My colleague and I hired Daniel to facilitate several staff brand training sessions. What I noticed immediately was that Daniel worked VERY closely with us to really align and customize the sessions to our team’s needs—not a “one-size-fits-all” approach—which I felt was highly effective and made efficient use of our time.
Daniel facilitated a half day training for all staff at WCAC’s annual development day. His high energy presentation style kept the audience engaged. The training was interactive and provided opportunities to move around the room while we worked together in small groups problem solving with fun activities. I highly recommend Daniel to facilitate training on topics such as self-awareness, communication, and teamwork. Those who attended, are still talking about it.
Daniel’s coaching allowed me to gain perspective on my work and accelerate my growth as a professional. After gathering data on my communications needs and setting goals for growth, he gave me concrete actions to test and a space to reflect on my progress. Not only was Daniel very well-prepared, but he also allowed our coaching conversations the freedom to move into topic areas not outlined in our original agenda.
Getting to work with Daniel was a tremendously beneficial experience. He is an incredible collaborator and thought partner, and he constantly provided opportunities for autonomous growth and development.
A volunteer role with a YMCA summer camp at the age of 11 sparked Daniel’s passion for service. At the age of 18, Daniel pioneered the first youth-led Community of Promise in Pittsburgh under Retired General Colin Powell’s national America’s Promise movement, landing him a seat on the national board of directors and recognition from President George W. Bush.
Daniel’s passion for elevating and integrating youth voice led him to collaborating with America’s Promise on the launch of the national Youth Partnership Team. He also worked with the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) to launch the National Leadership Council and led the NSCS national service project following 9/11 with chapters across the country.
Most recently, Daniel worked with Coro NY on the launch of the New York City Youth Council in partnership with City Council and the expansion of youth leadership councils throughout NYC with the NYC Department of Education and NYC Service.
Daniel has over 17 years of experience in fundraising, grant making, board service and community organizing and has served in leadership roles at generationOn, The Heart of America Foundation, Capital One, the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, and Pittsburgh Cares.
Daniel has served on national and local boards including City Year DC, the Community Foundation of the National Capital Region, the Mentoring Partnership of SWPA, the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership and America’s Promise.
Through partnerships with local and national consulting firms along with his own practice, the D.G. Horgan Group, Daniel has gained experience in training, consulting and coaching in the areas of leadership, organizational development, and youth development.
He has worked with Fortune 100 and 500 companies (Intel, Deloitte, JPMorgan Chase, AT&T), national and local nonprofit organizations (MENTOR, Coro NY, DonorsChoose.org), school districts (Fairfax County Public Schools, NYC Department of Education) and government agencies (NYPD, NYC Service).
Daniel is the author of Tell Me I Can’t…and I Will, and his work has been featured in Forbes, the Huffington Post, and dozens of local media outlets across the country.
Daniel seeks to change the world by equipping, elevating and evolving others through his words and actions. He is an avid student of life, striving to learn from each person he encounters and each experience that he embraces.
At Capital One, Daniel developed, implemented and evaluated strategy for associate volunteer programming, signature community initiatives and the investment of more than $12M via corporate grant making across U.S. markets in the areas of education, economic empowerment and community development. He led the expansion of corporate volunteer programming from engaging 19% of associates to 54% of associates in 3 years, and Daniel facilitated the expansion of community relations in 14 new markets in one year due to the acquisition of ING DIRECT and the HSBC US Card business.
Through his nonprofit management roles, Daniel has secured funding and established reserves for organizations with budgets ranging from $250,000 to $7.5M. He has established and facilitated public/private partnerships that have mobilized volunteer support for over 250 nonprofit organizations, activated over 200,000 youth in service-learning and leadership development, and launched a regional internship center serving 34 colleges and universities.