Financial Advisor, Motivational Speaker
and Success Coach
HONOREE FOR TORCH
Dan Duster is a motivational speaker and success coach. He is known as Dan Duster the Barrier Buster, helping people Obliterate Obstacles on their Path to Prosperity. He impacts audiences across the nation through his speeches and workshops. Dan shows you how to set goals, overcome challenges, have accountability for your actions and achieve amazing results.
As the great grandson of Ida B. Wells, he talks about her struggles and triumphs in the late 1800’s to motivate audiences to address the challenges we face today. Dan’s speech, “Make Your Legacy Matter” is a must for any organization! He shares engaging examples with a powerful voice inspiring people to be purposeful about making a positive impact in their organizations and communities. As a result, corporations have experienced a more just and comfortable environment for all employees.
Born and raised on the South side of Chicago, Dan has always been a leader. He has served on the boards of several non-profits to help guide their vision and implement their mission. He has also served as a consultant with dozens of organizations to improve their effectiveness by leading workshops on topics that include strategic planning, effective communication and creating a comfortable and just workplace.
Dan has spoken at the US Senate Press Conference, attended the White House in 2022 for the signing of the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Bill, worked with the National Governor’s Association, the Congressional Tri-Caucus and numerous other organizations. He has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, BBC.com, CNN.com, in the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post and many more media outlets.
Dan is finishing a book about Ida B. Wells, sharing the values she had that have been passed down to him and what influence she has had in his life. He is also in the process of starting the Ida B. Wells Leadership Institute to help give youth leadership skills and confidence with public speaking.
Dan is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
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