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    "Culture eats strategy for Breakfast." - Peter drucker

    Work in the connected economy is amazing and complex. Owning the opportunities, details and decisions can leave any of us overwhelmed, lonely and distracted. I'm Dane Sanders and I believe it doesn't need to be this way. Peter Drucker was right about culture. So, why don't more leaders build better ones? The short answer is it's hard. The better answer is even the best leaders need help.

    I've worked with hundreds of business owners (and their teams) to successfully create irresistible cultures, where people love going to work. Elevate your leader game and liberate your team to give their absolute best.

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    Seth Godin

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    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."

    Ann Handley

    Conference Host and Author

    On Dane's Speaking

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

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    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."

    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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    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 freelancers thrive in our digitized times.

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    As host of Converge, I talk with remarkable guests who thrive in the tension between the businesses they've built and the creativity and relationships that got them there. Give a listen here.


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    Know Yourself. Lead Yourself.

    I help business owners and their teams act more human in a digitally dominated economy. It's no longer optional to have a thriving culture that your people want to be a part of. We help companies build cultures where people flourish and have a blast establishing new standards of excellence. To learn more, click here.


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    The gig economy makes running any business tough, especially if you're on your own. I founded Fastermind.co to help freelancers reinvent how they work so they shift the game in their favor. It provides daily virtual co-working, weekly hot-seat accountability, monthly live trainings, quarterly in-person workshops & an annual conference in Southern California.


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    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.

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