David Lewis, CFE

Dynamic Presenter, Bestselling Author, Successful Franchisee

Speakers should do more than entertain, they should impact the bottom line of your franchise system, and that’s what David Lewis does. A bestselling author and award-winning thought leader, David has been a successful franchisee, an executive of a $2.5 billion franchised system, a consultant to the franchising industry, and a catalyst for improved performance across the franchising industry. Money magazine, MSNBC, the Wall Street Journal, Inc. magazine, MarketWatch and Entrepreneur all agree – David Lewis is an expert on workplace and workforce dynamics and how they impact your bottom line. Book David Lewis, and move the needle for your organization!

Clients Include:

  • Travel Industry Association
  • Stillwater Medical Center
  • Office of the Lt. Governor of Oklahoma

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Speaker Bio

Putting Your Company On The Fast Track

A popular speaker, bestselling author, award winning thought leader and one of the most accomplished franchising executives in North America, David Lewis speaks a language of franchising success and knows how to add to your bottom line.  He is a catalyst for improved performance.

His unique approach to building organizations, and building people, earned him two “40 Under 40” impact awards and even caught the attention of Money Magazine, who called David a “high achiever” who is “on the fast track”. He has been featured by the likes of MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Entrepreneur magazine and was even featured in a documentary film.  Book David and you’ll treat your audience to an award winning thought leader and world-class expert on workforce and workplace dynamics. 

From ‘Generations in the Workforce’ to a look at ‘The (Not So) Future Workplace’, David impacts franchise performance through topics related to employee engagement, customer communication, change management, and leadership.  Not just a popular speaker, David Lewis has been named one of the “100 most influential people” in the North American staffing industry and is also the bestselling author of “The Emerging Leader: Eight Lessons for Life in Leadership”, a wildly successful guide to leadership and personal development.

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Travels From: Oklahoma City, OK

  Fee Range: $5,000 - $10,000

“David Lewis knows his stuff. He rocks!”
Jeanne Burruss, Department of Commerce
Workforce Partners Conference

Program Information

Based on David’s nationwide bestselling book (now released in a second edition), this presentation takes attendees on an entertaining exploration of eight actionable traits of successful leaders. Put your career on the fast track with this unique presentation that will equip you with a new language of enhancement. Learn how to “Beat the Ref”, prepare for “Woodpeckers, Not the Waves”, and to be a “Racehorse, Not a Workhorse”.

This presentation is fun, motivating and accessible for all career levels – not just those in senior leadership. As the former First Lady of Oklahoma said, these lessons “will jump-start your journey of success!”


  • Hear the nationwide bestselling lessons to put your company on the fast track.
  • Learn the real story behind several of today’s most admired leaders, and how you can control your own journey of success.
  • Increase your ability to influence employees, coworkers, and customers with immediately implementable techniques.

What fun! We explore the modern day multi-generational workforce. A fun and lively presentation using the latest research into cross-generational communication and motivation. We examine each generation, their quirks and their natural talents. We learn why different generations communicate on different ‘wavelengths’ and, most importantly, how to bridge the generational divide and successfully recruit, manage and motivate a multi-generational workforce.

If you want to improve communication with employees and customers, reduce turnover and enhance productivity then this is the presentation for you!

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand why “kids these days” seem to have no sense of work ethic (and how to fix it!).
  • How to recruit the next generation of leaders to your organization while maintaining culture.
  • Gain the ability to adapt your communication style along generational lines.

Want to see a glimpse of the future? David’s newest presentation demonstrates how cutting edge organizations are shaping the future workplace right now! In this captivating exploration, attendees learn from real life examples that will fascinate as well as inspire. Attendees will be blown away by how dramatically, and how quickly, the workplace will change over the next few years.

The organizations that can anticipate change have a distinct competitive advantage and improve their ability to successfully lead their franchisees, employees and even customers through change.  Attendees will be equipped with specific behaviors to improve acceptance of change, rather than fighting it.  This presentation is all about adaptability, innovation and change management. Organizations with a vision for the future have a dramatic advantage over their competitors.

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Sample Client List

  • Brigham Young Alumni Society
  • Center for Public Management
  • Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Human Services
  • Doors & Hardware Institute
  • Francis Tuttle Technology Centers
  • Kansas State SHRM Conference
  • Langston University
  • LWPB Architecture 
  • MENSA – High I.Q. Society
  • Office of the Lt. Governor of Oklahoma
  • OK Assoc. of Career and Technology 
  • Oklahoma Center for Non Profits
  • Oklahoma Department of Transportation
  • Petroleum Accountants Society of Houston
  • Refresh Leadership Live Conference
  • State Regents for Higher Education
  • Stillwater Medical Center
  • Travel Industry Association
  • Workforce Partners Conference