As the Hero of Your Story, What’s Your Super Power?

  • “It’s not possible.”
  • “It’s too hard.”
  • “I’ve never done it before.”’
  • “What if I can’t do it?”
  • “What if I’m not (blank) enough?’
  • “What if they find out I’m an imposter?”
  • My talents
  • My beliefs
  • My values
  • Before I was 30 years old, I was advising CEOs and top executives at publicly traded tech firms about PR, media strategy, communication strategy, and messaging.
  • I lead social media training for the top 100 executives at one of the world’s leading logistics firms. That was a fun trip.
  • Today I get to work with some of the top technology executives in the world. I still think it’s an incredibly cool thing that I am entrusted to advise these folks on their professional narratives and digital engagement strategies. Make no mistake about it. I am highly-qualified, having clocked well over the magical 10,000-hour mark within the first few years of my career.
  • Hand me a guitar, and I will melt some faces. I have played guitar since I was 10 years old. I still perform with bands because it feeds my soul and because it’s what I do. I don’t seek a ton of external validation, because I know what I can do. I’m comfortable in my skin, with my hands on my guitar.



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David Fontaine

David Fontaine


Writer. Musician. Marketer. Grow brands for technologists, developers, engineers and companies with thought leadership content, digital engagement & tech.