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 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.

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Keynote & Signature Presentations

“The Essence of High-Performance”
In Daran’s “Essence of High-Performance” presentation, he describe what a “High-Performance Organization” is and the benefits of being a High-Performance Organization, including less stress, more control, greater freedom, increased profitability, and a happier team. This power-packed presentation will show how every organization and its leadership can be more engaged, happy, and in perfect alignment on where they are going, how to get there, and what they intend to achieve.
“Surviving the Storm….with Vision and Values as Your Anchor”
With the economy going strong, but lots of signs that an end to the record market expansion may be coming soon, this presentation will share why the two key ingredients for “High-Performance” of Vision and Values are so important to your organization thriving rather than just surviving when the economy takes a turn for the worse. Daran will share his experiences with operating multiple companies over the past 20 years, including one company that failed miserably and another that leveraged the lessons learned from that failure to ultimately survive the most recent “Great Recession.” Every member of the audience will walk away with many nuggets of wisdom to help them thrive, not just survive, economic and other market challenges.


"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)