As an entrepreneur and experienced leader, I offer clients a wide array of skills and practices that help you and your business find clarity & success. My consulting style is both patient and kind while also goal-driven and practical. I do my best to root my work in the patterns and processes from nature while also supporting you and your work with a healthy dose of humor and compassion.

Dan Gardoqui Consulting Services Lead with Nature

Nonprofit Consulting Services

From nitty-gritty business admin skills (e.g. budgeting, board development, staff training, etc) to big picture visioning, I bring 20+ years experience to help you achieve your nonprofits’ vision and goals. How might your Executive Director, Board and/or staff benefit from a mentoring relationship? Here’s a few ways:

  • Executive Leadership – it’s lonely at the top. Having a thought partner and sounding board that’s outside your community is vital for staying fresh and innovative.
  • Board Development – too many Boards of nonprofits sputter and underachieve. Don’t waste the precious time of volunteers – help them help you with strategies and results.
  • A Culture of Accountability – too many nonprofits suffer from being “too nice” and “letting things slide.” This is often a result of unclear expectations from the start. I can help with that.

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Work with Dan Gardoqui if at all possible! I hit Dan with an array of small-organization challenges: surviving financially during a pandemic, personnel challenges, new program development, tough business decisions, and navigating my own transition out of organizational leadership. In each case he deftly coached me to clarity. Dan didn’t provide advice (as some coaches do) unless I asked him for it. Instead he provided the listening, good questions, perspective, and resources for me to come to my own solutions. Working with Dan has increased my courage to make decisions, my confidence, and my ability to navigate the complexities inherent in the work of helping humans stay connected to the natural world.

Sam StegmanFormer Executive Director, Vermont Wilderness School

Small Business Consulting / Coaching

As someone who has started multiple small businesses, I understand the complexity and struggles of your someone in your position. I work with a variety of business types and sizes on topics including:

  • Startup Know-How – I’ll guide you in finding clarity in purpose and message while also removing administrative and internal barriers to entry for new businesses.
  • Strategy, Sales & Marketing – how to reach the most supportive audience in authentic ways.
  • Leadership & Staff Development – how to role model for and communicate with staff to ensure clear expectations and results.
  • Culture – helping business leaders become conscious of and competent in articulating the culture they’re creating (for both staff and customers).

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“When I started Unearthing Joy I needed an experienced coach to hold me accountable as I sought to build the business. Dan keeps me on task and provides insights to new possibilities with a gentle and holistic approach. His reminders of gratitude, to care for myself, and to always be learning from nature are nurturing. I greatly value his approach and guidance as I continue to grow along my professional and personal nature journey.”

Ashley Brailsford, PhDFounder, Unearthing Joy

Personal Coaching Services

Dan is here to serve as YOUR Guide on YOUR journey. As a coach, Dan offers questions and perspectives to help you identify your strengths, weaknesses, blocks and possibilities. Next, he sets clear goals and keeps you accountable and on track with tasks and context that will give you the momentum and structure to find success in your life. Set up a free 30-minute consult call by clicking the button below:

“Dan has a gift that makes everything feel like a fun adventure and helped me turn some of the most challenging times in my life into the most memorable. I knew Dan was excellent, but it was only looking back that I saw the mastery he embodies in his coaching and mentoring.”

Tom Meli testimonial for Dan Gardoqui
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A Sampling of Past & Current Consulting Clients includes: Wyman’s of Maine; Pine Project (Toronto); Unearthing Joy (Tennesee); The Forest Wolf (Connecticut); National Audubon (NYC); Merrohawke Nature School (Massachusetts); University of New Hampshire; Boston Museum of Science; Vermont Wilderness School; Rising Sun Adventures (Maine); Programmes Coyotes (Quebec); Public & Private schools.

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  • Regular Sessions: we’ll begin our work ASAP and end each session with actionable takeaways that help yield results and sustain momentum.
  • Rates: Consult my current ratesheet for hourly fees for consulting & coaching services.

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