Dan Cockerell is a dynamic keynote speaker who inspires audiences to navigate through change situations with preparation and creativity. Helping organizations to improve customer service, recruitment strategies, and work cultures, Dan is a popular speaker on these topics. Joining Disney’s management trainee program in Paris, Dan relocated to the City of Lights in 1992. After five years in management roles, including guest relations and human resources, Dan returned to Florida. For nearly a decade, he accepted successive Vice President positions overseeing large teams throughout the Disney organization.
Why you should book Dan Cockerell for your next event
- Audiences relate to Dan’s authentic message and insightful seminars, which focus on inspiring listeners to learn leadership skills.
- His presentation offers inspiring examples from his successful career with Disney. Audiences take away practical tools and strategies for improving internal cultures and maximizing each contact with a consumer.
- Dan’s book, How’s the Culture in Your Kingdom? offers readers insight into how to prepare for success by creating a dynamic employee culture and maximizing leadership skills.
After a successful career with Walt Disney Company, Dan has launched a consulting career. His impactful speeches bring internal and external stakeholders together to transform work cultures. He travels the globe inspiring audiences to take practical steps to improve business performance.
In 1991, after graduating from Boston University with a B.A. degree in Political Science, Dan worked as a parking attendant at the Disney Epcot Center. By 1992, he’d joined a management trainee program in Paris, where he held various positions managing Disney departments, including human resources and guest relations. Five years later, Dan return to Disney in Florida to accept successive executive roles on the Vice President level.
As Vice President of Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Dan directed teams of more than 12,000 workers and entertained more than 20 million annual guests. During his time overseeing large teams, Dan excelled at improving the work culture and recruiting high-performing talent.
Earning an MBA from Rollins College in 2001, Dan had an opportunity to implement best practices in operational roles with Disney. He also served as a speaker for the Disney Institute. Speaking throughout the world, he inspired attendees to improve internal cultures for major corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.
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