Dr. David Gruder, PhD, is Blue Sky's 12-award-winning Business Lifecycle Psychologist. He assists owners and executives in effectively navigating their shifts from being operations-oriented to becoming value-oriented, so they can more successfully navigate the waters of becoming ready for succession or exit, managing that process, and launching next chapters afterward. A clinical and organizational development psychologist who was named America's Integrity Expert by Radio-TV Interview Report, his mission is making integrity profitable, leadership elevated, collaboration productive, happiness fulfilling, and society healthy.
Dr. Gruder is also the President of Integrity Culture Systems™ and its Center for Enlightened Self-Sovereignty, a principal with NimbilityWorks™, the Executive Success Psychologist for Executive Strategy & Skillset Summits, a legacy faculty with CEO Space International, and a Certified Elder with ManKind Project International. He was also the founding president of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology and is a former faculty with the California Institute for Human Science.
In addition to his leadership roles, Dr. Gruder provides keynotes, training programs, consulting, mentoring, and facilitation, as a trusted advisor to leaders, entrepreneurs and businesses. He has co-authored books with high profile individuals wanting to embed psychological wisdom in their content. In all, he has been featured in 27 books as an author, co-author, psychology editor, writer of forewords and afterwords, chapter writer, or cited expert, and has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc, and many other media outlets.
His personal and book awards span an unusually broad range of categories, including but not limited to visionary leadership, culture creation, conscious business, social change, politics and society, health and wellnesss, mental health, transformational psychology, and self-help.
Dr. Gruder’s first love was music. Although he was expected to become a professional musician (and in fact was one for a brief time), he knew at a young age that his calling was psychology. He still enjoys both playing and listening to music as well as enjoying the great outdoors and spending time with his wife, Laurie.
Areas of Speciality
Business Lifecycle Psychology & Psychological Business Strategy
Owner & Executive Leadership
C-Suite Architecture & Collaboration
Culture Architecture & Brand Integrity
Psychological Dimensions of M&A
Owner Exit Readiness & Post Exit Next Chapter Creation
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