Dan Colman is a Strategy Management Group Senior Associate who is an expert in developing and articulating clear and coherent strategies, integrating and synchronizing the various instruments of leadership power, and leading and managing change for complex organizations in dynamic environments. Dan is sought after for his ability to empower leaders through development and capacity-building initiatives while fostering mission clarity and vivid visions, to drive organizational success and positive impact. That experience and passion drive Dan to partner with individuals, entrepreneurs, managers, and business owners looking to grow their companies, increase their productivity, or develop new strategies for success.

Sacrifice and service underscore Dan’s life, evidenced by over three decades as a decorated Naval Officer protecting America’s interests. He’s been on the front lines confronting terrorism, and piracy, defending critical infrastructure, protecting the environment, and delivering humanitarian and disaster relief. Dan led geographically dispersed teams ranging from just a few to several thousand.

Dan is on the National Small Business Leadership Council (NSBLC), where he represents the interests of small businesses in the United States. He promotes policies and legislation that support the growth and success of small businesses and serves as a resource for small business owners and entrepreneurs by providing information and education about important issues affecting their businesses. As an NSBLC Member, Dan connects small business owners with other resources and organizations that can help them succeed.

Dan is a Balanced Scorecard Professional (BSP), a Key Performance Indicator Professional (KPIP), and an Objective and Key Result Professional (OKRP). He also holds additional certifications in Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous (VUCA) Leadership; Certified Trainer in Systems Thinking, Mapping, and Leadership; Change Management; Wicked Problem-Solving Practitioner; and a Certificate in Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen.

A Jacksonville University graduate, Dan later earned a Master’s degree from the Naval War College with focus areas of complex organizational planning, budgeting, and operations. He went on to earn a second Master’s degree from the National War College with a focus on strategic thinking, strategic leadership, and the application of policy, emphasizing the integration of tools of leadership power.

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