“Top 1% of all speakers I have ever seen.  Dave can motivate anyone, he is the guy you even call in when you have to motivate the people who normally don’t need motivation.  Smart, passionate, energizing, funny and with great content as well…everyone will enjoy his programs as he can really bring people together.  You will remember the presentation forever!”  

– Dave Maurer, GBX, Corporate Executive, PMP and Retired Army Officer

Dave Gerber, President and Founder of Synergy Development and Training, LLC, is a change catalyst, motivating people to become the best version of themselves. Known as “The Conflict Healer,” Dave inspires his audiences to transform the way they engage with the world around them. His dynamic, humorous style and remarkable depth and breadth of content has earned him the reputation of “best speaker ever” by many of his audiences. His talent for simplifying complex ideas into elegant solutions, is a gift that leaves participants with actionable learning that they can implement immediately.

A passionate teacher, healer, warrior and poet…Dave Gerber is more than a dynamic speaker.  He is also an Executive and Leadership Coach, Learning Expert, Trainer and Author.  Dave has presented to more than 10,000 executives, managers and individuals across the U.S. Some of his clients include: SAIC, NASA, Dominion Power, Novo Nordisk, Military & Intelligence Community, Medical & Dental Community, Martial Arts Community, ManTech International, NTCA, EPA, ATPCO, National League of Cities, Project Management Institute and PA House of Representatives.

David GerberDave Gerber has a proven track record converting his personal experience into conflict lessons that have been shared with employees of all kinds, at every level, in a coaching, training, speaking and consulting capacity. 

Dave is also the only speaker in the world that uses innovative, rarely seen, moving sand art! Audiences will love the experience and connection to the theme of the keynote or event. Most agree within the first three minutes that having Dave speak at their event was a great decision!

“Our meeting attendees very much enjoyed the sand film and the way it so beautifully connected to the theme.”

In addition to his organizational leadership and conflict management experience, Dave is a certified, Instructor-Level Black Belt in Krav Maga (self-defense), and has completed his Master Certification training in the art of Reiki, Japanese Energy Healing.

Dave is also a prolific author. A selection of his titles include:

  • Use Conflict: Advance Your Winning Life
  • Are You a King or Queen of Conflict…In Project Management?
  • Roadmap to Success (with Deepak Chopra and Ken Blanchard)
  • “On Fire Leadership® (other motivational quote books for martial artists and the military)
  • L.I.F.E. Line Self-Defense® (Book Series for Kids and Women)
“I would highly recommend Dave Gerber as a speaker or trainer for companies who are ready to revolutionize the way they think about their people, organizational growth while energizing them at the same time.  Dave delivered an outstanding presentation at a SHRM conference, inspiring the HR professionals in attendance to make conflict work to their benefit of their organizations.  His dynamic, funny, high energy style coupled with his expert use of multi-media kept the audience on the edge of their seat and fully engaged throughout.  His cutting- edge approach to conflict was truly transformative!”

– Shira Harrington, Founder & President, Purposeful Hire, Inc.