Business and Leadership Consultant
Dan S. Cohen is a Principal with Deloitte Consulting and focuses his consulting activities in the area of large-scale organizational transformation. He developed the Firm’s first Global Change Leadership methodology, leads the Strategic Change Leadership Market Offering and is featured speaker on Harvard’s Global Change Management Center. His primary consulting activity centers on Strategic Change. He has worked with such organizations as Southwest Airlines, The Coca-Cola Company, Shell Oil, Hess, ExxonMobil, Merck, AFLAC, Dell Inc. and Juniper Inc. as well as a number of other major organizations in the technology, consumer business, financial and airlines industries.
Cohen co-authored The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change their Organizations (2002) with change guru, John P. Kotter. In response to a demand for tools and frameworks, Cohen also wrote The Heart of Change Field Guide: Tools and Tactics for Leading Change in our Organization (2005), with a forward by Kotter.
Dan has also lectured at the University of Detroit, Ohio State University, Miami University and Southern Methodist University on organizational behavior. Prior to consulting he worked in the manufacturing, financial and real estate industries for over 15 years in various executive human resource positions. Dan obtained his BA at Adelphi University, MA at University of Detroit and Ph D at Ohio State University.
Dan has been a guest speaker and workshop leader for numerous professional and national/international industrial groups: CIO Magazine’s Annual Conference, SAP South African Conference, World On Line, Human Resource Society of Finland, Kellogg School of Management Leadership Conference, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, McCombs School of Business, Marshall School of Business, Fuqua School of Business, Olin School of Business, Wits University in South Africa as well as Ryerson University in Canada. In addition, Dan has been interviewed on TV (CNBC) and radio (KYW in Philadelphia, Northeast Public Radio, WBIS in Baltimore, Voice of America and Powernomics).
Finally, Dan has made presentations and provided counsel to executives at such organizations as HP, JPMorgan Chase, Monster, Global Health Exchange, Merck, Pfizer, BayCare Health System, Lockheed Martin, Wellpoint, Discovery Channel, HealthSouth, Coors Brewery, Peabody Energy, Department of the Navy, United States Air Force, Royal British Navy, Defense Department of Australia, Industrial College of the Armed Forces National Defense University, National Security Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, Qantas Airlines, SAS Airlines, Telstra, Sosal, Saab Motor Company, Ondeo Nalco, Vodafone, ICI, Discovery Networks, Woori Financial, Korean Exchange Bank, Temasek Management Holdings, Singapore Power, PNB, POSCO, AECL, Bristol City Managers and the Canadian, Australian and British Governments.
In this presentation participants will discover the challenges they will face as they begin the journey to weave a change effort into the fabric of the organization. Participants will see the reason successful change requires Energy, Leadership and Persistence. They will also learn about the impact emotion has on successfully navigating a change effort as well as the key aspects of the 8 Step Change Leadership Framework. Finally, Dan discusses many case studies from The Heart of Change, The Field Guide as well as those he has picked up during his travels around the world talking with organizations about change. Finally, participants gain a better understanding of the behaviors required to successfully navigate the change journey through the insights Dan provides during the presentation.