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Daniel J Knight

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Contact Info
Company/Employer: Five Star Decisions Institiute
Phone - Office: 703-971-5235
Phone - Mobile: 703-732-7815
5813 Lane Drive, Alexandria, VA, USA 22310
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danknight1000
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daniel.j.knight.37
Twitter: https://twitter.com/decisioncoach
Facilitator Qualifications
Clients: GE, Audi, KPMG, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, The Federal Judicial Center, NASA, and FDA
Years Facilitating: 20+
Skills/Expertise (Select all that apply):
  • Subject Matter Expert / Speaker
  • Project Management
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Innovation Facilitation (New products; services)
  • Strategic Planning
  • Process Improvement
  • Change Management
  • Training Others in Creativity/Facilitation/CPS
Industries Served:
  • Automotive
  • Business / Industrial
  • Computer Hardware / Software
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Development / Fundraising
  • Education
  • Electronics
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Health / Medical
  • Human Resources / Organizational Development
  • Internet / Social Media
  • New Products & Services
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
Affiliations: National Speakers Association
CEF/CPSI Leadership:
  • CEF Member
  • CEF Past Board Member
  • CPSI Core Faculty (18 Hour Course)
  • CPSI Presenter
Qualified Assessor: Myers Briggs Personality Test
Awards: US Army Legion of Merit, 1993; Highly Commended Award for a Strategy & Leadership Magazine Article, Volume 33, Issue 4, 2005; National speakers Association-DC John Jay Daly Award for outstanding accomplishment in the speaking profession, 2014; and Creative Education Foundation Leadership Service and Commitment Award, 2012
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Daniel (Dan) J. Knight is an award winning speaker and writer, and a performance coach. He served as a Past President of the National Speakers Association-DC, and he was the Dean of their Speakers Academy. Dan founded and heads the Five Star Decisions Institute which advises senior executives on how to more effectively develop and engage their managers. This mission is accomplished through experiential methods and systems. It delivers these methods and systems through seminars, coaching programs and publishing. He is also a Contributing Editor for the leading business strategy journal, Strategy & Leadership, and he is a Thought Leader in Strategic Decision Making. Dan retired as a US Army Lieutenant Colonel in 1993, served as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, the Creative Education Foundation from 2010 to 2013, and he has been a Leader for the Creative Problem Solving Institute since 1994.

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