Josh Davies

The Center for Work Ethic Development


Josh Davies is passionate about helping others make a difference in their lives, jobs and community. Through his work as an executive, speaker and trainer, he has delivered results around the country. He has given keynotes and training workshops to a wide variety of organizations across all 50 states, including the American Society of Training and Development and the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals. In preparation for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, he led the training for all 10,000 volunteers and more than 4,000 local service professionals for the event. Training Magazine named him as one of the top 10 trainers under 40 in America and the Denver Business Journal tapped him as one of Denver’s 40 Under 40. Davies is currently the CEO of the Center for Work Ethic Development, an organization committed to developing foundational work behaviors in everyone from high school students to returning veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce. He is also a published author and is frequently cited in national publications, including the New York Times. An avid runner, Davies has been awarded the Mile High Energy Award by Visit Denver, and an honorary doctorate of foodservice by the North American Food Equipment Manufacturers Association for his contributions to the industry. He is the past President of the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART), and has been appointed by the Governor to serve on the Colorado Workforce Development Council and Chair of the State Education and Training Steering Committee. He previously was a Vice President with Sage Hospitality, and assisted in the opening of all North American CoCo Key Water Resort properties.