I speak to people who are struggling under all of their daily work and family responsibilities and want to make a change. I teach how to get in touch with what is most important in their life and how to use that information to make better choices that won't leave the person burned out or feeling stuck. My five core topics are: "Mindfulness for the Professional", "Reclaim Your Time and Reconnect with Yourself", "Connections--the Heart and Soul of Great Leadership", "Team Building--Gourmet Meals Aren't Made in a Blender", and "Combating Scarcity Culture Using Mindfulness".
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Commercial Lines
What to Expect
I offer straight talk on work/life balance and stress reduction based on the most current scientific information.
Your audience will be walking away feeling motivated to take action to make more positive change in their lives. They will see that it is possible to have a better balance in their lives.
Dana Samardzich is a life coach who works with professionals to help them take back their time so they can develop fulfilling lives for themselves.
Dana was a professional salesperson with over ten years experience in the steel, construction, and funeral service industries. Although successful, she noticed that the effects of constant stress were taking its toll—she was tired and angry all the time and she knew that her long-term health would start to suffer if something didn’t give.
After doing a great deal of soul-searching, she realized that no one was going to take care of her well-being except herself. The constant stress had come from allowing herself to be pulled in a hundred different directions. It was time for a change.
After looking inside herself and working on establishing what the values were that were most important to her in her life, she started looking for a career that would be meaningful and fulfilling, but flexible. She decided to leverage her love of helping people and her skills at flushing out what her clients really want or need and become a life coach.
In 2009, she became a certified professional coach through the International Coach Academy Now, she spends her time helping professionals learn the tools and skills they can use to take back their time and help them identify what excites them. Dana says, “I am passionate about inspiring people to see that they matter. I want them to find what is fulfilling to them because when a person is fulfilled, they just affect the world differently.”
Dana loves to learn and continues to expand her professional knowledge and expertise. In 2013, Dana received her ACC credential through the International Coach Federation. She is also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator--Candidate, based on the work of Brené Brown.
Dana is married with a son. When she isn’t coaching or spending time with her family, she indulges in her much-loved hobbies of knitting and singing in the Valparaiso University Bach Choir and Notre Dame Master Singers.
Additional Booking Notes
I usually use a PowerPoint presentation, so I would need a screen and projector set up. If the room is large, I would like a wireless microphone.
"Reclaim Your Time and Reconnect with Yourself"
"Mindfulness for the Professional"
"Connections: The Heart and Soul of Great Leadership"
"Team Building: Gourmet Meals Aren't Made in a Blender"
"Combating Scarcity Culture Using Mindfulness"
Influences & Inspiration
I have been influenced by many people: Rick Hanson, Tara Brach, Kelly McGonigal, Brene Brown, Pema Chondron, Dan Siegel, Daniel Pink, Seth Godin, Jon Kabat-Zinn, etc.
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