Hi, I’m David Harkins.
I am a business strategist, innovation facilitator, speaker, and teacher. I help organizations of all sizes determine why, how, and where to grow.
I facilitate the creation of new business and marketing strategies, develop and communicate brand stories, build and implement brand licensing programs, design and launch e-commerce programs, improve and operationalize marketing processes among other things.
I believe businesses must craft relevant stories to connect with new generations of customers, identify new market opportunities, develop new products and services, and identify and define engaging retail environments that make the cash register ring.
I have a deep understanding of the impact of entrepreneurial thinking and innovation leadership on our economy. Whenever my time allows, I mentor and coach startup and social sector executives to improve communication and leadership skills, to think differently about innovation and growth, and to strengthen business management abilities.
I have extensive experience, training, and education in advertising, brand development, trademark licensing, communications, and media production. I am a serial entrepreneur with experience in many industries. I hold a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Management, and a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship and in the fall I begin work on a Doctorate in Organization Development and Change. I also teach courses in entrepreneurship and marketing.
In my spare time, I write, speak at events and conferences, hike, explore, and create art. Not necessarily in that order.