I have known Dave Weitz for the better part of fifteen years. During that period, Dave has consistently demonstrated his integrity, capacity for knowledge enrichment and grounded leadership. Dave’s character is anchored by a commitment to excellence but tempered with the humility to seek expertise and guidance where opportunities exist. Dave is a “rock upon which successful business can be executed.”
Former owner and CEO of A T Solutions
For all of his adult life, Dave Weitz has been immersed in the world of leadership and communication. He has led individuals, teams, organizations, companies, and other leaders. As a dynamic communicator, he has given keynote addresses and been an in-demand member of speaking teams at conferences, seminars, workshops and training sessions, both nationally and internationally.
He has impacted thousands of lives with his communication and leadership skills because of his passion for bringing out the greatness in the people he leads and serves. With his unique ability to communicate vision, purpose, and meaning, he has cultivated growth everywhere—of the people he has led and the organizations he has guided. Early on, Dave’s primary laboratory for learning, including the development of his communication skills, the ability to solve complex personnel problems, manage multi-million dollar budgets and projects, work with a diverse board of directors, and develop other leaders was as a local church pastor. For over 25 years Dave led churches large and small and in each one served as a dynamic and effective leader. Even then, however, Dave also lived in the business world. His deep understanding of leadership and the ability to communicate clearly naturally led Dave, while still a pastor, to become a leadership coach and consultant to the CEOs and executives he knew, as well as their companies. His love of business and people, especially leaders, provided a natural affinity as he crossed over from the church world to the business community. He became a corporate trainer, providing quarterly leadership development seminars for franchise owners and managers of an international corporation.
You don’t have to spend much time with Dave before you realize that he is a very intelligent man. Spend a little more time with Dave and you also realize he also has a big heart and a desire to help people realize their full potential.
Chief Deputy (Retired) Ada County Sheriff’s Department
In 2007 Dave followed his passion and began the exciting journey of an entrepreneur. In 2009, he formed a business partnership with his son, Adam. They founded their first company, New Harbor Investments, which invests in paper, real estate, and small businesses and startup companies. One of the companies they invested in was New HarborDesign & Consulting, Inc. New Harbor was the resurrection of a small company that Adam had started while a student in college.
New Harbor Design became a high-end creative marketing and design company that operated with a coaching and consulting model. New Harbor grew rapidly with clients around the world in five countries on three continents. In 2015, Adam and Dave redirected the company, ceasing the marketing and design side of the business and focusing solely on the consulting side. The company functions now under a new name, The New Harbor Company, and continues to provide first-class, customized coaching and consulting, designed to help individuals, leaders, executives, and organizations get better.
In 2011, Dave and Adam co-founded GiveBag.org, a non-profit designed to help feed the homeless. Currently, they are retooling GiveBag so as to become even more effective at helping those who need it most. During this retooling process, however, Adam is deeply involved with an organization in southern California whose impact on the homeless population is becoming known far and wide for its effectiveness. And, as has been the case from the beginning, a portion of The New Harbor Company’s revenue goes toward helping care for homeless individuals and families seeking to make a difference in the lives of those who desperately need it.
Dave’s extensive experience as a dynamic communicator makes him the ideal candidate to speak at your next corporate gathering, keynote your conference, or facilitate your next leadership development event. More than 2,000 speeches and presentations given nationally and internationally have helped him hone his skills to provide just what you’re looking for in a speaker. His easy and affable style along with his humor and authenticity allow him to easily connect with his listeners and deliver a clear, creative and compelling message.
Dave’s experience as a leader makes him an excellent candidate to help other leaders and organizations move forward toward their desired goals and accomplishments. Experience has taught him that groups of people working towards a common purpose can easily become messy with personal disputes, misunderstandings, dishonesty, and a plethora of other mine-fields that create division. Dave has led teams, organizations, and other leaders through adversity and challenge. He looks to approach challenging situations with a goal of restoring unity and finding common ground. He is able to apply the lessons he has learned to help his clients navigate their own challenging situations.
I personally have dealt with Dave on the implementation of programs, going through the strategic planning process, and observing his developmental and business skills. I feel the success of the programs I have worked with Mr. Weitz on became successful due to the fact that he has the ability to listen, communicate on every level, is excellent at problem-solving, and has the unique ability to bring out the best of his co-workers.
Sally E. Thomas
Retired Human Resource V.P. Decker Stores, Inc.
As a coach and consultant, Dave has leveraged all of his pastoral, business, consulting, and communication skills to invest intentionally and with great wisdom in the clients he serves. As a life-long learner and voracious reader he is able to apply his personal experiences and his vast exposure to great thinkers, practitioners, and authors to create personalized insights for each of his clients. Dave is passionate about helping his clients reach the next level in their professional and personal life.
Dave recently published his first book, Intentional Leadership: How the Best Leaders Create the Future. He has also created a two-day workshop on the book allowing participants a practical way to learn and apply the book’s principles. He is also working on a second book on managing for excellence and profit.
Dave was born and raised in Michigan. After moving to Chicago early in his career, however, the “windy city” quickly became home. In fact, Dave still calls it home although, for the last 19 years, he has lived in Boise, Idaho.
Dave lives in there with his wife, Kathy, and their black Lab, Beau. He loves Classic Rock music, Starbucks, traveling with his family, and all things Harley-Davidson. Among the many items on his bucket list are riding his Harley through every state in America and visiting a Hard Rock Cafe on every continent in the world.