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CEO & Founder of Oak and Reeds


Dave is a nationally recognised trainer, facilitator and speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Oak and Reeds, which offers practical communication training to clients including Lyft, Nike, CBRE, the Kellogg School of Management, and more.

Previously, Dave worked at AECOM Strategy Plus, where he developed workplace strategy, change management and virtual collaboration services for government, technology and university clients.

Dave is also an accomplished improvisor. Along with his teammates, he won the National Collegiate Improv Tournament, has headlined shows and festivals across the country, and coached hundreds of people in the art of improvised comedy.

Dave graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Communications and currently resides in Castro Valley, CA

In this episode, Dave shares his knowledge and experience and provides us with the tools and skills needed for communicating in a hybrid working environment.

Insights into this episode include: 

  • Communication and change management tools to assist in managing remote and hybrid teams
  • Recruiting and on boarding techniques to assist in interviewing and onboarding new team members
  • Effective communication skills (taken from Dave’s improv comedy background!)