Leadership Presentations

“Walk In Each Other’s Shoes”

Understanding that the shoes you wear won’t educate you

After attending the 10th Anniversary of 9/11/01 Ceremony at the US Pentagon, Dan Holdridge’s life was yet again changed. Attending such a life changing service, returning to the place that nearly ended his life, then flying home that same day to share his experience with his hometown, Dan then flew the next day to a presentation that changed his life… and it will change yours also. You will want to hear this – and you will be off and “running” in a new direction in life.

You will discover:

  • Only when we step out of our comfort zone, do we have the ability to appreciate each other’s challenges
  • Finding the strength to let go of our “attitudes of entitlement”, will strengthen us personally – for the positive
  • The fear of change will grow our sense of entitlement to stay the same. The appreciation of a better tomorrow is a something we can embrace today that wipes the fears away
  • Challenges – corporate and personal – come typically from a lack of communication and understanding. Change the way we walk & talk daily and discover abilities you never knew you had. Do it today. Not everyone gets a 9/12/01.

Weapons of Mass Appreciation You Don’t Have to Live Through a Terrorist Attack to Learn from One

In the wake of 9/11, many individuals continue to live day-to-day, allowing their identity to be defined by the market, society and others without any personal reflection as to Why am I here? By allowing external forces and pressures to define us, we fail to find who we truly are. Sharing his experience as a 9/11 Pentagon survivor, Dan Holdridge shows how the Purpose Conduit™ draws on the incredible power of appreciation, aligning our personal identity between ourselves and those we serve, helping us manifest our purpose.

You will discover:

  • Each of us has only a certain amount of time to make a positive contribution in the lives of others.
  • Each of us has a unique identity, separate from the one defined by the world.
  • Appreciating others helps us recognize our own greatness.
  • We all have a “9/11” of different degrees in our life, where we are faced with challenges to the very core of who we are and what life has in store for us. How we respond can impact the rest of our lives

Ninety Minutes of Distinction Finding the Moments to Take Others Breath Away

For 90 minutes after the terrorist attack on 9/11 on the Pentagon, Dans family did not know whether he survived. For those 90 minutes, they contemplated Dan with words not spoken, thoughts not shared, and actions not taken. Through this National tragedy, we all took time to reflect on the frailty of life and its affects on those important to us. In our families and our businesses, we frequently defer critical actions until tomorrow because we overestimate the time we have and the power of that time. Why wait for tomorrow!

You will discover:

  • An appreciation for life’s most important events.
  • Why running late for the right reasons is okay.
  • What you should say and do to live without regret.

For over 10 years, these presentations have been excellent for corporate events, universities, high schools, churches, and many other community events.
Contact Wilene Dunn at Dan Holdridge & Associates (713) 518-4914, or email for more information and reserving Dan as your Keynote Speaker at your next event.

Dear Mr Holdridge,
Your appearance here in Omaha yesterday was indeed an inspiration. Your speech gave me much to think about. I would also like to thank you for giving the military and veterans recognition. Having retired from the US Navy, I am always warmed by the thanks I get for my service and the thanks given to our men and women in uniform today. Their sacrifice is what makes this country so great. There is no other place on earth I would rather be and I feel blessed being an American. Time didn’t afford me the opportunity to stay and get an autographed copy of your book, but I did download it to my Nook from Barnes and Noble and look forward to a great read. Again, Thank You and God Bless you for what you are doing.

Kevin S. Simpson, GMC (SW) Retired

“On behalf of the faculty and students at Old Saybrook High School, I would like to thank you for spending the anniversary of September 11, 2001 with us. We especially appreciate your sharing your memories of that day while the Pentagon was being attacked, and how tragedy can bring out an individual’s inner strengths. Your message about turning something negative into something positive was appreciated by all of us. You know that students are really listening when you can hear a pin drop during a presentation; and I don’t remember our students ever being that captivated by a speaker– but they were with you. Thank you so very much for your generosity.”
~ Carol B. Moakley, District Social Studies Chair, Old Saybrook Senior High School, Old Saybrook, CT