Cory, David


He/ Him/ His

Job Title

Leadership Development Specialist


The Emotional Intelligence Training Company Inc.

EDST Degree/s and graduation year/s

MA, 1995


Educational Studies – General – Adult Education


North Saanich, BC, Canada

David Cory, B.Ed., M.A. (Adult Ed) is a leadership development coach, trainer, and consultant known for his expertise in applying the concept of emotional intelligence to individual and organizational performance improvement. Following his M.A. in Adult Ed, David went to work at the Open Learning Agency where he created and managed several provincial welfare to workforce programs and was also involved in leadership development as part of the workplace training division of the OLA. When the OLA reorganized and teaching leadership courses was no longer an option, David founded one of the first companies in North America to focus on the development of leadership based on emotional intelligence in 1998. As interest in emotional intelligence as the basis for leadership and organizational effectiveness grew around the world, David began traveling the world and would not have stopped if it had not been for the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions to travel. David’s company is the global leader in teaching executive coaches, counsellors, and Human Resource professionals to use the world’s first scientifically validated online assessment for emotional intelligence, the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0) and is the first choice of orgnaizations looking to integrate the concept of emotional intelligence into their leadership development programs. A few career highlights so far include developing a leadership course based on emotional intelligence for the citizens of the Republic of Botswana and training 36 trainers to deliver the course. Also, being an invited key-note speaker at an international EQ conference at the Harvard Medical School and the closing key-note speaker at the World HRD Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. But even more than the incredible places and world travel experiences has been the wonderful, dedicated and committed people that David has had the pleasure to work with.