David G. Rathbun

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

David is also the Executive Director of Love INC of Clay County, a partnership of churches working together to serve people in need in their local communities.

Senior Executive

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

International Consultant & Trainer

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

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.  He also taught on the collegiate level and has served in adjunct positions with two universities.


David holds Masters Degrees in Guidance and Counseling (MS) and Education (MA), and 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