Dan Collins

How do your colleagues describe you?

Dan is a calm and focused leader with a dry sense of humor. He wears a lot of organizational hats, isn’t afraid to help wherever needed, and likes to wear fun socks.

Why do you do what you do?

I serve through leadership because I enjoy the healthy interaction of diverse leadership communities. Healthy businesses and organizations enrich the communities where they live and work.

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the two, the leader must become a servant and a debtor.” -Max DePree


Dan Collins has hands-on and academic training in leadership and entrepreneurship. He launched a successful small business in the Portland metro area, worked in a multinational organization with 400+ employees in over seventy countries, built a micro-business and community development non-profit in South America, and adjuncts with Bushnell University in the Masters of Leadership program.

With over twenty years of experience in for-profit, non-profit, and educational environments, Dan has developed a deep organizational leadership skill set. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon and Regent University with a PhD in organizational leadership. Dan is bilingual (English/Spanish) and specializes in executive leadership, team culture and climate, entrepreneurship and change management, human resource systems, and cross-cultural dynamics.