David Penglase

David Penglase is a behavioural scientist, author and award-winning conference keynote speaker who inspires, entertains and helps top tier corporate audiences to harness the power of intention and trust to positively impact their professional and personal success.

Trust is the new currency of success in business and David shares the latest in evidence-based research (without all the academic jargon), to help audiences develop the confidence required for self-trust, the courage required to trust others and the combined character, competence and consistency required to earn others trust.

Tailoring every conference keynote presentation for his clients, David is in high demand for conferences themed around Sales, Customer Experience, Leadership, Positivity, Disruption and Success.

Inducted into Australia’s Professional Speakers Hall of Fame, David travels nationally and internationally, working with top tier corporations and associations to deliver his high-energy, high-content and entertaining presentations, that wow audiences, shift mindsets and change behaviours.

Supporting over two decades of conference speaking experience, David has degrees in Business and the Psychology of Adult Learning, an MBA, a Master Degree in Professional Ethics, and a Master of Science degree in Applied Positive Psychology.

He is the author of the Amazon best-seller Intentionomics – the impact of our intentions on living happy, flourishing and prosperous lives, and his latest book is The Art & Science of Building Customer Trust – How to fast-track trust and earn new, repeat and referral business.


How to Harness the Power of TRUST for Sales Success

The Art and Science of Building Customer Trust

The Trusted Leader

The Art and Science of Building Intentional Trust Relationships


How to Harness the Power of TRUST for Sales Success

Selling is a science, but top achievers turn it into an art!

In an age of information overload, customers need clarity and advice… not more information! This presentation outlines David’s evidence-based process for fast-tracking trust for sales success. Salespeople leave with renewed motivational energy and practical strategies that will lead to:

  • more new business,
  • repeat sales and
  • referral clients.


The Art and Science of Building Customer Trust

Your intentions are the new currency for success!

Your customers have more choice than ever before. Expert product knowledge is now almost a commodity because detailed product information is now freely available to all via the internet. In this presentation David provides evidence-based tips, tools, process and strategies to create the mindset and approach required to deliver outstanding customer experiences that will result in:

  • increased customer loyalty and retention
  • engaged and inspired service providers
  • more profitable transactions

The Trusted Leader

Leadership is a privilege, not just a position.

Exploring the three levels of trust that science validates are required for truly aspirational leadership (self-trust, trust in others, and earning others’ trust), this presentation will equip and inspire your leadership team with the confidence, courage, competence and character to proactively manage disruption, distraction and change, and create work environments where:

  • their goals are achieved,
  • their business thrives and
  • their people flourish.

The Art and Science of Building Intentional Trust Relationships

Applied Positive Intentions are key to successful relationships

This presentation provides a blueprint on how to develop the confidence required for self-trust, the courage required to trust others and the combined competence, character and consistency required to earn others’ trust. Audience members leave with tips and strategies to enhance their professional and personal releationships and boost their:

  • positivity mindset
  • self-determination and
  • resourcefulness

Sample Testimonials

 As a leadership group we found the Intentionomics presentation of immense value at a personal and business level. David’s presentation style naturally energises the whole group, engages you all intimately and drives great outcomes. Would recommend it to any group who are serious about developing their talent.” PAUL CAMPBELL , CEO, RI ADVICE GROUP

“I am privileged to meet this country’s most prominent guest speakers. I have to say that few, if any, were able to match the style, delivery and impact of David’s presentation.” HEIDI TAMLYN, PR MANAGER, AM CLUB SYDNEY

“As the keynote speaker at our Franchise Conference, David was engaging, motivational and entertaining. The feedback we received was more than positive and we were impressed with how his presentation was tailored to our personal needs.”  SHARYN HOPKINS, NETWORK PERFORMANCE COORDINATOR, L.J. HOOKER

 “One of the advisers at the Sydney program had just spent the weekend at a world renown motivational speaker’s event and commented to me that he got more value out of your 45 minute presentation, which is a great reflection on the power of your presentation!” OLIVIA SARAH-LE LACHEUR, HEAD OF NATIONAL ACCOUNTS, COMMINSURE

“Regarding feedback for the National Conference, you were the most highly rated speaker.” JANETTE BEEDELL, EVENT MANAGER, FINANCIAL PLANNING ASSOCIATION

“Feedback, well, what can I say? It was terrific. Everyone really enjoyed the presentation.” MICHELE BLANSHARD, HR MANAGER, JOHNSON & JOHNSON


1. Building Leadership Trust

2. Building Self-Trust

3. Building Customer Trust