Dave Cooper

Global Ambassador


Dave is a former US Navy SEAL, having spent nineteen of his twenty-five years at the prestigious Naval Special Warfare Development Group, conducting counterterrorism operations throughout Eastern Europe, East Africa, and the Middle East. Currently, he is the founder Verge, a boutique coaching and consulting company whose mission blends the profound experiences and lessons learned from the special operations arena with complex systems science to form a unique brand of organizational health consulting and coaching. Dave earned his Master’s degree at the University of Oxford and HEC Paris (CCC15), and his second in complex systems science from Arizona State University. He is featured in the best-selling book The Culture Code along with some of the most innovative business leaders and researchers in the U.S and has consulted on organizational health initiatives with Fortune 100 and 500 clients, from major oil and gas companies to nimble startups and tech firms. He is married to the inimitable Ms. Sonia Cooper, the Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. The couple has 3 boys, Miles, Brody, and Ronin, ages 19, 16, and 12 respectively.

As tCL’s Global Ambassador, Dave is charged with leading tCL’s outward-facing exploration to identify the intersections of tCL’s talents and the world’s needs.

To share ideas and suggestions with Dave, you can reach him at ambassador@thechangeleaders.com