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David Burnell - The Velvet Hammer
Years ago I was working with a very dynamic CEO of an oil and gas company. One day while we were talking he said;
"David, you are a Velvet Hammer. You hit very hard, but the hammer is wrapped in a coating of love."
Hitting hard and loving those I serve are indeed the hallmarks of my drive and motives. It takes a hard will to drive on and complete the mission while under severe pressure.
Balancing the iron will to "do the deed" while also showing love and compassion are the keys to true joy and accomplishment.
Japan Tsunami Recovery Mission
Myanmar (Burma) Mission
Haiti Earthquake Relief Mission
Founder - Urban Warfare Center
THE MEANING OF THIS ICONIC EMBLEM
This trademarked emblem represents some of the key elements in the life and focus of David Burnell.
The emblem represents a a global circle, an international dive flag representing David's significant water experience in various modes, the dagger represents his extensive involvement with special operations missions and forces, the snake represents the medical services rendered and the stars are the field from the flag and country that he has served and loves.
This emblem was created by the World Class and talented Ryan Gorley from www.freehive.com. If you need a logo, website or high speed technology oriented message created he is the man!
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I have known him for 17 years. He has always been a strong supporter of the men and women who serve; police and military. His contribution was more than just words. He gave financially, with his time, and shared his experience and knowledge. The Urban Warfare Center was a unique facility and David combined it with cutting edge training methodology and technology. He opened it to all types of military and police units, from elite SWAT and military units to police patrol squads and military support units deploying. All this was done to help prepare the individual and the team to accomplish their mission, overcome the negative effects of the stress of combat and deadly force situations, and come home at the end of shift or deployment.
Thank you, David.
It was excellent David and I enjoyed all that you shared. You do have a warriors heart :) Wish my husband could have been on the meeting. He would have loved your photos and hearing you speak of the people. He has a deep love for the people of Thailand and a heartfelt appreciation for that part of the world. You're doing a great thing! I am so glad you are making a personal history of these things for your family and friends, the good and the bad. (and we know you're only sharing a tiny fraction of what you've experienced: successes & the hard stuff) Your family and posterity can be proud. You were inspired and driven to do hard things that others would not choose to do--and you do it with love. There are special blessings for you.
That was FANTASTIC. It was remarkable and moving. Thank you, brother. You have a huge heart. I’m glad I was able to hear what you said.
David is an amazing teacher and friend. He is a man of integrity, compassion, and grit.
As a speaker and instructor he helps you to examine your technique, core values, and beliefs. Then he helps you determine how best to adjust for greatest benefit.
An hour with David Burnell can give you the tools to change your life.
Great Meeting. I learned a lot. Im going to add a few extra items to my kit.
I do keep this in my vehicle as a get home bag so I can get home from a job during an emergency.
Thank you so much! I truly feel more comfortable and confident than I ever have. This training is exactly what I need.
David your influences reaches beyond more than you thought. 😊 You are a good man. 😊Nothing is a coincidence in life. We pray for good things to happen. God hears. He answers in many ways. 😊
Well David………..you are marvelous. Bob and I feel inspired to re work our emergency plans. You are a wonderful teacher. You and Jeff will do a lot of good as you encourage people to prepare.
I have known David since we were 13 years old. He has always been a stand up guy not afraid to dive right in! We ALL knew back then he would be destined for great things. What he has done and accomplished is not only admirable but impressive. I have always been proud to call him my friend. I 100% recommend!
Very knowledgeable and experienced father, soldier, business man, and tactician.
This man, my younger brother, can help all of us understand the meaning of heroism, sacrifice, and a life lived well. Keep doing the right thing and I pray for your safe travels and endeavors.
David is the BEST of the BEST when it comes to gathering useful information about whatever question you have. You will for sure miss out if you don't subscribe. It is a no brainer in my families book.
David Burnell is able to condense decade's worth of experience in trauma medicine, military experience and business acumen in his speaking engagements. Fascinating, poignant and always relevant to our time, I would recommend him as a font of practical advice and mentorship.
I have worked with David several times, He is patient, calm and very good at explaining the why behind doing things. I am grateful I have been able to work with him to expand my knowledge and skills. I would not be able to shoot like I do without the knowledge and skills I have gained from shooting with him.
When looking for a Speaker who is compassionate and motivating, David Burnell is the man you want to share with your organization. David's ability to share his world wide experiences and adventures in a lesson learning format keeps you hoping the session will not end. I have worked with many large corporations and Mr. Burnell is the answer to enhancing and developing those skills you want in your leadership team as well as your front line employees. If you are looking to make a difference in your team and work environment call on David Burnell for those results. You will not be disappointed.
His knowledge and calm confidence is amazing!
Very knowledgeable! I believe his life experience through the military and through running several successful businesses really shine through in the messages that he brings and conveys. You are sure to glean loads of useful information and practical advice that is applicable to your field of interest no matter what his topic is.
David has spent his life in leadership roles serving his country and fellowman. He has a wealth of knowledge and skill when it comes to personal defense and weapons. Really enjoyed the great firearms discussion he hosted last week. All of his experience and positive attitude combined with his faith makes him an excellent inspirational and motivational speaker. He is a natural teacher and leader.
David has a special way of speaking that is captivating, relatable, and easy to learn from. He has so much wisdom and life experience that he is willing to share and I’m so glad that I’ve been able to learn from him.