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Daniel R. Tomal, Ph.D.    

Award-Winning Author, Researcher, Corporate Business and Education Consultant

Daniel R. Tomal, Ph.D. is an award-winning American author, speaker, researcher, and corporate business and education consultant. He is noted for his keynotes and workshops on leadership, motivation, negotiations, handling multiple priorities, balancing life and work, organizational improvement and professional development.

He is a Distinguished Professor of Leadership at Concordia University Chicago. Tomal has made numerous guest appearances on radio and television shows such as CBS This Morning, NBC Cover to Cover, Les Brown, Tom Snyder, Chicago Talks, 700 Club, and The Joan Rivers Show. He has published over 20 books, consulted for over 200 companies and numerous articles and he has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and The Journal. One of his more popular and inspiring books, and the foreword by Dr. Ben Carson, was titled Every Parent’s Nightmare. The book depicted the triumphant story over their young son’s critical brain tumor and how to find the best medical care for your family.

Another inspiring co-authored book titled Songwriting: Strategies for Self-Expression and Creativity (foreword written by Jim Peterik, Eye of the Tiger) (Preface by BJ Thomas) includes research on core competencies of songwriters and musicians.

Tomal has received several outstanding teacher awards and is recipient of the prestigious CHOICE award by the American Library Association as extraordinary recognition to the academic library community that demonstrated overall excellence in scholarship, distinction, originality, and importance to the library collection.

Speech Topics


Leadership, Motivation, Rediscover Your Passion, Handling Multiple Priorities, Work and Life Balance, Diversity and Interpersonal Relations, Negotiating

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