David Nurse | High Performance Culture Coach to Fortune 500 Companies & Pro Sports Teams. Rated Top 50 Keynote Speaker Worldwide. Regarded as The Top Mindset Specialist for Athletes, Corporate, & Hollywood.

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David Nurse

High Performance Culture Coach to Fortune 500 Companies & Pro Sports Teams. Rated Top 50 Keynote Speaker Worldwide. Regarded as The Top Mindset Specialist for Athletes, Corporate, & Hollywood.

David Nurse

David Nurse has been transforming the way hundreds of pro athletes perform on the court, and hundreds of corporate executives dominate in the boardroom for the past 15 years. David is widely renowned as one of the top mindset specialists in the entire world!  He has written two bestselling mindset books, runs a transformational coaching business, and is a highly sought-after speaker—hired by top Fortune 100 companies and professional sports teams—helping thousands of employees and athletes develop unshakeable mindsets. In fact, he was recently named as one of the top 50 keynote speakers in the world by Real Leaders.

As a former professional basketball player, David’s ability to get into the zone and master his mindset led him to two Guinness World Records. In 2016, the Brooklyn Nets hired him as a coach to help players improve their shooting—they went from being 28th in the league to 2nd overall in 3 point shooting. In total, David has worked with over 150 NBA players whose contract earnings amount to 3.2 billion.

Today, CEOs and professional athletes hire David for his award-winning strategies and infectious positivity. His two books, Pivot & Go and #1 Amazon Best Seller Breakthrough, (and the most immersive book ever written on taking action: Do It - The Life Changing Power of Taking Action - #1 Amazon Best Seller AND Wall St Journal Best Seller-   have helped hundreds of thousands throughout the world how to unlock their personal roadblocks and take action in their life. 
He resides in Marina del Rey with his incredibly talented wife, actress Taylor Kalupa. When he’s not traveling the world inspiring thousands to have breakthrough moments, David is most likely spending time with his wife and ‘way too spoiled fluffy little puppy.’  He swears he still has Iowa roots and can manage when California temperatures dip below 65. 

As one recent All-Star NBA and NBA Champion player put it: “David is the guy that everyone needs to hire.” 

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Featured Keynote Programs

The Breakthrough Formula for Hiring and Developing All Stars

David has helped produce 28 NBA All Star appearances throughout his powerful career as an NBA mindset coach. In doing so, he has crafted a 3-step formula where he can tell in the first 5 minutes of being with a player if they have the potential to become an NBA All-Star. David has taken the same principles and applied it to the corporate world and leaders throughout the globe to help them make sure they hire and develop the top talent! Talent trumps all, and David can show you how to make sure you hire the best of the best!

Thriving Through Change to Sustain Greatness

In this presentation, David Nurse shows how to create a culture of greatness and exactly how to sustain greatness year after year. There have been books written on how to go from 'good to great,' but there has nothing created to take greatness to a level most don't even know exist. Until now.

David has learned from the Top NBA Coaches on what it takes to 'sustain greatness' - Erik Spoelstra, Steve Kerr, Nick Nurse, Brad Stevens, and helped implement the tools into top NBA teams and Fortune 500 Companies. David has also taught the best of the best NBA players on what it takes to perform under pressure on a nightly basis with millions of eyes on them and millions of dollars on the line. This talk is one of the most powerful concepts any leader or manager can immensely benefit from!

The Art of Action

How to take action in a world of constant change and uncertainty, and how to efficiently and effectively follow through!

Taking action is one thing, but following through on the action is a whole different level. A level that separates not just the good from the great but the great from the outstanding! David has taught over 150 NBA players and NBA coaches how to take action and follow through to separate themselves from the competition in the most pressure-packed, cutthroat business on the planet.

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Featured Books

Do It: The Life-Changing Power of Taking Actionby David Nurse

Do It: The Life-Changing Power of Taking Action

by David Nurse

Demolish roadblocks, take action, and transform your future

No matter what is holding you back, Do It offers a proven solution to actualizing the life you long for. Author and renowned mindset specialist, David Nurse, reveals the nine reasons that you don’t take action, how to successfully overcome your personal roadblocks, and the secret to achieving remarkable results.

The reason you aren’t accomplishing your dreams is not because you don’t want to; it’s because you don’t know how to. And the reason you don’t know how to is not because you aren’t capable or smart enough. It’s simply because you―and 99% of the population―have roadblocks you are completely unaware of. Before you can conquer the enemy, you must identify the enemy. Based on extensive research studies, the science of the heart and mind connection, and captivating examples throughout history, Do It reveals the enemy that is holding you back―what Nurse calls your “action archetype.” These arechetypes include The Allodaxophobic, The Burned, The Blamer, The Perfectionist, and more. 

Through the nine archetypes, you’ll learn profound lessons about yourself and you'll come away:

  • A newfound awareness about what holds you back
  • Powerful, actionable tools to propel you forward
  • Stories of influential people who have overcome their own roadblocks to achieve extraordinary success

Nurse’s revolutionary philosophy will completely reshape the way you think about failure and success and propel you to levels you didn't even imagine were possible―all through the life-changing habit of taking action.

Breakthrough: A Sure-Fire Guide to Realizing Your Potential, Pushing Through Limitations, and Achieving Things You Didn't Know Were Possibleby David Nurse

Breakthrough: A Sure-Fire Guide to Realizing Your Potential, Pushing Through Limitations, and Achieving Things You Didn't Know Were Possible

by David Nurse

Deliver innovative results like clockwork with this repeatable formula for creativity-on-demand

Have you ever sat down at your desk with an impossible deadline or an insurmountable obstacle staring you directly in the face and an expectation that you’ll come up with a groundbreaking idea and solution? In Breakthrough, you’ll find a powerful framework for bringing innovation and creativity to the surface not just once, but on a regular, daily basis.

In Breakthrough, bestselling author, acclaimed speaker, and life optimization coach David Nurse provides an actionable and clearly organized structure for maximizing your breakthrough ideas. Breakthrough outlines easy-to-follow steps for outperforming your potential:

  • An accessible blueprint—backed by scientific data and years of case studies with the top athletes, entrepreneurial minds, and leaders throughout the world—to unlocking your creative potential
  • Conclusive proof that busts the myths of the lone genius, unpredictable ‘a-ha’ lightbulb moments, and little happy accidents
  • Ways to promote an environment and mindset in which groundbreaking new ideas can flow and occur naturally and seamlessly based on a repeatable formula

A must-read for any athlete, manager, executive, or parent tasked with delivering dynamic results in a flash, Breakthrough also belongs on the bookshelves of product design professionals, marketers, and other creative types who seek to consistently exceed expectations. Breakthrough is not about going from good to great; it’s about going from great to outstanding!

Pivot & Go: The 29-Day Blueprint to Redefine and Achieve YOUR Successby David Nurse

Pivot & Go: The 29-Day Blueprint to Redefine and Achieve YOUR Success

by David Nurse


Most of us run on an endless string of vague goals and should-haves, with true, empowering change always just out of reach. Many of us feel stuck in our day-to-day routine, without the proper tools to break the mold and live our best lives every single day. David Nurse, a renowned life optimization coach of more than 150 NBA players and CEOs, knows it doesn t have to be that way.

Pivot & Go is a compelling, hands-on blueprint to changing course and leading the life you want to live today. In this energizing, adventurous, and actionable guide, David outlines a clear 29-day plan not to living the life, but to living your absolute best life. His key is to make mindful mindset pivots that allow you to shift your perspective by incremental yet powerful degrees. Focusing on success, failure, passion, joy, and confidence, Pivot & Go is here to help you find your genuine rhythm one that will carry you through each chapter of life with the energy and ability to make the most of every day.

Punctuated with stories from his own journey to leading a full and rewarding lifestyle, as well as featuring never-before-told stories of triumph from some of the top NBA athletes in the world, David has delivered a book like no other. Not only will it give you the power to change your life, it will give you the strength to do so. Get ready to banish negative thoughts, live to the max, and become energized and ready to tackle each and every day.

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