Fun & effective communication training for leaders, managers, and teams

About Us

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Owner & Lead Trainer, Dan Kaplan

As a long-time corporate communications director and mountain-climbing expedition leader, Dan Kaplan has led his share of difficult and important conversations, motivated people in scary situations, gave difficult feedback in a way that was well-received and listened to people’s needs -- all while leading teams to business and real mountaintops. None of this, he says, is as difficult as communicating with his three teenagers and aging parents.

Dan started the Confident Communicator because he believes that anything is possible if we can just learn to talk to each other. His assessments, workshops, and coaching help leaders and teams speak openly, respectfully, and persuasively, when it matters.

Testimonials For The Confident Communicator

  • I’ve been through countless trainings, and Dan makes the material come alive. His programs have had a huge impact on our organization. Our leadership team, VPs, and Directors have all rated him highly and we are seeing real improvements in the way our staff communicates.”

    Pam Meadows VP HR - Chimes International
  • Working with Dan has been both beneficial and enjoyable for our team. He has led us through several workshops to improve communication and trust in such a way that has provided an almost immediate positive impact. I highly recommend Dan’s services; he’ll make your team better and provide an outstanding experience for everyone involved.

    Greg Abel President, Abel Communications
  • I took Dan’s class with my former employer and have to say it affected not only my professional, but also my personal relationships. It really helped me transform a lot of conversations that had been stuck.

    Priya Chatergee Health Insurance Specialist Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


  • Team Communications With The 5 Behaviors of A Cohesive Team

    Whether it’s a production team or a board of directors, teamwork is your greatest competitive advantage. Improve trust, conflict, commitment, accountability, and results with Patrick Lencioni’s proven team-building methodology, combined with our communications improvement content.

  • Management Communications With DiSC®

    New and seasoned managers can deepen their understanding of themselves, their direct reports, and their own managers using the DiSC® model, while learning how their management style influences their approach to decision-making, time management, and problem-solving.

  • Leadership Communications With DiSC® & 5 Behaviors

    Develop and deepen an effective leadership style by understanding how your tendencies influence your effectiveness. The Work of Leaders distills leadership best practices into a simple, compelling process that helps leaders at all levels get immediate results.

  • Improving Workplace Communications With DiSC®

    Build more effective relationships at work. Learn in-depth self-discovery, appreciation for differences in work styles, and communication strategies for successful interactions. Suitable for large groups and company-wide training. Includes DiSC® Workplace Assessment for all participants.