Leadership Workshops & Corporate Keynote Speaker

About Dan Gaynor

For as long as I can recall, I have had a passion for building high performance teams through skillful leadership. I entered the workforce by following my father's footsteps into the newspaper business as an advertising sales rep. My first leadership role was as one of five sales supervisors at a large daily newspaper, leading six sales reps and a sales administrator.

As my career progressed through positions including sales manager, vice president, director of sales at corporate office and then president at two different daily newspapers, I led teams through several challenging situations, including integrations, turnarounds and labour unrest. I have led in non-union and unionized environments. Each time, I appointed the members of my leadership teams with care and then worked tirelessly at helping them become better, more skillful leaders. I believed then as I do now that every team reflects its leadership. As leadership gets better, corporate performance improves. I demonstrated this over and over again.

In 2003 our company was purchased by another and the change in ownership signalled a time for personal change. I left my newspaper career and wrote a book to capture what I had learned through a career in transformational leadership. That same year I formed Gaynor Consulting. As you might imagine, over a decade now of working with a wide variety of clients has only enriched my own leadership development and given me a broader base of experience to draw upon.

I approach my work from the perspective of someone who has lived leadership personally through a wide variety of challenging situations across multiple markets. If you think my work might be a fit, please write or call to learn more.

Dan Gaynor, President, Gaynor Consulting Inc.

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December 2017

Lead Like Scrooge

At this time of year it seems fitting to turn to Dickens with A Christmas Carol for some seasonal leadership inspiration. Let's see what we can learn from one of literature's most well known bosses – Ebenezer Scrooge.  Read More »


The off-site leadership development you have been waiting for and the ideal addition to your leadership curriculum. These affordable and highly acclaimed 1/2 day workshops will equip the members of your leadership team with the practical skills they need to build team performance. Check out the course offerings for Winter 2016 here.   Learn More »


"I came across Dan Gaynor's coaching three years after I took the team leader role. Dan taught me how to lead and grow a team, how to develop talented employees and how to build a good communication network among leaders. My management skills are more solid and I am more confident leading my team."
– Iris Fung, Senior Estimator, Trico Connect.