Dan Comiskey

Dan Comiskey

Toronto, Ontario
Safety and Overcoming Adversity Expert
Dan Comiskey is a much sought-after public speaker and philanthropist who offers keynotes on leadership, accountability, and team coaching to organizations. Dan Comiskey played in the CFL for 13 years, retiring as a perennial all-star and teaches the importance of safety rules, safety communication, and attention to safety in the workplace.
  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Business Management
  • Conference
  • Health and Safety
  • Inspirational
  • Motivation


Dan Comiskey played in the Canadian Football League for 13 seasons retiring in 2010 as a perennial all-star, but more importantly to him, as part of two Grey Cup Championships with the Edmonton Eskimos.

Throughout the last half of his career, Dan Comiskey became passionate about workers’ safety and started developing leadership and behavioural programs that were used by major oil and gas, construction, and manufacturing companies. These programs included classroom leadership training as a field-level leadership coaching program designed to improve leadership and safety culture.

Dan Comiskey has co-authored several books including The Truth About Success, Enduring Principles of Leadership, and Thirty-Eight Stories in Coaching. He is currently working on his next book, The Alignment Paradigm.

There is no audience that Dan Comiskey is unable to reach, from frontline workers or leadership groups at safety meetings to mixed audience conferences. With a combination of twenty years of experience in football and a decade of experience in industrial safety, Dan has become sought after by numerous organizations to deliver his message and improve the safety culture through his leadership coaching.



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Dan Comiskey Topic Presentations

you can count me - everything matters

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  • Life is a team game just like football. The margin for error in either game is so small that a step in the wrong direction makes the difference between winning or losing and between living or dying. The other constant in both games is the need for absolute commitment. Everyone must be 100 per cent accountable to their team and this commitment is essential for any degree of success. There are so many distractions affecting people today. They have access to everything they need at the touch of a button and that doesn’t even begin to address the distractions coming from every angle. We know that small choices lead to large consequences over time for ourselves and the world around us. Incremental choices lead to huge outcomes that improve or detract from our lives.  Our choices affect more than the person making them. Our choices affect our family, friends, and people we don’t know, in ways we’d never imagine.

    If you need your team to fight through all the distractions so they can be present in their tasks…
    If you want them to fight through the fog to make the right decisions and follow the procedures that will keep them safe…
    If you need a commitment from everyone on your team… Then you need to remind them that everything matters. At the end of the day, everyone has to count on each other and that’s the point!

    All of Dan’s keynotes can be tailored to your company goals and message.

dig deep - overcoming adversity

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  • The challenges of adversity don’t disappear when you get home safe. The true challenges that people face are in their hearts and minds throughout the day and into the night, no matter where they are, true adversity is part of the human condition. The question is, what do people have as a resource to deal with the true challenges of their lives?

    In this keynote, Dan Comiskey addresses the areas of people’s lives where they face true adversity and he unleashes a 3 step plan to win. He shows how to prepare, absorb, and overcome.

    The question is not what you will do if the storm comes, it’s what you will do WHEN it comes. If you are working with people who face adversity in their lives, in their jobs, in their world…If you need to give your people the power they need to overcome…They need to hear this passionate, intelligent, powerful keynote so they too can dig deep!

    All of Dan Comiskey keynotes can be tailored to your company goals and message.

the power of habit - habit creation

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  • Dan Comiskey poignantly draws you into his world of sports and family to help each of us continue to strive for our passions as we fight through the inevitable challenges that we all face. As we go through these challenges we need to use everything at our disposal to protect ourselves and the ones we love from life-altering or ending injuries. One of the biggest weapons that we all have in this journey is the ability to create our own habits.

    Dan Comiskey will explain how small initial changes lead to large unforeseen consequences over time. How? Incremental improvements become habit-forming. In fact, they become part of character-building or they become stumbling blocks. We can either use the power of habits to help us create a safe work environment and a safe home life or we can choose to ignore the power of these behaviours. If we choose to ignore this power, we could be missing the opportunity for success or life.

    If you need your people to grasp the power of their habits…If you are watching complacency creep into your office or worksite…Then you need to have Dan introduce them to the Power of Habit!

    All of Dan’s keynotes can be tailored to your company goals and message.

safety in the workplace

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  • Dan Comiskey delivers a heartfelt keynote or workshop for your group on the important subject of improving Safety in the Workplace. Dan says: “You’re either leading by example or you’re misleading by example.”

    This inspirational presentation looks at ways to improve safety issues in the environment by encouraging proper leadership skills and habit change. Dan explains how innovations in brain science challenge our assumptions about habit change, as 96% of safety incidents are behavioural.

    Dan Comiskey from personal experience about how lives can be changed or lost if proper procedures are not met. Dan outlines how accidents can be prevented if you coach like a leader. He inspires both workers and leaders to accept responsibility for workplace safety. This team-first approach is the key to a zero-incident workplace.

    Dan is an experienced, professional, and polished speaker. He has delivered this presentation to numerous groups and organizations and always delivers a motivational and passionate message.

    The audience members will learn what it takes to be an effective leader and the tools to make positive changes in the workplace. They will learn how to better themselves as individuals by understanding the fundamentals of habit change and how brain function affects habits. They will leave with a renewed commitment to safety.

Dan Comiskey travels from Toronto, Ontario & delivers customized and tailored keynote speeches, presentations, workshops and training sessions. on the topics enlisted below. These services are designed for a variety of audiences, industries, and event types and event formats.


Dan Comiskey, I would like to thank you for the very moving presentation you put on at Taurus Site Services Inc at Northwest Redwater Partnership Site. Watching you engage all of our construction workers and have them waiting for your next sentence was amazing. I am so happy to see you have such a passion in our industry and profession and I think you hit home to a lot of people. My crews continue to speak of your visit and your openness to them and allowing the pictures with you and your ring were a huge success. Keep up the good work. Stay safe and keep in touch.

Floyd House

Manager, Safety
Taurus Projects Group Inc.

Believe me when I say it was all my pleasure!!! I do truly hope we can work together again sometime soon, somewhere. You are an articulate, passionate orator. I am still overhearing conversations about your visit in the Tim Horton’s morning line and in the smoke shacks as well. You really touched some of these guys and me too!!!

HSE Specialist
Colt Worley Parsons

Dan, I would like to thank you for the very moving presentation you put on at Shell Albian Sands. It was very hard to hold back tears in a room full of big tough construction workers. Your passion is needed in our profession and I think you hit home to many people. My crews were very thankful to sit in on your session also. Keep up the good work. I tried to shake your hand but the line and the crowd was too big. Stay safe bro.

Kerry Hansen

Electrical Superintendent
JV Driver Projects Inc.

Dan Comiskey was a team leader with our organization for years. He never had any trouble speaking from the front of the room when the need presented itself. He was also a terrific speaker at our corporate breakfasts. I highly recommend Dan as a speaker.

Dan Macioca

GM and Director of Football Operations
Edmonton Eskimo Football Club

Best speech I’ve ever heard, anywhere, any topic.

Charles Dauphinee


Articles & Media

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Enduring Principles of Leadership
Enduring Principles of Leadership
This book teaches enduring principles of leadership, many of which originated thousands of years ago. This book keeps you empowered and makes you want to teach like a leader and lead effectively. The quotes are inspiring and the paragraphs keep you thinking.
The Truth About Success
The Truth About Success
The Truth About Success
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