Dan Smolen future of workDan Smolen is a future of work sherpa who advocates for people doing meaningful work. Dan’s career has included many specialized experiences which he draws on to help others improve their careers:

A Start in Broadcasting

In college, Dan was an on-air reporter, segment producer, and assistant news director. Several of his stories were “picked up” by the Associated Press. As host of The Dan Smolen Podcast, he relies heavily on the skills he developed years ago as a broadcaster.

The Agency Life

Upon graduation, Dan started a long career stint in the advertising and marketing agency space. He managed client expectations for major brands, including: American Cancer Society, American Express, Cadillac, Pepsi, 3M, and Toys R Us. During this time, Dan earned a U.S. patent for his digital marketing and targeting methodology.

Executive Search and Career Thought-Leadership

Escaping corporate life in 1998, Dan became an executive recruiter (headhunter) specializing in advertising, digital marketing, and marketing insights executive search:

Dan Smolen is a future of work thought-leader (future of work sherpa) who is nationally recognized for future of work and meaningful work podcasting

Dan Smolen future of workAt the start of 2018, Dan closed The Green Suits and exited headhunting.

I discovered that an increasing number of my executive search candidates wanted work that is profound, protects the planet, empowers people, and is fun to do–meaningful work.”

Dan Smolen future of workBy launching The Dan Smolen Experience and The Dan Smolen PodcastDan aligned with his new career mission:

“To help people like my former clients and candidates follow their dreams of doing meaningful work.”

Best of all, Dan has found great joy returning to the microphone. On the podcast, he interviews people who have achieved career success, and thought-leaders who are shaping the future of work as meaningful work.

About Dan Smolen

A native of New Haven, Connecticut, Dan Smolen is a graduate of The Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College. He lives and works in the Washington, D.C. area.

Selected thought-leadership:

My Mission as a Future of Work Sherpa
Five Things Bound to Disappear in the Future of Work
Effective Time-Management Hacks for Working at Home
Working Remotely: How the COVID-19 Coronavirus is Pivoting People and the Future of Work
Develop Your Personal Brand for Doing Meaningful Work
Timing is Everything: A Personal Story

Image credits: Dan Smolen portrait, 2018, Peter Henriquez; woman awaiting interview, iStock Photo; man in office setting, iStock Photo.