Full Potential is Possible


Leadership Strategist, Thinker, Keynote Speaker & Best-Selling Author

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With twenty-five plus years of experience helping leaders and organizations shift to higher levels of employee engagement, productivity, and bottom-line results, Dan Pontefract knows what it takes to make change happen.

Areas of Expertise
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Assessing organizational culture
Leadership development facilitation
Developing leadership models
Executive coaching
Increasing employee engagement
Analyzing productivity gaps
Fostering pervasive learning
Improving collaboration practices
Shifting to flexible work
Defining & enacting purpose
Tactics for better thinking
Sharing a beer or scotch
Online Leadership Courses
Lesson #1: Be Relatable

Be real. Open up. Empathize. Respect others. Show your underbelly.

Lesson #2: Play for Meaning

There is more to leadership than climbing the corporate ladder.

Lesson #3: Stay Present

You can’t manage time; you can only change your present behaviour.

Lesson #4: Remain Curious

To be curious and more engaged is to become a lifelong learner.

Lesson #5: Embrace Change

Change is a constant; your capacity to adapt is what matters.

Lesson #6: Dare to Share

Learning how to impart and request information is a leader’s secret weapon.

Lesson #7: Command Clarity

Leaders who blindly follow are inferior to those who clearly deliver strategy.

Lesson #8: Commit to Balance

Operate from a position of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Lesson #9: Champion Others

Your self-worth as a leader is predicated in your humility and humbleness.

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What Our Clients are Saying

WOW what a talk! I have been inundated with positive feedback from your keynote all weekend. You hit the nail on the head in terms of what’s happening in our organization and your examples really resonated with our group. One of our Execs was really thankful for how you directly tackled the “elephants in our room”. Our SVP couldn’t stop praising you during the reception. Thank you!

Vice President

Dan is a conference organizer’s ideal speaker. Not only did he inspire and energize our group, but he also masterfully adapted his content so it resonated with the audience and our conference theme. As a bonus, Dan is able to nimbly navigate to adjust to a reduced time slot when other speakers went over time without sacrificing the impact of his session.

Director and General Counsel

Dan was excellent. He really took into account our briefing and developed a presentation that was spot on. Everyone enjoyed it. I have read his book now too, quite good.

SVP Communications

Dan, thank you for sharing your wisdom with the professionals within the State of Tennessee – we are better leaders because we learned how to be Open To Think!

Chief Learning Officer

Loved Dan! I think he is the best speaker that I have heard from at the breakfast series. Engaging, relevant, powerful speaker.

Event Attendee

One of the best motivational speakers we have had over the past 21 years.


Thank you for your keynote talk this morning. It was funny and filled with good advice and ideas, and unsurprisingly, the feedback I received was overwhelmingly positive.

Executive Director