Here's what some folks are saying about David


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!"

This man, my younger brother, can help all of us understand the meaning of heroism, sacrifice, and a life well lived. Keep doing the right thing and I pray for your safe travels and endeavors. Love, your Brother..."

"I am former Army and met him on a mission in Nicaragua, his knowledge and calm confidence is amazing!"

"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."


"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."

"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."

"We were mesmerized by the key note address he gave to our organization. While he was sharing stories, the audience was riveted, but also laughing and crying at intervals. Powerful and sincere sum up the experience. I recommend David!"

"You are an inspiring speaker! A true role model."

"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."

"His words inspire me not to limit myself, whether physically or mentally. I view David as an admirable person. He is strong and fierce, but rational and considerate. With his mindset, I believe nearly anything can be accomplished. I am very grateful for my chance to hear from David, so thanks so much!" 

"It has been four days since David came to talk to us, and not a second goes by that I don’t think about the things he had to say. I admire David for being as strong as he is. David has inspired me to be a better person, and to be more grateful and loving of my life." 

"What really inspired me most about David is when he talked about getting shot, and how he had to focus on what he could do instead of what he could not do. All the feelings he talked about during this time—the anger and the frustrations. This was exactly how I felt when I was just 14 years old and my 17 year old brother, my best friend, was diagnosed with bone cancer in his left leg."

"His stories were truly so amazing and had such an impact on me."

"The thing that surprised me or impacted me the most was when David was talking about his rescue dive mission. He said that he would not let go of the dead man that weighed a lot and that he could have died retrieving the body. I found it surprising that he put this man’s body before his own life and would not give up and would go down with the body if needed."

"I found David to be one of the most selfless people I have ever met because he devotes his life to doing things for others. I don’t think that there is a good amount of people that can do and have done what he has done. This impacted me because it made me want to not just do stuff for myself and to think about others because I really do have it easy."


"My unit was able to train with David for just one full day prior to our 2010 deployment and that single day with him out-weighed all of the of hours we trained under the standard “check the box” pre-mob training we did with the Army. He truly is a master of his trade. I’d recommend him to any and everyone in A military or law enforcement career. Thanks a million my Brother in Arms."  

"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."


"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 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."