Here’s some of the companies with which I’ve worked. In some cases my clients worked for these companies.
“Even after years of my own self-mastery development, as well as coaching others, Dan has been able to provide me with invaluable guidance and assistance in my leadership journey.
“Dan’s wisdom and empathy, combined with his ability to listen and get to the heart of the matter, has helped lead through some of the most complex issues I have faced in recent years. I am talking about life changing decisions. The type of decisions that would affect people I love for years, if not for the rest of their lives.
“In addition to Dan’s superior coaching ability and his unique life experience, Dan uses some of the most unique and helpful leadership “dashboard” tools that I have ever worked with in my career. This is no small compliment as I have worked with and coached others on countless leadership tools and techniques myself.
“Working with Dan has helped me develop specific personal vision and mission statements that have brought clear focus to my next 3 to 5 year action plan. Not only that, Dan has helped me develop a vision board that I use on a daily basis to give me strength and motivation as I struggle with my demons of self-doubt, and work to overcome criticism from others as I pursue my goals.
“To put it simply, it is very difficult to place a monetary value on the guidance Dan is able to provide his clients. His skills and wisdom are the kind that will influence your life for years to come.
“I can go on an on, but the truth is that I am simply unable to adequately express in words the extent of my gratitude for all that Dan has done for me. He is much more than a coach. Dan is a life long mentor.”
GIVE Leadership Institute
“I have been working with Dan, one on one for several months now. My whole life has benefited from our discussions. Dan has excellent tools that he uses to help me be successful reaching my goals. Dan is a wonderful coach who listens and guides you through steps to reach the light at the end of the tunnel. I have had “Aha” moments during all of our sessions resulting in an on-going journey that is inspirational, empowering and most of all done in such compassionate caring manner. Dan is mentoring me to be an uplifting leader and his work with me has been one of the most interesting, vulnerable, rewarding, powerful times of my life.”
Cheri Essner, PMP
“I got to know Dan through the “Lead With Giants” community online. His passion and expertise in leadership were immediately evident and contagious. He does a great job of nurturing a community of leaders and creating an environment within which they can learn from each other.
“When I later had the chance to work with Dan one-on-one, I learned just how much he lives what he preaches. His vast experience with and understanding of people equips him with the ability to be a true coach.
“Dan has an uplifting approach that helps you learn from the past to build a better future. He has helped me assess myself and my environment. This has helped me understand what are the barriers to my success. He then helped me identify what outcomes I was looking for or expecting. He does not give prescriptions, but guides you to find the solutions that will work best for you. He has helped me connect my mind and heart so I can be more effective at meeting my goals. Dan encourages learning reinforced through a call to action and regular review of progress.
“As we’ve worked together, Dan has helped me be more effective at navigating leadership challenges. These are lessons I continue to draw from. Dan is a great and compassionate coach whom I count as a friend. I highly recommend working with him.”
Former CIO of MDVIP
I have experience measurable performance gains, with sales increasing by 25% since working with Dan the past 6 months. Also, I have developed new skills and improvements to my mental health and well being. I have reduced my workweek from 50 hours to 40 hours and get as much, if not more, accomplished.
Wealth Management Advisor and CFO
I always think there is more to learn in my industry. I needed more structure. I love the ideas and plans Dan helps me to realize are the key to success. I’ve started weekly routines that keep me focused and on task. I’ve learned to tackle one issue at a time instead of being overwhelmed. Dan is fabulous. He doesn’t tell you how to do things. He works with you to help you realize how things need to be done for your own success. Would recommend Dan any day!
Ellen Burns, Real Estate Advisor
Engel & Volkers
Dan’s 1-Page Business Plan has revolutionized the way I do business planning. It’s given me confidence and the structure I need to keep the main thing the main thing. I’m focused on daily business building activities like never before. Already I’m seeing a difference in my focus, attitudes, and results.
John Chriss, Realtor
I came to Dan because I had lost momentum in my business. I realized that I had become a bit complacent. Dan’s coaching has helped me regain momentum. The weekly coaching sessions are keeping me focused and on target toward my goals. Sales are up. One big thing is that I recently hired a new agent-assistant because my business is growing so much. In addition, Dan is helping me leverage my role as the incoming President of our local Realtor Association. We are working on growing my leadership and relationship skills for maximum impact in the coming year.
Texas Discount Realty, Broker-Owner
Austin Board of Realtors, 2016 President
I came to Dan for help with with maintaining balance in my life while building two businesses simultaneously. (Dan has helped me) manage conflicts or difficult situations with a different perspective, thus, relieving stress and getting a positive outcome. Better time management and priority management. Reducing workload to have more personal time with friends and family. Dan has been a wonderful extension to our team. He is able to quickly assess (the situation) and shape his guidance to best suit the needs and personalities of his clients. He gives me perspectives I would have otherwise not considered. (Dan’s coaching) has been a definite advantage in my business and personal life.
Real Estate Advisor
Director of Operations
(Dan was asked to customize sales training and goal setting for new hires.) Positive feedback. Increased number of contracts (sales) and new listings. (Dan has) a comfortable and reassuring personality. (He) is always available by phone or email. Very likable. Does what he says!
Engel & Volkers Austin, CEO
Dan is a great listener and observer. He did an outstanding job guiding a very diverse group into identifying objectives that will benefit our team and subsequently our membership. I also appreciate his adherence to our agenda so we all felt it was time well spent with a productive outcome! Some of our members left wanting more next year and that’s always a good sign! Thanks Dan, we appreciate you at the Highland Lakes Association of REALTORS®!!!
I had a one-hour coaching session with Dan to improve my productivity. My biggest challenge was managing different priorities when everything felt just as important as everything else. With Dan’s coaching, I felt supported and encouraged to work out new possibilities and identify what I most needed to do. Armed with a really useful and easy productivity tool, I realised I had far more control over my situation than I realised and soon found myself more focused and confident in my work.
Meg Ward, career transition coach: lead and succeed without selling your soul
Before my “Ramp up your productivity” session I was like a child in the fog. I knew I was on the right path but it wasn’t enough, I knew I needed something more to boost my productivity. I needed a solution but could not see it, could not find it. After about 45 minutes with Dan the path cleared out and I saw exactly what needed to be done. I came up with simple action plan, and had clear a head and a positive motivating feeling, and an eagerness to get on it straight away. Amazing how through conversation and few cleverly constructed questions Dan was able and pointed me in the direction of literally instant improvement.
David Hamman, JSD Consulting LTD.
Note: It’s not the Coach who determines your results. It’s you. This excerpt from Marshall Goldsmith, one of the world’s most sought after Coaches demonstrates what I mean.
“Of all of my coaching clients, the client who improved the most was the client with whom I had spent the least amount of time! He was the CEO of a huge organization and managed about 50,000 people. After our coaching engagement, I said to him, “I have spent less time with you than any client that I have ever coached, yet you and your team have shown the greatest improvement. What should I learn from my experience with you and your team?”
“He thoughtfully replied, “Marshall, you should realize that success with your clients isn’t all about you. It is about your clients, the people who choose to work with you.” He continued, “In an important way, my situation is the same. I manage about 50,000 people. Every day, as a leader, I tell myself, ‘The success of our organization is not about me. It is about them-the great people who are working with me!’”
“This remarkable leader is Alan Mulally, former CEO of Ford, who was recently named #3 on Fortune’s list of the 50 greatest leaders in the world.”
I’ve got some great testimonials, but it’s not because I was a great Coach. It’s because I coached great people.