Value Based 



Organizations bring David Faro to speak when they want to inspire their teams. 


With visits and expeditions to over 150 countries worldwide, David tells stories of real-life adventures couched in a hospitality context. 


David aims to bring a sense of "values-based leadership" to his engagements and works with management teams and front-line employees to create an understanding of the kind of culture they want, and how finding it together has the power to change just about everything.

David also lectures internationally on cultures and how they collide.


Storytelling, with a deep understanding of the cultural attitudes, values, and historical contexts that shape public policy, David's lectures explore how borders were created, and who the main players were when they were drawn. 


David's lectures look for the hidden stories that add new perspectives and challenge long-held beliefs. David draws on over two decades of cultural experiences in some of the most remote places on the planet to tell stories that keep audiences entertained, educated, and inspired. 

When Cultures Collide

To find out if David is available to come and speak with your organization use the contact fields below. 

Eastern Seaboard  

“A Brief History of the St Lawrence River and Waterway”

Join guest lecturer David Faro as he brings to light a brief history of the St Lawrence River. This majestic waterway has helped to create, divide, and define nations.  Join David as he explores the drama, excitement, and history of this great waterway and a few of the folk stories that surround it.


“From Acadia to the Reversing Falls: New Brunswick Then and Now”

In earlier centuries, present-day New Brunswick was a land of incredible conflict. Acadia as it was called, was the front line for numerous wars between the French and the British.  A land of immense natural beauty and wealth, New Brunswick was one of the first provinces to join with others to form the Dominion of Canada in 1867.  Join David today to learn a bit about the timeline of this little-known province and its important role in North America’s colonial history.

“Drawing the Line: The New Brunswick “War?”

Although the term “war” was rhetorical, local militia were called to fight but never engaged in significant combat with the Americans.  Did the British sell the Canadians out, again, as new continental boundaries were being established?  Join David Faro as he explores some defining events that led to the demarcation of the US and Canadian border along New Brunswick's western edge.

“The Salem Witch Trials: What if They Were not Witches?”

A seminal event in America’s history, The Salem Witch Trials are one of Colonial America's most notorious cases of mass hysteria. It has been used in political rhetoric and popular literature as a vivid cautionary tale about the dangers of isolationism, religious extremism, false accusations, and lapses in due process.  What really happened?  After encountering Salem and its historical sites, David will provide a broad overview of the trials and dig a little deeper into the full list of reasons why young men and women were convicted in Salem.

“The War of 1812: A Review”

People know there was a war in 1812, but many Americans do not know the key players and events that took place over two long years at the beginning of the 19th century? How did the war shape the United States?  How did the war affect British, Canadian, and First Nations people north of the border?  What are the longest-lasting effects of the war? Join David Faro as he explores one of America’s smallest, yet vitally important conflicts, as he details how the war played out on land and sea. 


A Brief History of Alaskan Mountaineering and its Effect on the State Identity

A Brief History of Alaskan Exploration and Indigenous Heritage 

The US and the Tlingit: An Incident in Wrangell

Protecting the West Canadian Fur Trade


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