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David NourSenior leadership/board advisor, educator, executive coach, and bestselling authorThe Nour Group

A senior leadership/board advisor, educator, executive coach, and bestselling author, David Nour is known for his expertise in applying strategic relationships to deliver profitable growth, real innovation, and lasting change. The author of twelve books translated into eight languages, including bestsellers Relationship Economics® 3rd edition (Wiley), Curve Benders (Wiley), and Co-Create (St. Martin’s Press), Nour has introduced unique frameworks for transforming business relationships into strategic assets.

Beyond leading Nour Group’s strategic growth advisory services, Nour is a sought-after keynote speaker, helping his global audiences, from ballrooms to boardrooms, think and lead differently when it comes to the intentional, quantifiable, and strategic value of their relationships. He is an adjunct professor at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and was named to the Global Gurus Top 30 Leadership Professionals and the Thinkers 50 Radar Class of 2021 lists. More recently, he has launched Avnir, a Generative AI platform to activate hidden relationship value.

A Forbes Leadership contributor on the Future of Work, Nour’s unique insights have been substantial and far-reaching, including articles in The Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, Huffington Post Business, Entrepreneur, Knowledge@Wharton, and BusinessWorld India.

Born in Iran, Nour immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager with $100, limited family ties, and no fluency in English. He graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management and earned an Executive MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He resides in Atlanta, GA, with his family. Learn more at