Daniel is the Founder and CEO of Building Champions, Inc. For the past 20-plus years, he has been coaching business leaders to peak levels of performance, profitability and fulfillment. In addition to serving as a CEO Mentor and trusted confidant to high-profile leaders, Daniel is also a sought-after speaker and best-selling author.
Recognized as a highly skilled business executive with more than 40 years of experience in the financial services and technology industries, Dan joined Building Champions in 2014 to help business leaders build stronger teams and become more successful in work and at home. With a passion for excellence born out of his U.S. Military service as a nuclear weapons courier officer, Dan believes leaders are responsible for everything their organizations do, or fail to do.
As Vice President of Content Development, Todd’s primary job is to understand the story and science behind great leadership—and translate it into messages, content, products and presentations that help others improve how they lead themselves, their teams and their organizations well. Prior to joining Building Champions, he served in various marketing and communications roles all focused on delivering compelling messages that drove measurable outcomes.
Jason is an AMGA certified rock and alpine guide with extensive experience guiding climbs everywhere from Red Rock Canyon and the Alaskan Range to Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru. Jason currently serves as the Executive Director for the American Alpine Institute in Bellingham, Washington. He is also a playwright, film critic and outdoor adventure writer.
“People want to know their leader can be vulnerable, but is still leading. It's a critical distinction. . . You are not only showing a human side to your leadership, but you are implicitly giving them permission to fail within boundaries.”
“Success isn’t about avoiding failure. Truly successful people appreciate and understand that failure as a part of the process, something that you prepare for, go through, and learn from.”
In both life and leadership, failure is a given. It’s something we need to always be prepared for, because even our best-laid plans can go awry. Therefore, your success as a leader is often defined not by your ability to avoid failure, but by your ability to embrace it, learn from it and seize the opportunities it brings.
Join us as we hear from rock and alpine guide Jason Martin on how his experiences on the mountain can teach us a thing or two about preparing for failure and handling it well when it inevitably comes our way.
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