The founder of Illuminate PMC, David is a keynote speaker, consultant, and trainer specializing in helping organizations improve their leadership and culture, combat burnout, and design meaningful work. David combines decades of leadership experience with the latest psychological research to help you attract, retain, and motivate top talent.

David holds his bachelor's in human resource management from Colorado State University and his master's in industrial/ organizational psychology from the University of Maryland – College Park. He is a current doctoral candidate in business psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where he is studying the interaction between meaningful work and burnout.

David is NOT your typical academic - as a scientist/ practitioner translator, David makes leadership theory & business psychology accessible, implementable, and fun through the use of humor, stories, and 'real-world' examples.

David Shar


Illuminate PMC