David Cooks – November Speaker
David Cooks, a T-6 paraplegic, is a Keynote Speaker, Business Coach, and the Author of the award-winning book “Getting Undressed – From Paralysis to Purpose”. In his book, David encourages the reader to keep moving forward regardless of life’s challenges and to put Purpose into action through helping others.
David’s basketball coaching career is distinguished. Highlights of his coaching career include serving under Coach Mike Krzyzewski at Duke University, representing the United States in Estonia and Finland with Coaches Frank Martin and Guy Rancourt (USA East Coast Basketball), and serving as the Head Coach at Marquette University High School. Most recently, David has served as an assistant coach at Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin.
After leaving the corporate world, David spent nearly 25 years in Education, including 17 years at his alma mater, Marquette University High school, teaching Economics, and serving as the Diversity Director.
David earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and an MBA in Finance from Duke University
“David’s story is compelling. His outlook on life and his insights are practical and life-changing.” – Joe Sweeney, NY Times best-selling author (Networking is a Contact Sport).
” Getting Undressed” is inspiring and proof that you can win in life regardless of the circumstances” – Mike Krzyzewski, Head Coach, Men’s Basketball, Duke University.
David’s book, “Getting Undressed – From Paralysis to Purpose” is available at online outlets, including Amazon, at your local Barnes and Noble stores and is also available on his website www.davidcooksspeaks.com
David and his wife MariPat reside in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin