Dan Comiskey, Safety, Adversity, Habit Creation

 

Dan Comiskey, Safety, Adversity and Habit Creation
Dan Comiskey, Safety, Adversity and Habit Creation

 Safety, Workplace Safety, Adversity, Habit Creation,
How to Lead and Coach like a Champion – Won two Grey Cups

Travels From: Ontario, Canada
Fee Range: Safety Keynote $6000 – $10.000 +

  • Perennial all-star and a two time Grey Cup champion.
  • National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) 
  • Co-Authored 4 books.
  • Philanthropist

Biography

Dan Comiskey retired from the CFL in 2010. He had played football in the Canadian Football League for 13 years, where he was coached by over 40 different professional coaches. All of these coaches were behaviour change specialists, and helped Dan become an expert of the fundamentals of habit change.  Dan knows workplace safety, safety and adversity fist hand.

Dan retired from the Edmonton Eskimos, where he was a perennial all-star and a two time Grey Cup champion. Dan has co-written “The Truth About Success”, “Eduring Principles of Leadership”, “My Rules”, and “Professional Coaching”. He is passionate about workplace safety, injury prevention and safety awareness.

Dan has suffered multiple concussions, a torn triceps, a torn calf, and a broken leg, all in the last 5 years of his football career. Dan’s step-brother died in an industrial accident, and his father in-law suffered a permanent brain injury in an industrial accident less than one year from retirement. Dan has a very personal perspective on the importance of workplace safety.

Off the field, Dan has spent his entire career honing his skills as a philanthropist and public speaker. He has been the honourable Chairperson for both the Canadian Cancer Society and the Kidney Foundation of Canada. He has spearheaded numerous Charity Drives for these organizations, as well as for the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. For his work in the community, Dan has been honoured twice with the CFL’s Tom Pate nomination. This prestigious award is given for the unique combination of outstanding sportsmanship and dedication to the league and community.

Dan’s involvement as a leader on and off the field has established him as a sought after speaker. The parallels drawn between the corporate world and professional football have given Dan great insight into supervisor coaching and inspired leadership.

For the past 5 years Dan has been working in major oil projects throughout Alberta as a behavior specialist.

Dan’s message is inspirational and heartfelt… He speaks to the human heart’s capacity to overcome adversity and the essential mindset that is necessary to do so. In the end any team can overcome the most difficult situations imaginable, but it is our ability to do so while protecting the wellbeing of our communities that separates the survivor from the champion.

Topics:

Corporate Sales – The Power of Habit – Rebooting your Auto-Pilot

FOOTBALL is The Best Habit Creation Machine in the history of sports. Every step is scrutinized in every play. The game is played by great athletes, but the truly outstanding players are the people who master one simple skill: the creation of tiny habits!

Dan draws you into his world of sports and family to help each of us continue to strive for our passions as we fight through the inevitable challenges and changes that we all face. As we go through these challenges we need to use everything at our disposal to overcome the obstacles that we all inevitably face in our lives. One of the biggest weapons that we all have in this journey is the ability to create our own habits and riding ourselves of old habits that stifle innovation. If we do not create our own habits consciously then they are formed daily and automatically and lead to bad habits that stifle innovation.

Utilizing the experience of coaching and training through many years of football Dan brings light to the importance that habit creation plays in each of our lives. Both the behaviours that we exhibit and the thoughts that we allow ourselves to focus on have huge impacts on the outcomes that we produce at work and at home.

Habit creation is the difference for football players, and everyone else…

We can either use the power of habits to help us create systems in our lives to cause improvement, or we can choose to ignore the power of these behaviours. If we choose to ignore this power, we are losing opportunities for success every day.

If you need your people to grasp the power of their habits…
If you need your people to learn that they can win and be taught a system that will help them achieve that.

Then you need to have Dan introduce them to the Power of Habit.

Dig Deep “Overcoming Adversity”

The challenges of adversity don’t disappear when you get home safe. The true challenges that people face are in their hearts and minds throughout the day and into the night, no matter where they are, true adversity is part of the human condition.

The question is, what do people have as a resource to deal with the true challenges of their lives. In this keynote Dan addresses the areas of peoples lives where they face true adversity and he unleashes a 3 step plan to win:
• 1 – Prepare
• 2 – Absorb
• 3 – Overcome

The question is not what you will do if the storm comes, it’s what you will do WHEN it comes.

If you are working with people who face adversity in their lives, in their jobs, in their world…
If you need to give your people the power they need to overcome…

They need to hear this passionate, intelligent, powerful keynote so they too can Dig Deep!

“As with all of Dan’s keynotes, the message is tailorable to your company goals and message.” 

 

You Can Count on Me! “Everything Matters

Life is a team game just like football. The margin for error in either game is so small that a step in the wrong direction makes the difference between winning or losing and between living or dying. The other constant in both games is the need for absolute commitment. Everyone must be 100 percent accountable to their team and this commitment is essential for any degree of success.

There are so many distractions affecting your people today. They have access to everything they need at the touch of a button, and that doesn’t even begin to address the distractions coming from every angle.

We know that small choices lead to large consequences over time for ourselves and the world around us. Incremental choices lead to huge outcomes that improve or detract from our lives. Our choices affect more than the person making them. Our choices affect our family and friends, and people we don’t know, in ways we’d never imagine.

If you need your team to fight through all the distractions so they can be present in their tasks… If you want them to fight through the fog to make the right decisions and follow the procedures that will keep them safe… If you need a commitment from everyone on your team…

Then you need to remind them that everything matters. At the end of the day, everyone has to count on each other and that’s the point!

“As with all of Dan’s keynotes, the message is tailorable to your company goals and message.”

Power of Habit “Habit Creation”

Dan poignantly draws you into his world of sports and family to help each of us continue to strive for our passions as we fight through the inevitable challenges that we all face. As we go through these challenges we need to use everything at our disposal to protect ourselves and the ones we love from life altering or ending injuries. One of the biggest weapons that we all have in this journey is the ability to create our own habits.

Dan will explain how small initial changes lead to large unforeseen consequences over time. How? Incremental improvements become habit forming. In fact, they become part of character-building, or they become stumbling blocks.

We can either use the power of habits to help us create a safe work environment and a safe home life or we can choose to ignore the power of these behaviours. If we choose to ignore this power, we could be missing the opportunity for success or life.

If you need your people to grasp the power of their habits… If you are watching complacency creep into your office or worksite…
Then you need to have Dan introduce them to the Power of Habit!

“As with all of Dan’s keynotes, the message is tailorable to your company goals and message.”

Testimonials

“Our supervisors were emotionally affected. Dan changed their perspective on coaching safety.” ExxonMobil

“Best speech I’ve ever heard, anywhere, any topic.” Supervisor Weavexx

“Dan is a powerful speaker. He also has a clear and powerful message. Absolutely outstanding.” Fima Development Canada Corp.

“Dan was a team leader with our organization for years. He never had any trouble speaking from the front of the room when the need presented itself. He was also a terrific speaker at our corporate breakfasts. I highly recommend Dan as a speaker.” Edmonton Eskimos

“Our foremen were very impressed with Dan’s coaching message. Dan is a riveting speaker, and is clearly passionate about safety.” ACL Construction Ltd

“Dan is a passionate speaker who puts his heart and soul into his presentation. He really cares about people and their welfare, and that comes through loud and clear in his powerful presentation.” Ocean Contracting

“Dan I would like to thank you for the very moving presentation you put on at Shell Albian Sands. It was very hard to hold back tears in a room full of big tough construction workers. Your passion is very needed in our profession and I think you hit home to a lot of people. My crews were very thankful to sit in on your session also. Keep up the good work. I tried to shake your hand but the line was crowd was too large to get close.” Shell Albian Sands

 

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