Speaker: Cam Danielson

Traits of Exceptional Leaders

Cam Danielson is a co-founder and principal at the Conscious Leadership Institute. His work focuses on assisting leaders and management teams to revise future direction and opportunity amid the turbulence of personal, organizational, and societal change. Cam has distinctive competence in delivery of mindfulness workshops, executive development programs, building and leading high performing teams, and executive coaching.

Cam likes to say that his work is to create, build, and support environments for self-exploration. He has worked with thousands of leaders within hundreds of organizations around the world through a variety of roles that includes Air Force officer, speechwriter, English teacher, university administrator, executive educator, management consultant, and leadership coach. He has spent the last 30 years building a practice of leadership development that integrates experiential learning with greater self-knowledge. Most recently Cam has been teaching sessions on Mindfulness in Leadership for global companies such as Danone, Brambles, Ingersoll-Rand, Schneider Electric, and through his coaching practice with senior leaders. He co-founded the Global Leadership Program – a leadership development consortium of companies headquartered in Europe, India, and the United States. He has also developed a series of workshops on Conscious Leadership and Conscious Living.

Cam has researched the effects of various practices and leadership programs.  His research has appeared in The Integral Leadership Review, The Monroe Institute Journal, Academy of Management Executive, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Business Horizons, and The American Benedictine Review.  His current research on the effects of long-term practice in meditation has been published as a book entitled: Beyond the Horizon: Glimpses into the Lives of Exceptional Leaders. Beyond the Horizon is a book of stories, reflections, and insights about living and leading wholeheartedly in an age of rapid transformation. It is told through the lives of an extraordinary group of people who operate at a deep level of being. They have made the work of building a rich inner life—soul work—the means for greater adaptive capacity. This is revealed in their candid stories and lessons for continual growth and development.

Cam has worked with more than a thousand leaders in review of their individual goals and personal effectiveness to chart the next phase in their leadership journey. He has coached senior leaders at major international corporations. Cam developed the Global Partnership for Executive Development, a joint venture between the Kelley School of Business, The European Center for Continuing Education (CEDEP), and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), one of the first global consortiums to be offered by a leading business school.

Cam’s background includes 15 years leading the office of executive education at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. He was a speechwriter for the President of Indiana University and a member of the faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Cam received a B.A. in Classical Studies from the University of Kansas, a Medieval Studies Certificate and an M.A. in English Literature from Indiana University. He is a graduate of the Xerox Middle Management Program (1990), a participant in the American Center for International Leadership’s US-USSR Exchange Program (1985), and a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Squadron Officer School (1981).

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