Dr. Dan Kaufman Discovery Coaching

Coach, Consultant, Keeper.

Restorative Healing focusing on Personal Growth and Organizational Culture Change

Dan Kaufman is an experienced leader, coach and consultant using Peace Circles, Developmental Coaching, Core Gifts & Immunity to Change Work to promote Restorative Healing And Culture Change.
As a former K12 administrator, mental health counselor and community leader he has worked in a variety of settings and cultures, and has been moved by the barriers that exist to knowing oneself fully and to encouraging reaching across racial and ethnic lines, to broaden ourselves as complete human beings.

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Mission Statement

My core gift is helping people create the meaningful changes they would like to see in their lives. I do it by helping them uncover the protective masks keeping them stuck and blind to who they really are, by helping them see that no matter the challenge it’s the simple steps they take that will get them there, and that by tapping into their courage to stay the course they will find endless possibilities to explore.


Coach, Consultant, Keeper

Restorative Healing and Culture Change at Discovery Coaching

November 2018 – Present


Developmental Consulting at Catalytic Conversations

August 2009 – Present

Leadership Circles

Leadership Circle Seminars For Principals and Non-Profit Leaders

2018 – Present


One Garfield Initiative

October 2014 – Present


Welcome to Vashon

June 2012 – June 2014

Mental Health Counselor

Private Practice

January 1986 – January 2014

Leadership Coach/Consultant

Seattle Public Schools

August 2009 – September 2012

Leadership Coach/Consultant

Integral Potential

2007 – 2012

Co-Founder – President Board of Directors


January 2004 – March 2011

Director of Student Services

Vashon Island School District

September 2000 – August 2006


Seattle University

Ed.D., Educational Leadership

2000 – 2004

University of Southern California

Doctoral Status, Counseling Psychology

1976 – 1979

California State University, Northridge

MA, Psychology

1973 – 1975

Harvard University

Immunity to Change Trainer and Facilitator


Approved Tribal Leader, Tribal Leadership

2011 – 2013

New Ventures West

Integral Coach

2007 – 2008


Core Gift Facilitator Training

Dynamic Facilitation

Immunity To Change Trainer of Trainers

Integral Coach Certification Program

Leadership Agility Facilitator Training

Myers Briggs

Peacemaking Circles Keeper Training

Skilled Facilitator Training

Tribal Leadership Facilitator


Industry Knowledge

  • Nonprofits
  • Management Consulting
  • Educational Consulting
  • Program Management
  • Change Management
  • Curriculum Design and Management
  • Instructional Design
  • Strategic Planning
  • Adult Education
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Mental Health

Interpersonal Skills

  • Life Coaching
  • Team Building
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership
  • Training and Teaching
  • Personal Development
  • Psychotherapy
  • Mentoring
  • Stress Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Community Outreach
  • Culture Change
  • Career Counseling and Development
  • Management Development
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Employee Engagement and Training
  • Executive Coaching
  • Public Speaking

Other Skills

  • 360 Feedback
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Change Leadership
  • Executive Development
  • Grants
  • Counseling