Helping Clients Move Forward with Authentic, Passionate and Transformative Coaching

Achieve Next Level results with Leadership and Life Coaching



Since 2003 Dave has been helping organizations and professionals create solutions that increase wellness and success at the same time! As a leadership and conflict expert, master trainer & coach; his programs provide solutions to the stressful (and costly) obstacles most individuals experience on a daily basis.

Dave is authentic and passionate about his work, always looking to help provide valuable support to people trying to level-up on their journey! Dave’s educational background and professional experience is quite extensive. Beyond his Master’s
degree he holds over a dozen professional certificates in conflict, coaching, executive/leadership, negotiations, mediation, business, innovation, wellness counseling and more. All of these are from top-tier universities. Dave has worked with many audiences including: SAIC, NASA, The Martin Luther King Center for Non-Violence, Reed Smith, 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, PA House of Representatives and many others.

Dave has written over 25 books, won awards, been interviewed for podcasts, radio and TV segments, spoken at national/international conferences and has worked with over 40 organizations. He is also an instructor level Black Belt in Krav Maga and a certified Reiki Master. Dave’s distinct background helps him assist organizations and their people to move forward together. His dynamic, humorous style and remarkable depth and breadth of content has earned him the reputation as of “one of the best speakers ever” by many of his audiences. Dave is a Georgetown Leadership Coaching Program certified graduate.

Dave Gerber

25+ Years


5 stars


25+ Books

Conflict, Leadership & More

Every Day!


Professional & personal coaching options

There is no substitute for a good coach, period. If we want to meet our goals and do it in a far shorter amount of time than anticipated, we need support. Coaching is often about distinctions, so being honest and determining what type of coaching is needed is important. Clients can engage with any of the different types of coaching. Individuals can shift coaching after goals are met or with a discussion about how the new approach would increase success. What type of coaching would you benefit from the most, right now:

  • Leadership Coaching
  • Team Coaching
  • Life Coaching
  • Conflict Coaching
  • Relationship and/or Divorce Coaching
  • Grief Coaching
  • Millennial Coaching Program
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  • Help create and sustain high performance through
  • Prevent costly dollars lost to unaddressed conflict
  • Resolve ongoing people problems
  • Help leaders level up
  • Coach-up the under performing
  • Train new skills to increase outcomes immediately
  • Save money on unaddressed issues while helping to generate revenue
  • Increased inter and intra-personal wellness
  • Reduced stress and learned recharging techniques
  • Grow Higher Performing Teams
  • Simplify the complex to decrease time to solutions and goals
  • Mediate or have facilitated discussions for conflicts that need a third party
  • Highlight distinctions, outliers, assumption, and expectations to increase performance
  • Coach-up the under-performing
  • Train-up leadership and staff in collaboration, communication and conflict

“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming” – John Wooden, former UCLA men’s college basketball coach and 10-time national champion.

Clients Industries we have supported:

  • Project Management
  • Fortune 100
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Technical & Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Credit Union & Finance
  • Power / Utility
  • Intelligence
  • Military and Intelligence Community
  • Local, State & Federal Government
  • Construction
  • Medical and Dental
  • Non-Profit

Partial List of Current and Former Clients, Sub-Contracting Clients or Groups:

NASA, SAIC, PMI-WDC, Dominion, U.S. Airforce

The MLK Center for Non-Violence

Reed Smith International

Woodburn Institute

Human Works Affiliates

Don Beyer Motor Group, EPA, Intelligence

Community, The Corps Network, International

Investor, Novo Nordisk, SRI International

BAE Systems, ManTech International

International Federation of Electoral Systems

Department of Energy, American Rivers

ATPCO, National Institute of Justice

Project Management Institute – Local Chapters

Northern Virginia Mediation Service

State Department Federal Credit Union

Axiom Resource Management

National League of Cities, Maryland Judiciary

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Fairfax County Zoning and Enforcement

Administrations, US. Department of the Treasury

Arlington County Transportation Department

Metropolitan ENT, Girl Scouts of America

(chapters), Girls on the Run (chapters)

“I am writing this to highly recommend Synergy Development and Training, headed by David Gerber. In my medical practice of over 30 years, we have grown from three employees to 30. Many of our management staff have been have been brought up through the ranks, so to speak, without formal training in management skills.  I feel very fortunate that we discovered Synergy and David Gerber.  After initial discussions, we moved forward with management training for our seven managers.  This was followed up by one on one training with our Managing Director.  I interviewed all of our staff afterwards, and everyone was highly impressed and appreciative of his training without exception. Most impressive was the fact that most of our managers also told us that his training was very useful outside of work, for their family and friends (i.e. social life). We are continuing to use his services for our other non-management office personnel.  I recommend synergy and David highly without reservation.”

Eric H. Norby MD

President and Medical Director, Woodburn Nuclear Medicine, LTD 

December 2022