David Shands is a fashion, thought, and inspirational leader. From employee to employer, David worked in various customer oriented industries all while building his own apparel business. He coined the phrase “Sleepis4Suckers” starting out with wristbands and a cool story, later evolving into a clothing line and way of life. 

A specialist in transformational speaking and mindset tailoring, David works to inspire and uplift many with his brand's tag line: “If you lose sleep doing what you love, you will eventually live the dream that you only would have dreamt."

In 7 short years, the Sleepis4suckers concept has evolved from t-shirts and wristbands to a flagship store and merchandise in stores around the country. David lives by the Sleepis4Suckers motto and has an entrepreneurial spirit that continues to garner recognition from his peers. 

Shands was named one of Urban Shake Magazine’s favorite Atlanta entrepreneurs, has been featured in major mainstream publications, and not to mention the countless blogs, podcasts and radio stations that reach out to him for exclusive interviews. 

David has traveled the country all of 2017 speaking on tour with his mentor and mainstream motivational speaker Dr. Eric Thomas. 

David attended Alabama A & M University where he learned the power of networking. His approach to speaking is a fusion of traditional education and the knowledge of life experiences. He has the ability to engage in conversations with kings and queens but has not lost the common touch. 


David has built a nation wide small business coaching program that teaches entrepreneurs all across the country how to turn their ideas into income. 

Painting pictures with words and using everyday life illustrations, Shands harbors a gift for speaking and uses that gift to invoke ambition. David is bringing up a new generation of entrepreneurs and continues to have a relatable message for everyone regardless of career or industry.

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