In our Native culture, warriors served and defended our people. Today, they are those in uniform that protect our nation. But they’re also found in the manager doing what's right vs. what's easy, the executive navigating her company through chaos, the health provider doing more with less or the engineer creating a product that serves society. In essence, a warrior is a person who develops their ability to become an asset to the tribe they serve – and it transcends race, gender or age. Today, that tribe may be your organization, company or customers – anyone you serve.

The challenge: when obstacles and tough conditions sap the strength of your people, robbing them of vision, drive and derailing success for your organization. The whole tribe flounders, fear and doubt set in, expectations are lowered and all the resources in the world won’t substitute for the one that’s missing – a warrior spirit, a will to win! So how do we get it back?

The solution: Get D.J. – now.

For nearly two decades, D.J. has expertly motivated others to practically apply the power of the warrior spirit in business and life to stay resilient, lead with courage, and thrive in tough, changing environments... After all, both business and life can often seem like a battle – and you can win!

D.J. ignites the warrior spirit in organizations by…

  • Creating a tribe of resilient people who thrive in tough environments
  • Inspiring a commitment to victory regardless of circumstance
  • Developing courage to defeat the enemies fear and doubt
  • Building fearless leadership that maintain clarity in chaos
  • Growing leaders that are strong in character, grounded in values and balanced in battle

And what will that mean to your organization’s bottom line?

  • Strengthen commitments to serving company and clients
  • Increase results
  • Decrease turnover
  • Enhanced morale and motivation
  • Resilience in the face of change and challenge
  • A new sense of purpose, passion and performance

Are you ready to ignite the warrior spirit in your organization?

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Motivational Story Teller D.J. Eagle Bear Vanas
Motivational storyteller and leadership expert, D.J. Eagle Bear Vanas uses the principles of the Native American warrior spirit to inspire audiences to stay resilient, lead with courage and thrive in tough conditions.
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D.J.'s Dynamic Programs

All of these programs can be done as a keynote or half-day seminar – and can also be done as a quarterly Warrior’s Edge System. Other programs may be available upon request.

Victory by Design – NEW

Victory is not born from waiting for a better economy, a new administration, the perfect moment or the exact mix of resources – it’s about using what we have right now, around us and within us, to create success. Our clients and customers deserve the best service we can provide them – regardless of circumstances – and this program will empower and inspire you to do just that. After all, what we have (or don’t have) in resources is not most important – it’s how we use what we have that delivers victory! We’ll learn how to use traditional Native American warrior spirit principles to leverage our precious supplies of time and energy into results, do more with less, adopt a resilient mindset that is fiercely focused on solutions, and to understand that the business of warriors can make us warriors in business. The program is created to be engaging, motivating and entertaining but most importantly, it’s created to show your people that victory in what they do does not depend on luck, chance or hope. Victory is by design!

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The Warrior Within

Based on concepts from D.J.'s celebrated book, The Tiny Warrior: A Path to Personal Discovery & Achievement, this program will ignite the warrior spirit in your people and organization! Using wisdom discovered in traditional Native American ceremonies, you'll learn the true purpose of a warrior - not what we see on TV or in movies. Warriors spent their lives developing their talent and abilities to become assets to the tribe they served. Today that tribe can be your family, company, community, or clients - anyone you serve... D.J.’s message will inspire your people to have clarity in chaos, a commitment to victory regardless of circumstance, courage in the face of fear and develop a resilience to thrive in tough conditions. After all, life’s a battle – you can win – and D.J. will show you how. You’ll learn the truth about yourself - there's a warrior within!

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Tip of the Spear: Leading Your People to Victory

Regardless of our title, if we are fighting to make a difference and influence others to action, leadership skills are critical to our success. This program is a dynamic blend of humor, practical examples and powerful tools for established and emerging leaders in any arena. D.J. uses the principles of the Native American warrior spirit to develop fearless leaders that are visionary, action-oriented and resilient, grounded in values and balanced in battle. Explore the 6 roles of Tip of the Spear leadership: Chief, Warrior, Hunter, Prophet, Scout and Medicine Person – and how they can transform our leadership – how to create a high-performance environment and strengthen communication - learn powerful ways to build trust, commitment and motivation among your people. Prepare to learn, laugh, and lead your tribe to victory!

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Keeping the Fires Lit

We all start our career with an internal fire, a strong desire to serve and to fight to make a difference. Over time, we get into a rhythm that can become routine – and then a rut. Suddenly, we're no longer fighting to make a difference, but fighting only to make it to the weekend! So how do we get that fire back? In this powerful program, D.J. will reignite your spark of purpose, passion and performance by sharing an arsenal of ways to get and stay motivated, inspired and combat your stress. In order to create success within our tribe, we must first be able to take excellent care of ourselves and keep our fires lit. After all, motivation is not automatic – it must be done on purpose, with purpose, and D.J. will show you how. Get ready to look at your life in a whole new light! 

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Tribal Tune Up (Available as a 3-hour session only)

Any modern organization is much like a traditional tribe, having common values, standards, traditions, culture, language and even rites of passage – and the stronger and more unified they are in their tribal ways, the more resilient and successful they are. This session is a wealth of ideas designed to strengthen your tribe, inspire your people to regain that warrior spirit, improve their service, leadership skills, manage their stress and remind them how much impact they can have within the tribe. This is an all-hands call that is empowering and entertaining. You and your tribe will go from being tuned out to tuned up, ready for the battles ahead!

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Success... It's In Our Blood (for Native Communities & Youth)

We as Native people have endured every challenge that any group of people on the planet have endured - and we're still here! We aren't new to success - we were designed for it! In this dynamic and entertaining program, D.J. will inspire the audience with a new sense of purpose and passion in who we are and what we can do as Native people. Born into poverty to teenage parents, D.J. has used the power of his culture, education and determined drive to become a highly successful business owner and internationally-acclaimed speaker and renowned author who recently spoke at The White House. He'll show you how the simple choices we make each day can create a massive positive impact for us and those around us. You'll leave this session feeling supercharged towards your potential and how to use it to build a life of excitement, adventure - and success. After all, it's in our blood!

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