Dan Long

Over 30 years Dan has built up an exceptional track record of working with world-class organisations to deliver programmes for national and international clients.

Dan Long Executive Coach

Dan works as an impact coach for senior managers and executives in both public and private sector organisations. The aim of this type of coaching is to help the coachee find their own level of skill and comfort to achieve their goal: finding ways to tackle challenges and self-generated doubts. The first phase involves introducing the coachee to another way of looking at their ‘challenge’ using drama exercises as a means of connecting with their own strengths. The second phase gives the coachee tools and techniques to help them better understand how to handle this ‘challenge’.

Dan also works with executive coaches and their clients, complementing their existing coaching relationship by creating an appropriate simulation of the coachees challenge. This is a valuable intervention which has great benefit for the coaching relationship allowing the executive coach to see the client ‘in action’ and share the moment where a behaviour has been revealed, allowing for further exploration of the coaching client’s challenge and their related behaviour.

Dan long Executive Coach

Areas of expertise

  • Impact coaching
  • Experiential learning
  • Design and delivery of experiential learning inputs to development programmes
  • Assessment and development centres
  • Role-play/real play
  • Video and live performance
  • Bespoke skills practice in small groups

Qualifications and memberships

  • Advanced Diploma in Personal and Executive Coaching (Kingstown College, Dublin)
  • MA in Arts in Society (University of North London)
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Arts Management (University of Sussex)
  • Diploma in Theatre, 3-year professional training (Manchester Polytechnic)

Professional background

Dan’s experience comes from a combination of 12 years as a professional actor working in TV and film, 5 years as a consultant and manager in the field of arts management (one role being Director of PMG Films Ltd) followed by 30 years of applying that knowledge in the context of training and development for commercial and public sector organisations.


Dan’s client list includes:
PWC (UK, Ireland, Europe, India); Dentons; Baker McKenzie; Clyde & Co; Osborne Clarke; Allen & Overy; Simmons & Simmons; HFW; HSF; A&L; Goodbody; NHS Leadership Academy.

Whilst it was only a small audience, I felt so much more relaxed and confident and there was plenty of engagement! All great – thank you for unlocking SOMETHING! I have found your coaching experience so uplifting and thought provoking.


If you would like to discuss your executive coaching requirements please contact Viv