David Peck is the founder of SoChange, a social enterprise that works with the corporate and NGO community in leadership development, innovation and entrepreneurship.
David has spoken for such companies and NGO’s as UNICEF, Royal Bank of Canada, Make Poverty History, IBM, World Vision, York University, Campbell Soup Company, Maravino Visual and Bayer. He has consulted for leadership, MNCH, education, health and literacy projects in Ontario, El Salvador, Rwanda, Kenya, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand and Mongolia.
He created the Mosquitoes Suck Tour – a global youth initiative that entertains, educates and advocates for the eradication of malaria. He is founder of yChange, a social justice conference that has been held in Toronto, Vancouver and Hong Kong.
David was named a Global Hero by Verge magazine in 2009. His books Irreconcilable Differences and Real Change is Incremental (recognized with a Word Guild Culture Award) focus on his passion for dialogue and the mystery of how change happens.
David hosts a podcast called Face2Face and a blog called Splash and Ripple on Rabble.ca and writes for a variety of other publications.
With a Masters degree in Philosophy from the University of Guelph, David has also completed postgraduate work in International Development and teaches in the business school at Humber College in Toronto.
Not everyone knows that David is also a former professional magician and co-producer and creator of the award winning children’s television show Spellz – unique experiences that make David at ease and entertaining as a keynote speaker in venues around the world.