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Mindy Danna

Mindy Danna

Los Angeles, CA, USA

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”   Ian MacLaren

Mindy Danna has dedicated more than two decades to helping individuals and teams transform their hard battles into opportunities for extraordinary growth and performance.

In partnering with her clients, Mindy has learned that hard battles are made harder when unconscious beliefs interfere with personal goals. Armed with this core belief, Mindy has worked to help others achieve sustainable change through excavating, examining, and testing the assumptions and beliefs that drive their behavior.

Mindy’s deep knowledge of adult development and compassion for the courage required to create change make her a particularly skillful consultant, coach, and steward for change.

Mindy’s expertise has taken her into organizations such as Bose, Cedars Sinai Hospital, The City of Beverly Hills, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Steelcase, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom, AECOM, TiVo and ZEFR.

Prior to joining Cultivating Leadership, Mindy led a global sales team responsible for creating strategy, building relationships and driving $13 million dollars in revenue from Fortune 500 companies. Her start in the learning and development world began when she managed Steelcase’s Learning and Development team in the Western United States and engaged in the development and implementation of their national sales training curriculum.

Mindy holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Management with a concentration in adult development theory and conflict analysis. She is a certified mediator and administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

When not hiking the hills surrounding her Los Angeles home, Mindy works with teenage girls in the foster care system to help them win their hard battles.

My work with Mindy has been a truly insightful and inspiring process. Her years of experience have safely guided me in gaining new perspectives on my behaviors, what is driving them, and how I can work towards taking control over them. With her guidance, I have been able to explore, understand, and question the beliefs and motivations behind these behaviors. Her thoughtful manner continues to help me work towards becoming the Leader that I want to be. Most important is her ability to create an atmosphere and a dialogue that encourages reflection, self-exploration and personal growth, without being directive or uncompromising. She is truly gifted at her craft.

Director, Professional Services Organization