David Maxfield

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David Maxfield is vice president of research at VitalSmarts, an innovator in organizational performance and corporate training. He is also the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller, Influencer. Award-winning training products resulting from his work have been used successfully by more than 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and have taught more than 2 million people worldwide.

David did his doctoral work at Stanford University and has led research and consulting projects involving dialogue skills, performance improvement, and conflict management for more than twenty-four years. At VitalSmarts, his roles include research, consulting, speaking, training and product development. David is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences.