Dan Sullivan is an entrepreneur, speaker, business coach and the founder of Strategic Coach. In this episode he shares valuable insights on entrepreneurship, and introduces several skills that all small business owners and entrepreneurs can develop to increase success in business and in life.
Dan Sullivan is founder and president of The Strategic Coach Inc. A visionary, an innovator, and a gifted conceptual thinker, Dan has over 35 years’ experience as a highly regarded speaker, consultant, strategic planner, and coach to entrepreneurial individuals and groups. Dan’s strong belief in and commitment to the power of the entrepreneur is evident in all areas of Strategic Coach® and its successful coaching program, which works to help entrepreneurs reach their full potential in both their business and personal lives.
He is author of over 30 publications, including The Great Crossover, The 21st Century Agent, Creative Destruction, and How The Best Get Better®. He is co-author of The Laws of Lifetime Growth and The Advisor Century.
Dan is married to Babs Smith, his partner in business and in life. They jointly own and operate The Strategic Coach Inc., with offices in Toronto, Chicago, and the U.K. New workshops are also being held in Los Angeles and Vancouver. Dan and Babs reside in Toronto.
David Begin is a client and student of Strategic Coach.
“How do you take action to get results?” – Dan explains how he takes action, and how they use the Kolbeassessment for this purpose. Dan has a high “Quick Start” score. David and Dan discuss their Kolbe scores and how that impacts what they focus on and the people the surround themselves with. David uses Kolbe to help him make hiring decisions at his carwash business.
“Don’t put people in situations where they will fail.” “Don’t put yourself in a situation where you will lose.”
Unique Ability – Dan explains the concept of discovering and focusing on your unique ability, what you are passionate about, and the importance for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
“How are you spending your time?” Dan explains the “ABC” model to help identify the activities that we should focus on as entrepreneurs – what is fascinating and motivating to you.
Would you be able to leave your small business for two weeks without any contact? Dan shares his thoughts on this test of how self-managing your company is.
Dan enjoys 155 “Free Days” each year.
Dan explains the concept of “The 4 Cs” – Commitment, Courage, Capability, Confidence. A valuable skill for all entrepreneurs to develop.