Dan Coughlin is a leading authority on managing for long-term business success.
His client list is a who’s who of some of the world’s best-known companies including McDonald’s, Toyota, Marriott, Coca-Cola, GE, Subway, Abbott, Prudential, Jack in the Box, AT&T, Kiewit Construction, Holder Construction, Boeing, St. Louis Cardinals, and more than 150 other organizations. He has also worked with hundreds of small business owners in groups such as the Ace Hardware Platinum Performers Conference, National Automobile Dealers Association, National Tooling and Machining Association, and Restoration Industry Association.
Since 1998 he has invested over 3,000 hours on-site as a management consultant observing and advising executives and managers in a wide variety of business functions and in more than fifty industries. As an Executive Coach, he has provided more than 1,500 coaching sessions for presidents, vice-presidents, and senior directors in Fortune 500 companies, major privately-owned firms, and small businesses. He and his clients constantly work to hone simple processes that will improve performance throughout their organizations.
As a keynote speaker and seminar leader from Maui to Budapest and everywhere in between, Dan Coughlin is one of America’s most practical business teachers. He combines real-life stories from his management consulting work with in-depth research of the audience. He then delivers penetrating and practical insights that attendees can use immediately to achieve sustainable improvement in their business performance and results.
In his keynote presentations and seminars, Dan Coughlin focuses on three critical management topics: leadership, innovation, and branding. Attendees consistently say they appreciate the usefulness of Dan’s ideas, the way he customizes his remarks for their group, and the simple, down-to-earth, and humorous way in which he delivers them.
As a business thought leader on generating sustainable, profitable growth, Dan Coughlin has written management books which include:
Find a Way to Win: Management Insights from Terry Michler, America’s All-Time Winningest Soccer Coach (2010, foreword by Marshall Goldsmith)
The Management 500: A High-Octane Formula for Business Success (2009, foreword by Jason Jennings)
Accelerate: 20 Practical Lessons to Boost Business Momentum (2007), which made it to #4 on Barnes & Noble’s Business Bestseller List.
Corporate Catalysts: How to Make Your Company More Successful, Whatever Your Title, Income, or Authority (2005), which was translated for both China and India.
Quoted in USA Today, the New York Times, Investor's Business Daily, The Journal of the American Management Association, and dozens of other publications, Dan Coughlin’s articles have been published in more than 100 trade association publications.