David Pride is the Founder and Chief Relationships Officer of Social Impressions, a social media marketing agency founded in 2007. David’s consulting has led him to consult about the strategic use of social media marketing with hundreds of companies in over 40 different countries. He is passionate about helping cause-based movements organize, plan, and make an impact with social media. This passion has allowed him to consult with human rights groups around the planet.
David is also a dynamic motivational speaker who encourages struggling people, movements, and organizations to navigate long periods of challenge and setback. His motivational seminars have taken him across the country and around the world. David’s memorable hairstyle makes him stand out in a crowd, but it’s his big smile and uniquely energetic and passionate approach that have inspired audiences as far away as Iqaluit, Nunavut — a town in the Arctic Circle.
David’s messaging is inspired by his background as a lifelong entrepreneur, long-term caregiver to his family members, and as a cancer survivor. He believes that detours in life are almost always worth it and when given a chance, one should ask “why,” dig deeper and explore their curiosity.
David serves on the Advisory Board of the Journal of the North Atlantic, a publication created for regional and global stakeholders in the North Atlantic and Arctic region. He is also on the board of BioQuest Solutions, a science-based environmental services firm that empowers its clients with the means to help mend the planet and serve their communities sustainably and responsibly.
When not speaking from stage, David enjoys spending time with his chickens, cat, dogs, and his funny and strong wife, Erin.