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Maureen DaniekFor over 25 years, I assisted individuals in my psychotherapy practice as they worked to build lives that were meaningful and full of joy. One of the many things I observed was how much of our life satisfaction is connected to having meaningful work that expresses who we are and has some impact on making the world a better place. Taking that awareness, I went on to explore other ways I could have an impact on people’s life satisfaction. I worked in a series of start-up companies as President and co-founder, as part of the initial team, and as consultant. It was an exhilarating and amazing challenge, filled with life lessons I had never imagined.

Drawing from those experiences, I began coaching individuals in career transition and entrepreneurs who were building their own companies. My work today brings together the best and richest of all my career experiences. I love helping individuals discern the motivations and dreams that drive them and then put viable legs on those dreams. For me, this is the best of all worlds!

On the side, I have been involved in fire-walking, taken training in self-defense, and spoken at a conference in Africa on micro-finance. I have also participated in a peace mission to an Israel/Palestinian war zone. I am an alumna from the University of Washington where I received my Masters Degree and I am a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Maureen is the most effective coach I have ever experienced. She is a very careful and perceptive listener, and cuts to the heart of an issue quickly.

— Patience M.


Six Word Lessons for Successful Start-Ups

Six-Word Lessons for Successful Start-ups gives you 100 short, simple and practical lessons. Rich and complex start-up business experiences are distilled into cogent gems in this tiny little book. If you don’t have the time or interest to tackle the big volumes of business principles, but want to pluck out some key bits of wisdom, this book is for you.

I was involved in several start-up companies and these experiences were some of the most exciting and challenging years of my life. It is impossible to be involved in start-ups and not grow and be stretched farther than you ever thought imaginable. I wrote this book as a way of integrating and creating a narrative and synthesis of what I experienced and learned.

— Arnold Toynbee


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