Dana Platin is an experienced leadership development strategist, adept at coaching driven women who want to become braver, bolder, and stronger. A passionate avid athlete, Dana has used her participation in triathlons, cycling, and mountaineering as a way to set personal goals to push herself beyond what she thought was possible and tap into her best self. Dana believes the world can be changed for the better through our greater participation and effective leadership.
While personal triumphs have taught her discipline, determination, motivation, and commitment; it is her unique 20-year work history, focused in the areas of leadership development, training, and program management which has produced the most significant lessons learned. Dana thrives on supporting others to crush their fear and accomplish their goals. Her passion is to help women create positive change in their lives to be extraordinary.
Born and raised in New York, Dana embarked on her transformational journey as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador, South America shortly after graduating from college. She began her time in Ecuador living 2+ years in an impoverished village located in the northern Andes where she worked with indigenous girls and women (Warmis) in leadership development, community health, and small business development projects.
Dana has a Masters Degree in Public Health, a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She worked with international training and leadership development programs for the Peace Corps for nearly two decades, working in program development, which included project design and evaluation for the U.S. government. She supervised staff, volunteers and worked in senior leadership/management positions in the international development service sector in Latin America.
Dana now serves as the Deputy Regional Director with a U.S. government organization in Denver, Colorado. In her current position, Dana helps carry out the mission to develop leaders and strengthen communities through national and community service. She oversees the training, project development and evaluation for nine states in the southwest region.
Dana's life has been her classroom. She is a bilingual, bicultural, independent Warmi, woman, wife, daughter, sister, friend, adventure enthusiast, mountaineer and triathlete on a mission to empower women worldwide. Now, she shares her lessons learned to help women live extraordinary lives through one-on-one coaching, training retreats, and group workshops.