Co-Creating Organisational Transformation

Dan Holden

North America

Dan Holden Partners & Associates - Acumen Global Partners

Dan Holden has worked in executive and team development for over 30 years. He serves on the Executive MBA staff at the University of Notre Dame, where he was awarded the school’s Inspiring Educator of the Year Award.


Dan has worked with the Center for Creative Leadership, and with Elsie Y. Cross Associates, Inc. on issues of diversity and culture change. He is the author of Lost Between Lives–Finding Your Light When the World Goes Dark (2004). He has authored several articles, including Diversity Unraveled and The Forgotten Self—Executive Development in the 21st Century, which appear in Industrial Management. His most recent articles can all be downloaded from his website: The Missing Ingredient in Organizational Change-Leadership Transformation; Team Development: A Search for Elegance; and Leadership Doorways—A Different Kind of Dialogue. Dan’s work has been integral in projects for: Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Wachovia, DANA Corporation, Shell Oil, Ford Motor Company, Bon Secours Health System, Northeast Utilities Nuclear Power Division, Sodexo, Exempla Health Systems, AT&T Bell Labs, NASA and PWC Australia.

He works at the intersection where personal mastery, executive development and organizational transformation meet. Dan facilitates leadership workshops and has an executive coaching practice with clients around the world. His affiliations include senior consultant roles with The Leadership Circle and The Full Circle Group. In the press of relentless change, complexity and uncertainty, Dan’s work helps leadership teams find and skillfully navigate through essential conversations– beyond problem solving, posturing and blaming—such that their agenda moves forward in expansive, inclusive ways. The result: greater performance with less effort.


Dan earned a BA in Psychology (summa cum laude) from the State University of New York at Geneseo, and a MS Ed. from Niagara University. An outdoor enthusiast, avid motorcyclist and sports car driver and an ex-military paratrooper, He speaks, writes and coaches from the solid foundation of someone who has walked through the fire.