David Meador is the lead trainer/facilitator and director of Global Effectiveness Training (GET). GET is a Project of the Center for Studies of the Person (CSP) in La Jolla, California, where David is a Senior Fellow. He was a Director of CSP and he has headed several of its projects, including the La Jolla Program that has attracted more than ten thousand participants from over twenty countries. He was a student and colleague of the world-renowned psychologist, Dr. Carl R. Rogers, from 1970 until Rogers' death in 1987.
David has the designation of Senior Trainer in the Person-Centered Approach. He has presented at numerous universities and institutes and has trained and facilitated in a variety of national and international workshops and conferences. He has consulted, facilitated, and done training for businesses, governmental agencies, NGOs, healthcare and mental healthcare providers, and educational institutions.
David says, "I get a lot of satisfaction from being able to help people gain the skills and confidence to communicate genuinely, establish meaningful relationships and move toward achieving their goals. To relax, I love reading, traveling and being in nature. At home in Thailand, I like to dabble in gardening and woodworking. My wife, Jeab, and I have fun playing pool."
David B. Hopkins, MATL, MIA, Academic Director, TEFL International, writes:
David L. Reid, Senior Vice President, retired, Herman Miller, a Fortune 500 company, writes in part:
Daniel Duffy, M.D., Senior Vice President, American Board of Internal Medicine, writes in part:
Robert W. Collie, Senior Vice President, retired, Ford Motor Credit Co., and instructor at the University of Michigan, School of Management, writes in part:
Mack Lipkin, Jr., M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine, New York University, School of Medicine, writes in part:
"In brief, David Meador is a world-class facilitator of small groups, a teacher about small group process, and small group therapist. He is truly extraordinary… Were he here in New York, I would do everything possible to bring him into our institution."
Thomas L. Gillette, Ph.D., O.D. consultant; Professor and Chairman, retired, Department of Sociology, California State University at San Diego, writes:
"I have worked with many, many professional facilitators in my life. David is clearly at the top of that group. He is a person of unquestioned integrity. He also has the rare ability to empathize with just about anyone. Race, ethnicity, age, gender and the rest of those differentiating variables do not block his sense of the human in all of us. He also has a wonderful sense of humor."