Dan is the Founder and President of Relational Synergistics, LLC as well as the Terry T. Munday Endowed Chair of Life Calling, Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Life Coach at Indiana Wesleyan University.  His areas of expertise and research interest include emotional and social intelligence in workplace settings, and the application of family systems theory to team functioning and leadership.  He teaches coursework in team leadership, leader-follower dynamics, and conflict transformation.


Prior to joining Indiana Wesleyan University, Dan served as Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at Milligan College in east Tennessee where he was responsible for the successful development and accreditation of a graduate program in occupational therapy.  He has taught in higher education for 27 years.


He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Ohio State University and a doctoral degree from Purdue University in family science in 1999.


He is a consultant and coach working with individuals, couples and organizations in personal and team development.  He is a trained conflict mediator and works with families, churches and other organizations to resolve conflict and develop biblically-based conciliation programs and procedures.


Dan lives with his wife of 42 years in Noblesville, Indiana.  His daughter, Corinne, and son-in-law, Jonathon, are missionaries in Budapest, Hungary with One Mission Society.  His son, Ben, is married and lives with his wife, Amanda, in Lebanon, Tennessee and is on faculty at Belmont University in its Audio Engineering Program.

Rachel Passerini

Rachel Passereni is a certified coach and Ministry Assistant. She loves seeing people thrive in their leadership, their families, and other areas that matter to them.

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