Hi, my name is Dave. I’m an engineer, project manager, and speaker, passionate about all things self development. My website is the online hub for everything about me – personal and professional interests, and more. I created this website in 2013 to share some of my experiences as I meander through life. Two years later I launched a public speaking blog called Communicate You. The blog has grown to over 50,000 words, or enough material to fill a 200 page book! In 2018 I created a new podcast called Tribe of Speakers.

Professional Interests

My career passions include engineering, project management, programme management, communication and training, business strategy, design thinking, and sustainable development. I currently work with EirGrid, the operator of the National Grid in Ireland.


Volunteering is without doubt one of the most rewarding things I have done. My experiences have ranged from charity work with the Dublin Simon Community and Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind to mentoring and leadership through Toastmasters and Engineers Ireland. I have also volunteered at Dublin Web Summit, Croke Park and Smart Futures Ireland to name just a few.

Personal Interests

In my spare time I enjoy travelling to weird and exotic places, health and fitness, reading, music and socialising with family and friends. I have a keen interest in technology and design and dabble in some web development on the side.

Engineers Ireland

I’m an active member of the Young Engineers Society branch of Engineers Ireland and the current chairman. In this role I lead a strong committee who are dedicated to representing all members of Engineers Ireland under the age of 35 (>10,000 engineers). I also represent young engineers on the governing council of Engineers Ireland and the website development project board.

YES Ball 2016

One of my biggest strengths lies in my passion for clear, concise communication. I launched Communicate You blog in 2015 with a goal to capture the most important elements of public speaking as I experienced them in my own life. Fast forward to today and my website now includes an extensive list of articles about public speaking and presentation skills, and a new podcast!