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    How can I help?

    I'm Dane Sanders.

    I write, coach & speak on transformation and what it takes for you and your team to thrive.

    I've authored two business books for creatives and I'm the founder at Fastermind.co.

  • My Work

    Speaking, Writing and Coaching

    Let's do this thing.

    Whether it's leading your business, directing your team, creating an amazing culture, leveling up your productivity or just getting unstuck, my job is to catalyze and empower owners (and their teams) to flourish.

     

    With earned degrees in business and philosophy, 15+ years educating, two best sellers published and several startups launched, I leverage these experiences to help leaders raise their game and thrive in the process.

     

    Click here to connect about business coaching or speaking at your event.

    Fastermind.co

    Thriving in the tension between you and your business.

    Fastermind.co is a community of creatives in business committed to building companies that work for them (not the other way around). We do this through sound education, real accountability & fierce conversations.

     

    The process yields profit-minded leadership and highly productive teams. We also offer the best bang-for-buck business coaching available today.

    Converge

    The business of creativity podcast.

    As host of Converge, I talk with creatives thriving in the tension between building remarkable businesses and staying connected with the creativity and relationships that got them there. Give a listen here.

     

    Guests include: Seth Godin, Gretchen Rubin, Ryan Holiday, Todd Henry, Chris Guillebeau, Jeremy Cowart, Michael Hyatt, Ann Handley, Starlee Kine, Brad Montague, Tamara Lackey, Chase Reeves, Jeff Goins, Sarah Greene Carmichael, Scott Stratten, Lisa Congdon, Kohl Crescilius, Josh Kaufman, Tara Gentile, Buster Benson, Erwin McManus & many more...

    GO Summit

    Real people committed to finding our way... together.

    Tell the truth (in love). That's our mantra at GO Summit.

     

    We built GO specifically for creatives in business who get that the road to radical change has to include vulnerability. This gathering isn't about slick presentations and watching from the stands. It's more gritty than that.

     

    It's more like conversations with friends who won't let you hide.

     

    By the way... since we host GO each January in Southern California, it's particularly powerful for small teams looking to explode into a new year. It's also an inexpensive turn-key alternative to planning your next retreat.

    Books

    Fast Track puts the creative back into your creativity.

    Seth Godin describes Fast Track as "a priceless gift… offering advice on how to make a living in world where everyone has a camera."

     

    Every great business begins with a great owner. That's why running a phenomenal photography business is less about the craft and more about the creative. FTP explains how to become that owner. 

     

    Bonus: Discover how to leverage your custom strengths with the Photographer DNA (pDNA) assessment - included free.

    Build a successful creativity venture from the ground up.

    Once you've figured out who you are as a photographer, you need to decide where you're going. That's what this unorthodox business planning book is all about. Business Plan is written specifically to complement Fast Track Photographer and includes our Business Stress Test (bST) - free.

     

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

  • Some of the Fine Companies I've serveD

  • 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."

    Braedon Flynn

    Braedon Flynn Photography 

    On Dane's Coaching

    "As entrepreneurs & business owners, sometimes we are 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."

    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."

    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."

    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."

    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."

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  • Watch

    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

  • Contact

    Thanks for reaching out.

     

    Mailing Address:

    531 Westminster Ave

    Newport Beach, CA 92663

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