About Dave A. Cornelius, DM, aka Dr. Dave
Dr. Dave Cornelius, aka “Dr. Dave,” is a business, executive, organization, and agile coach and trainer, partnering with leaders and teams in for-profit, start-up, and non-profit organizations to deliver a level of awesomeness that meets their goals. He works with Fortune 50 to Fortune 500 companies to develop a generative culture for happy contributing people, satisfied customers, and a thriving business. Dr. Dave helped them to deliver more than $1 billion in customer value. His clients include General Motors (GM) Financial, Pet Smart, Schneider Electric, Accenture, Improving, Centene, Citigroup, Cognizant, and Univision Television.
Dr. Dave holds a doctorate of management in organization leadership (IS/IT emphasis), a master’s degree in business administration, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science. His professional certifications include professional coaching (ICF PCC and ICF ACTC), business agility practices (SPC6, PMI-ACP, CSP, PSM-I), design thinking (Advanced Design Thinking), public speaking (Toastmasters DTM), product management (PMC II), project management (PMP), IT service management (ITIL), and lean six-sigma process optimization (SSBB).
Dr. Dave looks forward to learning from others and sharing his experiences and knowledge with every client. Learn more about Dr. Dave by visiting LinkedIn. You also can follow Dave on Twitter @DrCorneliusInfo.
Dr. Dave is a husband, dad, and grandfather.
Executive and Organization Coaching
Dr. Dave is a coach facilitating the commercialization of startup ideas that can be introduced to the market. He partners with leaders and teams in for-profit, start-up, and non-profit organizations to develop a generative culture for happy contributing people, satisfied customers, and a thriving business.
- Individuals or Teams
- Generative Leadership to Thrive Masterclass
Dr. Dave delivers in-person and virtual immersive learning experiences in agile (Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, etc.), design thinking, lean start-up, and professional speaking. His doctoral manuscript focused on “The Value of Scrum to Organizations” to support his management and organizational leadership doctoral path.
- Certification Courses:
- Lean-Agile Practices (Scrum, Kanban, SAFe).
- Agile product management.
- Lean portfolio management.
- Generative Leadership to Thrive Cohort.
- Design Thinking Workshop.
- Belonging and Healing for Human Connection - DEIBH.
- Ubuntu Living Cards. Build compassion, communication, and collaboration skills.
Dr. Dave believes servant leadership is the best way to guide and provide value to all individuals involved in the transformation process. He is guided by the mandate that we are called by his Lord and Savior to serve each other and to live by faith and works. With a focus on leading and paying it forward, Dave actively participates and volunteers in the community.
Dr. Dave is a significant community contributor and the founder of the Agile for Humanity conference and meetup that supports the BIPOC community to have a voice in the product development and technology fields. He founded the 5 Saturdays (5saturdays.org) STEAM program that empowers under-estimated high school students to pursue knowledge and careers in STEM fields. He received a letter of acknowledgment from Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, for his STEM work.
Author and Speaker
He is the author of six books on Amazon.com that include 1) Innovation Catalyst, Leading with Empathy, 2) Deliver Value: happy contributing people, Satisfied Customers, and Thriving Business, 3) Belonging and Healing: Creating Awareness for Yourself and Others, 4) Elastic Minds: What are you thinking?, 5) Prayers to my Abba Father God, and 6) Transforming Your Leadership Character: The Lean Thinking and Agility Way,
How People Experience Dr. Dave
“Dr. Dave’s servant leadership style allows him to relate to others quickly. He humbly approaches people and topics, permits others to open up, be vulnerable, continuously learn, and relentlessly improve. Dr. Dave’s coaching style is thoughtful and purposeful. He quickly adapts to the needs of the group or individuals in one-on-one settings. Because of his ability to quickly adapt to the needs of others, those learning from him learn concepts in depth and fully grasp ideas. He has deep knowledge and understanding of agile frameworks, and it is realized in his practice and teachings. The training and coaching he brings allowed for our teams to transform how we work and deliver value faster truly.” – Amy, Manager, PetSmart
“My coaching relationship began with Dr. Dave Cornelius in September of 2021. Dr. Cornelius has an expert touch at acting as a Coach and assisting others through complex processes and decisions instead of pointing his mentees in a specific direction.” – Chris, VP, General Motors Financial
“Our weekly touchpoints have become a safe space to share my thoughts and ideas. I have comfort knowing that our discussions are rooted in mutual trust and respect.” – Ayesha, AVP, General Motors Financial
“Dr. Dave coached across all levels of the organization. He led several cross-functional workshops, coached teams to align on challenged areas, and developed working agreements for increased collaboration for over 200 team members.” – Amber, Director, PetSmart
Professional Certifications demonstrates the growth mindset to continually improve. My professional certifications include professional coaching (ICF PCC and ICF ACTC), business agility practices (SPC6, PMI-ACP, CSP, PSM-I), design thinking (Advanced Design Thinking, Foundations in Design thinking, and Business Innovation), public speaking (Toastmasters DTM), product management (PMC II), project management (PMP), IT service management (ITIL), and lean six-sigma process optimization (SSBB).