A Successful Tribe Begins with Strong Warriors.
In Native cultures, warriors served their people and developed their skills to be the best possible asset to their tribe. However, the warrior role is one that transcends race, gender or age. Today, a warrior can be anyone from the person in uniform protecting our nation to a business manager doing what's right vs. what's easy, the executive navigating her company through change, the health provider doing more with less, or the engineer creating a product to improve people’s lives. Warriors are committed to something bigger than the self, and this is what sets them on the path to achieve the extraordinary.
Create a Culture of Warriors in Your Organization for Exceptional Results
For nearly two decades, D.J. has ignited the warrior spirit in audiences around the nation. He has created stronger “tribes” in thousands of organizations across the country; he’s taught innovative leadership to Intel Corporation, simplifying complexity with NASA and the power of contribution with Costco. With entertaining presentations and relevant, memorable anecdotes, he strengthens audiences’ abilities to be resilient, lead with courage and character, and thrive even in tough or changing environments, improving employee motivation and engagement in a way that impacts culture and bottom-line results. Audiences leave his talks ready to excel in new and completely different ways, in both their professional and personal lives.
“D.J. Vanas is a powerful, passionate and persuasive speaker, and his ability to ignite any audience into action is remarkable, and makes him one of the most exciting, relevant and memorable speakers we have used...”
Major Anne Green, Colorado Army National Guard
WHY ORGANIZATIONS LOVE WORKING WITH D.J.:
- He uses entertaining, humorous and powerful presentations to ignite morale and motivation at all levels of the organization
- He strengthens organizational culture, inspiring commitment to tribe and victory in any circumstances
- He helps build resilient employees who feel empowered to create better results
- He develops fearless leadership that is strong in character, grounded in values and balanced in battle
- He uses fascinating, relevant examples from Native American culture to connect in a completely different way with any audience
- Attendees emerge with a new sense of purpose, passion and performance – exemplifying the warrior spirit in action
POPULAR KEYNOTES & SPEAKING TOPICS
Victory by Design
Victory is not born from waiting for a better economy, a new administration, the perfect moment or the exact mix of resources – it’s about using what we have right now, around us and within us, to create success. Your clients, customers and coworkers deserve the best service you can provide them – regardless of circumstances – and this program will empower and inspire you to do just that. You’ll learn how to use warrior spirit principles to leverage your precious supplies of time and energy into results, creating clarity to get more done, adopt a resilient mindset that is fiercely focused on solutions, and to understand that the business of warriors can make us warriors in business. The program is created to be engaging, motivating and entertaining but most importantly, it’s created to show your people that victory in what they do does not depend on luck, chance or hope. Victory is by design!
All of these programs can be done as a keynote or ½ day seminar.
Service is our highest calling, our deepest need and in the end, it’s what outlives us. It’s the legacy we leave behind.
ABOUT D.J. VANAS
Internationally renowned speaker D.J. Vanas is a tribally-enrolled member of the Odawa Nation, a decorated former Air Force captain, and bestselling author of The Tiny Warrior. As a military officer, he worked in the highly complex arena of space warfare, partnered with companies JPL, Aerojet, Hughes Aircraft and Aerospace Corporation. Today, D.J. brings warrior insights to organizations across the country, with clients including Subaru, NASA, Indian Health Service, Intel Corporation, USAA, Mayo Clinic, P&G, Accenture, the US Air Force and Army, Walt Disney World, Costco and the US Secret Service. He combines decades of relevant and entertaining stories to deliver unforgettable presentations that empower audiences to make their mark.See Full Bio