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Dan Riley    

The Inspired Grocer; Regional VP of Operations, Ralphs/Kroger

Through a career spanning 38 years in retail grocery, Dan Riley (a.k.a. the Inspired Grocer) is a self-made leader that pulled himself up the ranks from bag boy to Regional Vice President of Operations for Ralphs/Kroger, responsible for managing $50 million in sales each week. A trusted and compassionate teacher of the highest order, Dan is noted for his business and retail market savvy, unorthodox management style and inspiring message that highlights the incredible power of our human potential.

Dan was only 17 and a high school senior when his father's career took their family from California to Texas. It was the first test of his ingenuity, and so he stayed behind believing his friends and position as grocery stock-boy was all he needed to tackle the world on his own. In and out of college for eight years it was ultimately Dan's ambition, curiosity and self development that changed the trajectory of his life and career as he rose from bag-boy to VP.

Launching independently as a motivational speaker and leadership trainer, Dan speaks as an authority on the "Power of Personal Development," both a philosophy and relevant strategy that taps into the game-changing influence of personal growth and introspection in a corporate world. In today's global and tech-savvy environment, Dan's message presents a striking counter-corporate idea: a company's success hinges upon the individual's personal development.

Trusted and deeply familiar with every rung of the corporate ladder, Dan reveals strategies to create a climate of success that has given rise to thousands of employees and managers over four decades. Through innovation, integrity and an insatiable drive to inspire excellence in others, Dan peels back the layers of the conventional corporate structure to reveal how harmony between business strategy and personal development will ultimately maximize growth for the individual and the organization.

Dan can also be found inspiring excellence on the basketball court and golf course; he loves a good read on metaphysics, and is a huge Al Jolson fan.

Speech Topics

How to Stay One Step Ahead of the Posse

The Journey's Fare

Fire in Your Belly: Set Your Authentic Self on Fire

In the Trenches: Front-Line Leader in Today's Ever Changing World

Top Dogs: Who are They and How Did They Get There

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