Don helps business leaders be more effective, intentional and self-aware. His approach is grounded in a 35-year mindfulness practice he began as a young college graduate. For 10 years he lived a spartan life, traveling the globe teaching mindfulness techniques, and eventually returning to the United States to move into a leadership role with Elan Vital, the sponsoring organization.
Now Don has over 25 years of business and sales leadership, consulting, speaking and facilitation experience in the performance improvement industry. He has led business units, sales teams, sold and delivered many leadership development projects to major US based global organizations and has provided coaching and leadership development to leaders and teams at Google, Microsoft, You Tube, The Boston Consulting Group, Owens Illinois, The Jamaican Ministry of Defense, The US Federal Court System and many other companies across the globe. Don is a dynamic facilitator, bringing his business and leadership experience into the work he does in the classroom and into his coaching practice.
He was recently the Director of Sales for Insights Learning & Development, leading the US based sales team to record growth over the past 5 years. Prior to joining Insights Don was a principal consultant with Axialent, an Argentine based consulting firm, doing culture alignment, executive coaching and leadership development. He worked extensively with Fred Kofman, Carolyn Taylor and Sharon Ting, all thought leaders in their respective fields of consulting, culture development and coaching.
He is certified in a variety of leadership and management programs and has extensive experience with psychometrics. Don is a competitive singles tennis player, loves cooking and writes, records and plays music. He lives in the Philadelphia area.