Dan Elder, EzineArticles.com Platinum Author
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What Others Say!

"Dan is not only a great coach, organizer, marketer, and implementer, he's also an outstanding leader. He managed to get our motley crew of super-charismatic over-achiever-type business consultants to collaborate and work together on building each-others businesses."
Alex Makarski, President
bizLeverage Consulting Grp, Inc.
Toronto ON

"Dan is the consumate professional, and his ethics are beyond reproach. His methods and ideas are enlightening and steeped in common sense. You cannot go wrong working with Dan."
Ed Wronski, CEO
Profitable Business Solutions
Sacramento CA

"Dan is a detailed, concientious consultant who has creative and effective ideas and always puts his clients/colleagues first."
Brian Erickson, Principal
Pro Business Consulting grp
Seattle WA

"Dan brings the highest of ethics and standards to everything he does. He always brings a fun and energetic persona to each of our conversations and meetings. I highly recommend him."
Larry Pacheco, CEO
Larry Pacheco Jr. & Assoc.
Denver CO

"Dan has a great ability to lead and facilitate a group. He's always there for you if you need him, whether as client, colleague or friend."
Anne Alexander, Owner
Authentic Alternatives, Inc.
Pisgah Forest NC

About Us

Dan Elder Business coaching Daniel J. (Dan) Elder,
Principal Consultant

Dan is an independent business growth consultant, affiliated with a worldwide network of consultants skilled in every aspect of business operation and support.  He is also a published author, professional speaker, business coach, and columnist for Business in Savannah magazine, a print publication of The Savannah Morning News (archived columns are available on our Free Resources page).

Dan knows the emotional, financial, and technical challenges of business ownership. He brings 25 years of military, corporate America, and business ownership experience in the operation, maintenance, training and administration of production organizations to the table. His career path helped him develop strong suits in strategic planning, team building, problem solving, project management, and the knowledge of what it takes to stay abreast of constantly changing technology. Over his career Dan has operated, taught, and studied literally hundreds of business models.

Dan is at his best in helping people achieve their goals. He has spent most of his career helping people become successful, including mentoring professionals through career transition and business startup. With his experience he has developed particular strengths in:

Coaching/mentoring for measurable results
helping clients break through to achieve what they couldn't on their own by being a confidential sounding board, giving a 3rd party look at an issue and how they're handling it, suggesting alternative approaches or options that may be more effective, and challenging them to change habits or long held perceptions,
Process review and organizational troubleshooting
using strong assessment skills, combined with on-site review, action planning, and follow through to improve organizational performance and process efficiency,
Public speaking
honed from years of professional organization, federal, state, local, and classroom presentations, and
Skilled facilitation
leading results-oriented seminars and workshops designed to achieve specific business or organizational goals, and  bringing the disparate views of stakeholders together to forge common goals and develop effective implementation strategies.

Dan authored Spectacular Business Growth! ...Without Spending the Fortune You Hoped To Earn! and the Business Growth Accelerators series on Amazon.com (also available on our Products page) among numerous other texts. His education and experience include a BS degree in the behavioral sciences, with many other management and technical courses completed during his career in industry. He spent much of his early career teaching and working with adults in the highly technical environment of the nuclear industry. His following 10 years in management were focused on guiding leadership and professional development, helping people master new skills and stay abreast of constantly changing technology.

Dan stays involved in continuing education to ensure his skills stay sharp. He is a US Navy submarine veteran and is the father of six, ranging in age from teens to twenties. At home he enjoys spending time in his woodworking shop, pursuing most outdoor activities, and reading an occasional good book.