Helping Experience Creators Thrive.

I help experience creators grow their businesses, and have fun in the process. Using simple, tested systems founded on twenty years of crafting standout brands and events, motivating teams, and coaching leaders.

Focus on what matters most. Do more of what you love. The world needs your creativity.

Mentor Call

A 90 minute call to listen to your current situation and provide guidance to overcome any blocks you may have.

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Gap Analysis

A deep look inside your business to uncover its strengths and weaknesses. We'll set goals and create a road map to get you there.

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1:1 Strategic Coaching

Insights, clarity, planning, and accountability. Helping you find focus amidst the chaos and grow your business sustainably.

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How are the most successful ventures born?

By successful, I mean profitable and fun. For me, it’s a sweet spot at the intersection of personal need and unmet market demand.

Since 2002, I’ve had a million ideas, and carefully executed a handful. Club nights, overseas festivals, creative studios, island resorts and hotels. Wax:On, Hideout, Obonjan, Beat Hotel, and JONA are among the best.

Some things I’ve learned:

  • Lead from a place of trust and fulfilment.
  • Make sure everyone is clear on why, how and what they are meant to be doing.
  • Foster a culture that enables flourishing.
  • Tell everyone about your product or service.
  • Assume people are naturally creative, resourceful, and whole.
  • Hire people that will constructively challenge your ideas.
  • Take active recovery seriously.
  • Act in imperfect or even harsh conditions (the conditions will never be perfect, at least not for long anyway).

I now run a portfolio of experience businesses, and I’m here to share the insights I’ve gained along the way.

Take The Experience Creator Test

Answer 24 questions and discover your experience creator score.

This 2 minute self-assessment will help you identify strengths and areas for growth.

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Client Success

Josh Dickson - Founder, Resurface

Dan has been instrumental in shaping my business, Resurface. He created an excellent business plan, investor deck, and revamped our branding and marketing strategy. His insights and feedback are invaluable. Dan is professional, intelligent, and reliable, always exceeding expectations. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to take their business to the next level.

Josh Dickson - Founder, Resurface

Jordan Hallpike - Client Strategy Agent, WME

I've always admired Dan personally and professionally, so I jumped at the chance to work with him as my coach. During a crucial stage of my development, Dan's guidance and insights helped me achieve my goals and clarify my values. His mindful approach and continued support have been invaluable. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to grow personally and professionally.

Jordan Hallpike - Client Strategy Agent, WME

Tash Peskin - Founder, Twenty Sundays

Dan has been instrumental in helping me establish an incredibly insightful and detailed model and strategy for my hotel concept - he’s a calm, considered and influential mind. Looking forward to working together more.

Tash Peskin - Founder, Twenty Sundays

Dan Fisk - Founder, Music Maestro

I was skeptical about getting a business coach, but my apprehensions vanished after my first session with Dan Blackledge. His holistic approach focuses on you first, covering family, health, and more, not just business. Dan reignited my fire and helped me move forward. If you run a business and feel stuck, reach out to him—he’s top class!

Dan Fisk - Founder, Music Maestro