Dan Coughlin teaches The Any Person Mindset, a practical management approach for improving individual, group, and organizational performance in a sustainable way. It is based on his core belief that any person can make a significant difference in an organization, but no one is born with the traits necessary to make a significant difference. These are learned thinking traits.
His client list includes McDonald's, Toyota, Marriott, BJC HealthCare, Coca-Cola, GE, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Shell Oil, RE/MAX, Subway, Abbott, Prudential, Boeing, Cisco Systems, American Cancer Society, and the St. Louis Cardinals. Since 1998 he has worked with more than 200 organizations.
As a management consultant, keynote speaker, executive coach, and seminar leader, he works with executives and managers to improve their impact as business leaders. His focus is on helping these individuals in the areas of leadership, innovation, and branding in order to generate better sustainable, profitable growth for their organizations.
Dan has invested over 3,000 hours on-site as a management consultant observing and advising executives and managers in a wide variety of business functions and in more than fifty industries. As an Executive Coach, he has provided more than 2,500 coaching sessions for presidents, vice-presidents, and senior directors in Fortune 500 companies, major privately-owned firms, and small businesses. As a keynote speaker and seminar leader, he has made more than 500 presentations to corporate audiences. He does in-depth research on every audience before customizing his presentation to meet their needs.
Quoted in USA Today, Investor's Business Daily, The Journal of the American Management Association, and dozens of other publications, Dan Coughlin's articles have been published in more than 100 trade association publications. He is the author of the book, The Management 500: A High-Octane Formula for Business Success. His latest book is The Business Leader's Impact: Five Critical Drivers of Sustainable Profitable Growth.
Dan, thanks again for delivering the keynote to open our recent national Jiffy Lube franchisee meeting. I was impressed with both the friendly casual tone and knowledgeable informed perspective that you demonstrated in your speech. I was also pleased with the practical impact of your key messages. The feedback that I have received from the Jiffy Lube franchisees and our own JLI staff has been unanimously positive. I have heard quite a few "experts" and "leadership guru" types present at franchisee conventions before, but this was the most helpful and motivational content I have seen in that setting. Thanks again for creating such a nice start to the meeting. Your address really set the tone for the entire conference and I look forward to working with you again in the future.
Dan Coughlin took time to understand our needs and challenges through interviews and discussion prior to the meeting, then tailored his talk on accelerating leadership to us in a very engaging manner and gave us approaches that we could readily put to use to improve our leadership skills. He received the most positive and highest remarks on our feedback survey for relevance and engagement. One attendee said, 'I have already used the information that was provided to us by the keynote speaker to accelerate the leadership of a new issue to help us move the business forward.' Thanks again for your excellent talk at our Global Regulatory Conference.
As an executive I am always trying to improve results, whether it is business results or personal results. I would strongly suggest the use of a personal coach. I began working with Dan Coughlin in early 2000 and have found his guidance and perspective to be invaluable. He is trustworthy, credible, motivating and results oriented. Dan takes an individual approach with me that causes me to behave differently and be more productive.
"I wanted to say thank you for a wonderful and inspiring discussion on leadership that you gave at our annual meeting. I particularly appreciate the time that you took to understand what we were looking for, and to tailor your remarks to the audience. In fact, looking over our survey responses, almost everyone rated your session with the highest possible score. As we discussed, the team is already performing at a high level, and one of our goals was to keep the ‘pedal to the metal.’ Your comments on continual improvement and staying motivated while motivating others are the ones that I know will resonate longest with the group. Thanks again for a great session."