"If there is anything that sums me up," Dan says, "it is that I passionately believe in the potential inside people. Anything that someone else has done, you can do also".
In fundamental terms there is no difference between you and other people − the hardware is all the same − the only thing you need is a key to unlock that latent potential."
In many ways Dan's career has been a quest to find a platform to act as a catalyst for this vision of personal and professional development. As a by product of this search he has gained European and Global direct selling executive experience; he did management and training consultancy to Fortune 500 companies; is an experienced Master Practitioner trainer and facilitator of NLP™ and has outstanding training and public speaking skills.
He launched LEO to be everything that he had learned and everything he had never found.
"Entrepreneurship is the key," Dan, self-employed since 21 years old, explains. "By being in business for yourself you learn everything you need to be successful. It is more fun, more fulfilling and more rewarding".
Most businesses fail, is an adage as old as civilization. LEO was designed to be an entrepreneurship hot-housing environment. Through championing e-learning and training products, LEO associates learn all the skills they need to be successful at their dream business. Through the Business Ownership Award programme they finally gain the seed-capital to start it − with the skills in place, and LEO as a Global partner and mentor, the business model virtually guarantees success.
Dan's most relevant experience is probably when he was a training consultant, starting out of nowhere building a consultancy contributing to some of Europe's most successful companies. Clients included Toyota, DHL, Phillips, Digital Equipment, some of the largest retailers in the UK, banks, professional service firms, and a whole cross section of modern and traditional business.
After being a successful consultant he found himself back in Direct Selling when a UK Telecoms company asked him to join them as European Sales Director. After that he joined one of the largest Chinese companies in the world and ended up as one of six Vice Presidents. Dan was responsible for the 24 countries in Europe, as well as Israel, Canada and USA.
He was pitched to join an entrepreneurial start-up, and from a base of 300 distributors, during the time when he was President the business grew to 13 million accounts through an innovative hybrid of social networking and direct selling. In early 2012, he elected to leave the business to pursue his own vision.
LEO is that vision.
When he is not travelling the world supporting the emerging Global business, he is happily married family man with two sons under the age of ten. Occasionally he finds time to enjoy a couple of classic cars.