Dan Clark

  • Award-winning Athlete
  • Author

Dan Clark's story is a metaphor for the challenges any of us face. With humor, sensitivity and candor, he outlines the principles that supported him through the process of change - a process that he now understands is the process of growth.

 
  

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Dan Clark is one of the great teachers of our time and is a world-class talent on taking people from where they are to where they want to be. Having Dan as our closing main platform speaker at MDRT speaks volumes of the high respect we have for this man and his message. Being around Dan increases your personal power, productivity and passion for living.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Dan Clark
  • Marie Hellstrom, Bastad Golfklubb, Sweden, Club Managers Association Of Europe
  • John Winterholler, President/CEO Syntek Global, Inc
  • Kimberly Kovacs, Sr. Mgr, Global Marketing Programs, Cisco Systems
  • Andy Smith, EP Harley Davidson Motorcycles
  • Doug Williams, Coach, U.S. Alpine Ski Team
  • Fisher DeBerry, Legendary National NCAA Coach of the Year
  • Chuck Spencer, President, Washington River Protection Solutions, URS Corporation
  • Jim Tunney PhD, CPAE, Cavett Award Winner
  • Nathan Ricks, One Team Global, NuSkin
  • Beth Kitchen, Event Coordinator, GNC Stores
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PURE MOTIVATION: TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

It is not enough to say I will do my best. We must succeed at doing that which is necessary. It is critical, therefore, that we get a regular “check up from the neck up” and laugh, think, feel and re-energize. Research shows that we learn more, remember more, commit to more, and more wil ...

 It is not enough to say I will do my best. We must succeed at doing that which is necessary. It is critical, therefore, that we get a regular “check up from the neck up” and laugh, think, feel and re-energize. Research shows that we learn more, remember more, commit to more, and more willingly accept the challenges of change, when we are entertained! 

BUILDING A WINNING TEAM: DOMINATING THE COMPETITION

It’s not all about team – teams lose! It’s about winning! Are you working with a group that is confusing activity with accomplishment, and realizing that the popular concept of “turning me to we” is not improving your organizational performance? Maybe it’s time to ...

 It’s not all about team – teams lose! It’s about winning! Are you working with a group that is confusing activity with accomplishment, and realizing that the popular concept of “turning me to we” is not improving your organizational performance? Maybe it’s time to work with someone who has actually played on, coached, and worked with championship teams. I love to share the Ten Commitments required to identify, attract, develop and retain winners, and teach how to help them continue to make winning personal as a unified well-oiled machine!  

CLOSING SALES / CREATING CUSTOMER DELIGHT: PERFECTING THE LAW OF ATTRACTION

Wealth flows through you, not to you! If price and money become the focus of conversation, it means the presentation is weak and the relationship is non- existent. Anybody can make a presentation. Anyone can serve a customer. Top of the Table professionals have taught me that to close a deal and gen ...

 Wealth flows through you, not to you! If price and money become the focus of conversation, it means the presentation is weak and the relationship is non- existent. Anybody can make a presentation. Anyone can serve a customer. Top of the Table professionals have taught me that to close a deal and generate repeat and referral business, our relationships must connect both on and off task, with a sensitivity that everybody likes to buy, nobody wants to be sold, and everybody likes to do business with a winner! 

LIFE CHANGING LEADERSHIP: TRANSFORMING FROM SUCCESSFUL TO SIGNIFICANT

What if great is not good enough? Great is not always best, it’s only always relevant, depending on what we compare it against. If you could get your hands on the Twelve Highest Laws of the Universe that only game changing leaders and extreme achievers live by, would you be interested? ...

 What if great is not good enough? Great is not always best, it’s only always relevant, depending on what we compare it against. If you could get your hands on the Twelve Highest Laws of the Universe that only game changing leaders and extreme achievers live by, would you be interested?

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Biography

Dan is President/CEO of the international communications and high performance consulting firm, Clark Success Systems, a New York Times Best Selling Author, Award Winning Athlete, University Professor, Adventurer, Journalist, Gold Record Songwriter/Recording Artist, Philanthropist, and one of the most sought after speakers on the platform today!

Described as “a master motivator with an extraordinary intellect,” Dan Clark is leading an international movement to teach leaders and organizations how to transform themselves from successful to significance. While others preach, “think outside the box,” Dan asks, “what if the answers are still in the box?” While successful individuals seek change from the outside in, have an obsession with what’s impressive, focus on fame and fortune, and get what they want, Dan teaches that individuals and organizations who achieve significance seek to become more of who they already are, have an obsession with what’s important, focus on purposes instead of just setting goals, and want what they get.

Having fought his way back from a paralyzing injury that cut short his American football career, Dan’s unique and comprehensive understanding of how to get from where we are to where we want to be, ignited a desire in him to share his revolutionary insights with the world.

Consequently, in 1982, Dan was sponsored into the National Speakers Association by world renowned motivational teacher Zig Ziglar, and has since spoken to over 4,500 audiences, to millions of people in all 50 states, in 50 countries, having been invited to share his innovative and counter-intuitive views on Significance, leadership, resiliency, increasing productivity, building team unity, and exceeding internal and external customer expectations with many of the world’s most significant organizations including Apple, NASA, Super Bowl Champions, Million Dollar Round Table, Honeywell, Marriott Hotels, Delta Airlines, Troon Golf, and the staff at Mayo Clinic.

On July 11, 2005, Dan was one of five elected inductees into the National Speakers Association Speakers Hall of Fame. Since its inception in 1977, only 195 professional or celebrity speakers have become Hall of Fame members including Ronald Reagan, Colin Powell, Zig Ziglar, Earl Nightingale, Art Linkletter, Norman Vincent Peale, Art Berg, and Keith Harrell. Hall of Fame inductees are selected for their mastery in seven areas for speaking excellence: Originality of Material; Uniqueness of Style; Experience; Delivery Technique; Client and Peer Image; Reputation and Professional Integrity; and Ability to Relate to their Audiences.

In 1987, prior to his induction into the Speakers Hall of Fame, Dan was the youngest ever to earn The Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, conferred by the National Speakers Association and the International Federation for Professional Speakers, onto candidates who go through a five-year process where they must receive excellent ratings from past clients on performance evaluations; document that they have served a wide variety of at least 100 clients; take part in ongoing education; submit testimonial letters from their clients; and provide samples of their promotional materials.

Over a twenty-five year period, wherein they hired 250 of the most popular speakers/celebrities/authors on the planet, through a compilation of audience evaluations and a strict set of performance criterion which included requests for multiple return engagements, Achievers North America and Achievers Europe unanimously named Dan one of the Top Ten Speakers In The World!

Dan has also had the honor of presenting his ideas at the Festival of Thinkers in Abu Dhabi, UAE, to the general assembly of the United Nations World Congress, to the senior leadership of the United States military, and to U.S./Coalition combat troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa.

As a prolific writer, Dan is a New York Times Best Selling Author of 20 books, and a primary contributing author to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, where he has been published in more than 40 million books in 40 languages worldwide. Dan’s story “Puppies for Sale” was made into an award winning film at Paramount Studios starring Jack Lemmon. Dan is also a Gold Record winning songwriter and a journalist who has interviewed many of the most famous movie, sports and music celebrities on the planet.

As an adventurer, Dan has soared to the edge of space in a U2 Spy Plane, flown fighter jets with the Air Force Thunderbirds, flown over Baghdad at 100 feet, and 100 mph in a Black Hawk helicopter, raced automobiles at Nurburgring, raced dog sleds in the arctic (spending the night in an igloo at 60 degrees below zero), won an “America’s Cup Class” sailboat race in the Pacific, and carried the Olympic Torch in the 2002 Winter Games.

As a philanthropic patriot, Dan serves on the International Board of Governors of Operation Smile, and with the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force on his National Civic Leaders Board.   

Dan’s inspirational physical and emotional recovery from his football injury launched his speaking and writing careers. With the help of local business leaders Dan created a non-profit organization called “Tomorrows Leaders Youth” and with four friends, presented a 45-minute motivational assembly to several schools in Utah. Although the program was incredibly successful, after just 13 assemblies the group split up to pursue individual goals.

In 1980-81, Dan received a grant from the Utah State Office of Education and Utah State Legislature to speak to over 180 high schools and junior high/middle schools in the state.  In 1982, world-renowned author/speaker, Zig Ziglar, heard Dan speak and sponsored him into the National Speakers Association, who for the next 25 years, served as Dan’s mentor in the art of motivational teaching. With his endorsement, Dan teamed up with Dr. Jim Koeninger and joined Leadership Development Institute, where Dan instantly became the most popular speaker at youth leadership conferences in America. Consequently, Dan was invited by US President Ronald Regan’s wife Nancy into the White House to take her “Just Say No” Positive Choices program to high schools in all 50 states. From 1983 to 1989, Dan spoke to an average of 3 schools and 9,000 students every day, for 150 school days per year. That’s over 3,000 speeches, delivered over a seven-year period, to millions of teenagers, usually in a gymnasium, which incidentally, always ended in a standing ovation.

With a highly practiced, polished and finely tuned ability to deeply connect and engage with his audiences, Dan made the transition from the educational market to speaking in the international corporate world in 1989, and has since delivered at least 150 speeches annually to ten’s of thousands of attendees at business, trade association, and government agency meetings every year.