About David Koutsoukis

David Koutsoukis is a leadership and team development specialist and founder of the Exceptional Teams Academy. He empowers leaders and teams to LIFT performance through speaking, training, team building workshops, strategic team development programs and by authoring team development resources.

David has worked with top business leaders in over 300 organisations across four continents including Woodside, INPEX, BHP Billiton, HBOS, CBA, Bankwest, Diageo, Astra Zeneca and Wesfarmers, and has been a regular presenter for the Masters of Business and Leadership program at the Curtin University Graduate School of Business. He ‘walks the leadership talk’ as a director of a number of companies and is a past National President of the National Speakers Association of Australia.

David has a proven track record in team development including a multi-national engineering firm he helped take from a staff retention rate of just 55% to more than 95% in a 12 month period; another that achieved record profits at the end of a six month program; and a professional services firm that doubled it’s turnover in 12 months through a Strategic Team Development Process.


"A professional services firm doubled it's turnover through a strategic team development process."

David is the author of the Ultimate Guide for Leading Teams and has written more than 20 books including ‘Why you click with some people and others drive you crazy!’ He has the CSP designation (the highest international accreditation for speakers worldwide) and has twice been named Western Australian Speaker of the Year.

David Koutsoukis is a dynamic and engaging speaker who brings energy to events and results to business. His programs are built on the foundations of successful leadership experience and are engaging, enjoyable and effective.


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