Are you looking for an inspirational presenter that provides your audience a powerful message with lessons they can readily apply to the daily or complicated struggles in their lives?

Dave Cooke has been on a personally challenging and painful journey. Despite all the difficulties associated with this adversity, Dave celebrates incredible personal and spiritual growth. He has a profound appreciation for the darkness that exists in the challenges of our personal adversities.

Dave is passionate about sharing the experiences, the lessons, and the inspirations of his journey to educate, inspire, support, and encourage his audiences about the issue of drug addiction in the family and in our communities.

While Dave’s story is based is his experiences with the substance abuse and addiction of his younger son, his message is an inspiring one for anyone struggling with a difficult period in their life.

Audiences find Dave’s message to be “thought-provoking” and “powerful” offering “just what I needed to hear.”

Contact Dave today and book him to speak at your church, parent’s group, business organization, or neighborhood association. Just email Dave Cooke.

Listen to Dave’s most recent personal testimonies shared with several audiences on his 2,500 mile cross country cycling trip (Cycling for Recovery) along the length of Route 66 from Santa Monica to Chicago and on to Detroit.


Thank you for your presentation to our group last night.  Many of them are still talking about it and thanking me for bringing you in.” (M.W.)

“Dave is an amazingly talented presenter. More importantly, he is authentic in a way everyone can relate to.” (T.M.)

“Thank you for your talk yesterday. I am the sister of a person with an addiction. Until I heard your story, I had no idea what my parents were going through. I called them today to apologize and let them know I understand. Thanks for opening my eyes.” (K.J.)

“If you’re looking for a speaker for your event/group, hire Dave. He gave a dynamic, entertaining, informative presentation to our Chamber of Commerce, and people are still raving about it.” (S.P.)

Dave is an exceptionally gifted speaker. He thinks outside the box and challenges others to do the same.” (D.H.)

“Thank you for speaking last evening in Scranton. I found a lot of strength in your words. Your story told from your point of view was both enlightening and empowering. Your words have changed my life.” (S.)

“Dave walks the talk, or I should say, he puts the (100) pedal(s) to the metal. He will continue to be a testament to commitment (bringing programs to parents of addicts), making good things happen for other people.” (M.T.)

“Dave was a speaker at a group that I attend, and I enjoyed his program so much I asked him to speak at another group I am involved in. His expertise and presentation is great for groups.” (J.W.)

“David is a naturally engaging speaker. He’s quite knowledgeable in subject matter, extremely passionate about his work, and approaches it with an open proactive enthusiasm.” (C.K.)

Partial List of Speaking Engagements

First Presbyterian Church (Tulsa, OK)

First United Methodist Church (Godfrey, IL)

Peace Lutheran Church (New Lenox, IL)

Gateway Foundation Treatment Center (Springfield, IL)

St. Francis in the Fields Church (Somerset, PA)

Chaparral Christian Church (Scottsdale, AZ)

Regional Anti-Drug Education Outreach (Ann Arbor, MI)

Learn to Cope (Boston, MA)

Crestwood Christian Church (Lexington, KY)

Celebrate Recovery (Mt. Laurel, NJ)

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (Dana Point, CA)

BASF (Mainz, Germany)

Three River Youth (Pittsburgh, PA)

Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)

Celebrate Recovery (Mesa, AZ)

Daytop Residential Treatment (Mendham, NJ)

Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce (Scottsdale, AZ)

Celebrate Recovery (Phoenix, AZ)

Tour de Scranton Kickoff Event (Scranton, PA)

Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Saline Area Public Schools/Saline Drug Awareness Task Force (Saline, MI)

Contact Dave today and book him to speak at your church, parent’s group, business organization, or neighborhood association. Just email Dave Cooke. Let him show you how your family can heal from the trauma of addiction. You’ll be glad you did!