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Dan Waldschmidt

Dan Waldschmidt

An elite ultra-runner and internationally awarded and in demand business strategist. Author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller “Edgy Conversations”.



As a world-champion extreme athlete, Dan enlightens attendees with the bold truth that for an individual or organization to achieve results they’ve never had, they have to do something (or “somethings”) they may have never done before. Dan stresses on the value and options of morning rituals and choosing smart tools to help guarantee outcomes — and understanding the importance of both. Attendees are educated on ways they can execute flawlessly and consistently and the value of preparation.

Attendees leave the experience understanding the strategies Dan uses to empower billion dollar businesses see big wins and feeling as though they’ve been gifted a map to the moon and the rocket to get them there. They’ll take home simple and easily applied skills that allow them to create business-changing breakthrough ideas; moving past outdated conventional wisdom, social peer pressure, and the selfish behaviors that stop them from being high performers.



The same lessons the Spartans of Ancient Greece used to repel the Persians, the global superpower of their day, are the same lessons Alexander the Great used to conquer the known world and are the same lessons you and your team can use to dominate your industry.


What it takes to conquer the world…and build a billion-dollar business:

  • It Takes Outrageous Amounts of Hard Work
  • Make the Choice to Do the Weird Things
  • Use Smart Tools to Guarantee Outcomes
  • Sabotage Your Short-term Cravings
  • Give So Much Value It No Longer Makes Sense
  • You Have to Be Willing to “Embrace the Suck”

Dan Waldschmidt will provide valuable insight to help your team succeed in all areas — personal & professional — because business problems are really people problems.

You may have the edge, but do you have what it takes to stay sharp? Dan speaks to empower attendees with the focus, insight and accountability they need to achieve the consistent results they demand. He shows audiences the very same strategies, tools and methods developed and utilized by “the world’s most unlikely high performers.” His stories of ordinary humans achieving outrageous success will enliven each member of the audience to launch an extraordinary life both personally and professionally.



Dan Waldschmidt has spent his life attempting (and often achieving) the outrageous.  He refuses to accept business as usual – making him an unconventional, yet highly effective, consultant to some of the world’s largest companies.

Having devoted years to studying thousands of the world’s most unlikely high performers, in his talk crafted especially for you, he’ll share stories of ordinary humans achieving outrageous success that will enliven you to launch an extraordinary life.

You’ll leave the experience understanding the strategies Dan uses to empower billion dollar businesses see big wins and feeling as though you’ve been gifted a map to the moon and the rocket to get you there.

He got the usual entry-level sales job right out of college, but then he changed the sales process, boosted revenue $50M, and became CEO by the time he was 25. After expanding offices and driving even more growth over the next few years he would go on to sell that technology company to a much larger competitor, delivering tremendous value to the shareholders.

After founding (and then selling) his technology company, several Fortune 100 companies began to recruit Dan for senior executive level positions. But instead of joining a big company, Dan decided to build a consulting company to provide strategy to the most powerful companies in the world.

Through his advice & coaching he’s helped multinational organizations conquer the world:

  • He overhauled Siemens Medical’s sales process and improved their response rates 5200% in 9 months.
  • He helped Cisco drive faster sales and partner channels than ever before.
  • He supported Oracle’s unprecedented revenue growth in Latin America.
  • He advised Panasonic on how to sell toughbooks to business leaders in Chile.
  • He led Türk Telekom and Turkish Airlines in their global reach for acquisition targets.
  • He has coached senior executives at GE and Abbott Labs, Northrop Grumman, Pfizer, Walmart, McAfee, Wells Fargo, Zebra Technologies and many more.

He shares his insights daily on his popular blog which Dow Jones called ” one of the top sales blogs anywhere in the world.” He has also a popular contributor to Business Insider and has been published in Forbes, INC Magazine, Bloomberg, Yahoo, Vanity Fair, Wall Street Italia and dozens of other popular magazines around the world.

Having devoted years to studying over 1,000 of the world’s most unlikely high performers, he understands exactly what it takes to disrupt an industry, create a new conversation, and drive massive success.

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