DAVID HARDER - FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
In 1990, David founded Inspired Work, dedicated to helping individuals transform their relationship to work. In 1997, David’s first book, The Truth About Work (Health Communications) was published, delivering insights into how to move beyond simply making a living to building a richly fulfilling life. The first few thousand participants in The Inspired Work Program served as case studies in how to have these breakthroughs. So many more have participated since then, and David continues to view these interactions as his unique “university of life.”
For over ten years David Harder has published a weekly essay about work that directly reaches over 6,000 business leaders and well over 150,000 other contacts. His articles promote a brand that treats work as a profound opportunity to become more fulfilled, contributive and successful. He is a promoter of skilled social networking and his unique method for building virtual communities is now a curriculum delivered to participants from all walks of life.
Mr. Harder has served as a change agent in a wide variety of organizations including The Walt Disney Company, HBO, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Loyola Marymount University, University of Southern California, The United Church of Religious Science, Morgan Stanley, Smith Barney, Baxter Healthcare, The Art Institute of America and many others. His leadership programs, career development and team building programs produce some of the worlds most outstanding satisfaction numbers in any business: 92.6% out of a hundred.
David has appeared on many business and human-interest programs including CNN, KTLA News, KFWB News, The Dr. Joy Browne Show and Business News Network. Mr. Harder is an advisor to the famed human resource round-table, HARRT at UCLA. David Harder studied music at USC and is an accomplished jazz pianist. His public speaking venues include such topics as The Four Real Reasons to be Afraid of Change – Four Successful Responses. Currently, David's most popular keynote is The Great Disengagement - How We Lost Our Enthusiasm for Work and How We Will Win It Back.
In 2016, Mr. Harder is a keynote speaker at the International Human Resource Summit in San Diego. He is delivering programs in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto and Washington, D.C.
David is one of a select group of Columnists & Featured Contributors for BIZCATALYST360.com, an online, global business & lifestyle publishing house that provides beautifully curated insights, intelligence and information across all business, life and culture arenas. As a credentialed Author, David’s essays are published and distributed across dozens of social media channels encompassing a subscriber base into the millions.