Welcome to David Novak Leadership

David Novak | Co-Founder & CEO


David Novak is CoFounder, retired Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands, one of the world’s largest restaurant companies with over 45,000 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories.

His passion is to make the world a better place by developing leaders at all ages through David Novak Leadership, his family’s Lift-a-Life Foundation, Lead4Change, Global Game Changers and The Novak Leadership Institute at the University of Missouri.

A renowned expert on leadership and recognition culture, Novak is also a bestselling leadership book author. His highly respected and critically acclaimed books include The New York Times bestseller Taking People With You: The Only Way to Achieve Big Things, The Education of an Accidental CEO: Lessons Learned from the Trailer Park to the Corner Office and his latest parable, O GREAT ONE! A Little Story About the Awesome Power of Recognition. Read More

Meet Our Team


David Novak

Co-Founder & CEO

David’s passion is to make the world a better place by developing leaders at all ages through David Novak Leadership, his family’s Lift-a-Life Foundation, Lead4Change…
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Gregg Dedrick

Co-Founder, President

Gregg is a business executive, strategist and consultant with over 30 years of experience in personal and organizational transformation…
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Dr. Tim Galbraith

CO-FOUNDER, CHIEF LEARNING OFFICER

Tim is a Leadership and Organizational Development consultant. He earned his Ph.D in Industrial & Organizational Psychology…
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Ashley Butler

Leadership COnsultant

Mrs. Butler serves as a leadership consultant and millennial voice for David Novak Leadership. She is the Executive Director of Lift a Life Foundation…
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John Hamilton

John Hamilton
Implementation Coach


Cliff Hilton
Creative Director


OLIVIA MAGUIRE
Executive Assistant


Alexanne Riggle
Social Media Analyst


Heather Snider
Director of Instructional Design


Charles StClair
General Manager


Harrison Watters
Podcast Technician


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