Dan Zadra

Dan Zadra is a nationally recognized author, book mentor, strategic communications and creativity consultant. He is the founder and former Creative Director of Seattle-based Compendium Inc.,  one of the nation’s foremost publishers of inspirational books, greeting cards and gifts. Dan remains an active member of Compendium’s board, but in 2012 he relocated to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to launch his new company, Zadra Creative.

Over the past 35 years Dan co-created some of the best-known innovations in inspirational publishing, including the beloved Little Window Message Card. Along the way Dan has also written, co-written or edited more than 200 books, including dozens of award-winning gift books, a range of private label business books, several acclaimed children’s books, and five current bestsellers. His next book, Trust Your Crazy Ideas, is scheduled for a 2014 release.

Because of his unique communication background, Dan has served as a strategic communications, creativity or publishing consultant for some of the top brands in the nation including Sun Microsystems, LensCrafters, Microsoft, Starbucks, Nordstrom, General Motors, Alaska Airlines, Westin Hotels, Wells Fargo, ReMax, The GAP, Special Olympics and many others.

Personal Mission Statement: Live your life so that your children can tell their children that you not only stood for something wonderful — you acted on it.

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Zadra Creative

Based in beautiful Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, Zadra Creative is a small, but very savvy and highly experienced communications, creativity and publishing consultancy. One of our founding principals really works well for us and our clients: We work with people we admire and trust, on projects we believe will touch lots of lives, and ultimately make a significant difference in the world.

You have something to say. We’ll help you put it into words that inspire, educate, motivate and celebrate your people, clients or community—and move people to action. We can help you organize your brand for start-up, reinvention or growth—or mobilize your people for a combined and unified effect.

Some of our projects are one-on-one: For example, if you are someone who wants to publish an inspiring book that could conceivably touch the lives of millions, we’ll work hand-in-hand with you to plan, position, write, design and publlsh your book.

Other projects involve larger groups: For example, if you are a leader who wants to mobilize your entire company or community around a new Vision or a big idea, we’ll show you state-or-the-art techniques for doing it.

Each of our projects is different from each other in many ways, but the same in one: Our hallmark is inspiration—the unique ability to touch the hearts of large numbers of people and move them to action on important ideas and initiatives.

The Mission of Zadra Creative is to inspire others to do what inspires them.