Dr. Gruder has been intrigued with connecting seemingly disconnected dots since childhood. This ultimately led him into becoming a thought leader in providing practical ways to integrate personal, relationship, leadership, and culture development, in service of making life fulfilling, happiness sustainable, relationships loving, integrity profitable, and society healthy.
Some of the life experiences that most influenced David in this direction include having been at Woodstock when he was 15 (his parents sent him, but that's another fascinating story), having been an administrator with the very first integrative health and medicine organization in the mid-1970s, the never-imagined demise of his first marriage, his extraordinary current marriage, having been in the New York area when 9/11 occurred, and subsequently having been brought to Geneva Switzerland to train a group of World Trade Organization ambassadors in collaborative negotiation skills.
David developed his first version of Strategic Integrated Self-development in the 1990s. This led to his first book, Sensible Self-Help: The First Road Map for the Healing Journey, which won a Colliers 1996 Mental Health Book of the Year award and another award in health & wellness. He released his second version of this material in 2008, in his book The New IQ: How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationships & Our World. This interdisciplinary book won awards in the areas of social change, current events in politics & society, conscious business & leadership, health & wellness, transformational psychology, and self-help. It also resulted in Radio-TV Interview Reports naming him America's Integrity Expert.
That material evolved a decade later into a comprehensive Learn-It-Yourself™ online course called The Integrity Guide to Having It All: How to Put Your Genius Where Your Dreams Are. This course is divided into 10 fully integrated modules, each of which includes videos, reading, self-assessments, and exercises. It is for leaders, companies, educational institutions, self-improvers, and helping professionals.
In addition to this and other online courses of David's, he also continues to provide keynotes, training programs, leader mentoring and media interviews around the world and remotely.
You can find more comprehensive information about Dr. Gruder at www.DrGruder.com/about (clicking that link opens a new window).