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Dana Theus
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My son the writer. Wonder where he gets it? :) he jas things to say too......
Unless the situation is truly dire, everyone can live on less. We do it frequently when we feel we have to, after our stomachs have turned over at the sight of a recent bank statement. We subconsci...
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Have you checked out my coaching site? Lots of weekly inspiration and more!
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What is it like for an American to live on $2 a day? Let my oldest tell you!
The exchange rate in Peru gives me a little under 6 soles for $2 a day. A can of tuna at the supermarket costs five, which sounds daunting but does not mean the challenge is impossible. At my close...
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On getting a sponsor, authenticity & #personalbranding @DanaTheus @MitchShepard#interview
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Hey +Dana Theus  I met her online and we moved into having a phone conversation which was great. Haven't met in person, yet.  We had an awesome conversation in just a short time (and you know me, I am not an over-user of the word awesome).
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Even when you're at the bottom of the people pile of life, you are a force for change or a force for the status quo.
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Leadership Consultant & Coach
women's leadership, change management, leadership development, leadership coaching, culture design, strategic planning, strategic identity, personal branding
  • InPower Consulting
    President & CEO, 2012 - present
  • InPower Women
    Founder, 2012 - present
  • InPower Coaching
    Founder, 2010 - present
  • Magus Consulting
    Principal, 2002 - 2012
  • Bantu
    VP Marketing, 2000 - 2001
  • CareerBuilder
    Director, Product Management, 1997 - 1999
  • Verizon Communications
    Director, Product Managmenet, 1993 - 1997
  • Electronic Data Systems
    Gov't Affairs Representative, 1988 - 1993
  • Telemation Assoc.
    Consultant, 1986 - 1988
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Dana is a leadership and change management consultant. She is also a research-based advocate for healthy business cultures and women’s leadership change initiatives that produce business results. 

In her coaching practice, Dana manages and provides a growing program of recorded and live coaching programs helping busy professionals build InPower mastery in their work and life and she helps women aspiring to leadership develop InPower strategies for communicating with confidence to accelerate their careers.

In her consultancy Dana helps companies find hidden productivity, profitability and meaning by leveraging best practices from women's leadership for all their employees. She also designs and facilitates meetings and culture-shaping initiatives to integrate leader's personal styles & corporate brand identity. Certified as a facilitator in The PRIMES methodologies, and as champion in Lean Six Sigma, she brings a full suite of leadership development tools and insights to every engagement.

Capitalizing on a 25-year business career in marketing/business development, strategic planning, leadership development and coaching Dana has worked for Fortune 100 companies, entrepreneurial startups, government and military agencies and non-profits. A prolific writer, her message of InPowerment resonates strongly with aspiring leaders. In 2012, Dana founded InPower Women to speak directly to professional women helping them access their authentic leadership potential. Her articles are featured on InPower Women, Smartblog/Smartbrief on Leadership, The National Journal's Next America and Switch & Shift and she's gained warm receptions as a motivational speaker to women’s groups.

Specialties: Corporate Culture, Women's Leadership, Motivational Speaking, Transformation and Change, Leadership Development, Management Consulting, Leadership Coaching, Executive Facilitation, Strategic Planning, Organizational Identity, Social Media, Visioning, Women's Empowerment
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Featured blogger on Smartbrief/Smartblogs on Leadership. One kid in college and the other on his way.
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    BA, Communications, 1980 - 1983
  • University of Southern California
    MA, Communications, 1984 - 1986
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Feminism is Trending Down?

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BOLD: Expansive Leadership | Switch and Shift

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Contact - InPower Coaching

Dana Theus dana (at) Looking to schedule time for private coaching? More info here. Scan on your mobile to email me dire

Personal Brand – Video Training – REGISTER — InPower Coaching/In

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Personal Branding Video Training — InPower Coaching/In

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Maxed Out – 6 Sources of Work Stress for Moms and Non-Moms

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How the values schism is draining the brains from corporate America

Something insidious is happening in the cubicles and hallways of America’s big and midsized companies. Employees who have attained a chunk o

Sponsor vs. Mentor – 3 Tips for Attracting a Sponsor

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Don’t Take It Personally – Self-Esteem for Women Leaders

People talk a lot about thought leadership, and we believe it’s a powerful success strategy available to women. But let’s get real, most of

Are you caught in the results trap? | SmartBlogs

Here’s what it feels like to be stuck in the results trap: You do good work, produce good results and expect to be promoted because of it.

You’re a Thought Leader and We Need Your Leadership

One of the cool things about modern discussions of le…

The Shortest Distance To Higher Profits

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Creative leadership as a way to solve problems | SmartBlogs

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3 leadership "truths" women should ignore | SmartBlogs

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3 destructive results of leadership cultures that operate in secret

Edward Snowden’s revelations of what the National Security Agency knows about us have gotten us talking about the role of secrecy in a free

What parenthood taught me about being an empowering leader | SmartBlogs

My second son just graduated high school and heads off to Virginia Tech next fall. He’s the last one out of the nest, and it’s got me thinki

Mentorship: 3 keys to success | SmartBlogs

Having a well-placed, successful mentor can be the difference between success and failure on the leadership track, but it is definitely more