David Zinger

Consultant, Facilitator & Expert in Employee Engagement

David Zinger is the leading global independent expert on employee engagement. He is a sought after speaker, educator, coach, author, and consultant focused intently on employee engagement. David founded and hosts the Employee Engagement Network, bringing together over 5800 people from around the globe to improve and increase employee engagement. He has worked with engagement in Canada, United States, Poland, Wales, India, Germany, England, Spain, and South Africa.

David’s varied and pervasive experience includes 15 years embedded as the employee assistance counsellor at Seagram, Ltd. This was the home of Crown Royal and David was instrumental in fostering personal and career engagement for this organization.

David is an educator. David has taught educational psychology and counselling psychology at the University of Manitoba for 25 years. He has created and designed 15 university degree courses plus courses on adult learning and engaged leadership. David is certified to teach 3 powerful Vital Smarts courses for Shared Visions: Crucial Conversations, The Influencer, and Crucial Confrontations.

David wrote Assorted Zingers: Poems and Cartoons to Take a Bite Out of Work and ZengageHow to Get More Into Your Work to Get More Out of Your Work. He co-created, with members of his employee engagement network, 13 e-books on employee engagement.

David developed the 10 Block Pyramid of Engagement to focus on practical and tactical engagement based on the premise that there is little capacity for more in most organizations and that employee engagement is never more than 10 blocks away.

David brings an expansive and open prairie perspective to his work. He has lived his life on the Canadian prairies and this prairie influence includes a wide open view of engagement, a down-to-earth perspective on work, a connection to people and community, being on the same level as everyone else, and creating authentic results.

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