David Rathbun

David 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 experience working in all areas of organizational leadership, human resource management, organizational change, leadership development and strategic planning, and has worked internationally with for-profit and nonprofit organizations alike.

An International Consultant & Trainer

In addition to his nine years of leadership development experience while serving as an international nonprofit executive, David has another six years of international training and leadership development experience as a management consultant, seminar leader and trainer.  He has conducted leadership training and professional development workshops and seminars in all fifty states and more than a dozen countries.

A University Educator

David 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