“I 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.

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.

Dave’s 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 Dave’s 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 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 leaders, martial artists, the military and more)
  • L.I.F.E. Line Self-Defense® (4-Part Book Series for Kids and Women)

Watch Dave In Action!



“Best presentation and training in 39 years of civil service!”
— Retired Colonel in the US Air Force

David Gerber

“Dave Gerber’s high energy, effective and memorable use of humor and certainly, the exceptional content of his presentation made for a most impressive training experience. He understands the world of work, and more specifically, the world of project management.”
— Sandi Redman | Project Manager, NTCA

“Dave Gerber is a dynamic, energetic speaker with a valuable message to share. I recommend him to any organization.”
— Ron Taylor | Principal, The Ron Taylor Group

“We believe our benefits are the direct result of Dave’s passion for education and training, and sincere interest in student and success of the project. We will continue to utilize Dave for future projects aimed to increase revenue and productivity, improve communication, and reduce our chance of loss and potential lawsuits.”
— Don Beyer | Don Beyer Automotive Group, Owner and President

David Gerber

“Dave Gerber immediately made an impression on our staff. His motivational style and ability to simplify internal conflict within business development was impressive, effective and original!”
— Chris Waddell | CFP, Division Manager of Waddell and Reed

“I received a lot of positive feedback on-site about Dave’s presentation, with several meeting attendees telling me that he knew his subject well, and that they learned a lot about team building and conflict resolution. I would recommend Dave Gerber to any organization!”
— Scott A. Morris | Manager of State League Programs, Center for Member Programs, National League of Cities

Fun, laughter and some of the Positive Impact and ROI of Dave’s Presentations!

David Gerber• Heightened Energy, Re-Ignited Passion and Individual Motivation

• Increased Leadership, Conflict and Collaboration Techniques/Skills

• Speed up the Growth of High-Performance Teams

• Improved Ability to Communicate Individually and Organizationally

• Increased Performance, Use of Discretionary Energy and Emotional Satisfaction

• Renewed Focus, Positive Culture and all mentioned also lead to Increased Revenue and Retention!