Empowering people and business with the mindset and tools to succeed.


About us

Dan Kuss lives in Adelaide, South Australia and is just like you. Same planet, same air, same challenges and same thoughts. He’s just managed to focus on the helpful thoughts and weed out the destructive ones. Dan loves to serve people – he has a clear vision to empower people to be the best that they can be. The context for facilitating this vision is business, health and mindset. The vehicles Dan delivers this vision through are consulting, coaching, training and speaking.


Dan is on a mission to empower people and business with the mindset and tools to succeed. For many years now he has helped people be more positive and take action towards creating a better life. He truly believes that life really can be a holiday if we trade what we love doing for money, and if he can manage to find a way to live a fun and rewarding life doing what he love, then anybody can do it. 

A certified Gallup Strengths coach, Dan was a Success Coach for Torrens University, working with students to leverage their natural strengths and align their learning with their broader life purpose. Through one-on-one conversations, hosting workshops and group activities, he coached students to successfully navigate the educational landscape and build personal and professional capability. With a focus on the student’s career goals, and trained in Gallup CliftonStrengths, he took a strengths-based approach to engage with and motivate students for study and career success, improve their employability outcomes, including self-employment and entrepreneurship.

Drawing on over 20 years in business, including building a design and marketing agency and more recently a coaching practice, Dan shares his experiences and networks with his clients, students and associates to create opportunities and the best life outcomes possible.

“…you have helped me to transform my life. You’re an inspiration, a blessing and absolute delight to work with. I am truly thankful and would highly recommend you to anyone” Maryanne Jones | Principal

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Trainer, speaker and leadership addict

Networking and speaking – two great ways to build business and confidence.

Certified with the Blair Singer Training Academy, Dan delivers powerful presentations, keynotes, workshops and training. Speaking for organisations such as Rotary, Educate Plus and the Tourism Industry Council of South Australia, Dan has engaged 1000s of people in his energetic, accelerated learning style to deliver on topics such strengths-based development, networking, team-building and mindset mastery.

Dan has been a member and Chapter President of BNI [Business Networking International], adding to his skills as a business owner, and enhancing his ability to confidently and powerfully speak with, and lead, teams. 

“Of the 15 presenters throughout the week-long leadership program, many participants commented that Dan was their favourite because of his engaging presentation style and the useful and realistic tips he was able to provide.” Katey Halliday | Coordinator RYLA

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Creative agent

Over twenty years, Dan has built a successful strategic marketing communications company – Creative Grease, thanks to a family of great clients and an amazing team. Creative Grease empowers business to communicate with courage and engagement, using a strategic approach that creates opportunity and growth.

“I have engaged and recommended Creative Grease on numerous occasions over the past ten years as I believe their creativity, attention to client service and quality is outstanding. Dan is clever at identifying and capturing the unique design that communicates your specific message and brand.” Anne Skipper AM | FAICD | Anne Skipper & Associates

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Animal Welfare Advocate

Dan is an animal welfare advocate and believes that we should treat animals as our equal.  He supports groups such as the RSPCA, for whom he is also an Animal Welfare Advocate Community Awareness Ambassador – regularly visiting kindergartens and schools to educate children on the importance of animal well-being.

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Board member

Active in the community, particularly around sport, Dan was a board member of Eye Play Sport [formerly Blind Sporting Council] for 3 years. Like his fellow board member Brad Jansen says “Playing sport is the other great Australian dream”, and everybody should get the opportunity to play.

Dan currently chairs the Governing Council for Goodwood Primary School. Championing the school values of Fairness, Achievement and Respect.