As a seasoned executive with expertise in industrial/organizational psychology, organizational development, and organizational effectiveness, he specializes in executive coaching, leadership development, individual and team development, and negotiation strategy. As a strategic advisor, coach, and counselor to senior executives, Dana brings a unique approach to the importance of people as the key to success in any organization.
As President of Scannell & Wight, an international consulting firm, Dana W. Scannell combines over 25 years of management and consulting experience with an education in psychology and business.
He possesses a strong talent in understanding individuals and teams, along with a keen insight in seeing the potential of people and gaining their confidence and trust. His passion is to help people find, develop, and maximize their strengths and talents, with a proven ability to convey complex ideas in clear, simple ways. Described as affirming, encouraging, and insightful, he blends a deep understanding of people with a depth of knowledge about organizations and the human dynamics involved in those organizations.
Dana gained his experience in various senior management positions with The Oliver Wight Companies, an international consulting and education firm. He directed the human resources, operations, and customer service groups, and went on to become the executive responsible for developing and managing their publishing operations and corporate marketing efforts. In addition to his consulting practice, he is Chairman Emeritus of The Oliver Wight Companies, Inc. Dana has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Organizational Psychology and the Development of Human Potential from the University of Southern California, and earned an M.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University along with a B.S. in Business Administration majoring in Communications from Babson College. He also holds an Advanced Counseling Certificate from The Allender Center at the Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.
Dana is a Birkman Authorized Trainer and Master Certified Professional, and a Certified Talent Consultant and Strategist. In addition to his work with Birkman, he is certified in a number of other tools to help people understand their style and improve their interactions with others.
Dana also collaborates with a number of other highly qualified professionals to bring their experience and expertise to large-scale projects, and is a member of Worldwide Excellence Partners, a global consortium of highly experienced manufacturing, enterprise planning, and supply-chain consultants.
In addition to his work serving clients, he also fulfills his passion to serve others as Chairman of the Board of Children’s Hunger Fund and as a Licensed Elder and “Pastor to the Pastors” at Mariners Church.