Success comes as the result of hard work and being true to yourself. I’ve had the privilege of working closely with some of the best clients around. What made them the "best" clients? Their courage to identify and acknowledge real opportunities to improve in some unique way, and their ability to put in the real work necessary to achieve the success they desired. These leaders, individuals and organizations are inspirational examples of how one can benefit from a transformational coaching engagement.
Here is what past clients have said:
(client identities represented by initials to maintain confidentiality, and the author of each testimonial has agreed to serve as a reference when requested)
"Dan is a true professional. He has a commitment to the development of his clients which could only be characterized as first class. His engagement helped me to identify and address areas in which I could develop in order to reach my full potential. I can say with absolute certainty I have grown in a professional light, strengthened my personal brand and unlocked (previously unknown) future growth potential. His demeanor made it comfortable to engage in self-reflection and challenge myself to take on these areas head on, with the support of a professional outside perspective."
B. L. - Chicago, IL
"Dan, you were a great leader for me during a very formative time in my career. I felt supported, valued, and challenged by all my managers while working under your leadership. You made decisions to allow my managers to invest in me. I grew as a recruiter and ultimately started my own business under you. Then you believed in me again and became my first customer. I shared some stories and examples of you at the Leadership Summit, Auxano, that Amanda and I attend. I hope you know what an impact you have had on my life."
Yarger Professional Search LLC
"Trust. From our first meeting, Dan created an environment of support, honest dialogue, respectful questioning, and an overall sense of safety which enabled me to trust him implicitly. As a result, I was able to openly discuss even the most difficult management and HR topics and be comfortable with my vulnerability, allowing us to work through challenges more thoroughly. I looked forward to connecting with Dan both personally and professionally each week, and always stepped away from our sessions feeling encouraged, empowered and thankful for his help."
K. M. - Boston, MA
"I had not worked with a leadership coach in the past, so I didn’t know what to expect. I had the opportunity to work with Dan recently, and it was a terrific experience. He made sure the engagement was 100% tailored to my goals. Dan’s guidance helped me identify a process that I can continue to use going forward. Self-awareness is key, and my conversations with Dan enabled a new perspective. It was insightful and really changed my mindset about professional growth."
M. P. - Charlotte, NC
"Dan has been a fantastic coach over the past few years. In every interaction, he shows he cares about me and my professional growth. He encourages and challenges me to think differently. His coaching has helped build confidence in myself and improve my relationships with others."
D. E. - Pittsburgh, PA
"Dan is an outstanding executive coach. He and I worked on issues related both to my career and navigating colleague relationships. Based on limited information he was able to size up situations quickly and play them back to me, which made it clear he truly understood me and could read between the lines. I chose him as a coach largely because of his extensive track record as an HR leader and the assumption that he would understand organizational dynamics – which he clearly does. He asks great “get to the heart of the matter” questions that lead to self-insight. He also has a warm and engaging style that allowed me to feel an almost immediate connection and level of trust. I would recommend
J. G. - Central NJ
"My interactions with Dan really helped me start to think about things in a new way, especially when it came to how I thought about myself and my role. He did a good job of not giving me the answers, instead helping me work towards the right direction. Engaging Dan as a coach created some accountability for me, and also pushed me outside my comfort zone. Taking the time to work with Dan helped me develop myself, and was well worth the time and effort."
C. S. - Pittsburgh, PA
"Dan was great to work with. Sometimes in your personal life or professional career you realize changes are needed or your soft skills could use some work. Maybe it’s time for big, bold changes or just some tweaks here or there. Whatever the need, Dan helps you navigate a path of self-discovery in a way that is non-threatening and judgement-free. By creating this type of environment and championing your journey at each step, Dan sets the stage beautifully for your exploration of what is or is not working and the potential changes you can make to build a better you. Backed by years of executive leadership and organizational coaching, and coupled with a deep understanding of talent development that drives performance, Dan is a well qualified partner for your coaching journey. I am truly grateful for the opportunity I had to work with him."
L. C. - Portland, OR