David Forrest consults on foresight, strategy, innovation, and systemic change. He works across sector and system boundaries, and helps governments, businesses, nonprofits and communities develop strategies that address shared challenges and opportunities. He works across Canada and has consulted internationally in the United States, Europe and South America. He is a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada and is an Advisory Board member at the Institute for Science, Society and Policy at the University of Ottawa.

David developed Integral Strategy™ a creative, collaborative, multi-stakeholder approach to system transformation that has been used in many diverse settings, including social services, community development, economic development, healthcare, medical research, post-secondary education, information management, knowledge sharing, innovation, land and resource management, environmental protection, energy, transportation, and climate change. He founded the Integral Strategy Network in Victoria, Canada.