Team building and leadership works for sports and business and Dan Comiskey understands how to move back and forth between the two.
Dan spent 13 years in the Canadian Football League and coached more than 40 professional coaches. He is an expert in how to change habits. Dan retired from the CFL in 2010, where he was a perennial all-star and a two time Grey Cup champion.
Dan has co-written The Truth About Success, Enduring Principles of Leadership, My Rules and Professional Coaching.
He is an expert in creating a unified vision, team building, safety and leadership. His heartfelt and inspirational message shows the mindset needed to overcome problems and how survivors become champions.
Dan speaks to creating habits that promote workplace safety and has more than a decade in industrial safety. Numerous organizations seek him as a speaker to improve safety and workplace culture.
The challenges of adversity don’t disappear when you get home safe. The true challenges that people face are in their hearts and minds throughout the day and into the night, no matter where they are, true adversity is part of the human condition.
The question is, what do people have as a resource to deal with the true challenges of their lives. In this keynote Dan addresses the areas of peoples lives where they face true adversity and he unleashes a 3 step plan to win:
1 – Prepare
2 – Absorb
3 – Overcome
The question is not what you will do if the storm comes, it’s what you will do WHEN it comes.
If you are working with people who face adversity in their lives, in their jobs, in their world…
If you need to give your people the power they need to overcome…
They need to hear this passionate, intelligent, powerful keynote so they too can Dig Deep!
You Can Count on Me!
Life is a team game just like football. The margin for error in either game is so small that a step in the wrong direction makes the difference between winning or losing and between living or dying. The other constant in both games is the need for absolute commitment. Everyone must be 100 percent accountable to their team and this commitment is essential for any degree of success.
There are so many distractions affecting your people today. They have access to everything they need at the touch of a button, and that doesn’t even begin to address the distractions coming from every angle.
We know that small choices lead to large consequences over time for ourselves and the world around us. Incremental choices lead to huge outcomes that improve or detract from our lives. Our choices affect more than the person making them. Our choices affect our family and friends, and people we don’t know, in ways we’d never imagine. If you need your team to fight through all the distractions so they can be present in their tasks…
If you want them to fight through the fog to make the right decisions and follow the procedures that will keep them safe…
If you need a commitment from everyone on your team…
Then you need to remind them that everything matters. At the end of the day, everyone has to count on each other and that’s the point!
Power of Habit
Dan poignantly draws you into his world of sports and family to help each of us continue to strive for our passions as we fight through the inevitable challenges that we all face. As we go through these challenges we need to use everything at our disposal to protect ourselves and the ones we love from life altering or ending injuries. One of the biggest weapons that we all have in this journey is the ability to create our own habits.
Dan will explain how small initial changes lead to large unforeseen consequences over time. How? Incremental improvements become habit forming. In fact, they become part of character-building, or they become stumbling blocks.
We can either use the power of habits to help us create a safe work environment and a safe home life or we can choose to ignore the power of these behaviours. If we choose to ignore this power, we could be missing the opportunity for success or life.
If you need your people to grasp the power of their habits…
If you are watching complacency creep into your office or worksite…
Then you need to have Dan introduce them to the Power of Habit!
“Our supervisors were emotionally affected. Dan changed their perspective on coaching safety.”
“Best speech I’ve ever heard, anywhere, any topic.”
“Dan is a powerful speaker. He also has a clear and powerful message. Absolutely outstanding.”
Fima Development Canada Corp.
“Dan was a team leader with our organization for years. He never had any trouble speaking from the front of the room when the need presented itself. He was also a terrific speaker at our corporate breakfasts. I highly recommend Dan as a speaker.”
“Our foremen were very impressed with Dan’s coaching message. Dan is a riveting speaker, and is clearly passionate about safety.”
ACL Construction Ltd
“Dan is a passionate speaker who puts his heart and soul into his presentation. He really cares about people and their welfare, and that comes through loud and clear in his powerful presentation.”
“Dan I would like to thank you for the very moving presentation you put on at Shell Albian Sands. It was very hard to hold back tears in a room full of big tough construction workers. Your passion is very needed in our profession and I think you hit home to a lot of people. My crews were very thankful to sit in on your session also. Keep up the good work. I tried to shake your hand but the line was crowd was too large to get close.”
Shell Albian Sands
Shell projects and technologies
Shell Real Estate
CFL Referees Association
Countless schools across Saskatchewan and Alberta
City of Calgary Water Services
City of Edmonton, Waste Management
County of Stettler
Packers Plus Energy Services
Safety Codes council of Alberta
Standard General Construction
Town of Cochrane