In 1996 he harnessed his passion for coaching leaders and teams to found Building Champions, where he serves as CEO and CEO Mentor. Daniel and his team of coaches have worked with thousands of clients and organizations to improve the way they lead and live.
Daniel is a sought after author & speaker, most recently co-authoring Living Forward, a national bestseller published in March 2016. Daniel also authored Becoming A Coaching Leader: The Proven Strategy for Building Your Own Team of Champions in April 2007. He's also the host of The Building Champions Podcast.
As a CEO Mentor and trusted confidant, Daniel works with high profile leaders to improve their leadership, decision making, influence, and overall effectiveness. Daniel's emphatic belief is that self-leadership precedes team leadership, and his goal is to help his clients optimize how they lead themselves first, then focusing on how to best work with their executive teams and all key constituents in their organizations. He engages with clients in many forms including one-on-one executive coaching sessions, executive retreats, speaking engagements and custom experiences.
Some of the clients he has worked with include: Daimler Trucks North America, Nike, Chick-fil-A, Pfizer, Infineum (an ExxonMobil and Shell company), Wells Fargo, MetLife, PrimeLending, US Bank, Northwestern Mutual, Morgan Stanley, Prudential and many others.
He lives in West Linn, Oregon, with his wife and family where he actively serves his community as a leader and member of his church, non-profit boards and mentor to those seeking his leadership advice. In addition to his passion for surfing and snowboarding, Daniel enjoys large family gatherings, farming alongside his llamas and other furry friends, and his John Deere equipment.
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