Meet Dan Moriarty
(Senior Executive Trainer)
For years, Dan has developed a reputation as a world-class communicator and interviewer, sitting down to speak with politicians and celebrities ranging from John Kerry and Mitt Romney to Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Lopez, and Danny Boyle.
Dan has spent 20 years working in television and radio, as a host, reporter, interviewer, producer and actor. As a broadcast host, he appeared on several network series, including NHL Cool Shots, Pioneers, American Outback and NASCAR Outdoors. He has also been hired to help professional athletes prepare for interviews with general managers, coaches and the media.
As an actor, he appeared on shows such as Full House, Beverly Hills 90210 and Who’s the Boss. More recently, Dan used his extensive sports and communications background in serving as the Director of Admissions and Marketing at the National Sports Academy. This range of experience allows him to effectively connect and coach teams and senior executives from across industries.
Dan’s work has taken him all over the world, from Israel to the Marshall Islands, and he has conducted interviews while ice-climbing in British Columbia, touring with bull riders across the American West, and chatting with a Paralympian sailor on top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife.
"I didn't want the end of the work week to arrive without sending you this thank you. I thoroughly enjoyed the class on Monday and learned a great deal. You are an incredibly engaging instructor. I've already started employing some of the elements that I learned and look forward to using them on the "big stage". I have taken a number of presentation/public speaking classes throughout my long career and this one was by far the best.” - Marie Laxague Rosecrans, SVP, SMB Marketing, Salesforce
"There have been a few moments during my 12 year career in which I leave a room feeling like a different person in terms of how to approach my work. Today, it was one of those days. You really opened my eyes to a new way of understanding the business, the process, the priorities and the methods. I feel I can do a better job with all the tools you provided.” -Mauricio Pedroza, Host, ESPN Deportes
"Working with Dan was truly inspiring. I got more accomplished in 2 hours working with him than I did in hours of feedback sessions working with others. He has an amazing ability to connect with his customers and draw out the best in them. His insightful feedback and brainstorms really move you along the development journey. He gives 100% and stays focused on you. His sessions are fun, professional and leave you excited for the next one.”-GIOVANNA DOTTORE, SR. MANAGER, MATTEL U.S. RETAIL OPERATIONS
"This is the easiest testimonial I have ever written, hands down. Over the past year working with Dan, he has become a very important person in my life. He is not only my speaking coach but my mentor and friend; someone who pushes me to work harder and have more confidence in myself. I was dreading setting up my first appointment because I do not love public speaking. Within our first hour together, he not only taught me skills I was able to put to immediate use, he made our time together fun and I found myself looking forward to our next session. He coaches in a way that sticks. He’s made me a better speaker, better storyteller and a better leader. I hear him in my head on a daily basis reminding me to use my voice and body language to be a more powerful communicator. Thank you for everything, Dan!” -MEAGHAN FERRALL KESSMAN, VICE PRESIDENT, AUTOMOTIVE, PANDORA