Dan Weedin Inducted into Million Dollar Consultant™ Hall of Fame
Poulsbo, WA (November 15, 2012) – Dan Weedin, a Seattle-area based insurance consultant, executive coach, and speaker, was formally inducted into the Million Dollar Consultant™ Hall of Fame on November 13th. He was one of five consultants of diverse disciplines to be awarded this honor.
Alan Weiss, Ph.D. announced the honors during his annual Mentor Summit held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Weiss is the author of Million Dollar Consulting and over 40 other books in the field of consulting, coaching, and speaking. He conducts a global mentoring program for consultants and holds multiple awards in the consulting and speaking professions.
Criteria for being inducted in this elite group include:
• Serving as an exemplar to others in the profession.
• Manifesting the highest levels of integrity, ethics, and accountability.
• Achieving significant annual revenue and profit improvement.
• Contributing intellectual capital to the consulting profession.
• Engaging in continuing, challenging, personal and professional development.
• Taking prudent risk and demonstrating resilience.
Alan Weiss says, “Dan Weedin exemplifies our Hall of Fame through his generous sharing, community support, business growth, and high integrity. He is constantly asking, ‘How can I help my clients improve?’ trusting that that will always provide positive rewards for him, as well.”
Also inducted in this class are Scott Wintrip (St. Petersburg, FL), Steven Bleistein (Tokyo), Bart Sayle (United Kingdom), and Judy Chan (San Francisco). Honorees are chosen from the global participants in the Private Roster Mentor Program, which number well over 1,000.
Weedin is an expert in crisis leadership and insurance, and helps his clients to maximize their ability to respond and thrive out of crisis. He also coaches and mentors individual consultants and insurance professionals to help them achieve greater success in their careers.
I am very humbled and honored to have been announced as a 2012 inductee of the Alan Weiss Million Dollar Consulting Hall of Fame. Alan made the announcement at the Mentor Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in San Francisco this morning. A more descriptive press release will follow when I return. I join an amazing group of world class consultants who share this honor, and I am truly appreciative.
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I recently received a very nice testimonial from a new coaching client. Aaron Murphy is an exceptional consultant and architect for aging in place. I’ve had the pleasure of working with him the past month. Aaron was very kind to send out this unsolicited testimonial on the value he has received from working with me. Many thanks to you, Aaron!
“Two weeks into a 90 day personal business coaching session, with the wonderful Mr. Dan Weedin. Great conversations, clarification of intentions, and goal setting at each sit-down. He also has me working hard, and accountable to deliverables each and every week. We are sorting some important things out that will keep me at my “highest and best use / value” with my time. Professionally, and personally as well… GOOD STUFF!!! “Work Smarter, not harder…” Thanks Dan!”
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I always like getting good news, and happy clients are always good news!
Mark Walters, a terrific value-based attorney who attended last week, had this to say about his experience….
Lawyers like me attend continuing legal education courses to stay on top of the law and legal trends. I attend business training workshops to sharpen my business skills and knowledge. This helps me stay strong as a trusted adviser to my clients, and it helps me grow my business. This was a fantastic workshop and everyone took away far more value than the cost of admission. I won’t miss Dan and Libby’s next event.
Thanks, Mark! The next Libby & Dan session is scheduled for June 21st in Seattle. Registration details are forthcoming. Stay tuned!
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The Consultant Mentors of the Northwest Kick of 2012 for Business Leaders
Seattle-area consultants hold first collaborative event
Poulsbo, WA (February 20, 2012) – Dan Weedin and Libby Wagner held their inaugural event titled, “Libby & Dan,” at the Washington Athletic Club in downtown Seattle on February 15th. The event was attended by 24 consultants, executive coaches, and business professionals from around the Greater Seattle area.
The full-day workshop was aimed at helping business leaders to accelerate their professional growth. Topics included visioning, marketing gravity, value proposition, branding, and best practices. Diane Zakrajsek from Seattle said, “The information and your expertise was priceless!” David Dallaire from Bellevue said the workshop was a “home run!” Earl Bell from Seattle called the event, “Simply awesome!”
The next workshop will be held at the Washington Athletic Club on June 21st. Registration information will be announced soon.
Dan Weedin and Libby Wagner have been personally trained by Dr. Alan Weiss as Master Mentors in his global consulting community. They are two of only 35 consultants in the world so accredited. Dr. Weiss is the author of Million Dollar Consulting, The Consultants Bible, and over 35 other business and consulting books.
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The only thing that could slow down the Libby & Dan train is snow. And lots of it (or at least the threat).
Libby and I needed to make a decision based on what we saw in our weather crystal ball regarding Thursday’s Libby & Dan workshop. With nearly 40 people registered and a venue that was worried about a lot of its events and operations, we needed to be sensitive to all of you. So, at 4 pm, we decided to postpone our event until February 15th.
Here are the main details you need to know…
1. If you already registered, you are automatically registered for the February 15th event that will still be held at the Washington Athletic Club in downtown Seattle.
2. If you can’t make it, we have a credit for a couple of different options. First, we will be holding another Libby & Dan event sometime in May or June. You can attend that. Or, we will credit you the $99 towards any of our services.
3. If you wanted to come but the date didn’t work, we hope you can now attend in February! Here is the link to register.
I will be sending out notices in my regular mailings, but wanted to give you an early “save the date!”
Enjoy the snow; stay warm; and be safe.
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Dan Weedin Speaks at International Conference
Seattle-based consultant presents on occupational health & safety
Poulsbo, WA (September 13, 2011) – Dan Weedin just returned from a speaking engagement where he presented at the 2011 Occupational Health & Safety Management Summit in Bogota, Colombia. The Summit was held on August 25th at the Hotel Sheraton in Bogota.
America Empresarial hosted the summit. They are an organization that hosts numerous conferences in South America and Mexico on business excellence. This conference brought together 200 business executives from around Colombia to listen to strategies on improving occupational health and safety. Dan’s presentation titled, “Changing the Paradigm Culture” was on converting occupational risk into opportunities for growth and excellence.
Maria Angelica Guzman, the event coordinator stated, ““Dan was not just an excellent speaker in his field –knowledgeable, energetic, inspirational- but also a great partner. He was absolutely committed with all the activities and elements that were part of the event: the logistic, the presentation and speech, the marketing, media and communication activities etc. If you want to have not just a speaker, but also a partner, there is no doubt: You have to contact Dan Weedin.”
Maritza Castro commented that, ““Dan’s conference session was absolutely interesting, motivating, complete and innovative. I didn’t expect to find myself in the presence of a true leader with excellent command of the stage, skilled with words, and with the ability to make himself so easily understood.”
This is a program that Dan will be bringing to conferences and other groups. The presentation is 90-minutes long, however can be tailored for individual groups, associations, and conferences to go for varying times. The presentation highlights emerging threats as well as opportunities for employers of any size, however it specifically relates to those who have over 100 employees. If you would like more information on how to get Dan for your event, please contact him at (360) 697-1058 or email@example.com.
I am thrilled to be a contributing author to a brand new book on how to help you add humor to every presentation you give. Go Ahead & Laugh: A Serious Guide to Speaking with Humor is now available on this site. Look right at the top of this page and you will find a navigation bar with “Go Ahead & Laugh.” That’s your clue as to where to find it!
Hard copy books are due out in August but you can pre-order them now and receive a bonus. In addition, you can get a jump start on that next presentation by purchasing your e-Book today!
Many thanks to Rich Hopkins for asking me to be one of the fantastic authors of this book.
I hope you will make an investment in your speaking by adding humor to effectively deliver your message. Pick up Go Ahead & Laugh today!
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For more information, contact:
Dan Weedin, CIC
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Phone: (360) 697-1058
Dan Weedin Facilitates Regional Workshop
Rotary Session Brings in Leaders from Pacific Northwest
Poulsbo, WA (March 11, 2009) – Dan Weedin, a Seattle-based consultant and trainer, was a facilitator at the Pacific Northwest President-Elects Training (PETS) in Seattle on March 6-8.
The PETS conference brings in nearly 500 incoming Rotary leaders from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and British Columbia. Weedin was responsible in training 29 President-Elects to help them improve their leadership, communication, and team building skills. According to participant Valerie Tibbets from Fidalgo Island, the experience was, “Great energetic and fun exchange at your workshop-my favorite learning part of PETS!!”
Weedin is the current President of the Rotary Club of Poulsbo-North Kitsap and has been a Rotarian since 1993. He is a two-time Paul Harris fellow. In addition to PETS, he also facilitated a group at the Rotary District 5020 Leadership Training Assembly in Victoria last month.
Weedin offers services for all types of organizations that need facilitation leadership for their retreats or meetings.