After surviving a fatal car accident at the age of 7, Dan LeFave received what he calls “a warning shot,” life’s second chance. Inspired by his near death accident, Dan began to see the world differently and understand people at a deeper level recognizing that at the end of each day we must ask ourselves “Did I love, Did I laugh, Did I learn, Did I serve?” Since then, he plotted a path for a life full of risk-taking, facing adversities head-on and stepping into uncertainty with confidence, dedicated to helping others do the same.
From reading the 10 scrolls of Og Mandino 3 times a day each for 30 days to experimenting with posting positive messages on water tanks, Dan truly lives his passion for learning and understanding both the mind and its impact on the world around him. Because he understands deeply and differently, he is able to quickly pinpoint where others aren’t thinking accurately and shift their thought patterns to help them achieve their goals and desires faster.
As a self-determined and hard-working business owner, Dan has a built-in desire to improve himself and move forward in life. Because he has a unique ability to always see several steps ahead, he can often see in others what they can’t see in themselves. A visionary in the field of success and mindset coaching, he teaches seasoned entrepreneurs, thought leaders and success seekers how to cultivate a rich mindset so that success and happiness is inevitable. Dan believes that success is foreseeable with the right mindset and way of thinking, and is determined to helping people uncover the hidden cost of thought patterns that just don’t work.
Dan is a seasoned businessman, having managed multi-million dollar projects for the largest corporations in the telecom and commercial real estate industries, as well as growing a small business from hundreds of thousands in revenue to over a million in under 3 years. Inspired by these successes, he could see that the pattern underlying the success of entrepreneurs stemmed from their mindset and the unseen systems of thinking running in the background.
Innovative companies such as Colosseum Online and Prep Skills have trusted Dan and his expertise when they needed to shift their mindset in order to take quantum leaps in their business growth.
Dan’s first venture into entrepreneurship was a painting business called Student Works Painting. In 1996, he picked up a copy of “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill and it’s been an inspiration to him ever since. His first ‘mindset’ book was Wayne Dyer’s “Manifest your Destiny” which inspired meetings with Wayne on a couple of occasions. As a long-distance runner, Dan and his wife ran the Disney World marathon and raised over $11,000 in support of the Arthritis Society. He loves designing and running his own ‘mindset experiments’ and studying human potential and success.
Dan is actively involved in entrepreneurship in his community, acting as a mentor/judge for Enactus Canada, speaking to university and college students, and regularly contributes to live and online radio shows. When he’s not developing new businesses or coaching entrepreneurs to think accurately and take control of their mindset, he can be found leading a spinning class, playing sports, vacationing and having fun with his family and friends.
Dan lives in Milton, Ontario where he pursues his passion for a variety of outdoor fun. He lives with his wife Nathalie and their three boys. And although his children are young, Dan still has lots of fun teaching them how to create and design a mindset for success, happiness and a lifestyle of freedom.