Developing trusted leaders and organizations.


100 million impacted in 10 years.


  • Excellence of service
  • Integrity of actions
  • Love of others
  • Celebration of opportunity
  • Trustworthiness in everything

Trust Edge Leadership Institute is a Minnesota-based company that helps global leaders and organizations build trust. Since 1999, Trust Edge Leadership Institute has pioneered trust development through research, speaking, consulting, and training on trust and its proven impact on the bottom line. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to national sports franchises to industry-leading small and mid-size businesses. CEO David Horsager is a business strategist, keynote speaker, and author of the national bestseller, The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships, and a Stronger Bottom Line and his new release, The Daily Edge: Simple Strategies to Increase Efficiency and Make an Impact Every Day. For more information on David Horsager or the books or resources offered through Trust Edge Leadership Institute, please call 651-340-6555.

1,000+ organizations reached

1,000,000+ leaders reached

and many more to come!

Corporate Staff

David Horsager

President and CEO

Anne Engstrom

Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Ryan Naylor

Sales Director and Business Manager

Reid Velo

Sales, Project, and Research Manager

Remote Staff

Heidi Sheard

Editor and Project Manager

Heidi Koopman


Dave Cornell

Senior Coach

Patty Gilbertson

Accounting and Finance Manager

Horsager Leadership

Board of Directors

David Horsager – Chairman of the Board

Lisa Horsager

Joe Kimbell

Jason Sheard

Scott Lundeen

Loren Horsager

Board of Advisors

Mark Sheffert, Manchester Companies

Robert Stevenson, Stevenson Company

Tony Diekemper, Skyline Technology Solutions

Jacques Bazinet, InsideOut Development

Join 25,000 trusted leaders who have
access to these Trust Tools:

  • Trust Edge Self-Assessment
  • 90-Day Quick Plan
  • 90-Day Quick Plan Video
  • Productivity Tip: How to have a clear desk
  • Productivity Tip: How to have 10 or less emails in your inbox

Please send me complimentary Trust Tools!