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Lake Sumpter Landing


John R Daley, Managing Partner


Kathy and John Daley

At age 14 became a straight commission caddy at a country club.  At 18 I leased a gas station with my best friend while I went to college majoring in psychology and marketing.  I decided after 2 years to sell my share of the business and to join the Airforce. That was during Vietnam war. 


Dreams don’t always formulate the way you would like. But that doesn’t mean the dream is dead. During my tour in the Air Force, I received amazing training in Leadership during stressful combat situations and continued to take college courses in Psychology and Business in my off hours to help me become a better leader as a Air Combat Controller.  I simply used my life as inspiration and after a few short years I moved up the latter in computer, life science companies and small businesses up to and including CEO. I was blessed to have worked with and train people in over 54 countries. I became a noted business turnaround specialist in the last 20 years.

Over the last 10 years I’ve coached aspiring business leaders on how to become the best leader they can become in 3 months to 2 years depending on the Leader. Over 90% have improved their position and success in their company.

A few of my Mentors...


My Wife, Kathleen Daley who urged me on during the many years of my education and career,  to my 4 sons , Chris, John Paul, Patrick and Sean, who I strived to be a good example both in business and Life.  We are blessed to have Rocky who gives us love and exercise.  Kathy and I are coming up on our 42 wedding Anniversary.

My Partners in DG Success Insights:  Bob Kiehl, Deborah Hostetter, Pamela Daley

BILL BONNSTETTER, The Co-Founder of TTI SI and the TTI SI staff who for over 30 years kept encouraging me to continue striving to understand people and how they interact with each other.  With their tools and assistance, I have been and continue to assess, coaching and facilitating workshops for sales reps and business leaders.   A long list of Mentors I studied for hours, such as Norman Vincent Peale, Earl Nightingale, Jim Rohn, Tony Robins, Zig Ziglar, Steven Covey, Jack Canfield, Jack Welch, Peter Drucker, Dean Graziosi and many more.  I have been a passionate student of Business and Psychology. 


I have read literally hundreds of books by authors like The Art of War by Sun Tzu, Daniel Goldman’s book on Emotional Intelligence, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, Kenneth Blanchard, Michael Porter, Tom Peters, Simon Sinek, Jim Collins, just to name a few.  I believe I have read every book by John Maxwell.  What was interesting is that many of the authors made the same points but just in different ways.  I never knew which one would click. 

I used to cover several Midwest states as a sales rep and I had stacks of Cassette Sets, and then CD’s that I listened to for hours, now YouTube and now Zoom seminars.


I used what I learned to continually strive to improve myself, my family, and teams.  I learned so much from my instructors and fellow students at ASU and St Louis University. 


I owe who I am and what I know to all these teachers and more. 

I have been a student of psychology and business for over 50 years.

I am eternally grateful to all those that helped me grow as a person, businessman and now a mentor myself.  They all have enriched my life so much, I am blessed.

John R. Daley


Pamela Baird

"John possesses depth and breadth of coaching, leadership and sales management experience. He is knowledge, inspiring and personable. I recommend his services! "

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