David Hutchens is an author, business writer and learning designer who creates communication solutions for The Coca-Cola Company, Wal-Mart, IBM, GE, Nike, Bank of America, and others. He is chairman of Storytelling in Organizations, a special interest group of the globally renowned National Storytelling Network.
He is creator of the Learning Fables – a book series that uses narrative and metaphor to illustrate principles of organizational learning. With titles that include “Outlearning the Wolves” and “Shadows of the Neanderthal,” the popular business fables have sold more than a quarter-million copies in over a dozen languages.
David’s most recent story-based business book is A Slice of Trust: The Leadership Secret with the Hot & Fruity Filling, with a foreword by Stephen M.R. Covey.
He is currently working on his new book, Circle of the 9 Muses: A Storytelling Field Guide for Innovators and Meaning Makers, to be published by Wiley & Sons, Spring 2015.
In partnership with The Conference Board, he is creator and lead facilitator of The Team USA Leadership Experience, at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs; he also facilitates The Apollo Leadership Experience at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
A nationally recognized developer of innovative learning products, David’s work has been recognized with distinctions such as Training & Development’s “Training Product of the Year” award; ASTD’s prestigious “Excellence in Practice” award; Brandon Hall Gold award, and more. David’s newest product is “GO Team: Powering Teams to Perform,” a just-in-time team training resource. GO Team’s library of 18 team-related topics allows you to build your own learning agenda tailored to your team’s needs.