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Dana Kaland

Dana Kaland


My goal is simple. I strive to make the world a better place– by making a positive difference in the workplace. My work is not a job, it’s a calling.
A seasoned coach, team builder, facilitator and advisor, Dana has worked for over 25 years with organizations of all sizes, from Fortune 100 companies to small and midsize companies. She founded Partnerships In Change fueled by a mission to create more empowering and successful companies through transformational leadership and inspiring teamwork. Dana’s clients represent healthcare, technology, manufacturing, financial services, entertainment, government, and education. Her clients have described her as bold, courageous, compassionate and insightful.
Guided by research, driven by values and powered by passion, Dana’s knowledge, experience and instincts inspire leaders to discover their unique and authentic style and to build engaged powerful teams. Dana’s coaching is grounded in respect and curiosity, authenticity and accountability.
Dana’s passion for being a learning catalyst began in her role as the Director of Learning and Development for a Fortune 500 Global Technology Company where she orchestrated and facilitated the design and delivery of innovative leadership development programs. Her proven success led her to found Partnerships In Change in 1990 ~ a consulting firm with a mission to inform inspire and transform leadership and teamwork.
Dana is a certified and accredited facilitator of The Five Behaviors of a Team, Everything DiSC, and several 360-degree assessments. She holds a BA and a MA in Communication from SDSU and has served as adjunct faculty for Human Resource Management Program at San Diego State University

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