David Livingston

Head of McChrystal Academy

Virginia Beach, VA

David Livingston leads a team of subject matter experts, learning designers, and dynamic facilitators who develop and deliver custom learning courses and programs that leverage a variety of experiential learning methods to drive individual growth and higher performance for teams and organizations.

Education
  • B.S. Messiah College
  • M.A. Regent University
  • Ed.D. The George Washington University

Meet David

What did you do before joining McChrystal Group?

Prior to joining McChrystal Group, I worked at the Corporate Executive Board as a Senior Learning Designer, responsible for developing classroom and e-learning programs on best practices of leadership. I also held positions as a Learning and Organizational Development Consultant and a Project Manager at a global engineering firm, charged with leading an accelerated development program targeting high-potential leaders.


Why did you join McChrystal Group?

At McChrystal Group I am surrounded by decorated military officers, seasoned business leaders, motivated analysts and Ph.D. scholars who are driven by a common purpose and genuinely excited to tackle difficult challenges together. We care for each other and encourage each other to grow and be better because the work we are doing truly matters.


What has been your proudest moment at McChrystal Group?

My proudest moment took place after the first workshop I delivered to a group of senior leaders from a global hedge fund. By the end of the session, they had formed authentic connections with each other and were genuinely excited to return to work to put their new skills and knowledge into action. It was a clear indicator that our offerings truly make a difference in people’s lives.


Why are you passionate about leaders & teams?

Teams are the answer to our world’s most dynamic, complex problem. We win when we harness the power of the group!