“I am highly impressed by Dan’s professional, results-oriented approach and his personal commitment to meeting and exceeding client objectives.”
– David Giersdorf, Former EVP of Marketing & Sales, Holland America Cruise Lines
As an entrepreneur, Schawbel has founded three companies between the ages of 18 and 31. When he was 18, he launched a website development firm called “DS Consulting”, where he designed websites for small businesses. When he was 27 years old, he launched “Millennial Branding”, which started out as a personal brand coaching business and later became his speaking and consulting company focused on helping companies better engage with his generation of millennials. When he was 31, he launched “WorkplaceTrends.com”, a research and advisory membership service for HR professionals, that was acquired by Future Workplace after only ten months. His entrepreneurial endeavors are driven by his passion to add value, build connection and make an impact on the world. He considers entrepreneurship the “new MBA” and mentors high potential millennials to achieve success in their own lives.
Future Workplace is an HR executive network and research firm dedicated to the future of learning and working. Future Workplace operates the Future Workplace Network, a consortium of global companies who come together to anticipate and plan for disruptive changes in their companies, industries, and geographic markets. Future Workplace arranges four national conferences annually and publishes new research on WorkplaceTrends.com to support members, who include McKinsey, Target, Fidelity, Verizon, GE, IBM, Google and Xerox.
“We’ve benefitted from being a part of the Future Workplace Network because of the learnings from all of the amazing companies that participate.”
– Fran Katsoudas, Chief Human Resource Officer, Cisco
Acquired by Future Workplace on October 29th, 2015
Founded on January 12th, 2015, WorkplaceTrends.com is a research and advisory membership service for HR professionals. We have a large database of research covering all aspects of HR, from recruiting to employee benefits to training and development. Through our primary research studies, and collection of secondary surveys, we are following the most important trends and then sharing them with our member companies as they happen. Our corporate members have access to a wealth of knowledge at their fingertips, with real actionable advice. Our goal is to help our members prepare for the future of work, today.
“It saves me time from doing my own research.”
– Sherry Whiteley, Chief Human Resource Officer, Intuit
Founded on January 30th, 2010, Millennial Branding is a speaking and consulting firm focused on helping companies better engage with millennials. Millennial Branding helps companies understand the emerging Gen Y employee by providing research, training, and advisory services. As representatives of Gen Y and advisers to management, our goal is to provide research and insights that will make you more profitable, grow your market share, help you understand your Gen-Y employees, and turn you into an industry leader. As ambassadors to Gen Y, we want to give our generation a voice, support their careers, and connect them with brands that understand their needs.
“A group of thorough professionals who have an expansive knowledge of millennials and their behavioral trends.”
– Luis Navia, Former Director of Innovation, Elite Daily
Personal Branding Blog
Acquired by Readwrite on June 5th, 2019
Founded on March 1st, 2007, PersonalBrandingBlog.com is the #1 source for personal branding advice, tips and inspiration online. It’s a Forbes ”Top Website for Your Career” and ranked as the #1 Job Blog by CareerBuilder. Over 6,800 blog posts have been read by over 5 million people in 228 different countries. Content from the blog has been syndicated by major media outlets including Yahoo!, AOL, Biz Journals, Glassdoor, Small Business Trends, Business2Community, Young Entrepreneur Council, The American Marketing Association, Entrepreneur Magazine and Business Insider.
“Ongoing tips on marketing yourself”
Advisory board positions
Workforce Institute at Kronos
The Workforce Institute is a think tank that helps organizations drive performance by addressing human capital management issues that affect both hourly and salaried employees. Through education and research, we empower organizations with practical ideas for optimizing the 21st century workplace. My role as a board member is to provide the millennial perspective on the trends that are impacting the 21st century workplace.
“Dan is a great partner and collaborator.”
– Joyce Maroney, Senior Marketing Director, Kronos
EMERJ, based in Israel, is an on-demand internal employee mentoring platform that connects employees to the most relevant mentors, right when they need advice but without the logistics. Establishing a culture of mentoring is one of the best ways of engaging and retaining your employees.
Merged with Remote.com
branded.me is a personal branding platform that enables professionals to brand themselves through personal websites. Our platform automates the process of building a personal website through pulling relevant information from Linkedin, and generating beautiful, mobile-friendly websites in seconds. branded.me empowers users to take control of their online brand and showcase their skills, work experience, personality, and more.
“Dan has been a tremendous help and we wouldn’t be where we are without him.”
– Nick Macario, CEO, branded.me
Freelanship.com connects people looking for professional work experience with companies looking for quality, affordable freelancers. Freelanship believes internships should be financially feasible and provide valuable major-related experience.
“I really value his time and guidance.”
– Lauren Holliday, CEO, freelanship