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About Dane

As the CEO of the Leadership and Management Development in Character (LMDC) company, Dane is a certified Coach, Speaker, and Trainer for John Maxwell and Zig Ziglar corporations. He is a facilitator for John Maxwell's book/course "Developing the Leader Within You." In 2011, Dane became a "Founding Partner" of John C. Maxwell's Training Company. In addition to being a John Maxwell Team member and founding partner, Dane is also a Ziglar Coach focusing on See You At The Top and Choose To Win programs. Dane is both an eSpeaker certified Virtual Presenter and Host. Today, Dane serves as an Executive Director on the John Maxwell Team.

Dane has a double major in Physical Education and Health from Bemidji, MN. He completed undergraduate work in Pre-Medicine while completing his United States Air Force commission in ROTC at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He earned a Master's Degree in Information Communications Technology from UW Stout. Dane is the CEO and President of Deutsch's Inc.

While in the Air Force, Dane served as Chief of Maintenance for the country of Turkey where he led 1200 people countrywide who managed all aspects of electronics-communications equipment. After his Air Force career, he formed a corporation called Deutsch's Incorporated, composed of three companies; Deutsch's Gymnastics Training Center, DCS Netlink, and the Leadership Management Development Center (LMDC).

At Deutsch's Gymnastics Training Center, Dane and his wife trained thousands of children in the sport and discipline of gymnastics over the last 33 years, with the goal of teaching and coaching children on character, discipline, and leadership.

For 29 years, Dane owned and successfully operated DCS Netlink, an IT company that repaired computers, installed/maintained networks, and focused on Cyber Security. His team won the Barron County Small Business Model of the Year for 2002. He was chosen as a Wisconsin Small Businessman of the Year. In January 2020, Dane sold DCS Netlink, and today he operates an IT company called Cyber Tech Coach that is focused on coaching Cyber Security.

Dane is a full-time UW-Stout, Menomonie, WI instructor, where he teaches and coaches Cybertechnology Ethics.

Dane has served as a National Trainer and Ambassador for Character Counts. In addition, he served as the FBI Infragard Ethics Coordinator for the Minneapolis, MN FBI Infragard Chapter.

Dane is the author of a book about Leading with Character First, called The Tricycle Effect. He is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Scout. In 2010, and again in 2014, he ran for political office as a candidate for the Wisconsin State Senate. Dane and his wife, Katharine Joy, have been married for 44 years and have four grown children: Tobiah, Moses, Sarah, and Israel, as well as ten grandchildren. They currently make their home in Rice Lake, WI.

  • Wisconsin, United States
  • eSpeakers Virtual Presenter & Host Certified
  • Maxwell Leadership Certified Team Speaker, Coach & Trainer
  • Zig Ziglar Speaker, Coach & Trainer