David Baum

Conversation Architect & Author

For over thirty years David has facilitated big conversations that create big change. With two doctorates—the first finding horizontal connections as a social psychologist, and the second looking for vertical ones in divinity, he seeks the overlap. His why is always the same: to create connection without dots. David has partnered with exceptional organizations and people and made them better. Jane Goodall, Conde Nast, WE, the Philadelphia Flyers, and Life is Good have all counted on his expertise. 

Projects have included conflict mediation in Northern Ireland, designing walking board meetings in the Middle East, and large-scale change projects for Shell Oil, Barclays, GE and Fidelity Investments. Clients of David’s have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Conrad Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the World Children’s Prize, the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and the Clinton Global Citizen Award. Last but not least, David worked in a circus. No one has ever accused him of being boring.