what i offer
how i approach my work
"I strive to create a more just, compassionate and healthy world. One of my callings is to help nurture personal and professional integrity and the courage to act on it. I've found that when leaders bring integrity and humanity to the places where they live and work, it is life giving. It helps to overcome the destructive results of so much of what I witness everyday: distrust, stress, isolation, fatigue and burnout.
I am inspired by the competent and compassionate individuals who provide leadership in some of society’s most crucial roles—educating children, healing others, caring for patients, serving congregations, leading teams and organizations, and fostering civic community. Yet, the costs are substantial as once-committed people lose their sense of purpose and passion, grow disillusioned and disengage. I value creating safe spaces that help sustain these leaders in their essential roles among us."
Mentored by social thinker and writer Parker J. Palmer, Dan serves as a Courage & Renewal facilitator and leadership consultant for individuals and for business, educational, and religious organizations..As co-founder of the intentional community, RareBirds Housing Co-operative, he has a passion for exploring alternative living, innovative housing, and a more sustainable relationship to the land. He has run for public office and is involved in grassroots community work He is currently sharing his learning in China from June to November, 2018..
Leadership Consultant & Facilitator