David Armistead is a consultant to businesses and communities seeking to thrive in the emerging new global economy, and a consultant and coach to community building leaders and entrepreneurs committed to creating paths of livelihood that produce wellbeing. He is best known for his work in the following areas:
- Designing to thrive in the New Economic Pattern: re-imagining wealth, capital, coordination and organization in New Economic Pattern terms
- Developing leaders for New Economic Pattern operations: leading toward thriving and maximizing full spectrum capital returns
- Thriving organization development: utilizing continuous coordination and developing self-organizing work teams and workflows
- Thriving community development: using local self-reliance based growth strategies to fuel area wealth creation, cultivating local business ecosystems that provision the community to produce self-reliance.
A writer and presenter who frequently addresses business and community leaders on New Economic Pattern issues, he is also known for coining New Economic Pattern related terms and concepts including community making entrepreneur and full spectrum capital.
In addition to his role as Principal of Thriving Community Solutions, David is a Principal at Thriving Business Solutions, and serves on the board of directors at the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems. His work on New Economic Pattern and thriving organizations and communities began in 2000 and continues. He previously worked as a business consultant at Coopers & Lybrand and then Laventhol & Horwath, performed contract international financial investigations for various government agencies and major banks, was a founder and startup VP of Business Development for Alchemy Systems, and served as President and Executive Director of Hands of the Community (non-profit).