“Led me back to a better path!”

Like any great coach, Dana reminds us of the things we know lead to success, but somehow got away from. I'm grateful for the times her message has led me back to a better path! 

— Ryan O., Assistant Vice President and Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor

“Steadfast focus on creating the best work environment!”

Dana understands that success is more than just wills and skills. Leadership has the obligation to create an environment that enables employees to maximize their strengths and talents.  Her steadfast focus on creating the best work environment helps us all be better leaders!  

— Sharon H., Learning Manager at State Farm Insurance Companies

“Desire to see people happier...and more fulfilled in their working lives!”

Watching Dana Vogelmeier share her insights into management and workplace productivity has been both instructive and fun.  I’ve always admired how Dana brings a sense of authenticity and caring into her presentations, and as a member of the audience, I am always both rapt in interest and inspired by her desire to see people happier, more driven, and more fulfilled in their working lives.  Dana brings the audience to her in a very conversational style, as if sitting with her for a coffee.  She has a natural way of helping her listeners re-envision themselves in a safe, honest space.  In that space of security, she then challenges her audience to push themselves to redefine some of the artificial constraints they may or may not be aware of, but which may be holding them back.  With encouragement and enthusiasm, she calls the listener to imagine a better state, and helps them walk the path to a better place.

— Doug S., Senior Statistician at State Farm Insurance Companies

“Dana made me excited to do more in my career!”

Dana inspired me to keep going...she made me think about what I'm doing in college...Dana made me excited to do more in my career...she inspired me to keep going!

— Students from Heartland Community College


“Inspired our students to prepare for the workplace!”

Dana inspired our students to prepare for the workplace in how they speak, act, and dress. She has great information for all employees wanting to succeed!

— Linda L., Associate Director of the Business Technology, Heartland Community College

This was a great conversation and helped me recognize that others experience the same challenges with work/life balance.
Dana was a fantastic presenter and provided a lot of value.
Dana was great!
Lots of information! Would love the PowerPoint!
Dana was AMAZING! Wished we could have spent more time with her and asking her questions.
I could have listened and engaged with questions with her for a longer period of time.
I could have spent the whole morning talking about culture in the workplace. There was not enough time given for this leadership launch.
— Leadership McLean County survey respondents
Working with Dana has brought tremendous value to our organization. During a period of immense change, she took the time to meet with us and truly listened to gain a full understanding of our department’s needs and dynamics. She continued to strategize with us about the best possible message for our newly merged department. Dana used a thoughtful, creative approach to convey the importance of working together and delivering excellence. She challenged our entire team to find passion at work and emphasized continued development. Dana is genuine, relatable, warm, and engaging. She is a true leader and a gifted presenter. It is easy to see that Dana is fully invested in training, and her willingness to go ‘above and beyond’ to help other training professionals reflects her commitment to the field. We very much look forward to continued collaboration in the future!

— Erin Watts Assistant Director of Marketing and Training Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality Illinois State University