The Mission
of LeadingX2

LeadingX2 creates intentional laboratories where leaders:

  • Learn and experiment with best practices
  • Experience meaningful and actionable self-discovery
  • Build deeply authentic relationships
    …. In order to realize exceptional outcomes.

Our Values






What Clients
Have to say

“I have never felt like a client of Dan’s, instead he has been a partner to me and my team. Dan has helped me realize and augment areas of strength; he’s also identified and has helped me develop areas in need of stretch and growth both professionally and personally.”

Morgan Read, CEO Read Investments

“Issues are no longer issues; they’re conversations. So often, issues used to turn into conflicts.”

Nicole Engel, Executive Director Harlem Grown (on working with her partner and LeadingX2).

“When my new CEO asked me to spend a day and a half with him and Dan working on our partnership, I wasn’t sure what to expect…And it became very apparent from the first five minutes that we spent together that it was going to be an incredibly meaningful use of our time together, and that I was going to be talking about things that were going to be useful in our new partnership…so that we can work more effectively together.”

Kate Shank, Deputy Director, Legal Aid Chicago

“So good! What a mind opening experience. Not only have you helped us become better partners but there are some seriously eye and heart opening tools for tackling life.”

Maxwell Planck, CEO Adventure Labs

Meet the Team

Laura Andersen
Coach & facilitator

A passionate educator who has facilitated learning for all ages and stages. Her obsession with each person’s unique potential has taken her to a bilingual kindergarten classroom, EdTech, and nonprofit collective impact work in pursuit of helping organizations grow great people and achieve great outcomes. Laura has a BSFS from Georgetown University and an MBA from Berkeley Haas. She is an ICF-accredited coach, and earned her professional coaching certification with CoachDiversity Institute.

Ashton fandel

An enthusiastic teammate, who is driven to encourage and celebrate human change and development. Ashton works across all facets of the team, from managing operations to developing programs, and coaching and facilitating live workshops. Ashton graduated with high honors from the University of California, Berkeley, and has served as lecturer and facilitator of leadership courses in the Haas School of Business since 2020. She is currently pursuing her professional coaching certification.

Berke Brown
Behavior Change

Berké is a leading expert in motivation and behavior change and has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies, organizations, and municipal governments to create mission-driven and sustainable changes in culture, performance, and service. From both his research and his consulting experience, Berké continues to create powerful behavior change programs that increase human motivation and engagement in work, health, business, and life.

Want to explore the possibility of partnership?

To speak with one of us, reach out today.