I spent much of my career as a healthcare executive (see bio), and am now a leader, speaker, and author with a broad area of interest. I am passionate about leadership excellence and helping others reach their potential and achieve greater success, no matter who you are or how you define it.


I am the author of the books Be An Inspirational Leader: Engage, Inspire, Empower (2017) and Presidential Leadership: Learning from Presidential Libraries & Museums (2013).


I write and speak on topics that I am passionate about—namely achieving greater success, becoming a better leader, and living an inspired and joy-filled life. There is nothing better than passing on the wisdom I’ve learned and seeing it make a difference in the lives of others! To learn more about my speaking and my top keynotes and workshops, please visit My Speaking Page.


Here on my website and blog I share what I hope you will find to be relevant and inspiring content that will help you on your journey to achieving greater personal, professional, and organizational success. Every week I post tips and strategies for achieving greater success, becoming a better leader, and living an inspired and joy-filled life. Please take a look around, and thank you for stopping by!



To learn more about my books, click here.


I help leaders and employees achieve greater success by teaching them how to better engage, inspire, and empower every member of their organization.


Teams and organizations of any size and in any industry.


When you partner with me you help create a customized, effective, and affordable keynote, workshop, or facilitated discussion designed to meet the specific needs of your group.


I have served as a hospital CEO, a leader & innovator of national education & networking programs, and a faculty member at 4 universities. I have also launched several successful businesses and authored 2 books on leadership—Be An Inspirational Leader and Presidential Leadership. I am passionate about leveraging my strengths and experiences to help others grow and achieve greater personal, professional, and organizational success.


Dan Nielsen is a gifted facilitator and inspiring presenter. He truly has a passion for leadership and for getting to the heart of the matter. He knows what it takes to motivate both individuals and groups and genuinely leads by the example he sets.”

Sharla Jones, VP, HR Learning & Development, PlainsCapital Bank

Dan masterfully orchestrates an environment where diverse individuals can come together to address major questions facing their organizations… his assistance should prove to be of substantial value.” 

Gene Schneller, Ph.D, ASU

Dan is a great communicator and inspirational speaker. His message is positive and always very motivating. I recommend Dan to help any organization optimize their employees' potential.” 

John Penhollow, Principal, Penhollow Healthcare Consulting (more testimonials)


We first meet by phone to discuss your group’s needs and determine how I can best assist you, then we work together to create a customized session for your team or organization.


Send me a message via my contact form and we will schedule a phone conversation!

Engage. Inspire. Empower.

Take your team, your organization, and your success to the next level!