David Giber, Ph.D.

David Giber, Ph.D.

David Giber, Ph.D. Executive Coach

Phone: +1 612.332.8182

David has been an originator of many of approaches to leadership development and coaching that have influenced practitioners around the world. His approach is a balance of focusing on measurable behavioral change and performance improvement while also helping leaders to understand their own strengths, potential derailers, and opportunities to grow. Nationally known as a leader in his field, David helps to transform companies into high-performing organizations by creating integrated human resource and leadership systems with measurable business impact.


  • 25+ years of experience in organization and leadership development, and executive coaching.
  • Expertise in a wide range of assessments including 360° degree feedback, the Hogan personality suite, DISC, and other measures for leaders and teams.
  • Emphasis on practical, results-oriented leadership balanced with developing and growing the capabilities of the team and organization.
  • Coached leaders at all levels from a wide variety of international corporations, universities, and other organizations on leadership effectiveness, career transitions, team development, managing change, and other organizational issues.
  • Has served in director-level positions in human resource management for leading companies in the high-tech, financial services, and travel industries.


  • Built the leadership development and consulting practice for Linkage, Inc.
  • In addition to his own practice, David is part of the team at TaDa!: Talent Assessment and Development Advisors, one of the most innovative firms in the world dealing with assessing and increasing company and leadership performance.
  • Chief architect for leadership development programs at firms such as Macys, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Fidelity Investments, Colgate Palmolive, and the United Nations Development Program and Partners in Health.
  • Edited three books on leadership and human resources development, and contributed articles to many other books and journals.


  • Ph.D., Psychology from Duke University
  • B.A., Stanford University

In his spare time, David likes to ride his bike, read about history, and work as a volunteer for a global health non-profit. He loves New England but enjoys traveling just about anywhere.