Dan’s spent his life attempting (and often achieving) the outrageous. He refuses to accept business as usual— making him an unconventional, yet highly effective, consultant to some of the world’s largest companies.

Dan Waldschmidt will provide valuable insight to help attendees succeed in all areas—personal & professional—because business problems are really people problems.


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.

What Audiences Learn

The four principles of “EDGY”:

  • Extreme Behavior – expand your perception of possibility
  • Disciplined Activity – execute flawlessly and consistently
  • Giving Mindset – stop trading, start giving
  • (Y)Human Strategy – emotional intelligence regulates success


Your organization has already achieved some impressive metrics. But you’ve realized that to get to where you want to be, that’s not going to be good enough. You understand that for your organization to achieve results you’ve never had, you have to do something (or “somethings”) you’ve never done before.

What Audiences Learn

That’s where Dan comes in. He’ll present 28 epic ideas including these:

  • How to Craft a Winning Strategy
  • Developing a Culture of Champions
  • Why Battles Are Won on the Training Ground, not the Battlefield (the value of preparation)
  • Why Hard Work Works (and how to work hard)


Driving outrageous performance is less about the tools you use and the training you offer than the environment you create to inspire super-human performance. The hard truth about business performance is that most of our training efforts are a waste of time and have almost no impact at all on long-term growth. Leaders teach new skills but fail to cultivate an environment where employees develop the will to apply what they learn and exceed expectations.

What Audiences Learn

7 Proven Strategies to Empower Outrageous Results from Ordinary Individuals:

  • Perception of effort
  • Living fit
  • Importance of Morning Rituals
  • Using Smart Tools
  • “Awesome” is a tangible business goal
  • Gratitude is a habit not an emotion
  • Possibility is just someone’s opinion


Dan Waldschmidt shares the secrets of his world-renowned consulting firm in such a way that you’ll leave breathless—but inspired to create your own outrageous success story.

What Audiences Learn

If you want total world domination in your industry, your organization needs to follow a few unconventional ideas.

  • The value of local relationships in the global battle for industry domination
  • Why “trial balloons” will always burst -- and leave your whole company in shambles
  • What to do when you (and your firm) don’t know what to do


Drawing on over a decade and a half of massive scaling both startups and Fortune 500 firms, Dan Waldschmidt shares 21 ideas to help you achieve the same level of success—everything from smothering your customers to using your humanity to your advantage.

What Audiences Learn

The hard truth about massive sales success is that conventional strategies no longer work.

  • Why empathy is everything
  • Honesty is more than just telling the truth (it’s about recognizing when a win was just plain luck)
  • How giving it all away can be a successful sales strategy


Working with the largest organizations around the world, Dan Waldschmidt understands the keys to unlocking breakthrough success. He works with firms in over 30 different verticals in 13 different countries to market, message, and scale massive growth efforts across the enterprise. The secrets he’s learned and that he’ll share have increased response rates by 520x and generated 900% revenue growth - and will help you drive the success you’ve been yearning for.

What Audiences Learn

Common strategies lead to common outcomes. Learn how to become extraordinary.

  • How to deal with stupid people
  • Framing up the message regardless of communication platform
  • Emotions matter. Even when you think they don’t.


The same lessons the Spartans of Ancient Greece used to repel the Persians, the global superpower of their day, are the same lessons Alexander the Great used to conquer the known world...and are the same lessons you & your team can use to dominate your industry.

What Audiences Learn

What it takes to conquer the world... and build a billion-dollar business:

  • It Takes Outrageous Amounts of Hard Work
  • Make the Choice to Do the Weird Thing
  • Use Smart Tools to Guarantee Outcomes
  • Sabotage Your Short-term Cravings
  • Give So Much Value It No Longer Makes Sense
  • You Have to Be Willing to “Embrace the Suck”

Dan speaks to empower attendees with the focus, insight, and accountability they need to achieve the consistent results they demand by deploying the very same strategies, tools, and methods developed and utilized by "the world’s most unlikely high performers". His stories of ordinary humans achieving outrageous success will enliven each member of the audience to launch an extraordinary life of their own.

Dan’s the EDGY business strategist who is called by these leaders when nothing else is working – solving problems and delivering radical results in more than 14 countries across 30 different business verticals.



Here Are Just A Few

  • "Dan is an electrifying speaker that will leave your audience engaged, energized and enthusiastic. If you want to sharpen your team's edge, Dan's brilliant ideas will do the job in spades. He speaks from experience, he lives on the edge, and he loves to see people win beyond their imagination."

    - Gerhard Gschwandtner, CEO SellingPower
  • "Dan was incredible! He was entertaining, motivational, and he connects his stories to thoughtful and actionable takeaways that the audience valued. After his keynote there was a huge line to meet him and get his book signed. In fact, the audience raved about him so much we called him back and asked him to keynote our next event too! We have hosted hundreds of speakers through the years and Dan was the highest rated we have ever had.”

    - Jared Hamilton, CEO Driving Sales

Add “EDGY Conversations: How Ordinary People Can Achieve Outrageous Success” to the list of classic motivational books. Then read it.

I was moved and stirred from cover to cover. “EDGY Conversations” is a mirror that reflects the stuff we all hide inside, the things that trap us from achieving success.

“EDGY Conversations” is the stuff that works.

Whether you’re a kid from the projects with outrageous dreams of sales success like I was, an executive or coach leading a team as I did, or a teacher trying to motivate students and instructors like my wife Sally, “EDGY Conversations” offers you a way to achieve outrageous results.

- Gary S. Hart


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