Dr. David Dyson
Author, Coach, Founder Life Leaders
Dr. David Dyson earned a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership at Vanderbilt University; Masters in Management at Birmingham-Southern College; and a Bachelors in Business at Auburn University. He completed the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University and the College Management Program at Carnegie-Mellon University.
He organized and attended Life Leaders seminars monthly for 25 years to learn and teach on planning, best-self leadership, freedom and patriotism. He writes on “7 Callings,” providing free subscriptions online. Planbooks he writes and teaches help people with Best-Self Strategy, Earning Empowerment, Set Achievable Resolutions, Master Your Goliaths, Plans for 7 Areas of Life and Professional Plans.
David started an institute focused on helping people with personal leadership, planning, and best-self strategy. Some of the training participants wanted more and some wanted to include spouses and friends, which led to founding Life Leaders to provide public seminars. On the first anniversary, David organized and moderated Dr. Stephen Covey’s first lecture in Alabama to advocate personal strategies like Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and David’s 7 Best Practices for Life Leaders.
After the “911” attacks on America, David and Col. Stretch Dunn (USA Ret) co-authored Professionalism Under Stress and Patriotism in Action. Life Leaders expanded to add public services, including restoring the legacy of Raymond Weeks and Birmingham as “driving force” for America’s National Veterans Day though U.S. Senate Resolution. In 2013, we started an initiative to brand Birmingham positively for national contributions to freedoms, connecting Veterans Day and Civil Rights and adding Freedom to Flourish and a Plan for School and Life, which we believe will help students and the state before the World Games.
David was born in Birmingham and lives in Central Alabama where he works for Life Leaders and is a part-time caregiver for adopted and rescued animals. He grows extra vegetables for horses, homeless veterans, and volunteers of Life Leaders. David is a past honoree as Outstanding Young Citizen in Alabama.