David is a natural speaker and has been speaking since his early 30’s to audiences worldwide like his father before him (Stephen R. Covey – 7 Habits) and his brother currently (Stephen M. R. Covey – Speed of Trust).
Since the release of his bestselling book: Trap Tales: Outsmarting the 7 Hidden Obstacles to Success published by Wiley in May 2017, he has been teaching executives, leaders, managers and employees worldwide on the “7 traps” in the workplace. David provides a path for everyone he teaches to become trapologists. A “trapologist” is a leader who detects and avoids workplace traps and helps others do the same.
David worked at Franklin Covey (8 years in the USA and 8 years internationally – Australia, Japan and the UK) and was their Chief Operating Officer before starting his current business, SMCOVEY. David has an MBA from Harvard University. He also worked for Procter & Gamble and American Express before joining Franklin Covey.