Daran Wastchak is an author, professional speaker, and “High-Performance Engineer”. Having recently sold the company he founded almost 20 years ago (D.R. Wastchak, LLC), he is excited to now be pursuing his passion of inspiring leaders and their teams to embrace their vision and core values to create “High-Performance Organizations.” Daran brings to his teaching, writing and speaking over 20-years of experience in business, as a member of non-Profit Boards of Directors, and Master’s and Ph.D. studies in Public Administration and Policy from Arizona State University.
Daran has written articles for Home Energy and Arizona Builder magazines as well as the Arizona Journal of Real Estate and Business and he is working on a new book, which will be published in 2019. He has been a guest lecturer at Arizona State University, Scottsdale, Gateway, and Yavapai Community Colleges, and the Arizona School of Real Estate, and given presentations at the annual conferences for the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA), Affordable Comfort Institute, Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), USGBC Greenbuild, NAHB International Builders' Show, and InterNACHI Inspection World. Daran is a past Board Member of EEBA and RESNET, was Chairman of the Arizona Energy Code Advisory Commission, and currently serves as Chairman of the Town of Paradise Valley Planning Commission.

Daran's Why

Narrowing the gap between theory and reality, so that freedom, fairness, and an unlimited future are maximized for everyone.

Daran's Vision

We envision a world where every organization and its leadership are engaged, happy, and in perfect alignment on where they are going, how to get there, and what they intend to achieve.

Daran's Mission

Inspire leaders and their teams to embrace their vision and core values to create ever-increasing velocity as a high-performance organization.

Daran's Core Values

Authenticity – Genuine care for our client’s success
Maximize customer value – Under promise and over deliver
Authoritative expertise – Research thoroughly and present expertly
Highly professional – The look and feel of everything we do shows care, attention to detail, and a focus on quality


"Daran is an amazing speaker with a talent for delivering information that is digestible and entertaining. He has the ability to teach from a different angle with different viewpoints. I would highly recommend anyone in this field to sign up for one of his classes as he is clearly an expert with a passion to teach!"

-Brian Tardif, Chief Building Official
(Seminar Attendee)

"Daran has been an inspiration to me and has impacted me deeply in our brief interaction. His one-hour class alone was worth attending the conference!"

-Caleb Sulzen, MCP
(Seminar Attendee)

"Daran's philosophies and business practices created one of the strongest, most efficient teams I've ever worked on and I feel lucky to have been a part of it."

-Gretta Wallace, LEED Project Manager
(Employee at D.R. Wastchak)