Speaking and Facilitation

America’s Healthcare Leaders (AHL) founder, CEO, and publisher Dan Nielsen is an engaging keynote speaker with more than 25 years of experience delivering presentations and facilitating meetings for groups of all sizes. Participants and event planners alike praise Dan’s ability to engage a room full of people—not merely entertaining them, but inspiring and equipping them to take action on the concepts he presents. (see testimonials)

About Dan

Dan spent much of his career as a healthcare executive, serving for fifteen years as the president and CEO of Dallas-Ft. Worth Medical Center, and nearly fifteen years as the lead executive responsible for the national education and networking strategies and activities of VHA (now Vizient), America’s largest hospital and healthcare national alliance. Since leaving VHA, Dan has founded and led several successful businesses both in and out of the healthcare field. For his complete bio, please click here.

Dan is passionate about helping healthcare leaders reach their potential and achieve greater success. He speaks and writes with great enthusiasm and insight gleaned from his life experiences and 40+ years in healthcare, and by learning from the world’s most highly successful leaders. Dan has written two books: Be An Inspirational Leader: Engage, Inspire, Empower (2016) and Presidential Leadership: Learning from United States Presidential Libraries & Museums (2013).

Keynote Presentations

20 Critical Tips for Healthcare Leaders

            If you are ready to go further as a healthcare leader, this presentation is for you. Based on the AHL e-book 20 Critical Tips for Healthcare Leaders, this presentation encompasses advice and knowledge from top-level healthcare executives and CEOs throughout America.

  • Follows the philosophy that one of the best ways to learn is from the wisdom and insights of others in leadership positions.
  • Beneficial for all who wish to improve their leadership skills within their organization.
  • Presentation is best utilized as a training workshop for healthcare leadership or as a keynote.
  • Completely customizable to fit your needs within your organization.

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Know Your Audience

Leverage Your Resources

If you are actively involved in healthcare supply chain and would like to benefit from the knowledge and perspectives of a healthcare executive on the provider side, this presentation is for you! Dan has over 40 years experience in healthcare, including 15 years as a hospital CEO, and has personally interviewed and learned from countless other healthcare executives.

  • Beneficial for all individuals and organizations within healthcare supply chain who are seeking additional knowledge and insight into healthcare providers.
  • Presentation is beneficial as a keynote or a leadership workshop.
  • Completely customizable to fit your needs within your organization.
  • Features essential insight and wisdom from senior leaders with decades-long careers in healthcare.

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Be An Inspirational Leader

Engage, Inspire, Empower

In this keynote based on his book by the same title, Dan Nielsen speaks directly to leaders at all levels, providing insights, encouragement, and proven strategies to help participants become better, more effective inspirational leaders. 

  • Based on extensive research, dozens of interviews, and countless real-life leadership stories.
  • Designed for every leader—regardless of title or level of experience. Without exception, everyone can improve!
  • Appropriate for audiences of all sizes, can be delivered as a keynote or leadership workshop.
  • Completely customizable to fit your organization’s needs.

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Lead with Your Strengths

The Key to Leadership Excellence

Participants will identify their own personal strengths and learn to effectively use them to achieve leadership excellence within their organization. 

  • Based on Dan’s book, Presidential Leadership, this keynote features examples from some of the most successful leaders in the world, including US Presidents.
  • Actively engages participants to identify and effectively use their key strengths to develop excellent leadership.
  • Beneficial for all leaders who desire leadership excellence.
  • Available either as a keynote presentation or a leadership workshop.
  • Completely customizable to fit your organization’s needs.

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Achieve Greater Success

Improve and Leverage Your Strengths

Participants will learn how to achieve greater personal, professional, and organizational success by identifying, improving, and leveraging their own strengths.

  • Inspiring and engaging while offering a refreshing break from the ordinary.
  • Beneficial for all individuals and organizations who desire to achieve greater success.
  • Appropriate for audiences of all sizes.
  • Completely customizable to fit your organization’s needs.

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Sharpen Your Focus

Achieving Clarity for More Effective Leadership

Participants will be provided with proven strategies for achieving and communicating greater clarity. Each concept is illustrated through powerful imagery that features Dan’s personal photography throughout America the beautiful.

  • Actively engages participants as they work through proven strategies to achieve clarity and focus within their organization.
  • Beneficial for all leaders within healthcare who desire greater focus and vision, including both suppliers and providers.
  • Available as a keynote presentation or a leadership workshop.
  • Completely customizable to fit your needs within your organization.

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Be a Lifelong Learner

Achieving Your Highest Priorities & Reaching Your Full Potential

As a fervent believer in life-long learning, Dan Nielsen is constantly seeking the best wisdom and insights from world-class leaders and achievers. Through this process, he has identified key strategies that are essential for achieving greater success in life and business. In this presentation Dan shares these proven, actionable strategies, explaining why they are essential and illustrating each with meaningful, memorable examples.

  • Completely customizable, this presentation features up to 10 unique topic areas that can be hand picked to best fit your orgnization’s needs, focus, and schedule. Topics to choose from include:
    • Being Strategic: Identifying & Pursuing What is Mission Critical
    • Inspirational Leadership: Igniting the Spark Within Those You Lead
    • Culture: Cultivating Your Most Valuable Organizational Asset
    • Action! Taking Risks & Making Things Happen
    • The Best You: Optimizing the Performance of Your Mind & Body
    • Habits: Dictating Your Success & Your Destiny
    • Relationships: The Biggest Challenges & The Greatest Rewards
    • Proactive Partnering: Leveraging the Unlimited Expertise & Wisdom of Others
    • Uniquely You: Standing Out & Providing Unique Value in a Crowded World
    • A Lifelong Philosophy: Pursuing a Worthwhile Mission & Leaving a Powerful Legacy
  • Choosing from the list above, you can select any number and combination of topics you feel will be most relevant to your unique audience. Please allow a minimum of 7 minutes per topic, with an additional 10 minutes for closing remarks. For example, a presentation that includes 5 of the above topics would require at least a 45-minute time slot.

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United States Presidential Libraries & Museums

An Inspirational Tour Through American History

Participants are guided on an inspirational virtual tour through each of the fascinating storehouses of American history known as presidential libraries & museums. Using a selection of photographs from his personal collection, Dan takes participants on a descriptive, visual journey across America, sharing his knowledge and passion for these unique institutions.

  • Dan Nielsen is the author of the book, Presidential Leadership: Learning from United States Presidential Libraries & Museums, and is one of the very few people in the world to have visited, studied, and extensively photographed every United States Presidential Library and Museum in America.
  • This fun, uplifting, and memorable presentation is guaranteed to intrigue participants and kindle curiosity and interest in these fascinating historical places.
  • This keynote is an excellent choice to break up the tedium of long meetings or conferences!

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