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    How can I help?

    I'm Dane Sanders.

    I consult & speak on optimizing your business for maximum return & getting your best work to market. I've authored two business books for creatives and I'm the founder at Fastermind.co.

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  • Kind Words

    ... From trustworthy people

    Seth Godin

    Entrepreneur and Author

    On Dane's Writing

    "Dane Sanders has given you a priceless gift. If you are a photographer, I beg you to buy Dane's book, which has such useful advice on how to make a living in world where everyone has a camera."

    Richard Bolles

    Author of What Color Is Your Parachute

    On Dane's Writing

    "All people trying to choose a career could profit from Dane's elaborate working out of the idea that what you choose to do in life should flow first from who you are and from the detailed way he shows you how.

    Ann Handley

    Conference Host and Author

    On Dane's Speaking

    "Dane has a typical extrovert's gift of a great & comfortable stage presence combined with a typical introvert's introspection & depth. He's more like your favorite teacher than a business speaker, because he has unique passion, energy & clarity of mind."

    Brooke Keegan

    Brooke Keegan Events

    On Dane's Coaching

    "Dane Sanders has been instrumental to the amazing growth we've seen in the last six months. Every session I feel challenged to think beyond the expected. Though he asks uncomfortable questions, they yield the results I'm looking for."

    Braedon Flynn

    Braedon Flynn Photography 

    On Dane's Coaching

    "As entrepreneurs & business owners, sometimes we're our biggest obstacle in the way of growth. What Dane is great at is getting you out of your own way & helping take your business to the next level."

    Lisa Hladish

    Paper Daisies Stationery 

    On Dane's Coaching

    "Hiring Dane was one of the best decisions I've made for our company. He provides the tools I need to be an effective leader - even our team culture has shifted. His emotional intelligence is exceptional & his guidance insightful."

    Erica Beukelman

    1011 Makeup

    On Dane's Coaching

    "I hired Dane on the recommendation of a few colleagues and I am so glad I did. Dane Sanders is perhaps the best investment I've made in my business in the last five years or more."

    J Sandifer

    Tide Creative 

    On Dane's Speaking

    "Dane Sanders is talented, entertaining & compelling. He has a way of making the uncommon, common (& the common - uncommon). He inspires listeners to achieve their life's ambitions."

    Jason Groupp

    WPPI and PPE 

    On Dane's Speaking

    "Dane has been a driving force, bringing people together in our community for many years. As the Director of Education for WPPI I am proud to have him as a staple for our conference programming. All that & I love to hang with him!

    Krystel Tien

    Couture Events

    On Dane's Coaching

    "I would describe Dane Sanders as brilliant at business coaching in a way that impacts your whole life for the better! He's absolutely helped me build the right foundation to take my business to the next level."

  • Own your life, grow your business

    The power of possibility begins with personal responsibility.

  • My Work

    Built to serve creatives

    Speaking, Coaching and Consulting

    Want to work with me?

    I've spent the majority of my life immersed in making money from the things I make. With earned degrees in business and philosophy, a decade plus as an educator and the experience of ​contributing to and helping build several ventures, I have experience as a business owner, author, public speaker, podcaster, coach & consultant. In the process, I've worked with & for some great companies, including Adobe, WHCC, Pioneer Nation, Engage! & Random House.

     

    What animates me most though, is catalyzing individuals & organizations toward the signature difference only they can make. If you're looking to motivate your tribe and raise the bar of your business, let's talk.

     

    Click here to contact me with questions about me speaking at your next event or my coaching and consulting services.

    Fastermind.co

    Rethinking how we work and live

    I've been rethinking how to best work and live since the dawn of the digital age. Fastermind.co is where I get to share what I've discovered. The whole project is made for ambitious individuals who know they have more in them but are struggling to find their way.

     

    Is your phone addiction getting in the way of your life? Craving a daily routine that makes every day a success? How about getting the community, accountability and support you need from your own mastermind group? We've got you covered on all fronts (only our masterminds are faster).

     

    Fastermind.co is also home to a killer podcast, an amazing annual gathering and some fantastic & affordable coaching. With all of it, the aim is the same: We want you to transform your business and life from the inside out.  

    Converge Podcast

    Remarkable conversations with creatives in business.

    As host of the Converge Podcast, I get to connect with some amazing creatives. The list below is just a sample of the inspiration that will help drive you and your business. Click the headphones to listen.

     

    Past guests: Seth Godin | Gretchen Rubin | Ryan Holiday | Chris Guillebeau | Jeremy Cowart | Michael Hyatt | Ann Handley | Starlee Kine | Brad Montague | Tamara Lackey | Chase Reeves | Sarah Greene Carmichael | Tara Gentile | Jeff Goins | Scott Stratten | Lisa Congdon | Todd Henry | Kohl Crescilius | Josh Kaufman | Buster Benson | Erwin McManus... and many others. These people are fantastic.

    GO Summit

    Our annual conference designed specifically for creatives in business.

    There's no shortage of great content. But how do you get from knowledge to implementation? You don't just want education. You need results.

     

    That's what motivated the GO Summit. We host the conference each January in Southern California. Not a bad place to launch your year. It's built specifically for creatives looking to maximize their return-on-talent, through real-world business training from some phenomenal business educators.

     

    What makes GO awesome though is the real-time coaching you get throughout the summit. You won't just learn. You'll get what you need to actually put your training to work like you never new was possible. But don't take our word for it. We're happy to connect you with alumni who will share their own take.

    Fastermind Coaching

    Affordable business coaching for creatives.

    Why do some businesses stand out while others feel invisible? Look to any professional athlete or Fortune 100 CEO and it's obvious: The best in the world work with a coach to create separation from the pack. The challenge is it's often cost prohibitive and it's hard to know if it's really worth it.

     

    That's why I personally recruited and trained a small army of fantastic business coaches. All of our coaches are business owners themselves. We offer 1:1 Coaching as well as small group Fastermind Coaching groups. That experience, in combination with a fierce commitment to keeping our clients accountable, has turned into a powerful medium for success.

    Books

    Fast Track: A business book that starts with the creative first.

    I wrote my first business book to photographers, since that's the trade I came from. But, you don't need to be a shooter to benefit from the ideas. It's actually about who you are as a creative, regardless of the type of creativity business you're running.

     

    More specifically, if you are aiming to start a venture with your name on the store front, you'll be best positioned to maximize the return on your talent when you begin with who you are uniquely. It turns out that those who get their creativity engine calibrated first, gain an unfair advantage in the marketplace. In addition to helping you discover how to do just that, the book also includes a business "DNA Test" to give you a custom report on your natural strengths as an artistic entrepreneur.

     

    Fast Track Photographer is available wherever fine books are sold.

    Business Plan: Build a successful creativity venture from the ground up.

    Once you've figured out who you are as a creative (see above), you need to decide where you're going. That's what this unorthodox business planning book is all about. It was written specifically to complement Fast Track Photographer.   

     

    The book also includes a Business Stress Test (bST) you take online to give you a real time snapshot of the current health of your business, as well as customized marching orders on what to do next.

     

    Fast Track Photographer Business Plan is available wherever fine books are sold.

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    Keynotes & Interviews

    How to Solve the Freelancer Problem

    Engage15! at Four Seasons, Orlando

  • Good Balance and Un-Balance

    The Photo Report with Braedon Flynn

    Bringing Your Business to the Next Level

    Connecting Things Southern California

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