Episode 3

Connecting Rage to Purpose

With Guest David Gerber

, Partner

Novus Global

David A. Gerber

How David Gerber fought through the mess and the mud of fear, shame, embarrassment, and failure to build a thriving coaching career where he helps people live up to their fullest potential.

Today's Guest

David A. Gerber

David Gerber

David Gerber is a partner, speaker, and coach with Novus Global, an executive coaching firm that works with Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, and high-profile business leaders to develop lives, transform teams, and elevate companies to go beyond high performance. With over a decade of leadership development experience, David is passionate about helping people come alive and create extraordinary results.

Committed to building and strengthening communities, David is a long-term volunteer with Defy Ventures, an organization that works with people in prisons and transforms the lives of those with criminal histories through collaboration along the entrepreneurial journey. With Defy, David emcees and facilitates educational sessions and coaches inmates on business plans. Locally he serves in leadership with the Rotary Club of Oakland. Additionally he has done volunteer work internationally with some of the world’s most impoverished children and families.

When he is not speaking on stage or coaching prominent leaders worldwide, he is pushing his body to the limit by completing a full Ironman and running marathons. An international traveler, David has spent time in Africa, Central America, Asia, and Europe for both work and play.

Married to Sarah, an entrepreneur, founder, and film-maker who founded Twenty Twenty Studios, the two live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

What We Talked About

Starting a coaching business without having a business background made the first 3-5 years tough and taught him how to take things one small step at a time.
The road to coaching because someone invested in him through mentoring.
At one of the darkest times in his life, he gave coaching as a career a chance.
The fear and embarrassment that came during the first few years.
How his rage to master coaching kept him going.
Finding your calling through the messiness of doing, embracing failures, and going through the mud.
Setting the record straight on what coaching really is.
His dedication to coaching men and women in prison.
Listening to one another’s story and learning how to value it first before trying to change anything.
The daily practices that move him forward towards success.
Connecting generosity and leaving an impact on the world.
Getting close enough to the pain to create action from it.
How Clyde changed Dave forever by teaching him about drive and gusto beyond the greatest challenges.

About the Show

Listen to conversations with leaders and entrepreneurs who have built organizations making a positive impact on the world so you can discover how to expand your impact.

Are you trying to make a difference in this world? On the show, Amanda and guests reveal the path from purpose to impact and all the risks, bumps, and bruises that came along the way so you can be ahead of the curve with your purpose-driven business or organization.

Your Host

Built for Impact

Amanda is a wife, mother, entrepreneur, Partner at Evergreen Results and a founding member of the Built for Impact podcast team. She enjoys spending time with her family, serving others, horseback riding, and spending time in the mountains.