Meet Dane

Acclaimed speaker, media commentator, educator and author.


Inspiring audiences in 23 countries on 5 continents


Author of The Power of Pressure: Why Pressure Isn’t the Problem, It’s the Solution (HarperCollins)

Thought leader

Featured in Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal


Top-rated instructor at two of North America’s leading business schools: UNC Chapel Hill and Queen’s University in Canada


Hailed by Entrepreneur as one of the top virtual
speakers of 2020, Dane’s engaging and personal style
has helped thousands of leaders move beyond what
they thought was possible.


In asking thousands of high performers, “what’s the most pressure you’ve ever been under?” Dane Jensen has discovered that pressure develops in predictable ways. If we can recognize the patterns, we can improve our ability to sidestep the biological traps that can sabotage us—and use the energy that accompanies pressure to thrive.


Dane is an instructor at Queen’s University and the University of North Carolina, and has contributed to the development of thousands of leaders in companies of all sizes through his company Third Factor.

Dane’s company, Third Factor, studies the science of performance across diverse disciplines to design learning experiences that help people perform, collaborate and lead in a disruptive world.



Dane works extensively with athletes, coaches, leaders and Boards across Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic sport system to enhance National competitiveness.

I engaged Dane Jensen to deliver a keynote based on his forthcoming book The Power of Pressure: Why Pressure Isn’t the Problem, It’s the Solution.

Dane’s delivery, his content, the examples highlighted all surpassed expectation and will have lasting impact on the everyday lives of our learners. Dane comes with my highest recommendation.

Shannon Luttge

Senior Manager, Leadership Content, Skillsoft

Dane is an energetic and passionate speaker with a rare ability to instantly grab the attention of everyone in the room.

Dane brings a great combination of industry knowledge and a youthful zest that is perfect for emerging and disruptive brands. Whether you’re learning a new skill or refreshing an old one, watching Dane speak is like having a injection of understanding and self-confidence.

Kara Kravetz Cupoli

Director, Full-time MBA, Kenan-Flagler Business School