnerships.
Achievement and Honors
David Emerald is an engaging consultant, master facilitator and executive coach who assists individuals, teams and organizations in leading from an outcome-focused perspective. His principles and frameworks are founded on his nearly 30 years of expertise working with various types of clients including businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations alike.
He is the author of “The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic), an illustrated guide to self leadership, as well as co-author of “The Business of Building a Better World: The Leadership Revolution That is Transforming Everything”. Additionally, he founded the Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit in collaboration with UN Global Compact and Academy of Management; for his work in Appreciative Inquiry and promotion of Business as an Agent of World Benefit he recently received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from Organization Development field for his contributions in this area.
David Emerald is an acclaimed author, speaker and business consultant. He developed a leadership framework that encourages teamwork and productivity as well as The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic). His motivational keynote speeches encourage audiences to take control of their own lives through empowerment.
He is the co-founder of the Bainbridge Leadership Center (Bainbridge Island, WA). In his role as director of their Organizational Leadership and Self Leadership practice areas, he works with clients to cultivate collaborative capabilities for sustainable change and growth, as well as forging powerful partnerships. Most notably, he has designed and implemented an engaging workplace fable based on his 3 Vital Questions(r) leadership framework – a simple idea but one that must be put into action!
David Emerald is an internationally renowned expert in organizational development and human resources. As co-founder of the Bainbridge Leadership Center and author of several books, he also created leadership frameworks proven to increase teamwork and productivity. David currently works as an executive coach and speaker from his home on Bainbridge Island with his wife Donna Zajonc, while owning shares in Emerald Expositions Events Inc (EEX) worth $6.88M as of 12 March 2014 – you can view his full stock trading history below.