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.

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David Nurse

Wall St Journal Best Selling Author 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 with actionable tools. 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 Next Level Culture
How to Get In The Zone and Maximize Potential

David Nurse's 'Next Level Culture' Keynote has received rave reviews from corporate executives. Unveiling the hidden blueprints of top-tier cultures in both Sports and Business, including renowned entities like the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Rams, Golden State Warriors, and Fortune 100 Companies, David Nurse reveals a useful roadmap to elevate your company's culture and performance to unprecedented heights.

With precision and clarity, David Nurse guides audiences through a transformative journey, outlining actionable strategies such as setting rigorous standards, reshaping mindsets, establishing effective communication rhythms, devising strategic action plans, and fostering individual empowerment, all integral components of 'The Next Level Culture.'

Drawing from captivating real-life stories, his keynote equips teams with actionable takeaways for immediate growth. As a Top 50 Keynote Speaker globally, Nurse is committed to propelling companies to their peak through the mastery of high-performance culture.

The Breakthrough Blueprint

The biggest challenge that faces any company or organization today: Uncertainty and Change. 

But what if we no longer just survived change, but instead we could thrive through change? Over 15 years of working with the top sports teams, companies, and high performers- David has created a blueprint to turn 'happy accidents' into regularly occurring breakthroughs – 

The Breakthrough Blueprint talk goes in depth on leadership strategies for how to navigate change, action plans to separate from the competition, and how to embrace change and uncertainty - all while in the most pressure-packed situations! 

David has been called one of the next best leaders in sports, business, and entertainment. And this talk will show you why! 

The Action Archetypes of a Leader

Strategic Workshop

David has run this workshop with top sports franchises and leadership teams such as Chick-fil-A.

The participants dive deep into learning what 'action archetype' they are and how to break through it.

Similar to the Enneagram, but it takes the Enneagram from knowing to DOING!

Leaders will be able to take radical strategic action after this powerful workshop!

Customized Talks & Consulting

David customizes the specific 6-month or 12-month plan for your company/team!

This includes:

  • A Keynote Talk
  • Daily 'Do It" Action Habit Plans
  • Once Per Month Zoom Talk with the Company
  • Once Per Quarter a One Day In Person Workshop
  • Selected Leadership Coaching for Top Leaders Selected 

**Contact about the CUSTOMIZED Set-Up

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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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