How can I help?
We Help Your Employees Love Their Job
Invite Dreams. Discover Drive.
The upside of having a hybrid or remote team is obvious: less overhead & more flexibility. But what about isolation, accountability & mental health? When your talent fails to cultivate healthy headspace and habits, they burn out.
As CEO at Tell Me Your Dreams, we interrupt the burnout cycle by helping employees achieve their dreams. TMYD training and coaching promote self-discovery, personal responsibility, and meaning at work. The result is increased grit, drive, engagement, and retention.
Become the Kind of Person Who Does Hard Things
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'm often present to executive teams, staffs from 50 - 500, or trade groups in the thousands.
I specialize in keynotes around individual well-being, meaning-making, navigating diverse personalities at work, and optimizing for hybrid and remote teams.
Converge: The Business of Creativity Podcast.
Past Guests include Gretchen Rubin, Greg McKeown, Donald Miller, Seth Godin, Josh Muccio, Zach King, Erwin McManus, Todd Henry, Chris Guillebeau, Jeremy Cowart, Jeff Goins, Michael Hyatt, Ann Handley, Brad Montague, Chase Reeves, Sarah Greene Carmichael, Scott Stratten, Josh Kaufman & Ryan Holiday.
... From trustworthy people
"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."
"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."
Books and credentials
Put 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 your business 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.
Business Made Simple Certified Coach
A business grows in direct proportion to its leaders' commitment to growth.
If your goal is to grow your business, you need the right combination of challenge, support, and accountability. But, creating that on your own can feel impossible.
You need a coach you connect with, that's BMSU Certified, and has a track record for helping entrepreneurs - like you - succeed. With nearly two decades in business and coaching, I've has helped hundreds of leaders level-up with clear, profit-focused guidance that gets results.
Know Yourself to Lead Yourself.
Every leader is hard-wired with a particular personality. That personality has been shaped by the context they were raised in. Understanding the interplay of nature and nurture is what sets a coach up to guide clients with excellence.
5Voices Certification helps me organizational leaders and their teams more accurately so I can help them act more human in a digitally dominated economy.
With fellow graduates from Kickstarter, Nike, Microsoft, Lululemon, PwC, Johnson & Johnson, Whole Foods, Coca-Cola, Hallmark, Chobani, The Red Cross, Sony, and charity:water, the altMBA online leadership and management workshop made me a better leader and coach.
Created by Seth Godin, the altMBA is a masterclass in decision-making, operating under ambiguity, understanding worldviews, risk-taking, critical thinking, storytelling, marketing, strategy, driving innovation, securing buy-in, management, and making change happen.
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
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