Leadership is the ultimate expression of human potential. It is our inherent capacity to create… to unify… to orchestrate around us that which is necessary to achieve the impossible. Leadership is, most simply, the capacity within us all to transform possibility into actuality.
Coaching and Consulting Biography
Daniel is an executive coach and leadership development consultant focused on coaching senior executives and management teams to be more creative, collaborative, and influential. His practical, results-based approach draws on over 20 years experience as an executive coach, management consultant, entrepreneur, and technology specialist. His expertise has been leveraged at top management consulting and professional services firms and across many industries including emergency management, healthcare, pharmaceutical, defense, legal, and telecommunications. He has coached and advised senior leadership at organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial ventures to global consulting firms.
Daniel’s approach supports leaders to better understand both the internal drivers and the broader context for engaging successful leadership behaviors. Working with the client’s most pressing leadership objectives, his coaching supports the ability to better perceive and negotiate complex challenges, communicate effectively, delegate with authority, and to demonstrate resilience and resourcefulness through transition. His wide range of influences include neuroscience, emotional intelligence, Human Givens psychology and a longtime study of martial and meditative arts. The result is a flexible and practical approach to transformation that supports his clients to reveal their most effective, dynamic, and authentic leadership style.
Areas of Expertise
- Leadership Development Program Design and Facilitation
- Executive Presence and Communication
- 360 Feedback and Performance Coaching
- Team Coaching for Performance and Sustainability
- Emotional Intelligence, Resilience, and Well-being
Education and Certifications
Daniel is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and holds a Master’s degree in Health Policy and Management and Certificate in Health Finance and Management from the Johns Hopkins University. He received a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from the Institute for Transformational Leadership at Georgetown University. He also holds a black belt in Aikido and teaches nationally on Aikido principles and their use in executive development to corporate executives.
Daniel is the co-author of The Coaching Companion: Get the Most from Your Coaching Experience with Carylynn Larson.
“Daniel is one of the most thoughtful and thought-provoking individuals I’ve had the privilege to meet. His passion for helping people learn and grow into better versions of themselves comes through in every conversation. Whether in a coaching or consulting context, he brings a depth of knowledge and understanding that comes through in quiet but powerful ways to help his clients develop insights and active changes that have a profound impact on their lives, their work and their organizations. I have both seen his effect on clients and personally experienced the powerful impulse to think more deeply and take purposeful action after spending even a short amount of time with Daniel. I recommend Daniel as a consultant or coach to any leader or person who recognizes that there is untapped potential in themselves or their organizations to do more, and who needs a guide to help find that potential.” – J.C., Washington, DC
“Daniel Sheres brings verve and sensitivity to developing Embodied Leadership Presence through a wonderful use of the principles and somatic practices of Aikido, the unique martial art of compassionate power. He and I have shared co-leadership of seminars in which I have joined other business professionals in experiencing and profiting by his insightful coaching, training and facilitation skills. I heartily recommend his work.” – C.T. Seattle, WA
“Daniel is truly passionate about creating change in the corporate environment through raising the consciousness of the individual. His methodology is not only effective, but innovative and game-changing. He’s redefining what it means to be an executive coach.” – S.S. – Washington, DC
“One of the impressive things about Dan is his ability to break down complex concepts into smaller and manageable pieces so that things don’t sound too complex anymore. He is meticulous, and very careful in his assessments that conversation with him is not wasted with a lot of overused clichés but is thoughtfully delivered with a lot of insight. He is highly knowledgeable, organized, empathetic and tremendously resourceful that a time spent with him is a time well spent. He is one of the first people I reach out to when I need professional advice.” S.K. MD, MPH – Dakar, Senegal
“Outstanding coaching!! Daniel’s direct approach mixed with a generous serving of encouragement was exactly what I needed to overcome my fear of interviewing. It worked!! I was offered the job. I WILL recommend his services to my family, friends and colleagues.” – E.P. Maryland, USA
“I have shared many hours with Daniel Sheres. Listen to him. He communicates so clearly and effectively. If you want to make a major shift in your life, this man will definitely show you how.” –K.P. Geneva, Switzerland
“Dan is an extraordinary coach and leadership development consultant. He has an innate way of getting to the core of limiting beliefs that might be holding you back and guiding you with a new and unique perspective. His approach is easy, effortless, and will create the sustaining success you have been looking for. Dan is a resource that will be utilized for many years to come.” – B.M. California, USA
“Daniel is a pleasure to work with. I admire his intelligence and sensitivity, a rare combination in the business world. As a coach, I have great expectations for his success. He is courageous in his inquiry and committed to his own growth so he can serve his clients. Hiring Daniel to develop yourself or your business is a wise investment.” – A.R. Annapolis, MD