Dr. David Gruder, PhD, Culture Architect

Dr. David Gruder, PhD, Culture Architect


Bringing the best of psychology to business, the best of entrepreneurship to professionals, and the best of both to social change & governance.

9-award-winning business psychologist who shows leaders & organizations how to translate their intentions & values into skills & procedures that make collaboration successful, integrity profitable, happiness sustainable & cultures healthy.

Fee Range: $7,500 - $10,000
Travels from San Diego, CA (US)

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Dr. David Gruder, PhD, Culture Architect
Dr. David Gruder, PhD - Motivational Speaker

Integrity Culture Systems

Bringing the best of psychology to business, the best of entrepreneurship to professionals, and the best of both to social change & governance.

9-award-winning business psychologist who shows leaders & organizations how to translate their intentions & values into skills & procedures that make collaboration successful, integrity profitable, happiness sustainable & cultures healthy.

Fee Range: $7,500 - $10,000
Travels from San Diego, CA

Dr. David Gruder, PhD, Culture Architect - Motivational Speaker

Dr. David Gruder, PhD, Culture Architect

Integrity Culture Systems

Bringing the best of psychology to business, the best of entrepreneurship to professionals, and the best of both to social change & governance.

9-award-winning business psychologist who shows leaders & organizations how to translate their intentions & values into skills & procedures that make collaboration successful, integrity profitable, happiness sustainable & cultures healthy.

Fee Range: $7,500 - $10,000
Travels from: San Diego, CA

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I am a clinical & organizational development psychologist, based in San Diego, California, who founded Integrity Culture Systems™. I bring the wisdom of psychology to business, the wisdom of entrepreneurship to experts, and the wisdom of both (psychology & entrepreneurship) to education, governance and social change. My mission is to make happiness sustainable, collaboration successful, integrity profitable, and cultures healthy. I specialize in leader peak performance, collaboration, culture architecture, and business development psychology. I am particularly gifted at facilitating leaders and organizations in translating their values & goals into skills & procedures that maximize success.
I began speaking, training, counseling and consulting in the 1970s, and I continue to provide addresses, training programs and consulting worldwide. The media dubbed me "America's Integrity Expert" in 2008.
In addition to having founded my own for-profit companies and served as founding president of an international nonprofit, I've sat on a number of for-profit and nonprofit boards, am on faculty with the California Institute for Human Science, and am Co-Head of Faculty for CEO Space International (an entrepreneur development organization that helps businesses become profitable through collaboration instead of competition, and without sacrificing integrity or social responsibility).
In 2001, I was the first recipient of a leadership award that I was very deeply moved was named in my honor. My books have so far won 8 awards. The working titles for my forthcoming next two books are:
* "The Hijacking of Happiness, Health, Prosperity & Governance… and How to Reclaim Your Power” and
* "7 Psychological Keys to Entrepreneur & Leader Success.”
How can I serve you?
My main website is DrGruder.com and my main email address is DrDavid@TheNewIQ.com.
Dr. Gruder has for nearly three decades studied and written multi-award-winning books about the secrets natural developers use to attain integrity-centered personal, relationship, work, and service fulfillment. As a speaker, teacher, and trainer, he has an enthralling way of blending psychological principles with spiritual wisdom, of combining his curriculum design training with his leadership experience , and of his weaving his clinical acumen with his deeply self-revealing personal stories. This unusual combination of capabilities is the source of his consistently high ratings as a speaker, teacher, trainer, and consultant. You will find sample Kudos from meeting planners and event attendees after the next section.

A Remarkable Sampling of Topics from Over 35 Years & Hundreds of Events as a Speaker, Trainer & Educator

"The Hijacking Of…" Keynotes (Versions of this keynote for specific audiences are listed in the attached jpg file)
Dr. Gruder begins his standing ovation-quality address with a riveting illustration of the psychosocial engineering strategy that was installed in the United States by Sigmund Freud’s nephew a century ago ended. He then reveals why — and how — this strategy was used to install the 1950s version of the American Dream, and how no one realized at the time how extensively this would end up undermining the original and audaciously wise American Dream around which our country was created. He goes on to illuminate the unsuccessful attempts to reverse course and the profoundly extensive unintended consequences that the 1950s faulty happiness formula ended up creating that continue to harm us to this day, focusing in specific on the aspects of today’s challenges that most relate to the audience he's addressing. The final section of his keynote details specific steps his audience can take to help turn this around. Dr. Gruder covers all of this with profound clarity, authentic objectivity and heartfelt compassion that makes no one into a villain. This thought leader does this as only a psychologist who is an eight-award-winning author (and with a background as a newspaper editor) can do. His narrative enthralls audiences because he gives words to what we all have sensed has been occurring but haven’t known how to name clearly enough to do something about. He also motivates audiences by showing them how to emerge from what psychology calls "learned helplessness" into becoming a positive influence in helping turn this around in their own lives and in their spheres of influence. It’s no wonder why Dr. Gruder’s “Hijacking of…” addresses get wildly enthusiastic standing ovations.
The main sections of Dr. Gruder’s "Hijacking Of...” keynotes include:
  1. How Sigmund Freud's nephew, Edward Bernays, used his uncle's understanding of the unconscious mind to create the field of social engineering;
  2. The definition and dynamics of Manufactured Consent as Bernays conceived of it and the massive damage that Manufactured Consent set in motion during the 20th century;
  3. Key impacts of Manufactured Consent on our culture's current climate and in the specific dimensions of this that the audience he's speaking is most affected by;
  4. Strategies that audience members can use to reclaim their personal power and have positive impact in their spheres of influence (for instance, their family, workplace, community, volunteer or philanthropic work, etc.)
  5. Q&A
The content requires a minimum of a little over 1¼ hours to cover. This means that in order to do this talk justice AND have time for Q&A, he needs at least 90 minutes. Two hours is preferable, however, so he can cover the material at a more comfortable pace and also conduct a Q&A period with enough time for a wider range of audience comments. (And, no doubt about it, this keynote causes lots of people to want to make comments and ask questions!) Best of all, one of Dr. Gruder's biggest gifts is his ability to spontaneously respond to questions & comments in personally vulnerable ways that dignify the person providing them while seamlessly tying their remarks to the topic. How he conducts Q&A sessions not only open people's hearts but is one of the big secrets to his high ratings.
"The Hijacking Of..." Topics
  • Integrity
  • Happiness
  • Health
  • Prosperity
  • Capitalism
  • Business
  • PR.Marketing
  • Journalism
  • Education
  • Governance
  • Problem-Solving
  • Spirituality

Integritize America: A Master Plan for Solving Our Problems While Restoring U.S. Credibility as a World Leader
A massive integrity deficit has torn apart the fabric of our great country. An integrity movement is the solution. The Integritize America Campaign provides educational programs revealing four foundational guidelines for solving all of the problems we face. They are: 1) Clarify what does and doesn't create life fulfillment; 2) Emphasize sustainable abundance, including governmental financial integrity, socially responsible business profitability, and individual financial independence; 3) Restore integrity with democracy's mission statement (the U.S. Constitution's preamble); and 4) Replace coercion and compromise with synergy as the problem-solving method of choice. Integritize America programs are available for businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions, religious organizations, mental health and personal development conferences, community organizations, governmental and nongovernmental groups, the media, and the general public. Embodying these four principles is the key to re-establishing the United States as the world's integrity leader: the most important type of leadership America can provide today. If your conference or organization places a premium on Corporate, Governmental or Citizen Social Responsibility, these "Integritize America" programs could not be a better fit.

The Three Secrets to Life Fulfillment… and None of Them is Money!
The American Dream has been derailed because we forgot the simple three-part recipe for life fulfillment. They grow out of our three core drives as human beings: our drive to be who we truly are (authenticity), our drive to bond with others (connection) and our drive to influence the world around us (impact). Our relationship with these three core drives also determines how much integrity we have. Authenticity translates into self-integrity, connection into relationship integrity and impact into societal integrity. Discover the real way to attain integrity-centered life fulfillment: by reclaiming right relationship with your three core drives.

Creating Sustainable Abundance in Business: How to Integritize Your Corporate Culture and Image
Discover the triple bottom line of sustainable abundance in business and learn how "integritizing" your employees and managers, and your corporate image, are among the most affordable strategies available for creating socially responsible profitability during difficult times. If your company values corporate social responsibility, this is an event to be sure to book.

Creating Financially Responsible Government, Business & Citizens: Three Psychological Keys to Sustainable Abundance Through Financial Integrity
Individuals, couples, businesses, and government need a new money template for establishing financial integrity, sustainability and independence. One that illuminates core principles about the psychology of money and that provides powerful exercises and concrete actions that enable people to embody these principles. We don't only need this kind of template; we hungry for it. These three key principles have to do with how we value our life energy, our relationship to debt, and freedom from our limiting beliefs about abundance.

Harnessing the Seven Passions of Natural Developers: How You Too Can Create Socially Responsible Inner Fulfillment & Outer Success
Studying natural developers has revealed seven passions responsible for the socially responsible inner fulfillment and outer success that they so consistently attain. This presentation reveals how the rest of us can do on purpose what natural developers do intuitively. Mastering these essential life skills is the key to integrity-centered living, working, loving and serving in the 21st century.

Toward a "Freesponsible" Society: How to End the Culture Wars by Restoring Governmental and Citizen Integrity With America's Mission Statement
Do you know what America's Mission Statement is? It's the preamble to the U.S. Constitution. Do you know the preamble's three foundational principles that form the core of America's Mission Statement? Discover the essence of democracy and true patriotism. Learn how you can embody these principles in all parts of your life no matter who you are or who you influence.

Synergize Don't Compromise: How to Move Beyond Coercion and Compromise to Co-Create Sustainable Solutions
Coercion and compromise are fatally flawed problem-solving and negotiation strategies in sustainability-oriented relationships. In fact, these two strategies have torn apart the landscape of our communities and our politics. Discover the essential keys to creating synergy-based solutions, and how those who master synergy-based problem solving make better partners, parents, team members, managers, and leaders.

A Fresh Approach to Dealing With Difficult People: Unlocking New Possibilities With the Five Archetypes of Difficult People
Have you been searching for a new angle on this often-dry topic that stimulates renewed passion and greater effectiveness? Look no further. All of us have five main archetypal traits: being, doing, stability, change, and choicemaking. Difficult people are simply those who have over-active or negligent relationships with one or more of these core traits. Learning how to more easily recognize and intervene with these core human tendencies can make you more compassionately masterful with more difficult people than you might have imagined possible.

Key Symptoms of Integrity Deficit Disorder: How Helping Professionals, Educators and Clergy Can Help Those They Serve Recover Their Integrity
The personal development movement has for decades unintentionally helped spawn generations of people suffering from "integrity deficit disorder." Its symptoms include chronic self-centeredness or self-neglect, lack of self-responsibility, rampant entitlement issues, and ideological rightness addiction. The time has come to place integrity development at the center of preventive health, psychotherapy, coaching, education and religious counseling. It is time for the age of "personal development that serves us all." This presentation provides helping professionals, educators and clergy with a complete superstructure for providing this assistance to those they serve.

The Truth About Fanaticism Disorder: Ten Psychological Principles for Effectively Dealing With Ideological Rightness Addiction and Terrorism
Rightness addiction is one of the most dangerous addictions of our time. Fanaticism disorder is an extreme version of rightness addiction that fuels culture wars, political polarization, ideological hatreds, and ultimately terrorism. Understanding the psychological dynamics of rightness addiction and fanaticism disorder is absolutely essential for creating new and effective solutions to all of these profoundly dangerous problems.

How to Harvest Precious Gifts from Awful Experiences
No one escapes this life without their share of unasked-for and unacceptable experiences. Such experiences are among the threads that create the rich tapestry of life. They call upon us to become graceful at harvesting profound gifts from these experiences rather than allow them to strangle our joy, passion, love or effectiveness. Through a combination of deeply moving personal stories and empowering psycho-spiritual wisdom, this heart-uplifting keynote reveals how to transform unasked-for life upheavals into unexpected blessings.

Conquering Anger Mountain: Beyond Anger Management, From Anger Prevention to Anger Completion
Did you know that anger comes in four distinct flavors and that anger management techniques don't touch three of these? This eye-opening approach to dealing with anger provides you with better ways to recognize and respond to boundaries, escalation, flooding and recycling anger. Versions of this presentation are available for managers, HR personnel, helping professionals and the general public.

NICE Boundaries Training: How to Love or Work With Others Without Resentment & With Integrity
Contrary to popular belief, personal boundaries are not confrontation devices, lines drawn in the sand, ultimatums or manipulation tools. Rather, they are actually essential skills for living authentically at the intersection of integrity, personal power and collaboration. Boundaries intelligence is a master life skill for remaining in integrity with yourself while collaborating with others. This presentation reveals a simple four-step process for accurately identifying and effectively honoring your boundaries.

Energy Psychology: The Breakthrough Personal Development Methods of the 21st Century
"All of life is electrical," according to Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, Rod MacKinnon. Energy Psychology methods appear to rapidly resolve old baggage and amplify peak performance by rebalancing and optimizing the body's electrical system. Combining Western psychological wisdom with Eastern medicine methods that treat the body's electrical system, these mind/body methods are unusually easy to learn. This presentation equips you with the basics of what may well prove to be the 21st century's most useful self-help, coaching and psychotherapy procedures.

Kudos From Meeting Planners and Attendees

Having given literally hundreds of lectures and trainings since the 1970s, from hospital Grand Rounds to multi-day workshops at international conferences, to teaching classes for a wide array of organizations and disciplines, event planners and attendees have this to say about him:

  • “Dr. Gruder’s workshops are meticulously planned. He is a brilliant analyst and fine synthesizer of human experience. Planning a workshop with Dr. Gruder is a delight. He is prompt, clear and courteous. Our participants gave Dr. Gruder outstanding evaluations.” – MM & CP, Alphacom Consultants & Event Planners, Alberta, Canada
  • “I have attended David's speaking events for over ten years, including events I have hired him to provide. His personable and disarming style combine with his training design talents and impeccable materials to create powerful changes in thinking and behavior that result in more satisfying lives and career effectiveness” – JCC, Former Trainer for the Ken Blanchard Companies
  • “Thank you for your excellently rated luncheon address at our annual conference. You were so well received and the presentation was simply a hit. – DS, Certified Meeting Planner, Conference & Meetings Director
  • “Dr. Gruder is incredible….whether it be in teaching, coaching, or mentoring colleagues, he excels. – DG, Principal, Guthrie & Associates, Certified Meeting Planner

Attendees and workshop participants have also consistently raved about Dr. Gruder’s keynotes and training programs:

  • “Utterly moving and captivating – very useful information.”
  • "Very user-friendly – presented in a very easy, understandable, digestible way.”
  • “My favorite speaker on the program.”
  • “The highlight of the conference – we could have had an entire conference on his material.”
  • “An extraordinary training experience. Dr. Gruder did an outstanding job of presenting the material in a clear, organized and understandable manner that was rich enough for therapists to get great value from yet easy for everyday people to make use of. Most of all, he brought out the absolute best in everyone. He really was magnificent!”

Awards, Acclaim, Clients

Dr. Gruder's latest print book, “The New IQ: How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationships and our World,” has won three book awards since its release in 2008, in the areas of health & wellness, self-help and social change. The rarity of a book winning awards in both social change and personal development categories attests to the broad appeal of Dr. Gruder's template for integrity-centered living, loving, working and serving. (Dr. Gruder's first print book, Sensible Self-Help, won two book awards including Colliers 1997 Mental Health Book-of-the-Year.)

Critically acclaimed across an unusually wide range of disciplines, The New IQ sets a new standard for 21st century personal, relationship, societal, business, and leadership integrity… and life fulfillment. Among the more than fifty book endorsers of The New IQ are leadership gurus like Ken Blanchard and Brian Tracy, corporate executives with Disney and Tiffany, specialists with the National Education Association, and formers presidents of the American Holistic Medical Association.

The foundation of socially responsible business practice is Integritizing your corporate culture and external image. Integritized Systems™, developed by seasoned clinical/organizational psychologist and five-award-winning author Dr. David Gruder, provides what is perhaps the world's only complete blueprint for building individual, relationship, and organizational integrity.

Dr. Gruder's business and leadership clients have ranged from family-owned businesses to American Express work teams, from the Sanoviv Medical Institute to the San Diego Office of Education Management Academy, and from local politicians and executives to World Trade Organization ambassadors. He was also the Founding President of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, and a core architect of its certification programs, for which he remains a senior certification trainer, consultant and continuing education provider.

Invite Dr. Gruder to Integritize your company, organization, agency, or conference attendees so your people become role-models and champions of integrity, ethics, and character. Upgrade your public image as an integrity leader by sponsoring Dr. Gruder to provide his Integritize America programs to nonprofits and the public. Together, we can Integritize America... and through this, we can restore the positive global reputation of the United States, first and foremost as a world leader in integrity.

Dr. Gruder's primary website is www.TheNewIQ.com.

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