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Dan Sakimoto

Senior Consultant, International Thought Leader Network

Dan_Sakimoto_headshot_2010A highly regarded training facilitator and public speaker with over 25 years of experience in the learning and development field, Dan Sakimoto has established an impressive record of accomplishments in such areas as workshop and webinar facilitation, needs assessment, management development, instructional design, and on-the-job training programs.

Before his affiliation with the International Thought Leader Network, Dan served nearly eight years as Vice President, Employee Development for Alliant Insurance Services, a prominent commercial insurance agency. Prior to that, he spent 12 years with the Strategic HR Services consulting firm, serving as its Senior Training Consultant. Dan has also held senior-level training positions with such high-profile companies as the Koll Company, Burlington Air Express, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hunt-Wesson, Inc., Taco Bell and Disneyland.

Dan has developed and delivered a wide variety of training programs, ranging from communication and presentation skills, management development, human resources and professional skills. He is proud to be a certified facilitator for The Orange Frog Workshop: Leading Positive Results™, based on the research of Shawn Achor, author of the best-seller The Happiness Advantage. Dan’s genial demeanor and upbeat delivery style combined with his practical approach all add up to a stimulating and productive learning environment for workshop participants.

In addition to his credentials as a learning professional, Dan has eight years of line operations experience, enabling him to integrate the dual perspectives of line management and training. His current and past clients include T-Mobile, Nationwide Insurance, Jones Lang LaSalle, Coreland Companies, the Veterans Administration, Delaware North Companies, Xerox Business Services and California State University, Fullerton.

Dan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. He is a national member of the Association for Talent Development, served on the Advisory Council for the Society of Insurance Trainers and Educators and is listed in Who’s Who in Training and Development.