What I Believe
I'm Dave Miller and I Love My Job!
I’m fortunate to work for some pretty amazing companies, where we employ some awesome people. This environment allows me to engage with, mentor, lead - and learn from a group of multi-generational and multi-cultural teams.
I'm a practitioner of Servant Leadership. I believe in empowering people, setting boundaries, identifying expectations and establishing processes - all of which serve the purpose of improving personal and organizational performance.
I believe that storytelling is the best way to communicate your message. I believe that creating evangelist to tell your story for you is powerful and effective.
I believe you should tell your story. Then make that story true.
Tell Your Story. Make It True
Dave has achieved a balance of life that I admire. A person of fundamental goodness that is well organized, compassionate and real. We all have different types of friends that exist in their primary compartments - (work friends, sports friends...etc). Dave is the type of friend that can fundamentally change the quality of all your relationships. I am sure many would say the same - I am better to have met him and proud to call him my friend.
For over four years, I have worked with Dave Miller. His creative vision for the companies he works with has made my team's job so much easier. He knows when to take charge and lay out exactly what's needed and when to step back and let the team flex their creativity as well. A few times a year, my company meets with Dave and his team for marketing "summits" where we discuss upcoming initiatives. I learn more about business and leadership during these short periods than I typically do the rest of the year. Dave has a unique point-of-view - "tell the story, make it true" that has been pivotal to me during my career growth. I'm grateful to have spent four years working and learning from Dave and hope to continue many years into the future.
It is on rare occasion in work, life and play you come across an individual that in words and deeds is the living embodiment of an aspired ethos. Seth Godin states, 'Reputation is what people expect us to do next. It's their expectation of the quality and character of the next thing we produce or say or do'. In this regard, Dave Miller has always held my attention and exceeded my expectations. It was just a bonus that his reputation came with a quality of character, delivered with wit, panache and business savvy leaving me with anticipation of what he would say or do next. Dave is a rare find indeed.
I am thankful to have been Dave’s coach in the past, and knowing now that he is a Certified Life Coach brings me joy. Dave is very open and willing to learn and explore, and now he can share his experience and knowledge with others. Dave’s compassion and understanding provide depth to his coaching practice. I highly recommend him to anyone who seeks to find their own answers to strengthen their quality of life.
I met Dave for the first time when he traveled halfway across the globe to introduce Accessibility standards to the Middle East. Since that time, Dave has been an influential advisor in my career development and always available to listen and ready to provide professional counsel.
"Always an amazing experience collaborating with Dave. Dedicated, hardworking and has a keen understanding on how to deliver the necessities to execute any project."
Dave brings a focused vision to his work as creative director of Anderson & Vreeland. Keeping everyone on task and mission in the re-branding and repositioning of A&V as a global leader in the Flexographic printing industry. Dave's leadership has been essential in the success of our marketing campaigns. We applaud Dave's process and vision so much that we created a saying in our company. "What Would Dave Do?" Meaning if you see something that doesn't work or isn't right. You'd better fix it. Our partnership with Dave has been the biggest highlight in our businesses history and an experience I would not trade.
Dave is a talented, creative and people-oriented leader. His positive energy, combine with contemporary leadership skills and good business sense are attributes that helped Dave to be a significant contributor to the improvement of operational performance and resulting sales growth in our company.
I had the pleasure of working with Dave at my previous position at Inpro Corporation as the Signage Product Manager. Dave became an incredible asset to me and Inpro corporation. Not only did Dave help us better understand the Accessibility guidelines, he also helped improve our manufacturing process. We were able to manufacture amazing signage with his insight and guidance which allowed us to improve our production lead times and margins. Dave was also my mentor while we worked together. He helped me develop my career path and provided great advice whenever I reached out to him. I am lucky to have worked with Dave and happy to call him a friend.
Dave is a forward-thinking, passionate individual who I enjoyed working with on the ISA Board of Directors. Dave's ability to think outside the box and convey his ideas helped us during our association's reorganization. He is a pleasurable, intelligent individual who can be counted on.
What I Do
Business Leadership Development, Business Management, Organizational Development
Servant leadership is the practice I choose to enable success across multi-generational and multi-cultural industries. I try to establish an environment rooted in trust and respect - one that rewards creativity, pushing boundaries, challenges conventional thinking and values the celebration of successes and learning from failures. This believe system creates an environment where people feel valued and ultimately realize their full potential.
Story Teller (AKA "Creative Director")
Understanding your clients “why” provides clarity into what is truly important. Articulating your message or vision through story telling allows you to create an emotional connection with your client or audience. Thats what we do. We tell authentic stories. Tell your story. Make it true.
I have been fortunate in life to have been mentored by great leaders and professional life coaches. The impact this made on me - both personally and professionally was profound. So two years ago I made the commitment to get professional training in this space so maybe, just maybe - I could help others realize their full potential as others have done for me.