Dan Leahy is an innovative leadership development specialist. With over 30 years of leadership education experience and another 16 years experience as a clinical therapist he brings a unique blend of interpersonal and organizational perspectives to his work. Along with his over 20 years of graduate level teaching, he has served as President of the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS, Inc.), Dean of Bastyr University’s School of Applied Behavioral Science, Director of Saybrook University’s LIOS MA Programs, and Director of Saybrook University’s Seattle Campus. He is actively involved in curriculum development and delivery with both Leadership Eastside and Leadership Whidbey. He is committed to the kind of leadership development that prepares individuals and organizations to effectively meet the adaptive challenges they face. His approach to education is integrating theoretical knowledge, personal aspiration, and organizational/societal need with experiential designs where the personal and organizational dynamics become visible in the moment and the learning comes alive.
He holds Bachelors Degrees in Communication Arts and Sociology from Washington State University and a Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science from Whitworth College. His postgraduate training includes the Art & Practice of Leadership Development program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Peter Bloch’s Regional School for Managing, Leadership Eastside, and Pacific Integral’s two-year Generating Transformational Change program. He is a past board member for the Center for Ethical Leadership and past Co-Vice Chair for Curriculum and Programs of the Leadership Eastside board. He has completed the ten month Racial Equity & Adaptive Leadership (REAL) training with Leadership Eastside.