Dain Dunston helps people live more rewarding leadership lives and build great cultures of innovation. For 30 years, he’s coached leaders on how to communicate with their people to build teams that are branded to the bone. Dain has worked with leaders in many of the world’s high-tech, health care, retail, automotive, and hospitality companies, helping them link purpose to performance, inspiring game-changing thought and building great brands. His work focuses around a simple question: what if we came to work as though it were a path to enlightenment?
Along with his corporate work, Dain writes and speaks on businesses that are radically disrupting their industries with new ideas and cultures. He is the author of The Downside of Up: A Comic Novel of Outrageous Fortune, which offers a business fable as a leadership case study. And he’s the co-author of Nanovation, How A Little Car Can Teach The World To Think Big, with best-selling authors Drs. Kevin and Jackie Freiberg (Nuts! Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success). It’s a three-year case study of the wave of less-is-more innovation that is dramatically challenging innovators.
A fifth generation San Franciscan, Dain studied classics at UC Santa Cruz. Today, he lives in the hills outside of Austin, Texas, with his wife, writer and art dealer Jean Compton, where they are surrounded by fine wine and fine dogs.