Dan Coughlin 2016-11-01T13:57:07+00:00

Project Description

Dan CoughlinDan Coughlin


Dan Coughlin works with executives and managers to improve their impact as business leaders. His focus is on helping these individuals improve their organizations in the areas of execution, innovation, and branding in order to generate better sustainable profitable growth. He believes that effective business leadership is the foundation for building a strong economy.

His client list is a who’s who of some of the world’s best-known companies including McDonald’s, Toyota, Marriott, Coca-Cola, GE, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Subway, RE/MAX, Abbott, Prudential, Jack in the Box, Boeing, St. Louis Cardinals, Land O’Lakes, and Ace Hardware. Since 1998 he has worked with more than 200 organizations.

As a keynote speaker and seminar leader from Maui to Budapest and everywhere in between, Dan is one of America’s most practical business teachers. He combines real-life stories from his management consulting work with in-depth research of the audience.

Dan has invested over 3,000 hours on-site observing and advising executives and managers in a wide variety of business functions and in more than fifty industries. As a Business Leadership Coach, he has provided more than 1,500 coaching sessions for presidents, vice-presidents, and senior directors in Fortune 500 companies, major privately-owned firms, and small businesses.

Dan feels that every keynote speech, seminar, and executive coaching relationship has to be built around an understanding of the client’s desired business outcomes and his or her unique work situation. He gains an understanding of customers through a combination of in-depth interviews with employees, on-site visits, being a customer of the organization, and studying the organization’s materials, website, and customers.

If you’re looking for the latest management fads or fancy business jargon, you’ve come to the wrong place. That’s not Dan’s approach. He doesn’t dazzle people with complexity. His focus is on helping you achieve your desired business results faster and in a sustainable way. He believes simplicity trumps complexity when it comes to making real progress. He and his clients constantly work to hone simple processes that will improve performance throughout their organizations.

Whether a person hears a good idea during a keynote speech, a seminar, or an executive coaching session, we believe the idea needs to be reinforced consistently over time in order to truly impact that person’s behaviors. Too often good ideas get left behind when the rush of day-to-day business activities set in. Consequently, Dan provides regular follow-up articles, customized letters, phone conversations, and on-site visits with clients to help them convert the ideas they’ve heard from him into new behaviors that impact their organization’s highest priority outcomes.

Topic Titles

Accelerate Your Impact as a Leader

Strengthen Your Brand for Long-Term Success

Innovate to Generate Sustainable, Profitable Growth

Build Teamwork that Really Works


Beat Yesterday

The Management 500: A High-Octane Formula for Business Success

Find a Way to Win

List of Past Clients

  • The Boeing Company
  • Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Employee Relocation Council
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • USDA
  • Marriott International
  • Air Technologies
  • Prudential
  • Women Presidents Organization
  • National Automobile Dealers Association
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Land O’Lakes
  • Ace Hardware
  • American Bar Association
  • Eli Lilly
  • St Louis Cardinals
  • Alliance Data