Author Archives: Dan Oestreich

I am a leadership consultant, coach, and trainer. My mission is to be a portal to a better world through the healing, growth, and development of leaders. I believe the biggest challenges we face are self-knowledge and communicating to others with truth and care. My Oestreich Associates website is here.

On ‘Soul Sparks’

I am honored to share my view of ‘soul sparks’ at the request of Jon Mertz of Thin Difference. This is a concept Jon has developed as part of his wonderful new book, Activate Leadership: Aspen Truths to Empower Millennial Leaders. As someone whose life work is devoted to helping others in leadership roles, the […]

Leadership is a Field

I believe leadership is a kind of psychic field where noble acts take place, acts of self-affirmation, trust, love and ethics. When the field is there, the right things occur, the right things come out of our mouths. Our deeds are part of a greater story. When the field is off, we stumble. I was […]

On Fairy Tales

Often we can see someone else — a friend, perhaps — living out their untrue story, and we want to help. The other person says something like… “I’m an outsider — that’s just my nature!” — a story of feeling separate “Whatever room I’m in, I’m the smartest one there!” — also a story of […]

On Cosmology

We are all connected to mystery through our inner worlds. Each of us possesses that subjective interior window. The question is what we have chosen to do with the mystery we find there. Religions mostly attempt to reframe it into an adaptable cosmology convincing enough to spread virally, becoming a shared reality and belief system, […]