A New Rave Review

I’m always grateful to my clients that take the time to write a testimonial on my behalf. Just this week, I received a new one that was especially nice…

My work with Dan Weedin was targeted to help provide guidance and insight, while navigating through issues inherent with managing a small company. Dan became engaged very quickly, he listened, asked questions, analyzed, and then offered possible solutions and suggestions.  

Dan leaves no doubt about his sincerity in helping me resolve issues, and to get me back on the fast track to success. I have to admit, I was somewhat skeptical about how someone I had never met could help me and my team, especially considering he had little or no knowledge regarding the industry I was working in. Well, my only regret now is, I wish I would have started sooner with Dan. I have relied on Dan’s unique insight, experience and wisdom many times, and I am grateful for the guidance he has provided me. With Dan’s tutelage, I have gone from “frustrated” to “triumphal.”

Patrick G. Reed, Sr. Project Manager – CW Solutions (New Jersey)

Any of you feeling “frustrated?” Would you like to moved to “triumphal” in your career? Ready to maximize your talents?

Many thanks to Pat for his kind words. Business and executive coaching can work wonders for your professionally and personally. Just like elite athletes need coaches to help them reach their highest abilities, so do elite business people need coaching to accomplish the same thing.

If you’d like to learn more about how I can help you achieve more, contact me at (360) 271-1592 or dan@danweedin.com.

© 2016 Toro Consulting, Inc. All Rights Reserved


90 Days to Consulting Success!

Accelerate success starting jan 15Navigating your path to consulting success without expert guidance is like going on a trip without a map or GPS. Betsy and I are excited to offer you a COMPLETE road-map to starting and growing a thriving consulting practice.
And it’s this clear, easy-to-follow, A-Z completeness that gives you confidence.
Nothing is left untouched.
No “easy steps” are taken for granted.
And it is all presented to you 4 Core Modules.
Module 1: Mindset & Goals
Here we’ll cover all the big picture lessons of getting your mind set on your future success:
  • Attitudes for Success
  • Goal and Intention Setting
  • Dealing with Fear and your Internal Doubter
Module 2: Branding & Marketing
This section is all about attracting right fit clients (who can pay you!):
  • Creating your Irresistible Brand Promise
  • Developing a Powerful Web Presence
  • Leveraging Content Marketing to Draw in Leads and Establish Credibility
Module 3: Sealing the Deal
Here’s where we will show you exactly what to do and say to transform a prospect into a buyer:
  • Engaging potential leads at networking events
  • Meeting with buyers
  • Winning business and client confidence
Module 4: Sustaining Your Success
This module is all about letting the good times roll…and roll…and roll:
  • Maximize Your Time (and Impact)
  • Creating Your Track Record & Leveraging Referrals
  • Overcoming Plateaus
Reserve your spot by clicking on THIS LINK.
We know that investing in a 12-week course like the one we are offering is a commitment of both time and resources. But we also know that investments like these are the ones that deliver the greatest return if it is the right fit for you. Here’s how to know if you are the right fit for Accelerating Your Consulting Success:
Do your career goals include working for yourself, boosting your online presence, finding and attracting your target market and increasing your close rates and per client contract fees?
If you are nodding your head “YES”, then the Accelerate Your Consulting Success program is for you.
The Common Mistake
Most people assume we need to have experience with your specific industry to be able to help them grow their practice.
The Reality
The fact of the matter is, all we need to know is that you want to create a thriving consulting practice and that accelerated results is what you’re after.
You see, Accelerate Your Consulting Success was not created for a specific type of consultant. It is for anyone who wants to create greater success, on their own terms.
If this is you, we look forward to seeing you in January.

Dan (and Betsy)
But take note, time to save on your investment is ticking away….
Tomorrow is the last chance to enroll at a discounted price. The full investment in the program will go into effect and the price will increase at 11:59pm PST Thursday night (December 31, 2015).
Click here to save before midnight
© 2015 Toro Consulting, Inc. and Accelera Consulting Group. All Rights Reserved

Rave Reviews Redux

Many thanks to a happy coaching client…

In working with Dan Weedin, he gets my highest recommendation as an executive coach and mentor. Dan’s ability to recognize, understand, and explain complex business relationships has improved my thinking, and most importantly, my actions. Along the way there have been surprising (and sometimes painful) personal realizations, but Dan’s mentoring continues to make me a better person every day, professionally and personally. I came away from every coaching session with a clearer understanding of how people might respond to my actions and how I could improve my skills.

Dan did not hesitate to tactfully, but directly point out areas that needed to be considered a different way, and proved to be right with his observations, opinions, and suggestions. I would recommend Dan as a professional coach and mentor.

~ Bridget Lauer (New Jersey)

Thanks, Bridget!

Are you interested in dramatically improving your individual performance starting right now? Would you like to make 2016 your best year ever both personally and professionally? Contact me at 360-271-1592 or dan@danweedin.com to find out how I help my clients do just that…

Unleashed_LeadershipPre-order my brand new book, Unleashed Leadership, at a 40% discount before it’s released in October. All pre-orders will be personally signed by me and mailed in the first shipment!

Click here to order

This book has arrived at a great time for you, because no matter what stage of growth you currently occupy, Dan will help you to grow further and faster. He creates positive change with positive psychology, but also creates sustainable results through the mastery of the skills and behaviors required for ongoing success. Make no mistake, this isn’t a “self-help” book. You need Dan’s help, as so many others have. Alan Weiss, author of Million Dollar Consulting

10-year Celebration Professional Growth Opportunities

58842033-Dan+Weedin+%22Unleashed%22-21It’s hard for me to believe. I started my consulting practice in 2005 and here I am 10 years later. Heck, Captain Jack wasn’t even born yet!

While I wasn’t “official” until August of that year, I’m starting a year-long celebration today by introducing several new professional development opportunities for you. As the year moves on, I’m committed to helping all of you advance your careers and businesses, and assure success, sustainability, and significance. Keep an eye out for new opportunities, my re-designed web site, and…

As a precursor to these new programs, I am proud to announce that I’ve entered into a commercial publishing agreement with Kitsap Publishing for my new book Unleashed Leadership. The book is scheduled to be released in September. Over the next few weeks, you will begin to see additional information, including the book’s cover, excerpts, and pre-release purchase opportunities.

Finally thanks to all of you for your part in my 10 years as Toro Consulting, Inc.  To my clients, my business partners and colleagues, and everyone that reads my work or watches me speak….I am grateful.

NEW Opportunities

Unleashed Speaking – If speaking is an integral art of your business, then you’d better assure that you’re really good at it. In fact, being an impressive speaker just may be the most important skill you develop. Speaking to influence requires both art and science. This new program will help speakers become more confident, more competent, more valuable, and more influential. I’ve already added my first participant and it hasn’t even gone live until now! What are you waiting for? Website

The Go to Guy – If you’re a business owner, entrepreneur, or executive, it’s likely that you often feel like a “lone wolf” when making critical decisions for your business. Stop breathing in your own exhaust. I can help you with strategy, decision-making, venting, language, and accountability. This is a unique and exclusive program that is limited to a small number of business leaders. Find out how you can be one of them. Website

Insuring Success Weekly Video Series – Insurance Professionals! Boost your business and career rapidly in only 5 minutes a week. This private weekly video series will help you increase revenue, uncover valuable time, help you retain more clients, and help you attain balance your life. Starts June 2, but early discounts apply. Website

Insuring Success Rock Star Producer Academy – Insurance Agency Owners and Producers!  This is a one-of-a-kind program personally developed by me to help insurance producers and sales professionals improve your success rate in business and life. It’s a day and half full of everything you need to arm yourself to create success and build your book of business. October 15-16 in Seattle. Space is limited to 15 people and I’m already getting inquiries. Register today. Website

The Weedin Assurance Program – I’ve created a Private Insurance Consulting program to offer a unique and value-driven service for select clients only. You will not only be insured, but also assured that you are adequately protecting all you’ve worked so hard to attain and that it’s being done at the most competitive premium available. Space is limited to only a few and there are already clients in it. Learn more – Website


First Members of Unleashed Executive Experience!

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I am pleased to announce that the first three members of the Unleashed Executive Experience are “in the house.” These three executives have made the commitment to unleash their own professional and personal growth, and transferring that on to their companies.

The program is detailed fully here.

This is a unique experience meant to transform business owners and executives to maximize the strengths, skills, and talents of themselves and their organizations. If you own a business, are an executive at a company, and want to take your organization to new heights in 2015, I encourage you to join these three initial members in an incredible journey. The best investment you can make is in yourself. Invest in yourself here and unleash your talent!

© 2014 Dan Weedin. All rights reserved


Extra Points – Bad Coffee

Bad CoffeeDan cooking

Barb and I have a Keurig coffee machine and love it. I’m just a one cup in the morning kind of guy and I add a splash of hazelnut creamer and 3 “alligators” of Hershey’s chocolate syrup for fun. My one daily sinful pleasure.

I normally make my coffee and reheat some Paleo pancakes on weekdays after hitting the gym.  I figure I have to earn the chocolate syrup. We bought the little “adapter” for our machine that allows us to use ground coffee instead of the one-shots. We find that we get better flavor options, we run out less, and it’s substantially less expensive. One day last week, I filled the machine with water, pressed start and anxiously awaited my hot coffee (with chocolate syrup waiting on the counter). I heard a strange gurgling noise and was alarmed to see the results.  The coffee was a murky brown color and looked really unappealing. No coffee smell, no coffee look…yuk. My first thought was, “Great, I broke it.” Then I realized the problem. I forgot to add the ground coffee! What I had was really hot water with a little residue from the prior batch.  Without the grounds, you get no coffee.The same is true with you. If you don’t fill your mind and intellect daily with “grounds,” your results will also be murky and colorless. If you refuse to find ways to learn every day; to be moved every day; to seek help and to offer help each day; and to enjoy life everyday…well then you’ve literally have no coffee to stop and smell! This is an intentional act, just like I have to intentionally add the coffee. It doesn’t happen by accident or osmosis. It happens because you thoughtfully and deliberately seek it out and are open to learn and grow. That’s one of the concepts of being “unleashed.”

Next time your life or career seems dark, murky, and boring, remember to add the grounds and the chocolate!

© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

This week’s quote –

Unleashed Case Study #2 – Open Gates

Just barely over 4 years ago, I was at Alan Weiss’s Mentor Summit in San Francisco at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel overlooking one of the most beautiful cities in theSF View from our room world. Barb had come with me and right after the morning session on that Thursday, I shared with her some information Alan had given us. He was starting a “Master Mentor” program where he would personally train qualified individuals in his community to mentor and coach other consultants, entrepreneurs, and business leaders. Along with the training, the program included lifetime mentoring access to him. This by itself was worth it’s weight in gold because Alan is NOT slowing down. The investment was significant (5 figures), yet the return on that investment appeared to be great. It was an open gate for me. As I sat at the edge, I did what all smart husbands should do…I consulted Barb. (Captain Jack stops to consult no one. That’s why he often gets into trouble, which rarely stops him. He is not risk averse.)

Barb asked me one question, “You mean you haven’t given him your credit card yet?” Uh, no. Remember, smart husband. She pushed the gate open and told me to “get out.” She knew that in every interaction I’d ever had with Alan, the ROI was big. The bigger the investment, the exponentially greater the reward. In the 2 years that followed, I quadrupled that investment. I stopped counting since then, but suffice it to say it was a wise choice to bolt through that gate.

Too many business professionals question the perspicacity in truly investing in themselves. They consider the downside (financial investment) without taking into account the upside (growth, development, income, discretionary time, happiness, new horizons). While I agree that decisions like mine need to be thoughtful (and sometimes discussed with others), it doesn’t take smart people long to make decisions. If you truly believe you will be dramatically improved by bolting through the gate, then do it. There is never a perfect time, and waiting may adversely affect your results.

Food For Thought: You probably use a financial adviser to help you with your investments. Perhaps you have a 401K or some other vehicle meant to increase your portfolio. If you’re like most people, you automatically invest what will amount to thousands of dollars annually into a fund that you truly have no idea what’s in it. You might keep track of it when you get your statements, but your trust your adviser to advise you. Why is that many people are less willing to bet on themselves than on the dollars they invest almost blindly in for their future? The reality is, they are the better bet to make.

You get open gates thrown at you all the time. Sometimes you will even take them. I hear people who proclaim they are gun-shy becasue one of those gates didn’t work out as well as planned. That happens. That should never stop them from trying other gates or else they’ve allowed that one poor gate to stifle them forever. If you keep the concepts of betting on yourself with high upsides and low downsides in mind, then you will grow your professional portfolio at a staggering pace.

© 2014 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

Open Gate Opportunity30 Day Sprint to Success. It’s so brand new it still has that new car smell….

Where Do You Want To Be?

Where do you want to be this time next year? Weedin Place image

I have a few spots available in my coaching program to assure that you get there.

  • Work on rapidly achieving what MUST be accomplished in 2014
  • Accelerate your ability to be influential in your communications
  • Increase your ability to better lead your organization and boost your profitability
  • Enrich your life, your work, and your relationships so that they be in harmony with each other

If you are receiving this and are a current coaching client, we will be discussing these issues on your next call. If you’re not current coaching client, why not? Consider this a an excellent time to accelerate into warp drive for 2014. I have several different coaching plans to consider to fit your individual needs.

Feel free to share with your friends and colleagues. Have them reference your name and when they sign up, I’ll provide you with a complimentary one hour coaching session as my way of saying “thanks!”

Just contact me directly and let’s talk about what will work best for you. You will be glad you did!

“Dan is an amazing coach. He not only guides to me a level of clarity that has been instrumental in achieving my goals, but also provided a role model for what I hope to achieve in my own business. He is charming and funny but also fearless and sharp. I recommend Dan with the utmost confidence.”
~ Stacie Curtis – President – CW Solutions (Millstone Township, NJ)

“I benefit from working with Dan because of his extreme intensity and focus on the direction we are headed. He keeps me focused, accountable, and on task. Dan also looks ahead with optimism. His vision is large, which makes my vision expand. Limits are not in his vocabulary. He emphasizes the fact that the discipline has to come from me and it requires daily commitment to achieve defined goals. Not all coaches are created equal…Dan Weedin is exceptional.”
~ Heidi Jack, Entrepreneur (Seattle, WA)

“Dan keeps his commitments, develops realistic plans and expectations, and he executes – pure and simple. If you are smart enough to see when it is time to seek a fresh, outside perspective and to engage the assistance of a dynamic, enthusiastic and skilled professional, look no further than Dan Weedin.”
~ Darin Puryear, Pacific Northwest Area President – Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance (Bellevue, WA)

© 2013 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

New Development Opportunity from Dan Weedin for 2014 Success


Captain Jack
Captain Jack

Seattle  – January 30-31

Too many people never reach their potential because their own “leash” fetters them and keeps them from maximizing their talent and their life.  The reasons are varied – fear of failure; fear of being judged; don’t know how to start; and personal “baggage” that remain as obstacles in their life. In 2014, it’s time get UNLEASHED!

Everyone has these fears and baggage that keep them from moving forward. Too few have the courage to invest in themselves and get help to accelerate forward. Life is too short. It’s time to unleash your potential.

In conjunction with my new book titled Unleashed: A guide to maximizing you career and enriching your life, I am offering this unique 2-day experience that I promise will change your life forever if you let it.

This experience will help you…

  • Determine what you must accomplish both professionally and personally in 2014
  • Create a realistic game plan for reaching these goals
  • Dramatically improve your confidence to eradicate fear and anxiety
  • Improve skill sets in language, public speaking, and writing
  • Enhance leadership and communication skills
  • Set accountability metrics for the year to assure you follow through
  • Learn how to better prioritize your time
  • Enhance your life-work balance

Space is limited to 12 people to assure that each person attains the maximum value.

The fee is $3,500 before December 31st and  $5,000 afterwards. This fee is easily recouped through increased business, improved self-worth, new skill development, and the reward of attaining what you never thought you would.

Note: A 20% professional discount is available to all current coaching and mentoring clients. A 10% discount is available to all clients that are not currently active.


Discount Code Current Client: W20

Discount Code Client: W10

(It’s okay…I know who you are!)

© 2013 Dan Weedin. All Rights reserved

Leap of Faith – Trusting Sofia

I’m here in Portland for a few days to update my designations. Last night, I went out to meet a couple of my fine colleagues who live in the Rose City. The Sheraton I’m staying at is right by the airport and they suggested a nice restaurant on the other side of the city. No problem…I have a car and I like good food.

As I left the Sheraton parking lot on a dark, cold December evening, I realized I had no idea where I was going, or really where I was. I didn’t know if I was traveling north, south, east, or west. What I did know is that I had Sofia next to me. All I did was listen to her. She told me when to turn right, when to merge left, what sign to look for, and how far away I was. Luckily, she doesn’t tell me what I can or can’t eat!

Without Sofia I may have ended up in Eugene, which for a Husky is bad news. I put my faith and trust in her…the GPS in my iPhone.

I really had no idea how I was getting to where I was going. In the old days, it would have been a debacle. I had no problem taking a leap of faith with Sofia and I ended up successfully reaching my destination.

What about you? When was the last time you took a leap of faith in your business? When did you last make that investment in yourself, create a new product, step outside your comfort zone, or take a wild hair, yet calculated risk?

Standing still is death in business. Sometimes you even get lost or don’t know in which direction you’re heading. You need your own Sofia. You need someone to guide you, inspire you, tell you when you are wrong and when you are right, and get you to your destination successfully. Good coaches and mentors do that in business, just like Sofia does that on the road. Heading into 2013, is your direction in need of a little guidance?

Copyright 2012 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved