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Keynote Appearances


  • Work-Life Bloom
  • Open Leadership
  • Purpose & Meaning
  • Collaborative Culture
  • Employee Experience
  • Remote & Hybrid Work
  • Creative & Critical Thinking
  • Organizational Learning


  • Leadership Conferences
  • Association Conferences / Annuals
  • HR / People & Culture / CHRO
  • IT / Technology / CIO
  • C-Suite / Boards
  • Learning / CLO / Education
  • High Potential / High Performer
  • Offsites & Team Building
  • Strategic Planning
  • Virtual / Online Events

Upcoming Public Events

  • APQC Conference (April 20 – Houston)
  • TCFOE (May 3 – San Luis Obispo)
  • ATD International Conference (May 23 – San Diego)
  • Private events are unlisted

Download Dan’s Speaker Sheets

If you’re looking for a concise, one-page overview of Dan and what he can bring to your event as a keynote speaker, here it is:

Download the One-Page Speaker Overview of Dan Pontefract in PDF format (seriously, one page only of goodness)

But, if you want a little more detail, go ahead and download a more detailed document that outlines what to expect, and why you would use him at your event – face-to-face or virtual:

Download Dan’s Speaker Overview document in PDF format


KEYNOTES (Virtual or F2F)

Dan is asked to deliver roughly 50 keynotes every year based on his books, research, and 25 years of experience. Every talk is tailored to the audience, ranging from 15 to 90 minutes. And yes, virtual keynotes are one of his specialties.

Check out how interactive Dan’s virtual keynotes are with the audience. (A customized Star Trek theme – for real!)



How to Nurture Your Team So They Can Flourish: Work-Life Bloom

The Keys to Being a Truly Caring Leader

Purpose Fuels People: Why a Meaningful Role & Purpose-Driven Organization Matters

Collaborative Cultures are How Organizations Need To Operate

We are Losing the Ability to Think and What to Do About It


Dan is deeply honoured to have been asked to deliver four different TEDx Talks. Each of them has targeted a specific audience, yet in totality, they tell a story about Dan’s passion: helping people reach their full potential. You can watch each of them below.


Inc. named him one of the top 100 leadership speakers.

Download Dan’s Speaker Overview document in PDF format that outlines what to expect, and why you would use him at your event.




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What others are saying

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

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

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


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

Event Attendee

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

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

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