Speaking & Facilitating


“Dan Nielsen is a gifted facilitator and inspiring presenter.  He truly has a passion for leadership and for getting to the heart of the matter.  He knows what it takes to motivate both individuals and groups and genuinely leads by the example he sets.” – Sharla K Jones, Learning Development Manager,  DFW Airport


“Dan masterfully orchestrates an environment where diverse individuals can come together to address major questions facing their organizations. At a time when collaboration is a key to organizational success, his assistance should prove to be of substantial value.” – Eugene S. Schneller Ph. D, ASU


“Dan Nielsen proved that an assertive and knowledgeable facilitator can enhance the process without becoming the process. He was effective without influencing the conversation needlessly.” – Hal Lane, PHTS Employee Benefits Consultant


Our team was inspired, intrigued, and challenged by Dan.” – Dan Neufelder, CEO, Affinity Health


“Dan is a great communicator and inspirational speaker. His message is positive and always very motivating. I recommend Dan to help any organization optimize their employee’s potential.” – John Penhollow, Director of Corporate Accounts, Medical Action Industries

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Lead With Your Strengths Keynote Presentation


“The historical narrative woven throughout the presentation made it interesting and valuable, and the visual tour and details about the presidential museums made it very unique. Wonderful points were made and history presented. I especially loved the facts about focusing on strengths versus weaknesses.” – Lisa Roman, VHA


“The presentation provided new insight into the strengths of these great leaders, and really made me think regarding my own strengths and weaknesses. It made me want to visit all the presidential libraries and museums. A great presentation, very inspirational!” – John Armour, Parallon Business Solutions


“I liked the tips on focusing on selected virtues or leadership strengths each week. I also thought the concept of studying presidents—obviously successful leaders—was great. Focusing on successes and strengths rather than failures and weaknesses was especially refreshing.” – P. Toby Smith, Carestream Health


“Valuable and unique… very refreshing focus on positives.”John Northup, Olympus


“I found the emphasis on focusing on your strengths versus weaknesses to be very valuable. I also enjoyed the presidential facts and the historical context for the decisions these leaders made – decisions that impacted them personally as well as the country. Dan presents with great passion and conviction, delivering a message of hope to leaders who must make decisions in volatile times while having the confidence for change.” – Todd Gerwig, GE Healthcare


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Presidential Leadership Book


“Nuggets of intriguing facts you didn’t know you needed to know.  Photos that put you in the front row.  And inside stories that inspire you to model the strengths of each president.  Hats off to Nielsen for bringing history to life—and more importantly for highlighting the leadership lessons to be learned from each president! – Dianna Booher, author of Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a Leader and Communicate With Presence


Presidential Leadership is a valuable book to have on your shelf! An educational yet inspiring read that will make you want to improve your own leadership skills as you tackle each President’s story.” Rebecca Crownover, author of My Daddy Is In Heaven With Jesus and Texas Farm Girl


“Very well written. Clear, concise, positive, uplifting, and definitely non-partisan. It made me want to keep reading… It takes great courage and talent to be president, and this book reminded me of that.” – G. Dunlap


Presidential Leadership contains great insights into the leadership of the presidents—awesome stories and history lessons I never knew about! This book can certainly be used for stimulating discussion about the leadership of America’s former leaders and what can be learned from them.” Renee Hastings, Morrison Healthcare


Written in a way that compels the reader to want to know more, Presidential Leadership is truly fascinating…  ideal for anyone who desires to learn from the leadership strengths demonstrated by these highly successful leaders.” Amy Schornick, Vice President, Payor Relations and Contracting


“Excellently researched and presented without political bias — the emphasis is on leadership skills and how those assets can be utilized by individuals in their own lives. Easy to read! Gives great insight into the stories of the presidents as presented in the libraries, and especially the qualities that made each of them successful in reaching their goals.” Judy White


Presidential Leadership is full of leadership lessons from some of the world’s most influential leaders, compiled and written by a life-long student of leadership, Dan Nielsen. Dan has gleaned the very best from some of those whom we admire most – United States Presidents.” Bob Furman


“Dan Nielsen’s Presidential Leadership is a rewarding read for anyone who would enjoy a quick, non-political look at the leadership qualities of 14 of our Presidents. In addition to educating the reader on effective leadership qualities that can make you a better manager, supervisor or parent, it may also arouse your interest in learning more about some of these Presidents and visiting some of their libraries. Reading Dan’s book will definitely be time well spent.” Bob Chrampanis


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