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Dan Burrier

Executive Director

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.

Faculty in Action

What Our Clients Say

As Faculty

Dan is a very friendly and approachable instructor. He is very good at making people see different situations and take ownership.
Faculty Feedback, Tata Communications participant
Dan is excellent in sharing very practical aspects of human behavior.
Faculty Feedback, Tata Communications participant

What Our Clients Say

As Coach

After the work we've done together, I've suddenly been able to make the distinction between assertiveness and aggressiveness. Something just clicked in my brain based on our last session and I've been able to own my assertiveness. I can now walk into a room knowing the power that comes from expertise, with confidence and without worrying about seeming too aggressive. I've been able to practice this successfully in many different situations, some of them even seemingly hostile.
Coaching Feedback, Harlem Children’s Zone participant