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Managers, there's more to feedback than the 'what.' The 'how' can make all the difference. When you want your employee to own the feedback and take action, make it a two-way conversation.
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Why the Peter Principle is still alive and well today....
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Igniting your mommy energy!
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Changing the working mom culture starts with you, the working mom.
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When I was taking business school courses a billion years ago, we used to laugh at the Peter Principle*, “managers are promoted to their level of incompetence,” to explain stupidity in organizations. Sadly, current evidence seems to point to th [...]
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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
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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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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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

Is “Sponsor” is the New “Mentor” for Women Leaders? Mentorship helps us be effective, but it’s not as helpful at helping us get a job as spo

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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

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