Researcher, Speaker & Author

David Livermore, PhD is a social scientist, devoted to the topics of cultural intelligence (CQ) and global leadership and the author of ten award-winning books. His book,  Leading with Cultural Intelligence, was a best-seller in business and his newest book, Driven by Difference has received high praise from media outlets, researchers, and executives around the globe. He leads the Cultural Intelligence Center in East Lansing, Michigan and he’s a visiting research fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Prior to leading the Cultural Intelligence Center, Dave spent 20 years in leadership positions with a variety of non-profit organizations around the world and taught in universities. He’s a frequent speaker and adviser to leaders in Fortune 500’s, non-profits, and governments and has worked in more than 100 countries across the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe.

Dave has authored several other books, including the award-winning titles, Serving With Eyes Wide Open and Cultural Intelligence: Improving your CQ to Engage our Multicultural World (Baker Publ.).

Dave loves to take research and make it accessible to practitioners. He has been interviewed and referenced by major news sources such as Atlantic Monthly, CBS News, The Christian Post, Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, Forbes, NBC, The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

Dave averages 35 international speaking engagements annually, addressing an average of 7500 leaders over a year. He also serves on several non-profit boards.

Dave and his wife Linda have two daughters, Emily, a film student at University of Southern California and Grace, a student at Cal State San Marcos. Some of their favorite activities are traveling (fortunately!), hiking, and discovering new foods together.

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About Dave

Name: David Livermore
Home: E. Grand Rapids, MI
Family: Married to Linda and they have 2 daughters: Emily and Grace.
Education: Ph.D in International Education (Michigan State University
Birthplace: Rochester, NY
Current Role: President of the Cultural Intelligence Center


News: BBC
Writers: Kaleed Hossein, N.T. Wright, Jhumpa Lahiri, Parker Palmer, and Barbara Kingsolver
Food: Thai, Indian, Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate and Coffee