advisor. speaker. author.
Friends have requested that I share my thoughts as I see the world, culture and inspiring people. They wanted to stay connected. So here’s a quick fun way. When inspired (I promise we won’t spam you or pass your information out to others), I’ll send you a short text and/or an email that I’m hoping will come at just the right time for you to give you that shot of joy, clarity and energy we all need. How often? Whenever I get inspired. For me it comes in bursts.
I help people to find clarity and joy in their work, relationships and personal lives. Sort of like an X-MEN Academy approach where we find mutants who are trying to figure out what’s going on. I especially love working with the outsiders from a variety of cultures.
Currently, I formally advise a Venture Capital Company in Silicon Valley, a Hollywood Film Production Group and a Performing Artist and her company in New York City. Also, I love to do engagements with leaders from different parts of the globe.
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Dave emphasizes rhythms that cause us to flourish as humans. There are a unique set of design principles to live life by that you can discover.
Dave’s has a unique cultural and creative way about leadership and organizational development. He’s developed a contrarian way of training that is global and local, natural and supernatural.
Western culture emphasizes gifts and talents. Dave also demonstrates how mistakes, pain and weakness can still guide us to our greatest place of impact.
Third culture is adaptation to any culture. It’s learning to be liquid as a leader, to flow. Dave specializes in leadership development that is both east, west, and south.
Dave works by first understanding your unique design/essence. Then he can helps you create a personal and organizational action plan.
The art of Dave’s work is taking the complex and making things simple so that one can gain traction towards their dreams.
Dave Gibbons is a seer, looking beyond the surface and connecting deeply with those around him. He is able to see gold hidden under the dirt and with those same eyes generously love people. It’s his non-judgmental way of feeling and rooted manner of living that has changed my life. His friendship and mentorship has been and will always be my safe place. What a privilege and honor to have him in my life!
My real life gets so complicated that I can’t see clearly. And then that is when my creativity suffers and I can’t go back to this wonder, state of child. Then Dave comes and says be a child again. Be curious again. Be innocent again. Dave learn me from the beginning how I should trust. How I should actually let people do their own job and not to be controlling every step. He comes into my life when I need him and gives me clarity.
When we were introduced to Dave Gibbons back in the fall of 2012 we had no idea that this calm and brilliant creative would become one of the most important voices in our life. He has walked with us through many seasons, faithfully cared for our beings and consistently called out the best in each of us.
He has helped us to navigate crisis and success, walked us through solid processes for personal development, helped us to clarify our family goals and expectations, consistently challenges our comforts in culture and pushes us to dive deep into the priceless work of character formation.
We are honored to call him a mentor, guide and friend.
Kyle and Juliet Korver
Dave has been like a brother for more than a decade, and it’s rare that a day goes by when I don’t find myself marinating on one of the many simple, but profound truths that Dave lives by and has modelled to me. I am inspired by his quiet, but fierce courage and his relentless reliance on the Spirit. There is power in knowing that Dave loves and believes in me–and I’ve felt his confidence as I’ve grown in my own walk and journey. My pain has led me to my purpose, and I believe I first uncovered this important truth with Dave. He’s encouraged my boldness and the constant reminder to always “use what’s in my hand” as God continues to give me challenges far beyond my human capabilities. I will always consider Dave and his family dear family to us.
Mark Twain once said that an “expert” is someone who knows more and more about less and less. Based on that definition, Dave Gibbons is no expert. He is something far more valuable and rare in today’s interconnected and globalized world. He is a true polymath. Dave moves between seemingly unconnected segments of culture, industry, spirituality, and relationships with a grace I have found in very few leaders. In each venue, he gains new wisdom and then carries and employs it in another. I have been inspired and blessed by his insights. Whatever your calling, you want to have Dave Gibbons as part of your team.
Dave has a unique ability to understand a leader’s strengths and weaknesses and unlock a plan that helps them achieve their full potential. He has had a tremendous impact on Goodwater and our team.
Chi Hua Chien
Dave Gibbons has been a strategic and instrumental voice in my life as a leader and in the ministry of Jesus Culture. He has been a breath of fresh air in how he thinks and has been greatly used by God to come alongside us as we pursue the things God has called us to. It is rare to find someone who thinks as strategically as he does, challenges the status quo, is innovate and creative, and yet is pro-church and extremely relational. He believes deeply in people and pulls the best out of them and their organizations.
Dave has easily given me one of the most precious gifts I’ve ever received: Clarity. With his ability to see me for who I am and call those things to the surface, I now see everyone and everything in my life differently. I hope to impact people in a fraction of the way he has changed my life.
Clarity. When you have clarity, you are efficient. When you have clarity, you have joy. You have less toil, less stress in your life. In every single moment, we’ve always got to the other side. I learned something. I’ve come out better, my business is better, my foundation is better. I’m still married. Literally, my wife was walking out the door when Dave was walking in. Dave has really been able to clarify things in my life and give me clarity and bring so much peace through anything that I’ve been going through whether business or personal.
Dave’s love, his passion. When they start cloning people, Dave needs to be the first one cloned because we all need a Dave. We actually need an app just called, “Dave.” I wish there was a 100 Daves… 100,000 Daves… 1 Dave for every everyone on this planet!
Coming from a first generation born Vietnamese American, I lived in a 3 bedroom home with 15 family members. I went through sexual abuse, I went through a very ugly divorce situation with my parents. I went through a broken engagement and a lot of hurt. These are things I didn’t realize were the most beautiful parts of my life. And it took the XEALOT WAY (Design principles and processes, relationships to live life more fully) for me to understand that and become the woman I am today.
Working with Dave at Xealots has helped me navigate the highs and lows of life, while keeping me focused on my overall mission.
Dave came into my life at a time when to the world it seemed I had everything. In reality I’d never felt more lost or alone. I had just sold the company that my best friend (who’s also my husband) and I had built over the last eighteen years for a record breaking price within the beauty industry. As a life long Christian who just so happens to be gay, I always considered my relation with Christ as solid, healthy and totally unbreakable. But, the almost two decades of perusing my fame and fortune had me feeling lost, hopeless, depressed, & drained. That’s when I met Dave. He was referred to me by one of my best friends (an Emmy award winning TV talk show host) who raved about Dave’s ability to connect to and help successful creative people find their purpose and their way back to Jesus. Dave understands how to speak to accomplished, creative, career focused, high profile, and even very famous people. He speaks in a way that melts away all of the pretense and professional armor that can be unknowingly built up over the years on your way up the ladder. He speaks directly to your heart. He knows how to walk through your story with you and help you understand where you might have gotten lost. He helps you find your way back to God and your true purpose. If you’ve lost your way, forgot why you’re worthy of God’s love or just needs to refocus and forgive yourself, and if you’re lucky enough to have Dave’s information–call him. Add his number to your “favorites”.
Dave Gibbons is a global voice of influence that maintains a local, nurturing and caring touch. His counsel and loving insight have led to vocational, marital, and physical transformation. I am happier, more confident, and more innovative. He is a leader and allows himself to learn as well. Be prepared to walk across the bridges he invites you toward. You won’t regret it
Dr Charles Dorsey