Dave has appeared on all major networks NBC, CBS, ABC, and FOX as well as many other networks channels and shows including: The Food Network, Regis and Kathy Lee, CNBC’s The Next Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, the Discovery Channel, FOX & Friends, and The Travel Channel. Dave’s life story was featured on a Special Oprah Winfrey Show honoring six individuals who made a special difference in the lives of others. Dave received Oprah’s Angel Award for his leadership work with at risk youth. In addition, Famous Dave has been on over 300 national radio shows.
Famous Dave’s life story has also been featured in several best-selling books on the New York Times Best Seller List…Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneur’s Soul features The Famous Dave Story as their first story in the bestselling book. Nationally recognized Leadership Guru John C. Maxwell uses Dave’s life story to sum up his book Failing Forward. Motivational expert Zig Ziglar features Dave’s “Against All Odds” story in his bestselling book on Success.
Dave’s own cookbook Famous Dave’s Rib-O’Liciouswon “Best Barbecue and Grill Cookbook” by The National Barbecue Association and his just released Famous Dave’s Barbecue Party Cookbook is already receiving high accolades and went into its second printing after just two weeks! After much demand from his audiences, Dave authored Famous Dave’s LifeSkills for Success which has received high praise and endorsement by Anthony Robbins; Mark Victor Hansen of Chicken Soup for The Soul; and Gene Kranz of Failure Is Not An Option, The story of Apollo 13.
Dave Anderson received a prestigious Presidential Appointment, which required a full Senate confirmation serving as Assistant Secretary for The US Department of Interior in Washington, D.C . Mr. Anderson has served several governors in advisory positions regarding community economic development and small business. Dave has also provided key testimony that has been used in Congress and several US Senate Select Committees.
Always tackling the impossible, this highly successful entrepreneur was in the bottom half of his high school class but has earned his Master’s Degree from Harvard University without an undergraduate degree and has received an Honorary Doctorate Degree for his life’s work. Today, Dave believes his higher purpose in life is to make a positive difference in his community and in the lives of others less fortunate. With a gift of $1.5 Million…Dave and his wife Kathy founded The LifeSkills Leadership Foundation, an incredible life-transforming leadership program. www.lifeskills-center.org
A highly sought after keynote speaker, Famous Dave shares his heartfelt optimism using his life’s story to share valuable insight and life lessons in dealing with today’s fast changing and challenging world. Dave is an enthusiastic advocate of the American Dream, he stresses that no matter how tough things may seem today, if you never give up your dream and work hard tomorrow’s rewards will always come.