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THRUUE Founder and CEO Daniel Forrester has spoken at many events and organizations, sharing THRUUE’s values and inspiring change. He believes that successful organizations not only consider incremental change but are also prepared for dramatic change. He believes that great leaders harness the power of reflective thinking by addressing the hard questions before taking action. And he believes that you can achieve more and go further when you slow down, reflect, and take the time you need to get your big ideas right.

Described as a “change agent,” Daniel teaches leaders and organizations how to become greater than the sum of their individual parts, a key tenant of his vision to help purpose-driven for-profit and not-for-profit organizations reach their full potential.


In his experience as a top-level management consultant, Daniel has often witnessed successful business tactics fail because of thoughtless leaders or weak company cultures. Recognizing the significance of think time, he wrote Consider: Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking in Your Organization (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) to elucidate the importance of reflecting before acting. Consider has been celebrated as a top nonfiction title and a must-read for business leaders and employees alike. Daniel’s powerful writing reflects his ability to distill the essence of a problem and offer solutions that will work for the long term.


We had the pleasure of hosting Daniel Forrester as a plenary speaker at our 2014 BoardSource Leadership Forum. He was thoughtful and funny as he challenged our audience of nonprofit leaders to think deeply and bring intention and focus to all that we do. It set the tone for the rest of the conference and could not have been a more perfect start.
-Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource


Speaking Engagements


Daniel’s counter-cultural views on multitasking and leading from a place of reflection have earned him speaking engagements at:

  • 2014 BoardSource Leadership Forum (Right)
  • Skillsoft
  • The Brookings Institution
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • The Office of Personnel Management’s Leadership Development Courses
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Rochester
  • Plain Talk 2013

Speaking Expertise

Daniel’s areas of speaking expertise include:

  • Leadership
  • Organizational Transformation
  • Reflective Thinking
  • Organizational Design
  • Strategy and Strategic Planning
  • Program Management


The Power of Reflective Thinking
Harness the power of reflective thinking to succinctly describe your organization’s purpose, refine or establish your vision, and pave the way for innovation and leadership in your industry.

Framing and Reimagining What An Organization Is
Getting the big ideas right is the primary job of leadership, and it’s more important than ever in today’s competitive world. Learn how to accurately frame, nurture, and manage these ideas so your organization remains relevant and successful.

Become Greater Than The Sum of Your Individual Parts
Leaders and leadership boards often can’t reach a collective impact greater than the sum of their individual parts. Learn to remove silos and become high preforming.

High-Performance Cultures and Why They Matter
High-performance cultures act as unified systems with clear alignment across organizations. Learn to be a better leader by focusing on the collective performance of the people you manage or the team you work with.

And Much More!


Daniel delivers the Opening Plenary Address at the 2014 BoardSource Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C.

Daniel delivers the Keynote Address at the Next Generation of Government Training Summit, August 2011.

For more information and to schedule Daniel for your next event, email or call 1-866-602-9711.

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