“Aside from growing revenue and profitability, managing risk is one of the most important things we can do to create/preserve value for our company.
Dan has helped us to manage our risks over the past few years in a number of ways – first, by helping us identify and quantify the events that might cause disruptions to our operations and/or put the company in jeopardy, and then by guiding us in the development of plans to avoid, mitigate and recover from these events.
Where insurance has been part of the solution, he has helped us by working with our broker to shape the coverages to best suit our needs. For a company like ours that is that not large enough to support a full-time risk manager, putting to use Dan’s experience and efforts on a fractional basis is a great solution; it has certainly worked well for us.”
Gary Tashjian, CEO
Darwin’s Natural Pet Products
“Never in a million years when I contracted with you to help me with business continuity planning and crisis management, did I imagine we would be dealing with a viral pandemic and its effects on us personally, in our businesses, and in our society at large.
Given that we have a complex family business, where we are making a succession transition from my husband — who is also the founder — to me, I knew I had challenges on my hands. In the past ten years our single focus company has expanded within our niche of the equestrian field and developed into four separate business entities within a corporate holding structure. I knew I wanted help from someone who could offer practical, topical suggestions based on experience and knowledge. I also knew I had several possible crisis issues I was likely to face at some point, again both internal and external, and I knew enough to recognize the probability and the need for a valuable perspective and expert guidance. I knew I didn’t want to handle a crisis alone and without expertise.
I knew I needed to really focus on my business continuity plan and you kept gently, but regularly prodding me. You were readily available to use as a sounding board, and your mere presence gave me a sense of confidence and knowledge that I had capable advisers at my side.
And then COVID 19 hit and the world as we knew turned upside down and inside out. We were in the midst of a society-wide shut down and economic disaster. What you provided was perspective, sound advice, and the ability to serve as a resource to me as I figure out how to get my companies, my fabulous teams, and myself to the other side. I know I can also count on you to provide guidance for how to recover and be positioned to recognize and pursue opportunities.
Thank you for being a valuable adviser to The Langer Group.”
Marnye Langer, CFO and Managing Director
The Langer Group
“In working with Dan, I have come to understand the difference between a consultant and a coach. I found that I needed to get to the next level in my position but couldn’t get there by myself.
Dan hasn’t told me how to run my business, he has coached me to understand how to think strategically rather than from a task-oriented mindset that I grew up with.
He has helped me succeed in putting a vision together for our company to push us into the next five years.”
Ken Price, President
Westbay Auto Parts, Inc. (13 stores in the Greater Puget Sound area)
“I’d recommend Dan Weedin to any business owner looking to improve their own leadership skills or to have Dan help one or more of your key staff members to help you stay focused on your company goals without distraction.
Dan is a pro at asking the right questions, presenting appropriate challenges and remaining steadfast in his accountability expectations for the best outcome possible.
He used your goals as the thesis for his regular interactions so every interaction will lead to a positive outcome for the goals set forth at the beginning of the campaign.
I set some very lofty goals and told Dan to make a believer out of me.
He has accomplished in 4 months what I didn’t believe was possible in a full year.”
Lindsey Carnett CEO
Marketing Maven PR
“The results from working with Dan are being able to take ideas and concepts and quickly turning them into action and implementation.”
Dan Ryan, President
Tim Ryan Construction, Inc.
“Just like professional athletes, executives need coaches and trainers to retain, build and improve necessary skills. Dan Weedin provides an important forum for studying and drilling on important leadership skills.
Dan’s energetic approach makes the process fun and highly engaging while providing tangible take-a-ways to put to work immediately.”
Alan Crain, CFO
“As a small business owner, I would (and have) highly recommend Dan to anyone who cares about the well-being of its business and its employees.
The peace of mind of having a plan of action from the likely to the unlikeliest of events is priceless.”
John Ramer, President
Kitsap Garage Door Company