Leadership Workshops & Corporate Keynote Speaker


  • Crescent Point Energy Corp.
  • Town of Okotoks
  • Aeromedical EMS
  • City of Leduc
  • Scott Land and Lease
  • Gemini Corp.
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • 6' Music, Productions and Studios
  • Canadian Assn. of Petroleum Land Administrators (CAPLA)
  • Canadian Association of Oil Drilling Contractors (CAODC)
  • Petroleum Services Assn. of Canada (PSAC)
  • BKDI Architects
  • Sun Media
  • Skyline Building Envelope Systems
  • Sunesis Consulting
  • Calgary Catholic School District
  • Economic Development Alberta (EDA)
  • Trico Homes
  • Stuart Olson
  • Samaritan's Purse
  • Kenetic Construction
  • Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB)
  • Canadian Red Cross (Alberta)
  • Sunshine Village Ski Resort

What clients are saying:

"Dan's passion for building stronger teams shows in his energetic delivery and depth of knowledge. He has successfully boiled down years of experience and research into practical and absorbable tools that are great to have in everyone's toolkit."

–Tara Boucher. Manager, Human Resources. Crescent Point Energy Corp.

"We have been fortunate to work with Dan to conduct leadership training for our Senior Management Team. He is a charismatic speaker who keeps his audience actively engaged throughout his sessions with practical, easy to apply strategies. I would highly recommend him to any company looking to improve leadership within their organization."

–Ed Lazdowski, President, Edon Management

"Dan Gaynor has presented Leadership workshops for our management team the past two years. Our Managers rated him as the best presenter we've had. We have not seen our team as engaged as they are during these workshops. We would recommend Dan as a leadership resource for any growing company!"

–Tamara Russell, Human Resources Manager, Scott Land & Lease

"Dan Gaynor has provided our team with relaxed, yet powerful leadership sessions. There is no doubt in my mind that with Dan's assistance, our organization will develop excellent leaders who will inspire our employees to be engaged and to get the most out of their work experience. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Dan in the coming years."

–Elizabeth Osler, Deputy Executive Director & Director, Regulation, Law Society of Alberta

"Dan Gaynor totally surpassed our expectations at the CAPLA Leadership Breakfast in September (2014). The evaluations from our members indicated the highest excellence rating we have ever received on a leadership speaker. Members said Dan was: 'down to earth; inspiring; easy to listen to; he delivered practical advice; and gave us so many take-aways.' I thought that one of our members paid Dan a great tribute with their comment 'Dan's session taught me more than leadership, it taught me how to be a better team member.' We will definitely have him back to do more sessions for us."

–Cathy Miller, CEO, Canadian Assn. of Petroleum Land Administration (CAPLA)

"Dan spoke about leadership during the 2013 Economic Developers Alberta conference in Kananaskis. His presentation was extremely well received. One delegate said he "got goosebumps" when Dan was speaking! As a well-respected authority on leadership, Dan is an experienced dynamic speaker, with many valuable insights and strategies to share."

–Leann Hackman-Carty, Executive Director, Economic Developers Alberta

"While many management consultants can speak to theories of leadership, Dan has been there, in senior executive positions at large organizations. This is what sets him apart - he clearly and effectively presents to all levels in the organization - from the newly hired supervisor to senior executives. What is most impressive is that these leadership principles are truly effective. It has been a real pleasure working with Dan Gaynor."

–Mike Irvine, former CFO & VP Finance, Sunshine Village Corporation

"Dan Gaynor has been a key contributor to the development of both our current leaders and our leaders of tomorrow. Dan's passion for leadership has inspired all of us, including our employees, to develop much stronger employment relationships. His one-on-one coaching has enabled our leaders to better set the direction for our employees and the work they do. Dan's years of experience as a leader have provided us with simple, directly applicable techniques to enhance our leadership skills and achieve results."

–Doug Harrison, P. Eng. Retired Vice President, Stuart Olson Dominion Construction

"The leadership team of the Canadian Red Cross in Alberta found Dan's workshop content to be refreshing, thought-provoking and very realistic in its application to the day to day. It was exactly what our team needed. Dan's style was very approachable and dynamic coupled with great context and personal examples. This workshop was fantastic."

–Jenn McManus, Deputy Provincial Director, Canadian Red Cross

"Without a doubt, there are few people as capable and competent as Dan Gaynor when it comes to improving the culture and organizational effectiveness of any business. His strength in delivering leadership and team development programs is unprecedented."

–Julia Kamula, Executive Vice President of Operations, Central Canada, Sun Media


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"Dan Gaynor has some very special talents. Dan assisted us in 2004 in building stronger, healthier business and personal relationships. He carefully and sensitively researched our partnership issues before starting the group facilitation. His common sense, practical approach was very effective in resolving many difficulties and creating an environment of trust. Is our group more cohesive as a result of Dan`s involvement? Absolutely!"
– Ron Dick, Dick Cook Schulli Chartered Accountants