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Dan Waldschmidt
No-nonsense, Tough Love, In-your-face, Brutally Honest, Champion-grade Awesomeness.
It's Not An Event, It's An Experience.

Dan Waldschmidt Inspires!

Dan Waldschmidt Talking Business Success

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Dan has spent thousands of hours studying more than 1,000 unlikely high performers.

The stories he will share with you will leave you spellbound — and motivated to create an outrageous success story of your own.

Using powerful examples of real world triumph, Dan will share the defining qualities that drive ordinary people to achieve outrageous success regardless of the odds stacked against them — extreme behavior, disciplined activity, a giving mindset, and a human strategy.

You'll walk away from this experience with the exact same strategies that Dan uses to empower billion dollar companies to beat their competitors at the game of business. He calls it EDGY. You might just call it "being awesome."



Dan Waldschmidt doesn't just talk about success. He's obsessed with it. As a champion ultra-runner and elite strategist to business leaders across the world, Dan pushes the limits of high performance in everything that he does. Whether it is helping a Fortune 100 business grow an emerging business unit by 1,000% year-over-year or showing a new work-from-home entrepreneur how to drive radical progress with limited resources—Dan uses every ounce of his energy to build winners. He calls it "EDGY". You might call it "that thing I knew I needed but couldn't put into words".

He has fought depression (and MMA), spearheaded his own multi-million dollar company turnaround, and writes a popular blog that over 30 million people around the world read. If you care about these sort of things, The Wall Street Journal praised his writing as one of the most influential sales and business blogs. His insights have been published in Business Insider, Forbes, Vanity Fair, CNBC and countless other news, radio, podcast, and TV outlets.

You're probably reading Dan's bio right now because someone shared one of his articles or told you that he should speak at your next event. Right? So reach out. Say "hey". If you want to be awesome, he wants to help you.

Whether it is a 45-minute keynote as part of your company's annual sales kick-off or a 3-hour working session with your senior leadership team at a retreat, Dan will inspire you to think differently—and be awesome.

Dan Waldschmidt book


That is my own personal battle cry. It is the common theme in everything I do (and trust me – it is a lot).
What is EDGY? Four letters. Four timeless attitudes for breakthrough business growth. Extreme behavior. Disciplined activity. Giving mindset. Y(h)uman strategy. Regardless of your business, your goals, your industry, or the specific challenges in your way, EDGY is your key to turning things around. It's your roadmap. Your ideology. Your war plan.
Whether you are just dipping your toe into EDGY or you have already done a full on cannonball to embrace it, there are many corners of the EDGY universe to explore. Check out all the different areas you can play in below. From the book to my consulting practice, you can explore the EDGY mantra from several different angles.
Remember, be awesome.

Edgy Conversations – The Book

EDGY Conversations is a gut-wrenchingly honest, no-holds-barred discussion about confronting and fixing the beliefs and behaviors that limit your ability to be amazing. It tackles head-on the uncomfortable yet powerful truth that pain, fear and love – yes, love – have a huge impact on success. EDGY is how ordinary people become extraordinary.
EDGY is how a master chef, a World War II veteran, a 15-year-old girl, a homeless retired paramedic, an Australian potato farmer and a shoe executive became amazing, did the unthinkable and forever changed their corner of the world.
And EDGY is how you can achieve outrageous success, regardless of who or where you are in life right now. You don't need another book on success. You just need to be more EDGY. Order a copy now!



Using the 1,000+ stories and case studies that he researched when writing his best-selling book, EDGY Conversations. Dan will captivate you with stories about the small city who stood up against the greatest king who had ever lived, how to run 100 miles when you're too tired to move, and how smart companies make millions more by being more valuable. No bullet points. No theories. No boring Powerpoints. Real talk from a guy who has helped the biggest companies in the world dominate their industry. Now it's time for you to do the exact same thing.

There are 6 key lessons that all high performers in business, math, sports, science, and politics have learned to get to that point in their life and career. In our time together we'll explore:

  • The superpower of outworking everyone else around you
  • Why being weird is essential to massive long terms progress
  • How to use the right technology to get what you want
  • Why you should say "NO" more often to yourself
  • How to be so valuable people can't live without you
  • The toughness you need to develop to stay focused

Whether it is a 45-minute keynote as part of your company's annual sales kick-off or a 3-hour working session with your senior leadership team at a retreat, Dan will inspire you to think differently—and be awesome.


What if success were predictable? Almost automatic? Driving epic performance is less about the tools and training you offer than the environment you create.

Dan shares 7 key strategies to empower outrageous results from ordinary individuals. It's an eye-opening discussion about being the best, self-improvement, and candor.

  • How your team's perception of effort enables everyone to exceed expectations
  • How living fit makes your team powerful and prepared for being awesome
  • How a focused morning ritual can guarantee everyone stays successful
  • How using smart tools can help your team work smarter and harder
  • How to make "awesome" a tangible business goal that translates into results
  • How a mindset of gratitude infuses energy into your daily conquest
  • How to reset your perception of what's possible to push beyond mediocrity

This is an inspiring discussion for senior leaders and associations who need to generate high performance out of themselves, their team, their company, or their members.

Learn 7 proven strategies shared by Dan and employed by unlikely Olympic champions, billion dollar business startups, and industry juggernaut


Ultimately, success is not about what you do.It's about how you think. How you approach problems, how you fundamentally see the world determines your outcome.

Dan shares 4 keys lessons for breakthrough he has brought to the biggest companies in the world. It's a hard hitting discussion about perspective, possibility, and achievement.

  • How to expand your perception of possibility in order to overcome obstacles
  • How to execute flawlessly and consistently in spite of factors that are out of your control
  • How to harness the power of being valuable to make people feel awesome
  • How to build emotional intelligence that drives results that aren't based on existing logic

This is a powerful discussion for senior leader retreats, company-wide events, kickoff meetings, and any audience you want to perform at an elite level.

The EDGY philosophy lends itself to solving life problems in all areas. It makes your audience better at what they're already good at and it provides an inspiring roadmap of how to continue to be even better.
• Growing sales with less complexity
• Empowering teams to exceed expectations
• Achieving fitness physically, mentally, & financially
• Leadership that motivates people to be better

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