Danny is the founder and owner of Pippin Leadership Services. A Nashville based company dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs, organizations, and small business owners in Learning & Organizational Development. Built on the Maxwell Method of coaching, speaking, training and supported by 18 years of personal and corporate experience. The company focuses on educating, encouraging, and empowering the local Nashville Business Community.
Danny began his career within the Telecommunications Industry. Working his way into a Regional Director and Regional Training Director leading 120+ sales reps across 7 states. He presented business and training seminars, up to 250 people, on local and regional levels. He also Cofounded a student organization for Entrepreneurs on Middle Tennessee State University’s Campus.
From there, Danny transitioned into the Retail Industry and spent the majority of his career working with fashion brands as a District Manager. Pippin has mentored, trained and developed 60+ teams across 18 states generating revenues in excess of $17M in volume. Over his corporate retail career, Danny has received multiple leadership and top sales performance awards, but he is most proud the time he has spent mentoring and coaching others into next level positions.
In 2014, Pippin joined The John Maxwell Team to continue his personal and professional growth and development, a path he has been on since 2001 and has had the opportunity to impact the lives of hundreds of people across the country by speaking, coaching, and training. “Joining the JMT, is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Having the opportunity to be trained and mentored by the #1 Leadership Expert in the world definitely has its benefits” says Pippin.
Hi Friends! Here are all the things you really want to know about me:
My wife and I have been together for 9 years. Lindsey Pippin, you should follow her Instagram, she is very entertaining and is a fantastic hair stylist! We live in Nashville with our two dogs, two cats, and two hamsters.
I’ve always had a thing for fashion; thanks mom! Especially, Shoes. I love shoes! I watch a lot of movies and yes I am a constant movie quoter. I am typically reading 2 different books at any given time; personal growth books as I cannot seem to read books for entertainment. I love traveling, exploring new places, and going on adventures like rock climbing, ropes courses, go-carts, zip-lining, you get the idea.
Side note, if you are curious about the picture on the home page; I would like to share a little insight. As I began my journey as an entrepreneur I wanted to stay Authentic to who I am. I love fashion and you will typically see me out and about wearing boots, jeans and a denim shirt or denim jacket. It’s just my look; like Steve Job’s black turtleneck sweater or Mark Zuckerberg’s grey t-shirt. However, when the occasion requires it, I wear a suit while presenting or giving a keynote. I wanted to share both sides of me and that’s also how I coach clients both personally and professionally. There you have it my friends, hope that gives some insight.
Danny is one of the best leaders I have had the pleasure to work with. His focus on talent development, career goals, and leadership elevation goes beyond increasing his team performance. Danny has a true passion for all his people and wants them to succeed in every aspect of their career and life. I've never had a leader invest so much of his personal time in developing my leadership skills and personal goals. His ability to challenge and develop simultaneously keeps his team engaged and focused throughout every obstacle. I will seek Danny as a mentor for the entirety of my career.
Danny is a phenomenal leader. He not only challenged me to grow and try new leadership techniques, but shared his personal testimonies to help me overcome new challenges in my roles. He pushes his team to excellence, but he never asked us to try and overcome something that he had not tried before. He never settles for anything but the best, especially in the talent on his team. I'm so thankful to have worked with Danny during my career with Lucky Brand. I have gained a true lifetime mentor and friend!
I attribute my successes, as a manager and leader, to the time I was lucky enough to have Danny coach me. Danny transformed my management style and taught me how to train and lead "leaders". He showed me the importance of always training your replacement so you can grow with the success of your team. Being a successful manager is not being a great salesperson, it's about the growth and development of your successors. I am so grateful for the skills he helped me see in myself. I utilize them daily.
I learned many foundational managerial skills from Danny that I still use today. He is a motivational leader that inspires the people around him to go above and beyond their limits. He challenged our team to learn, be more passionate about our product and gave us a better appreciation for what we were selling. He spent time teaching us how preparing for a successful day, having clear communication, and how delegating responsibilities empowers our team to improve performance.
I met Danny Pippin very early in career. In fact, in the early stages of this partnership, I was what many would refer to as just a “manager”. Danny saw the potential in me, over the course of one year, worked side by side with me and strengthened my personal leadership skills. He accomplished that through giving me direct feedback in the right place at the right time. I love personal testimonies, and he used many of his own to tie it back into his feedback, as a way to connect with me. I still use many of those testimonies today when working with my own team. Danny also challenged me personally to step out of my comfort zone, by asking more questions and digging deeper into staffing or business opportunities. As a result of Danny’s strong leadership and guidance, I have achieved a much-desired promotion and currently leading a top volume location within my company, and have grown all aspects of my business including top-line sales, payroll, and retention. There is no one I trust more than Danny to help develop me, my team, or my peers. Danny’s passion for leadership and growth shows through in his day to day activities and in his relationships with others. Regardless of where I am in my career or personal life, I will always look to Danny Pippin for leadership, developmental growth, and mentorship.
Danny really did his homework prior to our business retreat, which added a lot of value to his words. My team related to him well, he was engaging, and he customized his presentation to our business as opposed to winging it and trying to apply on the fly. Highly recommend!
Danny is very relatable, laid back and charismatic. It was easy for the team to immediately trust him so that hurdle was already taken care of. He did his homework and made the presentation relevant to our team and the focus of the retreat.
Danny has very good "recognition". He has an aptitude for identifying goals, understanding the tools needed to achieve those goals, and also the strengths and opportunities in individuals to help develop them in the pursuit of those goals. That "recognition", and seeing things on a micro and macro level help him create a very specific and achievable game plan for success. It's a leadership style that I have learned from him and used very successfully within my career in retail, the service industry and even as a parent.
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