What People Are Saying About Dr. Gruder as a Speaker, Trainer & Trusted Advisor to Leaders, Businesses, Nonprofits, Educational Institutions & Healthcare Professionals

Want to know why Dr. David Gruder isn’t only an eight-award-winning author who was the first recipient of a leadership award named in his honor, but has been called a “Pragmatic Visionary” by a former president of Oberlin College, is someone that the founder of the Soul Medicine Institute believes might end up being regarded as “The Sigmund Freud of the twenty-first century”, and who was hailed by Radio & TV Reports as “America’s Integrity Expert?” Here’s a small sampling of the kudos he keeps receiving…

“I wouldn’t be at all surprised if ‘Dr. David Gruder’ became a household name as the person who spearheaded a massive transition and transformation in our individual, relational and societal integrity and wholeness.” ~ Constance Wells, Senior Vice-President (retired), Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

“As a team leader, working with Dr. David Gruder really helped improve my leadership effectiveness. Because I’m now equipped with his “applied integrity and collaboration” skills in areas like commitment, attention to details, and accountability, I’ve become able to enjoy holding myself to a higher standard, while also helping those I lead and collaborate with do the same. Dr. Gruder’s knowledge, training, insight, and wisdom have helped me immeasurably in operating at the highest level in both my business and personal life. I highly recommend utilizing Dr. Gruder, whether you want the corporation you lead to run at a higher level of peak performance, want to significantly upgrade the quality of your work or personal relationships, or want to create sustainable happiness and fulfillment for yourself.” ~ Brian Hartley, CEO, The Body Shield, Inc.

“Dr. Gruder is a brilliant analyst and fine synthesizer of human experience. His keynotes and training programs are meticulously planned. He executes them with great sensitivity and awareness of his audience. Planning an event with Dr. Gruder is a delight. Our participants gave him outstanding evaluations. We have shared our pleasure and total satisfaction with colleagues.” ~ Alphacom Consultants & Event Planners, Alberta, Canada

“Heartfelt thanks for your keynote on “The Hijacking of Health and the Future of the Field,” at our annual conference. The feedback from the conference attendees was phenomenal. Some of the words they used were: inspirational, passionate, captivating, lit my fire, engaging, funny, moving, and the list continues. Almost all stated they would attend again to hear more from you. As the event planner, I also thank you for the ease of collaboration while we were in the planning and execution stages. Your sincere willingness to customize your topic and presentation format to meet the unique niche of our audience’s needs/interests, while also simultaneously supporting our highest interests and principles, was truly outstanding. We would be most honored to work with you again in any capacity. Thank you for your tremendous contribution to the success of our event.” ~ Hope Phillips Umansky, PhD, Dean of Academic Affairs & Administration/Director of Psychology Programs, California Institute for Human Science

“David reaches diverse audiences. His personable and disarming style combine with his training design talents and impeccable support materials to create powerful changes in thinking and behavior that result in more satisfying lives and career effectiveness. Even medical professionals have been delighted to spend personal weekend time in his training programs and still want him back for more.” ~ Jude Gladstone-Cade, Former Trainer for the Ken Blanchard Companies; Former Head of Psychology and Spiritual Programs, Sanoviv Medical Institute

“One of the most incredible people I’ve ever had the opportunity to work and collaborate with. Whether it be in teaching, coaching, or mentoring colleagues, he excels. You’ll never deal with a man of more integrity or passion for what he believes in, and all with the compassion of a saint.” ~ Diane Guthrie, Certified Meeting Planner, Guthrie & Associates

“Thank you for your excellently rated luncheon presentation at our annual California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists conference. You were so well received and the presentation was simply a hit. Also, thank you for being so approachable to the members, not only during your presentation, but during the entire conference. I look forward to working with you again.” ~ D.S., CMP, Conference & Meetings Director

“Leaders need an integrity check-up and Dr. David Gruder is just the man to do it. Too many well-meaning leaders haven’t made the connection between their personal and relationship development and their effectiveness in the collective arena. Dr. Gruder’s simple yet powerful integrity model provides a much-needed shot in the arm.” ~ Ken Blanchard, Founder, The Ken Blanchard Companies; Co-author of The One Minute Manager® & Leading at a Higher Level

“An uber expert in integrity.” ~ Cheryl Snapp Conner, in Forbes

“Dr. Gruder ushers in a manifesto of world peace for the unborn generations of the Global Village in all countries. He is MY leadership and personal integrity coach, assuring as I move more to heads of nations I deserve the blessing of trust conferred by the investment to take personal integrity to new standards in my life. Use him too.” ~ Berny Dohrmann, Founder & Chairman, CEO Space International; Inventor of Super Teaching

“One of the more intelligent and compassionate people on the planet, David simply does what he does from a place of knowledge, experience and intuition. Couple those with his ability to connect deeply with others and David would be my choice any time to work and collaborate with or simply hire without reservation.” ~ Robb Braun, Founder & President, The Leadership Source

“Dr. Gruder’s work is amazing. Truly brilliant. Probably the best talk I’ve heard about conscious business… in seven years.” ~ Nathan Crane, President & CEO, Integrated Health International

“Great inspirational, thought provoking, and affirming. 100% A+.” ~ Anthony Montijo, program attendee

“Insightful, intense, challenging, demanding, unexpectedly vulnerable and touching, and downright wonderful. Made me rethink a number of things I thought I knew about myself and my businesses.” ~ Melissa Morgan, program attendee

“Dr Gruder’s ‘Integrity Makes You Profitable’ presentation was Spot On!” ~ Gerri Karr, presentation attendee

“One of our modern masters and truly America’s Integrity Expert.” ~ Cristina Smith, Director of Marketing, Lotus Law Center

“David Gruder says things and inspires people in ways that last a lifetime. I am still repeating things he taught me 15 years ago. Listening to Dr. Gruder will save you years of moving in the wrong direction. Don’t miss the opportunity to be exposed to him.” ~ Craig Collins, International Trainer, Founder of the Universal Reading Method for eliminating illiteracy

“An amazing facilitator who tames a room full of egos and genius into a group of aligned collaborators, as Gunther Gable did with the tigers he managed.” ~ Gia Heller, CEO, Social Media Masters & National Business Experts

“A brilliant teacher. Regardless of what he teaches, I am happily a part of the audience. I figure he can even herd cats – so I am waiting for the course on how to do that …. or the next book!” ~ Stephanie Eldringhoff, International Trainer

“I was watching a master at work.” ~ Eve Hogan, Executive Director, The Sacred Garden

“A dynamic and exciting speaker who engages everybody in the audience and makes it seem easy to reach for your goals and accomplish them.” ~ Kathleen O’Bannon, CNC, Owner, Health Alive

“His wealth of wisdom, extensive expertise in entrepreneurship and corporate consulting, and his accelerated training processes, helped me significantly expand my income in a month. Since then my business has exploded. His warm collaborative consultation style and decades of conventional and outside-the-box experience make him invaluable to me.” ~ Ubald Hullin, Owner, Integrative psychologische Beratung, Germany

“Dr. Gruder’s counsel in every work situation we have discussed has brought me greater clarity and insight which, in turn, has brought me tremendous success. He models integrity and excellent boundaries, which is a business lesson in and of itself. I highly recommend him as an integral member of any team which wants to soar.” ~ Shannon White, Mdiv, Church Pastor & Author

“If Dr. Gruder’s material on restoring integrity was out sooner, we might not have fallen into the economic quagmire we are currently trying to crawl out of.” ~ Barton Goldsmith, PhD, PBS radio show host & syndicated columnist

“If more people understood how Dr. Gruder teaches synergy, and the difference between compromise and true win-win collaboration, we could see a lot fewer wars and a lot more happy marriages.” ~ Shel Horowitz, award-winning author of Principled Profit: Marketing That Puts People First; Founder of the Business Ethics Pledge

“Dr. Gruder has developed the world’s first complete step-by-step guide to developing integrity. It integrates the worlds of personal, relationship and leadership development more tightly, compellingly and practically than ever before. For anyone who wants to make a difference.” ~ Robert Schwarz, Psy.D., Former National Director, Mars Venus Workplace Seminars; Executive Director, Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology

“Any human resources executive in the role of being the organization’s moral compass or ‘canary in the coal mine’ should make Dr. Gruder’s integrity book a ‘must-read’ among the more standard business literature.” ~ Victoria Berger-Gross, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Tiffany & Co.

“A pragmatic visionary, Dr. Gruder offers a powerful practical lens that reframes many of the problems that vex us today, from our most intimate personal relationships to the international issues that now plague humankind, casting them in a light that makes creating more useful breakthroughs possible.” ~ Robert W. Fuller, Ph.D., co-founder of The Hunger Project; Former president of Oberlin College

“If policy makers and leaders from both the developed and developing world took Dr. Gruder’s wisdom to heart, we would see less political game playing and rhetoric on the international stage and a real movement towards fulfilling the human rights and dignity of vulnerable populations in our world.” ~ Aileen Kwa, co-author of Behind the Scenes at the WTO (World Trade Organization): The Real World of International Trade Negotiations

“Brings clarity, for today’s leaders and the leaders of tomorrow, to the complexities of personal development that is not available from any other source. Provides excellent step-by-step guides for finding one’s own formula for a complete, confident and productive life.” ~ Mort Mondale, United Stated National Educational Association professional development specialist (retired); brother of former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale

“A long-overdue system for dealing with all of today’s hugely damaging soci and political issues through upgrading our understanding of integrity.” ~ C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D, Founding President, American Holistic Medical Association; President, Holos University Graduate Seminary

“Dr. Gruder organizes the many steps in personal, relationship and leadership development into a grand developmental scheme that may result in him one day being regarded as ‘The Sigmund Freud of the twenty-first century.'” ~ Dawson Church, PhD, Co-Founder, The Soul Medicine Institute