Dane Jensen is the CEO of Third Factor, an acclaimed speaker, an instructor at Queen’s University and the University of North Carolina, a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, and the author of The Power of Pressure (HarperCollins).
Dane oversees Third Factor’s delivery of leadership development programs to leading firms across North America including SAP, RBC, Uber, Twitter, the USGA, and others.
He teaches in the Full-Time and Executive MBAs at Queen’s Smith School of Business in Canada and is Affiliate Faculty with UNC Executive Development at the Kenan-Flagler Business School in Chapel Hill.
In addition to his corporate work, Dane works extensively with athletes, coaches, leaders and Boards across Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic sport system to enhance National competitiveness.
Dane Jensen has worked as an advisor to Senior Executives in 23 countries on 5 continents and is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review.
Drawing insights from his book, The Power of Pressure: Why Pressure Isn’t the Problem, It’s the Solution, Dane Jensen’s new keynote address introduces three powerful strategies for using pressure as an advantage.
Based on Dane’s wealth of experience with elite Olympic athletes and senior corporate executives, this presentation introduces a personal resilience toolkit used by elite athletes to develop a relationship with stress and pressure that puts them in the driver’s seat.
Skills allow us to execute. Meta-skills like empathy, resilience, creativity, and self-awareness allow us to evolve. Packed with ideas on both how to foster the development of meta-skills for yourself, and how to build meta-skilled teams and organizations, this keynote lays out a framework for future-proofing yourself and your company in a fast-changing world.
Filled with examples and ideas from Olympic athletes and other top performers, Maintaining Team Motivation Through The Troughs is a one-hour tour of the four main drivers of motivation under pressure.
Dane’s company, Third Factor, has worked with the world’s top coaches for over 30 years. Combining first-hand examples from both the sport and corporate worlds with an innovative coaching framework, 3×4 Coaching provides a provocative taste and exploration of the possibilities of coaching as a leadership style.
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"Dane Jensen is one of the highest caliber speakers on leadership development I have ever worked with or seen. He has a unique ability to engage and motivate a large audience of leaders for an entire day. He creates a lasting and meaningful impression and provides our staff with tangible skills for immediate use. Our staff continue to ask if we can bring Dane back for more content and dialogues!"
Kimberly Gallo Head of People, USGA
“Dane is a force of energy that flows into you as he transforms complex ideas into easy-to-consume, bite-size pieces. Dane brings a great combination of industry knowledge and a youthful zest that is perfect for emerging and disruptive brands. Whether you’re learning a new skill or refreshing an old one, watching Dane speak is like having a injection of understanding and self-confidence.”
Sean Reily, President, Canada, Oticon
“Dane Jensen is nothing short of phenomenal. Immediately after the event, we were flooded with Slack messages from participants expressing how eye opening and engaging his talk was. He has a true mastery of presenting virtually - it never feels like a lecture and keeps people leaning in.”
Caleb Goodman, Coo, Rethink
“To thriving at uber, and I’ve come across few people that understand pressure better than Dane Jensen. Dane is an engaging speaker who draws inspiration from across domains to not only develop powerful tools, but communicate them in ways that stick with you. If you want to take the performance of yourself or your team to the next level in high-pressure situations, listen to Dane.”
Matthew Price, General manager, Canada, Uber
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