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: A Postscript

The concept of “soul sparks” comes from Jon Mertz’s great new book, Activate Leadership: Aspen Truths to Empower Millennial Leaders. Jon defines soul sparks this way: “Soul sparks are those small ignitions of inspiration that fan into big changes, new directions, or fresh works. They come from deep down inside.” At his request, I’m honored […]

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 […]