David Grossman

David Grossman

Founder & CEO

David Grossman, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, CSP helps leaders drive productivity and get the results they want through authentic and courageous leadership and communication.

David’s work solves three business problems:

  • Minimize the downside of change where business could be stopped, slowed or interrupted
  • Maximize the upside of change to accelerate business results
  • Turn employee confusion, skepticism or apathy into engagement

David is both a teacher and student of effective leadership and communication. He is one of America’s foremost authorities on communication and leadership inside organizations, and a sought-after advisor to Fortune 500 leaders.

Leveraging his background in organizational development and psychology, David is known for his thoughtful, personal, and pragmatic approach, and coaches leaders at all levels to utilize communications as a strategic business tool. By acting as an advocate for employees and as a thoughtpartner™ to senior management, David and his team help organizations unleash the power of communication to engage employees and drive performance.

David is Founder and CEO of The Grossman Group, an award-winning Chicago-based communications consultancy focused on organizational consulting, strategic leadership development and internal communications. The Grossman Group's client roster represents a wide range of industries and includes some of the world's leading companies such as Abbott Laboratories, Amazon, Hillrom, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, McDonald's, Microsoft, Novartis, SC Johnson, and Tecomet, among others.

David is often quoted in media, providing expert commentary and analysis on employee and leadership issues. He’s been featured on “NBC Nightly News,” WSJ.com, Today.com, in the Chicago Tribune, the World Economic Forum, LA Times, and CBS MoneyWatch. He’s a member of USA Today’s corporate management and leadership CEO panel, a designated Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) through the National Speakers Association, an MBTI® Certified Practitioner, a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner, and taught graduate-level internal communications at Columbia University.

Leaders, communication professionals, and educators applaud David’s books. His latest book, “Heart First: Lasting Leader Lessons from a Year that Changed Everything” published in August 2021. His previous book, “No Cape Needed: The Simplest, Smartest, Fastest Steps To Improve How You Communicate By Leaps and Bounds” won the Pinnacle Book Award for the “Best in Business” category and the Beverly Hills International Book Award’s President’s Award. His other books include, “You Can’t NOT Communicate: Proven Communication Solutions That Power the Fortune 100,” now in its second edition, and its follow up – which continue to receive accolades and praise for reminding leaders – everywhere and at all levels – on the value of getting leadership and communication right. David’s leadercommunicator™ blog has been ranked the number one blog on communications by Feedspot six years in a row.

He has also authored numerous e-books, such as “The Mistakes CEOs Can’t Help But Make and the Fixes They Can’t Afford Not to Make,” and “Going Slow to Go Fast: Making Internal Communication Work For You,” and has been featured in numerous industry and trade publications.