October 2008 – Present

Freelance trainer + coach, speaker and learning consultant

  • Training and coaching in presentation and pitching skills, communication, leadership + negotiation skills
  • Consolidation of marketing campaign tools for a large multinational manufacturing company to create one key playbook; supported with learning initiative to help turn their Product Managers into Product Marketeers
  • October 2008 – November 2021:
    • Over 12,000 people (group) trained and (individually) coached
    • Participants from over 550 different companies, across 4 continents
    • Training delivery in French, English (native tongue) + collaborations for Dutch
  • Design and implementation of competence management system for asbl of 60 people
  • Conference speaker on topics including burnout, non-violent communication, leadership and social-media for learning
    • Highlight = “selling out” the Ballroom at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas during ATD conference 2 years in a row
  • Development and facilitation of brainstorming sessions for a variety of companies
  • Trusted partner for NCOI
  • Active member ATD
  • Publications:

September 2006 – September 2008

Learning and Development Manager, LOGICA (now CGI)

  • Design and implementation of strategic learning plan for +/-500 employees, consulting with all stakeholders to identify needs, create and roll-out relevant approach
  • Management L+D budget
  • Belgian champion of Performance Management System
  • Working with internal experts to design and develop learning initiatives to be “delivered” by them
  • Delivery of soft-skills training and other bespoke internal training modules
  • Management of all internal and external training resources
  • Other specific HR projects/initiatives designed to improve retention/employee performance

September 2003 – September 2006

Training Manager, SITEL

  • Head of training department, responsible for all company trainers
  • Development and implementation of operational call-centre training solutions
  • Trainer in communication and behavioural skills

September 2002 – September 2003

Trainer, SITEL

  • Design and delivery of technical training programmes
  • Support of international call-centre programmes

July 2002 – September 2002

Temporary Employment, following move to Belgium

  • Moving boxes for Disport
  • Getting up early and earning minimum wage … but learning French 🙂

June 2000 – June 2002


  • Project management from initial brief to final presentation for international branding agency
  • Management of creative team and leader of brainstorming sessions
  • Day-to-day management of UK office
  • Major project: Creation and implementation of brand-naming strategy for Vodafone UK
  • Other international clients incl. Sony, Bosch, Procter and Gamble, Unilever, Philips, Toyota


Back-packing Australia

  • 9 months travelling following completion of university degree
  • Dec 31st 1999 at the harbour 🙂

September 1996 – June 1999

Reading University, Berkshire, UK

  • Graduate Philosophy degree, 2:1
  • Top of 2nd year: Logic
  • Dissertation on the concept of “Trust”

September 1994 – June 1996

Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School, Rochester, Kent, UK

  • A-levels in Philosophy, Psychology and Music

Pre-September 1994

Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School, Rochester, Kent, UK

  • 8 GCSEs including Double Science, Mathematics and English Literature : 2 x A*, 3 x A, 3 x B


  • Authentic, good communicator, serious about pleasing clients
  • Musician, surfer, father of 3 daughters
  • Love “big” movies and would love to meet all 7 billion people
  • Debut single “Hide and Seek” available on all platforms

Published by Dan Steer

For the last 17 years, I have been helping businesses and individuals to achieve their goals through delivery of tailor-made learning and development initiatives. Most of the time, I deliver training, coach individuals, facilitate brainstorming sessions, round-table meetings and workshops. As a consultant, I help my clients to promote and profit from the infinite learning opportunities within and without their own organisation, drawing on my L+D management experience, strategic approach and creativity, As a speaker, I inspire through story, humour and pertinent little bits of theory. I believe that the world would be a better place if people were happily working on their mission with competence and alignment to personal values. As a freelance worker since 2008, I have helped more than 11000 individuals to improve their presentation, communication, commercial, leadership and negotiation skills. I confront people with their own behaviour and convictions, facilitating and giving pertinent feedback and clear ideas on where to continue good work and improve. I seek to satisfy my clients with creative and to-the-point solutions… …and I make music, but no-one pays me much for it yet :-) First single here:

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