Senior Faculty: Science of Self, Science of People
Senior Executive Coach
Dan is a branding and personal leadership strategist, writer, speaker and ordained Zen priest. A lifelong student of human nature, technology and marketing, Dan has been able to apply these learnings in a variety of business settings. IPL clients he has recently served include Harlem Children’s Zone, The Holdsworth Center, MetLife and Tata Consulting Services.
Prior to joining IPL, he served as Worldwide Creative Director on Apple Inc. at BBDO; Co-President, Chief Creative Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at Ogilvy & Mather; and CEO of COMMON. He has guided brand and organizational behavior, market positioning and messaging for Apple, IBM, Motorola, Cisco Systems, Communities in Schools, Vodafone and a bevy of social-impact startups and nonprofit organizations. His writing has appeared in Harvard Business Review, among others.
In his spare time, Dan interweaves his duties as husband, father, surfer, ultra-marathoner and student of Zen.