Dan Weedin is an experienced entrepreneur, leader, and award-winning speaker who has a passion for coaching and mentoring other entrepreneurs and business professionals. He has the unique ability to translate his success in the insurance industry, public speaking, non-profit world, and athletic coaching into applicable and transferable principles that dramatically improve the effectiveness of those he consults, teaches, and mentors.
Dan has consulted countless leaders in quality companies such as: State Farm Insurance, the Seattle Sonics, the Seattle Storm, KPS Health Plans, the Washington State Coaches Association, and the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce. He also has helped drive performance improvements in numerous small to medium sized businesses and professional service specialists around the country. Dan mentors and consults business leaders to help them improve presentation and communication skills, marketing and branding strategies, sales excellence, team building skills, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills.
Dan has been recognized for his expertise through the achievement of various awards. He has published numerous articles and executive briefs and has been quoted in publications such as Best Review, the Insurance Journal, Independent Agent Magazine, American Express OPEN Forum, Toastmasters Magazine, the Baltimore Sun, the Philadelphia Enquirer, and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). He was named Bell-Anderson Insurance Commercial Agent of the Year in 1992. In addition, he earned the Federated Mutual Insurance Company Big Hitter Award four times and was named to their Leadership Council for independent agents an unprecedented four years running for excellence in sales and client retention.
As a speaker, he has won three Toastmasters District competitions and a total of twenty-three competitions since 2006. In 2007 he represented his home District at the World Championship of Public Speaking semi-finals in Rancho Cordova, CA. This placed Dan in the top 100 Toastmasters in the world (approx. 225,000 Toastmasters). He has been an educational presenter at three Toastmasters District Conferences and the 2009 Region 1 conference in Oakland, CA in 2009.
Dan’s educational background includes formal education, certifications and ongoing professional development. He is a 1987 graduate of the University of Washington where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History. In March 2010, Dan was accredited as a Master Mentor by internationally renowned consultant and mentor, Alan Weiss. He is only one of 35 people in the world holding this exclusive accreditation. In 2012, he was inducted into the Million Dollar Consultant™ Hall of Fame.
He is an active member of his community. He is a past president of his Rotary Club and currently is a school board director for the North Kitsap School Board. He has been involved with numerous community organizations like the Sons of the American Revolution, Olympic College Foundation, the Miss America Scholarship program, Toastmasters International, Kitsap Humane Society, and his church. On crisp, fall Friday nights, you will find him in the press box at North Kitsap High School as the “Voice of the Vikings,” as he is the stadium announcer for the high school football team. He enjoys playing golf, reading, and being walked by his two faithful canine companions Captain Jack and Bella.