noun. One who facilitates leadership experiences for Ariel. synonyms; thought leader, guide, guru.

David Michelson

David Michelson

San Jose, CA


  • US West Coast


For the past 15 years, David Michelson has created and conducted seminars on topics including consultative selling/service, personal leadership, and management development. He has adapted seminars to international cultures within North America and South America, the Middle East, and the Pacific Rim. In addition

to serving his own clients, David represents various consulting groups, including Human Factors, Soul Works, and Situation Management Systems.

David’s clients include:


•   American Express
•   City Year
•   AT&T (US/Asia)
•   Glaxo Pharmaceuticals
•   Bain & Co.
•   Hartford Steam Boiler
•   Cadence Design Systems
•   Mastercard
•   Chiquita Brands
•   Marriott
•   Polaroid
•   Citibank, Hong Kong/NY/Venezuela
Prior to initiating DTM Associates (1991), David worked for four years with Consultative Resources Corporation (CRC), a consulting firm specializing in customized sales and management training programs. At CRC, David developed and maintained client relationships, designed, and delivered programs, conducted train- the-trainer workshops, and facilitated strategic planning meetings.

Preceding CRC, David spent five years with Great Western Bank performing various training and organization development functions to assist in cultivating a sales and service culture within the bank. In addition, he created and supervised an internal training consulting group to address specific departmental training needs.

David holds a MS in Human Resource Development from American University and a BS in Business from Dickinson College.