dan hines

Leadership Coach


Soul Guide


Dan's vocation takes place at the crossroads between activism and mysticism. In simpler terms, his calling is to help others live an undivided life: where role and soul are true to one another.


Dan serves as an international leader, public speaker, coach and guide in a process of personal and professional development. His leadership coaching and group facilitation have taken him for these past years to various cultures and nations: China, Central America, the Caribbean, throughout Canada, the U.S, and on sailboats and hiking trails.


He was mentored by the activist intellectual Parker J. Palmer in the Circles of Trust lineage; Dan is a seasoned group facilitator, recognized by The Center for Courage & Renewal. As co-founder of the intentional community, RareBirds Housing Co-operative, he has a passion for environmental justice, exploring alternative living and a sustainable relationship to the land. He serves as an Ambassador for the Global Ecovillage Network.

Dan is an ordained Anglican priest, a passionate activist, has run for public office, contributed to public policy, and for a decade, he managed a zoo! He lives on the traditional and unceded territory of Secwepemcúĺecw (Kamloops, BC).


Individual Sessions

Dan offers individual coaching sessions as a soulful presence and guide. His approach is aligned with how he guides small groups: providing a sense of flow and rhythm, gentle facilitation, metaphors, stories, evocative imagery, poetry and reflections on what life is revealing. Dan's provides a deep attentiveness and offers his skills in the art of open questions.


group Sessions

Dan offers group sessions in leadership, personal and professional development and spiritual growth: online and in-person. He uses the Circle of Trust approach, which is distinguished by principles and practices intended to create a process of shared exploration. It is a space where people can find trust to nurture their personal and professional integrity and to find the courage to act on it. This way of being together has the power to transform individuals, families, workplaces and communities.