David Rathbun

David RathbunDavid is the Founder and Owner of The 6:8 Leader Group and brings the following experience and training together to help you drive your organization’s mission, vision and strategic decisions.

A Senior Executive

David has more than fifteen years of executive leadership experience working as a nonprofit executive director, a human resource and organizational development vice president, and a leadership development consultant.

An International Consultant & Trainer

David has six years of experience conducting leadership training and professional development workshops and seminars in all fifty states and more than a dozen countries.

A University Educator

David also has more than nine years of higher education experience with the University of Missouri, serving eight of those years as a University Extension Area Program Coordinator and Community Development Specialist.


David holds Masters Degrees in Guidance and Counseling (MS) and Education (MA), as well as a Graduate Certificate in Community Development.

Areas of Specialization

  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • Organizational Development and Transformation
  • Leadership Development and Coaching
  • Team Formation and Development
  • Strategic Planning with Hoshin
  • Organization, Board and Executive Team Assessment
  • Conflict and Crisis Management
  • Instructional Design and Group Facilitation