Making it work shouldn't have to be this hard.
Business ownership has never been more complex. The volume of details and decisions can feel paralyzing and, too often, lonely. I'm Dane Sanders and I believe it doesn't have to be this way.
The keys to thriving are in our mindset, creativity and community. Together, we can discover new ways of relating with these tensions that lead to real human flourishing. The resources outlined here - including my podcast, books, talks and Fastermind.co - illuminate how we do that.
... From trustworthy people
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."
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."
How can I help?
Stories that invite. Ideas that transform.
Selecting a speaker can be daunting. Will the audience connect? Will they walk away encouraged and inspired? Will what gets presented really help?
I love the challenge of creating custom talks that pierce the veneer and stay in people's thoughts and hearts well beyond the stage. I specialize in helping business owners thrive in our digitized times.
COACHING and Consulting
The art of getting out of your own way.
With earned degrees in business and philosophy, 15+ years as a freelancer, entrepreneur, podcaster and teacher, my work lives where creativity and commerce collide. I focus on how freelancers and business owners flourish in a digitally dominated economy. My coaching is a results-driven process that radically expedites forward momentum for you and your business.
A comprehensive support system for serious business owners.
I founded Fastermind.co in the hopes of offering practical business education, meaningful accountability and live in-person gatherings in cities around the U.S. and beyond. The community that's come from it has become a lifeline for many of us as business owners.
The business of creativity.
As host of Converge, I talk with remarkable guests who thrive in the tension between the remarkable businesses they've built and the creativity and relationships that got them there. Give a listen here.
Guests include: Donald Miller, Seth Godin, Gretchen Rubin, Josh Muccio, Erwin McManus, Todd Henry, Chris Guillebeau, Jeremy Cowart, Jeff Goins, Michael Hyatt, Ann Handley, Starlee Kine, Brad Montague, Chase Reeves, Sarah Greene Carmichael, Scott Stratten, Josh Kaufman & Ryan Holiday.
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.
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.
Keynotes & Interviews
How to Solve the Freelancer Problem
Good Balance and Un-Balance
The Photo Report with Braedon Flynn
Bringing Your Business to the Next Level
Connecting Things Southern California