Dr. David Surrenda
Dr. Surrenda, a licensed clinical psychologist, has conducted executive level organizational consultation and coaching with business, government, education and health systems for 35 years. He has worked extensively with hospitals and national health systems to support innovations, solutions and new paradigmatic thinking.
Dr. Surrenda was the founder, Dean and curriculum director for the Graduate School of Holistic Studies at John F. Kennedy University for nine years. He crafted the first nationally accredited graduate program in Holistic Health Education, a forerunner to the current efforts in Integrative Health. He sits on the Board of the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation. This foundation is committed to the radical improvement of the American health system through integrative thinking, seeding innovation and convening key influencers to dialogue and consider how to drive sustainable system change.
He is the co-author of 4 books. His most recent on Leadership is Retooling on the Run: Real Change for Leaders with No Time, co-authored with Stuart Heller, a unique roadmap for cultivating versatility of leadership action styles. His newest book, co-authored with Lisa Rafel and Gary Malkin. is Safe in the Arms of Love: Deepening the Essential Bond with Your Baby. He also served for 6 six years as the co-CEO of a training and research corporation, developing nationally recognized innovations in conflict resolution and crisis intervention.
David is the proud father of three daughters and has six grandchildren. He can be reached at Dsurrendaleadershipedge.org or Dsurrendakripalu.org