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Los Angeles, California
Education Leadership Communication Skills


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leadership development, reading, motivation and communication skills

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What I like to talk about

Are you looking for inspiration? When you begin to feel overwhelmed, how do you get and stay motivated? What steps do you need to take to ensure that you and the people around you succeed?

You deserve superior professional development for you and your team. Let Danny make your next event extraordinary by sharing practical strategies in a highly engaging, educational and entertaining presentation. An internationally-recognized expert on educational motivation, leadership and communication skills, Danny has helped over 2,500 different audiences with his research-based, classroom-tested approaches to improve student learning. Let Danny show you how to address the needs of diverse learners through high-quality instruction. And discover tools and solutions that educators and community partners can access to build more positive school and community environments and to encourage critical thinking and character in our students that will serve them and the community for a lifetime.

Invigorating Keynotes

You deserve an energetic & entertaining speaker who will move your audience to take action, don't you? Find out why Dr. Danny Brassell is one of the most requested education speakers in America (hint: he’s not only beloved by audiences; event planners and coordinators consider him one of the kindest and easiest speakers they have ever worked with).

If you want a speaker who instantly engages, entertains and educates your audience, you need to bring Danny to your event. Here are descriptions of some of his most popular keynote addresses (to see sample clips of Danny in action as well as video testimonials from elated past clients, visit:

Bringing Joy Back into the Workplace

Get ready to move! Discover great ways to motivate the struggling and under-achieving individuals within your organization, as Danny takes you through "Maslow's Social Hierarchy of Needs" in this highly-engaging, fun and thought-provoking presentation. He'll remind everyone in the audience of their importance by showing them how to laugh, sing, dance and play in order to bring the joy back into he workplace.

Back to the Basics: Lessons Learned in Successful Leadership

It takes a special person to lead. Every day presents new challenges, and our attitudes and expectations shape our success. Join Danny as he shares a fast-paced, humorous and motivational keynote designed to show you how you make a difference in the lives of everyone you encounter. From teaching preschoolers to rocket scientists, Danny shares his own trials and tribulations as well as why he loves to inspire others to reach higher. You’ll learn his secret to good leadership and leave feeling invigorated.

Fun & Inspirational Leadership That Works!

Reinvigorate the passions of everyone within your organization! Join Danny in this eye-opening session to learn terrific tricks successful leaders have used to stimulate increased productivity without sacrificing fun. You’ll learn how to create environments that promote risk-taking and engage everyone, based on their own strengths and needs. And, leave with simple activities you can immediately put to use in your organization.

Stimulating Seminars

Need breakout sessions? What can Danny do to help you make your event better? He is dedicated to going “above and beyond” and doing whatever it takes to make your audience members treating you like a rock star for booking him.

Danny’s “Weapons of Mass Instruction” speaking engagements for teachers, administrators, parents and students range from 20-minute keynotes to two-day seminars, and he speaks on a variety of topics for all ages. You get customization without frustration! Inquire about Danny's cache of breakouts.

My Background

For the past two decades, DR. DANNY BRASSELL (pronounced bruh’CELL) has served as an educational advisor to students ranging from preschoolers to rocket scientists. While he has held numerous titles and worked with leaders from a variety of fields and disciplines, Danny has always considered himself first and foremost a teacher.

His mission is to bring joy back into the workplace. Danny’s simple but powerful engagement strategies have been heralded by educators and businesspeople worldwide. Affectionately known as “Jim Carrey with a Ph.D.,” Danny helps audiences learn to transform reluctant and struggling learners into passionate, life-long learners.

Danny is a recognized authority on leadership development, reading, motivation and communication skills. Last year alone, he spoke to over 100 different audiences worldwide in education, business and government.

His 15 best-selling books include Read, Lead & Succeed and Leadership Begins with Motivation. Most importantly, he is a loving husband and proud father of three children.



For over 200 video testimonials, go to:

Here is a sampling of printed testimonials (more available upon request):

"Danny Brassell is a cross between Jim Carrey and Robin Williams...If you don't walk away from his seminar with ideas you can use tomorrow, you were unconscious during the presentation."

- Nancy Bebrin, Quaker Farms School, CT

“If you are looking for a MAGICAL experience for your event, Danny Brassell is one of the most dynamic and amazing speakers you will ever hear…an incredible presentation and inspiring message. It is an absolute must for any leader or business team. Don't hesitate. Book him NOW!"

- John Formica, "America's Customer Experience Coach”

“I love what Danny Brassell does. He teaches us in a way that is both entertaining and compelling. His talks are funny, polished and engaging.”

- Lia Grimanis, named one of Canada's 100 Most Powerful Women

“I had the wonderful experience of hearing Dr. Brassell speak before a crowd of Beverly Hills business leaders, and he was not only able to hit his target message but he was successful in bringing back the child in all of us.”

- Bryan Monfort, Vice President of Operations, Lawry's Restaurants

“Danny is a polished speaker, but most importantly his heart shines though in his work. His genuine efforts to make a positive difference in people's lives is obvious. Danny is a class act, and I enthusiastically recommend his work!”

- Pamela Haack, Founder, The Italy Retreat for Women Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs

“I felt very much engaged through Danny’s entire presentation. It was entertaining, rewarding and educational.”

- Barouch Chai, President/CEO, Microcomputer Science Centre Inc.

“Danny has a tremendous amount of positive energy that permeates the audience. He really knows his material and has command of a huge quantity of information. So, when you go to hear him be ready to be alert, write quickly, laugh lots, and leave brimming with new ideas. I highly recommend Danny as a top-notch speaker.”

- Francie Yeager, Conference Planner, SDE

“Danny is an amazing presenter! His take and approach to creating a positive learning environment is applicable to all…He truly motivated my staff to make a difference.”

- Erikk Aldridge, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Venice

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