David Watts, educational consultant and motivational speaker, has over 15 years in education with independent school experience as an administrator, teacher, coach, and student advocate. Currently, he serves as a resource to schools, teams and organizations in a variety of ways that include: providing key note presentations, faculty and staff professional development workshops, working with student groups, motivational talks to teams, as well as advising board of trustees and school administrators on the issues of diversity, inclusion and athletics/student-athlete advocacy.

With over 25 years of practical experience as a former student-athlete, researcher, coach and mentor, David speaks and conducts workshops for student-athletes in the areas of academic achievement, college decision-making process, and organization of time management skills.

David WattsDavid Watts holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley, with a specific research focus on Academic and Athletic Achievement.  In his spare time, he enjoys reading, playing sports and assembling complex puzzles.

The David Watts Experience

Through workshops and guest presentations, David Watts has been speaking to faculty, students, and parents about a variety of critical issues concerning 21st century education. He’s been described as a passionate and dynamic speaker that has the ability to personally engage his audiences in a profound way.





  • Got Support!: Affinity Based Mentoring Groups 101 (How to Create, Plan and Implement)
  • Microagressions and Effects on Everyday School Life
  • The Marginalization of the African-American Male Student-Athlete within Independent Schools
  • Bridging the Gap/Finding Common Ground: How to Create Meaningful Partnerships between Public & Private Schools

Student-Athlete Advocacy

  • 5 Simple Strategies to Becoming a Better Student-Athlete
  • Organization and Time Management Skill Building
  • College Decision Making 101 For Student-Athletes
  • 6-Steps to Becoming a Successful Student-Athlete In College
  • How to Market Yourself As a College-Bound Student-Athlete
  • Perception vs. Reality: What Are Your Chances of Becoming a Professional Athlete

Community-Police Relations

In light of the unfortunate disconnect between citizens and the police, David Watts Consulting will soon offer engaging workshops on community-police relations. The purpose of our programming is to educate and support citizens on how to foster peaceful law enforcement encounters. This interactive workshop will be led by a diverse group of former police officers (including myself) who bring a breadth of experience and perspective. Workshop attendees will learn invaluable information such as:

  • Public safety tips and conflict resolution strategies for citizens.
  • Basic rights a citizen should know when it comes to a law enforcement encounter.
  • Exploring how biases and fear of both citizens and police officers can escalate an encounter between both parties.
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of a law enforcement encounter.
  • How to navigate a peaceful police interaction.

Clients Include:

  • The Buckley School
  • Campbell Hall Episcopal
  • Westchester High School
  • Northern California Association of Independent Schools Regional Conference
  • Southern California Association of Independent Schools Regional Conference
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • National Association of Independent Schools-People of Color Conference
  • California State University, Northridge
  • City of Pasadena-Cultural Arts Foundation
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Steve Clarkson Dreammaker Football Camp
  • Defensive Back Factory Football Camp
  • Los Angeles Daily News All Star Football Presentation
  • American Promise Documentary Film Discussion Panel, Beverly Hills, CA