Dan Clark is founder and CEO of Dan Clark and Associates – an international high performance communications and training firm; University Professor; an Award Winning Athlete who fought his way back from a paralyzing injury that cut short his football career; a New York Times Best Selling Author; Adventurer; Gold Record Songwriter/Recording Artist; and one of the most sought after speakers on the platform today – delivering customized, cutting edge keynote speeches and transformational programs on leadership, building winning teams, relationship selling, and creating a culture of excellence to entry level employees, emerging leaders, and seasoned executives.
Since 1982, Dan has spoken to more than 5 million people, in over 5500 audiences, in all 50 states, in 60 countries, on 6 continents, to clients including 200 of the Fortune 500 companies, Nobel Laureates and world leaders gathered at the ‘Festival of Thinkers’ in Abu Dhabi, NASA, Super Bowl Champions, Million Dollar Round Table, the United Nations World Congress, and to our combat troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, throughout Europe, Korea, Latin America and Africa.
In 2005, Dan was inducted into the National Speakers Hall of Fame, and both Achievers Global and eSpeakers have named Dan one of the Top Ten Speakers in the World.
Dan is a primary contributing author to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and the author of 31 of his own best-selling books, including Puppies for Sale, which was made into a film at Paramount Studios starring Jack Lemmon.
As a master storyteller, Dan has been published in more than 50 million books, in 40 languages worldwide, has appeared on more than 500 TV and radio programs including Oprah and Glenn Beck, and has been the feature article in Mayo Clinic, Entrepreneur, Performance, and Millionaire Magazines.
Clark’s inspiring life includes soaring to the edge of space in a U2 Spy Plane; flying fighter jets with the Air Force Thunderbirds; racing automobiles at Nürburgring and dogsleds in the Arctic; serving on the Olympic Committee and carrying the Olympic Torch in the 2002 Winter Games; serving on the International Board of Governors of Operation Smile; and serving with the Secretary of the Air Force on her National Civic Leaders Board, where Dan has received the United States Distinguished Service Medal and the American Spirit Award – the highest awards given by the Department of the Air Force to a civilian. Most significant, in 2012, Dan was named Utah Father of the year.