Dan helped me make what I thought was a good presentation into a great one. He was quick to grasp my objectives and offered valuable ideas, insights and storytelling. He coached me through a process of building a compelling, thought-provoking presentation that was very well received. I highly recommend Dan if you want your presentations to get results.
Dan has served as my mentor for the last 2, going on 3, years. I was a “task master” that needed guidance on how to become a vocal leader and manager of others. Before our first meeting, Dan asked me to come prepared with a list of my strengths vs. weaknesses. This simple self-evaluation is a theme that has carried through our meetings since. In any topic of discussion, Dan reinforces the importance that I determine what my style is, look at how I am preparing, what are my thoughts and opinions – I need to learn who I am, what I have to offer and what I want to accomplish – what is my voice?
As a very strong introvert, speaking up and vocalizing ideas, thoughts, and opinions was an area that offered the greatest opportunity for growth. Dan pushed and challenged me to put myself into situations outside of my comfort zone, reminding me to continually analyze what went well, what worked, what didn’t, where were the shortcomings. With each challenge my confidence grew and in turn I discovered not only do I have a voice, but my voice is powerful. This has enabled me to begin seeing where I can make a true impact and start taking action.
Dan’s mentorship and coaching has helped me to go from the entry level employee terrified to speak in meetings, to a young professional providing constructive input in conversations and learning how I can apply this to managing others. Dan is a talented and passionate coach; with him in my box I know my voice will continue to grow and evolve in the years to come. My story has only just begun.
Dan has been my business and leadership mentor for the past year. He has been an invaluable source of knowledge, support, experience and guidance. Each meeting with Dan provides me with practical, relevant and timely actions to help build and grow my business, particularly through the leadership lens.
Having been a teacher for most of my career, and just building my first business, Dan’s wealth of experience as a leader has helped me prioritize critical tasks, reflect on and re-evaluate my thinking, and develop new leadership skills needed as the COO of a growing start up.
Dan is as approachable and thoughtful as he is knowledgeable, making every conversation an easy and a comfortable place for me to take risks and self-evaluate. The frameworks that Dan provides as part of our working relationship always give me good resources to take back to my team to continue to push our conversations and our work forward.
Every time I meet with Dan, I feel like I have walked away with critical skills and steps to continue to grow as a leader. I look forward to continuing to work with Dan as my company expands. His experience, approachable manner, and dedication to supporting me in my own professional growth makes him an outstanding mentor.
Whether you are new or experienced at leading teams, building a business or developing your brand, I can highly recommend working with Dan. He has a special skill for uncovering just what you need at just the right time to help push you in the direction you need to go to meet your goals!
Dan has been one of the most influential persons in my life. His qualities as a leader, mentor and teacher have paved the way for a lifelong friendship between the two of us.
He has the ability to take command of a room and have the ability through his voice and mannerisms, in public settings, to penetrate and engross his audience through anecdote. He truly has always had this gift as long as I have known him, which is over 20 years.
A fantastic person and leader, Dan will captivate audiences with his charm, wit and humor. I have always enjoyed any moment that I would share with him. A rare gift…