Free event: Learn the Method to the Magic

October 7: 12:30 EST

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What people are saying about 'Magic'.

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The Method to the Magic is Invaluable!

Michael Lyons

Dan provides down-to-earth insight, illustrated by compelling stories from both his career at Disney and his personal life. No matter where you work and who...

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Dan provides down-to-earth insight, illustrated by compelling stories from both his career at Disney and his personal life. No matter where you work and who you are, there is something here that is relatable and could help you make a number of positive changes in your job and in your life!

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Loved this! Finished it all in one sitting.

Letty Benavides

Dan Cockerell is as down-to-earth as he is charismatic. I loved the insights he shared about life and leadership, and also getting a behind the scenes glimps...

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Dan Cockerell is as down-to-earth as he is charismatic. I loved the insights he shared about life and leadership, and also getting a behind the scenes glimpse at how a company like Disney operates in order to make sure it’s guest have an incredible experience each and every time. Really enjoyed this from start to finish! I believe there’s something in here for everyone.

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One magical course!

Matt Mock

The Method to the Magic is a fantastic course where each and every topic is applicable to every person and situation. The sections are broken up into easily ...

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The Method to the Magic is a fantastic course where each and every topic is applicable to every person and situation. The sections are broken up into easily digestible videos that keep your attention throughout. Dan provides plenty of real life stories and examples for each topic, which makes it easy to see how these fit in to everyday situations. It's great to learn these proven strategies for improving in both business and your personal life. Well worth the cost and time, highly recommend!

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Just what I needed to hear

Donna sharick

It's funny how things are put in front of you at nearly the exact point in your life you need to hear them. Off to a great start with this course!

It's funny how things are put in front of you at nearly the exact point in your life you need to hear them. Off to a great start with this course!

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Great Training

Tina McHugh

Lots of great advice!

Lots of great advice!

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Something for everyone

Kimberly Stanfield

Whether you are early in your career, a mid-level supervisor, CEO, or are in high school this course is for you. There are many leadership tools and concepts...

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Whether you are early in your career, a mid-level supervisor, CEO, or are in high school this course is for you. There are many leadership tools and concepts Mr. Cockerell covers in his course that can be applied to all aspects of your life. My 11 yr old has listened to Mr. Cockerell's teachings and has applied his teachings of the Eisenhower decision matrix, and is reminded to lead herself first.

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The Method to the Magic – A must see!

Helene Greenham

Dan’s messages were clear, simple and very straight forward on empowerment, continuous improvement, strategies and so much more. He explains the importance ...

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Dan’s messages were clear, simple and very straight forward on empowerment, continuous improvement, strategies and so much more. He explains the importance of getting to know your staff, understanding them and embracing their stills to continually improve. Dan provides real life examples that can improve both your business life and family life. Improving the experience for your employees, does improve the experience for the customers, no wonder Disneyland is one of the happiest places in the world!

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Learning from Dan Cockerell is one of the best investment...

John Indelicato

I have been in the technology industry now for 18 years, and a leader of people in technology for ten years now, managing various teams and departments. I o...

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I have been in the technology industry now for 18 years, and a leader of people in technology for ten years now, managing various teams and departments. I obtained an enormous amount out of this class that I can apply every day to my personal and professional life in a practical way. No matter where you come from, where you are at, or what your industry is, you will absolutely benefit from this course with material improvements you and others will notice. Dan was one of the best executive leaders at one of the most respected organizations in the world for nearly three decades and implementing some of his strategies that are outlined in this very easily understood course has been some of the best decisions I have made in my personal and professional spheres of life. Dan has such a thoughtful and unique approach built through many years of experience that he ties in with both business and personal strategy, with the psychology of how the human brain operates, to how you can make better decisions with the highest impact personally and professionally without regret. I highly recommend this course and any of Dan's teaching to anyone looking to seriously elevate their approach and effectiveness on what is most important to you in your life for execution.

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Perfect Masterclass

Christopher Hollis

This was perfect. Amazing insights into leadership that are practical and easy to digest. The short nature of each lesson makes it easy to do at your own pac...

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This was perfect. Amazing insights into leadership that are practical and easy to digest. The short nature of each lesson makes it easy to do at your own pace without feeling like you need to review. Be warned…they are so good you will NOT do them in bite size chunks. You will binge listen to every one of them in one sitting then go back and listen again picking up even more bits of knowledge.

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A thoughtful course about managing your career

Jody Maberry

Dan Cockerell does an excellent job outlining what you need to keep in mind to manage yourself, your career, and your team. His experience at Walt Disney Wor...

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Dan Cockerell does an excellent job outlining what you need to keep in mind to manage yourself, your career, and your team. His experience at Walt Disney World provides entertaining and relevant stories and examples to highlight what he teaches in the lessons. Magic doesn't just happen, and Dan outlines what it will take to stand out.

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Clear and concise

Jenny Koppenhaver

Leadership concepts for everyone whether leading two or 200 people. The Method to the Magic keeps one grounded in the pursuit of personal and leadership grow...

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Leadership concepts for everyone whether leading two or 200 people. The Method to the Magic keeps one grounded in the pursuit of personal and leadership growth. I would recommend this to anyone looking for solid direction.

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Incredible Course!

Matthew Miller

I am loving every moment of these sessions with Dan Cockerell. The videos are produced extraordinarily well and it's an honor to learn from someone who has s...

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I am loving every moment of these sessions with Dan Cockerell. The videos are produced extraordinarily well and it's an honor to learn from someone who has such vast experience in the hospitality industry. If you are looking to become a better leader, you can't miss this course!

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Let's get down to business.

"In this live-virtual event, I want to talk business, and address individual issues about profit, results, service and customer experience. Using this unique format, I will address all your questions upfront, and we will talk openly and honestly". Dan Cockerell

What's in store.

(free preview at the top of this page)

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    Myself, my origins and some tough lessons

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    Strategy

    • Organisational fitness

    • Talent

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    Relationships

    • Think about relationships with intent.

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    Expectations

    • Creating clarity is critical to getting results.

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    Reward and Recognition

    • Done properly, it reinforces behaviour. Beware different cultures are radically different!

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    Difficult Conversations

    • Difficult conversations require clarity and brevity. You've got to be candid.

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    Strategy

    • Focus on employees, customers and making money

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    Training and Development

    • Continuous improvement: The day you stop, is the day you'll be in trouble

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    Problems versus Dilemmas

    • You'll never be done managing ... take some stress off.

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    Manage ups and downs

    • Louisville Slugger and the Ball

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    Next Live workshop: 21 October

    • Live Workshop: Pulling it all together

Meet Dan.

Dan Cockerell

Disney's Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort is the largest and most popular theme park in the world with more than 20 million guests each year. As Vice President, Dan lead a team of 12,000 cast members and was responsible for daily operations. In addition to overseeing operations, he worked on annual financial planning and long-term master planning for the Magic Kingdom. Dan is It is now travelling the world sharing that experience as a keynote speaker, author and leadership coach.