Dan McCarthy


  • Leadership development speaker, consultant, and executive coach
  • Director of Executive Development Programs at the Paul College of Business and Economics, the University of New Hampshire
  • Author of the award-winning leadership development blog Great Leadership, the "Great Leadership Development and Succession Planning eBook"



Dan McCarthy is an expert in leadership and management development. For over 20 years McCarthy has helped thousands of leaders and aspiring leaders improve their leadership capabilities.

McCarthy is a leadership development speaker, consultant, and executive coach. He’s consulted with companies on how to develop their leaders, and coached leaders from around the world.

McCarthy is the Director of Executive Development Programs at the Paul College of Business and Economics, the University of New Hampshire (UNH). He is responsible for all administrative, fiscal, operational, and policy matters associated with the development, delivery, and marketing of Executive Development Programs at Paul College.

Prior to joining UNH, McCarthy was responsible for all aspects of supervisory, management and executive development, including succession planning at Paychex, Inc. Prior to Paychex, Dan was Director of Leadership Excellence and Culture Development for Digital and Film Imaging Systems at Eastman Kodak Company. 

He’s the author of the award winning leadership development blog Great Leadership, the "Great Leadership Development and Succession Planning eBook," and an influential voice in social media. 

He’s a member of the SmartBrief on Workforce Advisory Board, the CMED Advisory Board, and was named one of the Top 10 Digital Influencers in Leadership. 



Dan has a master’s degree in human resource and organizational development and an undergraduate degree in business administration. He has completed executive development programs at the Darden School of Business and IMD.

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