Meet Daniel E. Bauer
Hey There ... My name is Daniel E. Bauer and I help school leaders fight isolation and frustration via a leadership community in order to gain clarity and find solutions to their greatest challenges.
If you're anything like me you might feel under-prepared for your current leadership role and most likely you feel isolated - but it doesn't have to be that way.
"Everybody wins when a leader gets better ... Everybody wins when YOU get better."
This statement is profound and it guides the work I do here.
I can help you eliminate your upper level barriers and maximize your impact.
The "Ah-Ha" Moment(s)
Moment 1 ...
"A rising tide lifts all boats" --JFK
Moment 2 ...
In Chicago, I set a goal to host regular dinner parties with local school leaders. My dream was to consistently break bread and discuss school leadership in an authentic way.
I was able to host two dinners over a year and I found myself still hungry …
I was hungry for more depth, authenticity, and consistency.
Recognizing that I needed to connect more often, I searched for a different path. Enter the year 2015, when I was listening to as many podcasts on leadership and entrepreneurship that I could find.
I came across one podcast that interviewed entrepreneurs daily. I learned so much in such a short amount of time, I had my second “Ah-Ha” Moment. I thought to myself …
Why can’t I do this?
And the podcast was born. My goal was to connect with as many expert leaders as I could. Even if no one listened at least I would become a better leader.
[Side note … “Why can’t I …” or “Why can’t we …” are two of the most powerful questions a leader can ask].
200,000 downloads later, I think people are resonating with the message ...
Moment 3 ...
Running masterminds has taken over my life. Nothing is more satisfying. I started in the Spring of 2016 with just 7 principals and grew to 26 clients in the Spring of 2017.
Fun fact … 3 of those 7 founding members became Principals of the Year in their respective district and/or state in 2017.
My third “Ah-Ha” Moment is that many leaders are like me. They are experiencing the WHAT-HOW gap.
The what … they want to get better.
The how … where does one even start?
I fill that gap with the blog, podcast, masterminds, and other development resources.
Leadership can be extremely lonely, but it doesn’t have to be.
This final “Ah-Ha” was so powerful that it has become my life’s mission. I want to connect as many great leaders as possible to exponentially expand their impact and influence while dramatically changing the face of education across the world.
And I want to work with you!
What Makes Daniel E. Bauer Unique?
Great Things Happen When Great People Connect
- What qualities make the best leaders great?
- How do leaders act everyday?
- What actions do leaders take to grow individually?
- How do leaders influence others?
- How do leaders create great places to work for both students and educators?
- How do leaders build emotionally healthy organizations?
- How do leaders honor their staff?
- (and most importantly) What is the purpose of school?
Next Steps ...
- highlight the best resources I have come across
- update readers on the latest blog posts and podcast episodes
- share opportunities to work with me and develop your leadership
Daniel E. Bauer
aka Danny “Sunshine” Bauer