Leadership Workshops & Corporate Keynote Speaker

Executive Coaching

So what makes my work as a leadership / business coach different? With it seems an endless number of coaches available these days, it seems a good question.

My work is grounded in my first hand leadership experience. My 18 year leadership career began as an entry-level Sales Supervisor, progressed through middle management to a Vice President's role at corporate office, and then to president at two major daily newspapers. In my final role as president at The Calgary Herald I led a team of 700 people, resolving a difficult labor situation and taking the newspaper to record earnings. My experience included two successful integrations, as well as several successful turnarounds and performance building efforts.

On the volunteer side I Chaired the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and served on several other community boards. This is the experience I bring to every coaching client, and I am as comfortable working with entry-level leaders as I am with senior executives.

In 2003 the time came to leave my leadership career and draw upon this body of experience to benefit others through Gaynor Consulting. Since then I've worked with a wide variety of clients across diverse industries. If you think this might be just what you are looking for please call or write for an initial meeting to learn more.

Dan Gaynor, President, Gaynor Consulting Inc.


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 »


"We have the privilege of working with Dan as he is helping our Board of Directors gain a better insight into making organizational changes to the Calgary Real Estate Board. Our directors found his breadth of experience and knowledge to be very helpful. He has a direct, common sense approach that is easily understood and that gives our group a higher level of understanding as to what we need to do in moving our organization to a higher level of governance. Dan's practical approach in dealing with our issues has helped us assimilate the changes we need to incorporate. He is a very credible management consultant whose passion for his work gives his message more clarity and impact. Dan continues to work with the Calgary Real Estate Board directors and senior management team as we continue pursuing our goal of best practices in good governance."
– Ron Esch, CEO, Calgary Real Estate Board