About Dan Coughlin

Dan Coughlin giving the keynote address at the Shell Oil North American Marketing Conference.

Dan Coughlin giving the keynote address at the Shell Oil North American Marketing Conference








In 1998, Dan Coughlin founded The Coughlin Company, Inc., a management consulting firm focused on improving individual and group performance across an organization in a sustainable way.

What He Does

As a management consultant, keynote speaker, executive coach, and seminar leader, he works with executives and managers to increase their effectiveness and significance. Effectiveness means intentionally acting in a purposeful way that improves results in a desired outcome. Significance means making a tremendously positive and lasting impact on a meaningful objective.

His focus is on helping these individuals and groups in the areas of personal effectiveness, leadership, teamwork, productivity, innovation, and branding in order to generate better sustainable, profitable growth for their organizations.

His Clients

His client list includes McDonald’s, Toyota, Marriott, BJC HealthCare, Coca-Cola, GE, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Shell Oil, RE/MAX, Subway, Abbott, Prudential, Boeing, Cisco Systems, American Cancer Society, and the St. Louis Cardinals. Since 1998 he has worked with more than 200 organizations.

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What He Teaches

Dan teaches The Any Person Mindset Management Approach, which is a practical method for improving individual, group, and organizational performance in a sustainable way. It is based on his core belief that any person can make a significant difference in an organization, but no one is born with the necessary traits. These are learned thinking traits.

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His goal is to democratize ideas on how to deliver a great performance in an organization.

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Keynote Speaking

As a keynote speaker, he has made more than 500 presentations to corporate audiences. He does in-depth research on every audience before customizing his presentation to meet their needs.

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Executive Coaching

Dan has invested over 3,500 hours on-site as a management consultant observing and advising executives and managers in a wide variety of business functions and in more than fifty industries.

As an Executive Coach, he has provided more than 3,000 coaching sessions for CEOs, business owners, presidents, vice-presidents, and senior directors in Fortune 500 companies and major privately-owned firms.

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Quoted in USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, The Journal of the American Management Association, and dozens of other publications, Dan Coughlin’s articles have been published in more than 100 trade association publications. He is the author of the book, The Management 500: A High-Octane Formula for Business Success.

Complete Services He Provides

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