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Dan Mulhern, Expert on leadership and organizational culture

Dan Mulhern is a nationally recognized expert on leadership and organizational culture. He has worked with a wide range of organizations, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and from government entities to nonprofits. He has 20 years' experience in executive coaching and executive team consultation, which followed 15 years in leadership positions in government, nonprofits, and business.

Dan has coached and presented at companies like Ford, Google, and Facebook, but also delights in work with nonprofits like Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, AmeriCorps, and Legal Aid Chicago. As a committed public servant, he has provided leadership training to women ascending to positions of governor, attorney general, and senator.

He is the author of Everyday Leadership: Getting Results in Business, Politics and Life; Be Real: Inspiring Stories for Leading at Home and Work; and coauthor of A Governor's Story: The Fight for Jobs and America's Economic Future.

In 2012, Dan shifted his focus to LeadingX2, understanding how to build extraordinary partnerships and capitalize on their incredible power. Dan's research demonstrates that the partnership of two, or the dyad, is pervasive and practicable, yet was not being taught. He now researches and works closely with powerful dyads: cofounders, CEO and COO, president and provost.

As a public speaker, radio personality, writer, professor, coach, and consultant, Dan has inspired thousands to lead as their best selves. He was voted by students the most exceptional teacher at UC Berkeley and received the Earl F. Cheit Award as outstanding undergraduate instructor at the Berkeley Haas School of Business.

Current Program


Upcoming Program

Professional Development
Team True North Leadership
January 21 - 23, 2020
Our world is calling for authentic, purpose-driven leaders to blaze a new leadership path—one based in self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and global perspectives. UC Berkeley Corporate Education and 1440 Multiversity bring you a 2-day program in business leader learning and authentic team leadership practices. With guidance from leadership and entrepreneurial experts Scott Kriens and Dan Mulhern, you’ll gain the skills and perspective to empower others to be curious, learn, and innovate. Through discussion, small leadership circles, and 1440’s signature wellness classes, you’ll clarify your purpose and learn the value of helping others live theirs.

Past Program