Daniel founded Building Champions in 1996 to coach business leaders to peak levels of success, profitability and fulfillment.
Full Bio

"We have to be people that embrace change because we have the belief that tomorrow we can be better than who we are today."

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership
  • Business Planning
  • Business Vision
  • Team Development
  • Life Planning
  • Surfing

Daniel Harkavy has been coaching business leaders to peak levels of performance, profitability, and fulfillment for more than twenty-five years. In 1996 he harnessed his passion for coaching leaders and teams to found Building Champions, where he serves as CEO and Executive Coach. Daniel and his team of coaches have worked with thousands of clients and organizations to improve the way they lead and live.

Daniel is a sought after author & speaker, most recently co-authoring Living Forward, a national best seller published in March 2016. Daniel also authored Becoming A Coaching Leader: The Proven Strategy for Building Your Own Team of Champions in April 2007.

As an executive coach and trusted confidant, Daniel works with high profile leaders to improve their leadership, decision making, influence, and overall effectiveness. Daniel's emphatic belief is that self-leadership precedes team leadership, and his goal is to help his clients optimize how they lead themselves first, then focusing on how to best work with their executive teams and all key constituents in their organizations. He engages with clients in many forms including one-on-one executive coaching sessions, executive retreats, speaking engagements and custom experiences.

Some of the clients he has worked with include: Daimler Trucks North America, Nike, Chick-fil-A, Pfizer, Infineum (an ExxonMobil and Shell company), Bank of America, Wells Fargo, MetLife, PrimeLending, US Bank, Northwestern Mutual, Morgan Stanley, Prudential, Merrill Lynch and many others.

He lives in West Linn, Oregon, with his wife and family where he actively serves his community as a leader and member of his church, non-profit boards and mentor to those seeking his leadership advice. In addition to his passion for surfing and snowboarding, Daniel enjoys large family gather ings, farming alongside his llamas and other furry friends, and his John Deere equipment.

Daniel Harkavy

Founder, CEO & Executive Coach