David Thomas is an international speaker with vast experience who has spoken more than 300 times to CEO groups worldwide over the last 13 years. David’s momory sessions are highly interactive and practical. He spends considerable time focussing on the benefits of his memory techniques and gives real world examples of these techniques can quantifiably improve the performance of any CEO.
As you would expect from an ex-fireman from Yorkshire, his style is down to earth, quick witted and extremely direct. He is keen to take questions from the members but he will also challenge them hard. And he demonstrates his own phenomenal memory ability. David Thomas had a very challenging upbringing. His mother was an alcoholic and his stepfather, aged 65 when David was just 7, was physically abusive to him. At the age of 16 things became too difficult for him to handle and he went off the rails. He got in trouble with the police, attempted suicide, tried to kill a police officer with an iron bar, received a juvenile criminal conviction and was expelled from school. He joined the Fire Service at 20 and subsequently failed his promotion exams. He bought a book on memory in a desperate attempt to pass his exams and found he had a gift. Within 8 months of buying the book he went to The World Memory Championships and came 4th. He has since gone on to develop one of the most powerful memories in history. He is now a bestselling author, international speaker and media personality.