Dr. Gruder is an 11-award-winning Leader, Culture & Self-Development with a PhD in clinical psychology & organizational development whose impact mission is “making integrity profitable, leaders effective, collaboration productive, happiness sustainable, and cultures healthy.” Since the 1970s, he has filled leadership, administrative and training roles in virtually every sector of the human potential field… from leader development to entrepreneur development, from academic administration to adult education, from the psychology of money to the psychology of self-development, and from integrated health to relationship success.
He is currently the President of Integrity Culture Systems™, the Executive Director of the California Institute for Human Science's Center for Integral Leadership, an advisor & wayfinder with the SynerVision Leadership Foundation, LucisDollar's Advisor on Global Culture, a senior mentor with CEO Space International, a senior trainer for one of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology's certification programs, and a certified Ritual Elder with the ManKind Project.
Proclaimed "America's Integrity Expert by Radio & TV Interview Reports," he has been called “one of the leaders of the renewed human potential movement” and “one of the most forward-thinkers of our time.” His background includes master planning, organizational development, for-profit & nonprofit leadership, academic administration, culture architecture, facilitating collaboration & decision-making, clinical psychology, strategic self-development, integrative health, curriculum & certification program development, event production, journalism, and performing. He has trained and mentored thousands of leaders, entrepreneurs, and self-developers, has given multiple hundreds of media interviews including being featured in Forbes 18 times, has authored or been featured in 23 books, and has provided keynotes, training programs and consulting in 8 countries on 3 continents, and has given a TEDx Talk.
David is, in essence, a modern-day “renaissance man” who feels blessed to share a love-filled life in San Diego with his wife Laurie and their two cats, and with dear friends and family, near and far.
His latest keynote topic is “The Hijacking of the American Dream & How to Reclaim It.” He has versions of this keynote for the following audiences: business executives, entrepreneurs, cause-based leaders, integrative healthcare professionals, psychotherapists, financial services professionals, elected officials, journalists, educators, and concerned citizens. For instance, The Hijacking of Happiness, The Hijacking of Capitalism, The Hijacking of Health, The Hijacking of Journalism, and so forth. He is delighted to custom-craft a version of this keynote to fit the specific needs of your event and audience.