David Coleman is known worldwide as The Dating Doctor.™ He has been honored 14 times as The National Speaker of the Year— 11 times by Campus Activities Magazine and 3 times by The National Association for Campus Activities. He is the only speaker ever to win the National Entertainer of the Year Award. The Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA) honored him with their Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Entertainment.
David is a highly sought after coach, speaker, entertainer, radio and television personality and product endorser. David received his B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology (’83) and his Master of Arts in College Student Personnel (’85) from Bowling Green State University (BGSU).
His books Making Relationships Matter and Date Smart! are well respected and continue to impact lives worldwide. David has also contributed to four outstanding collaborative efforts, Leadership’s Greatest Hits, Let Your Leadership Speak, Why We Hover, and Keys to Success in College and Life. His DVD, David Coleman in Concert! is a humorous, challenging and candid resource that examines the subtleties and complexities surrounding dating, relationships, romance, sex and friendship. David also had a story featured in the national best seller, Chicken Soup for the College Soul. David has been featured in such fine publications as Men’s Health, Glamour, Celebrity Living, Mademoiselle, Women’s World, Cosmopolitan, The USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times. He has been featured on CNN as well as on all major television networks and hundreds of radio stations worldwide.
David has spoken to more than 2,500,000 people live worldwide and impacted another 50,000,000 through his appearances on radio, television and in print. Audiences at more than 3,000 college campuses, military installations, corporations, conferences, churches, civic and social groups have experienced his energetic and entertaining programs. He has been a featured speaker for all branches of our Military Service as well as PURINA, Sprint, Merrill Lynch, The Kroger Company and Federated and civic organizations such as Junior Achievement, Circle K International, MOPS and Mortar Board, Inc. David received a National Service Citation from President George Bush, and has served as a spokesperson for the Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG), Microsoft’s Streets and Trips Campaign , Abbott Labs (Humira), English Leather Cologne and Coca Cola’s Fuze brand. Mortar Board honored him with their Alumni Achievement Award and his alma mater, BGSU gave him their Distinguished Alumni Award.
“Many movies made today have no moral compass or backbone. They are released in a vain attempt to make money, subtly or more aggressively push an agenda. From the first day you put words to paper, your primary motivation has been to bring an endearing and heart-warming character to life, to release something special to the world, to give children and adults a humble hero to root for, to deliver a timely and positive message and to show good triumphing over evil. Not once have I heard you use the word “I” when discussing why the movie was important or why it should be made. Not once have I heard you talk about potential income or personal gain from making the movie. In fact, it is usually quite the opposite. Your efforts have always been about others. Your selfless motivation is what has me and others lined up and ready to work with you and for you on this project.”
“You have my unshakable support of Finney. Be it voicing a character, or simply spreading the word and sharing your message of its importance with the world, whatever helps you bring Finney to life and get this film on screens worldwide. People financially support so many marginal projects today. I am confident that investors will see the critical importance and value of Finney, the message of hope he brings to the world and lend their financial backing to this gift you have given the world.”