Daran Wastchak is a small business performance coach, author, and professional speaker.
He specializes in helping small businesses and non-profit organizations to discover their vision and core values, then how to put them front and center in the daily operations of the organization to maximize internal alignment with the team and external alignment with clients and customers.
Having recently sold the company he owned for nearly 20 years (D.R. Wastchak, LLC), Daran is excited to now be focusing on 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 2020. 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), US Green Building Council, National Association of Home Builders, International Code Council, and International Association of Certified Home Inspectors.
Daran is a past Board Member of EEBA and RESNET, was Chairman of the Arizona Energy Code Advisory Commission, and currently serves on the Town of Paradise Valley Planning Commission and as a member of the Arizona Town Hall Board of Directors. Daran has a Bachelor of Science degree from the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University as well as a Master’s degree and PhD in Public Administration and Policy, also from ASU.

Why / Mission

Focusing small businesses ON their business so they can realize true freedom.


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.

Core Values

Authenticity – Demonstrate caring through sincerity
Insatiable thirst for knowledge – Never stop learning and growing
Positive mental attitude – Put positive energy into the world, crowding out negative energy
Efficiency – There is always a better way
Quality – Never stop improving


"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)