Contributor Profile

D.J. Vanas

Job TitleOwner & Author

Company NameNative Discovery Inc.

About
D.J. Eagle Bear Vanas is an internationally-acclaimed motivational storyteller whose expertise is in leadership and personal development. He is also the author of the celebrated book The Tiny Warrior: A Path to Personal Discovery & Achievement which is printed is six countries. His latest book, Spirit on the Run, is his first novel. D.J. is an enrolled member of the Ottawa Tribe and a former Air Force captain. He shows organizations how to practically apply the power of the warrior spirit to perform at their best, stay resilient and thrive in tough, changing environments. For twenty years, he's delivered his dynamic programs in 49 states and overseas to over 7,000 audiences including Walt Disney, NASA, Intel Corporation and hundreds of tribal governments, communities and schools. He's also been invited to the White House to speak – twice. He holds a B.S. from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an M.S. from University of Southern California and has served on the Board of Directors on the National Board of Certified Counselors. D.J. is the President and owner of Native Discovery Inc. and will be featured on the upcoming PBS Special, The Warrior Tradition, airing nationwide in November of this year.

Conference Sessions

  • Keynote: Victory by Design

    October 14, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Titian 2301

    Victory is not born from waiting for a better economy, a new administration, the perfect moment or the exact mix of resources – it's about using what we have ri...

    • Language: English
  • Warrior Spirit in Leadership

    October 14, 2019, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM, Titian 2301

    Based on concepts from D.J.'s best-selling book, The Tiny Warrior: A Path to Personal Discovery & Achievement, this program will ignite the warrior spirit in yo...

    • Language: English
  • Warrior Spirit in Leadership

    October 14, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM, Veronese 2401

    Based on concepts from D.J.'s best-selling book, The Tiny Warrior: A Path to Personal Discovery & Achievement, this program will ignite the warrior spirit in yo...

    • Language: English

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