NEWARK, Del., Nov. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Delaware Horn Program in Entrepreneurship hosted an award dinner at the Wilmington Country Club to honor Dan Sullivan, founder and president of The Strategic Coach Inc., as the first recipient of the Siegfried Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Sullivan founded Strategic Coach® over 40 years ago. Sullivan and his organization have helped over 17,000 entrepreneurs in 60 different industries to simplify their lives, focus on their Unique Ability®, develop their organizations and expand their success in the marketplace. Sullivan possesses many of the qualities sought in an entrepreneurial leader; he is a visionary, innovator, strategic planner and coach.
The Siegfried Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership is unique in its recognition of a person or group for their remarkable contributions to advancing entrepreneurial leadership, knowledge, and practice. According to Dan Freeman, director of the Horn Program, "The award's selection criteria allow us to recognize anyone who has made outstanding contributions to the understanding and practice of entrepreneurial leadership, which may include professors, consultants, and entrepreneurs."
The Horn Program Siegfried Award was established by Robert L. Siegfried, Jr., CPA, CEO & President of The Siegfried Group and advisory board chair for the University's Lerner College of Business & Economics. "Dan Sullivan is a true entrepreneur who is also extremely focused on helping other entrepreneurs become more effective," said Rob Siegfried. "His positive, growth oriented message and mental agility are always evident and contagious. More than anything else, I believe that Dan and Strategic Coach® help entrepreneurs become better leaders."
The process of selecting candidates involved a panel comprised of three professors with leadership expertise and five highly successful entrepreneurs. Dan Freeman and Rob Siegfried co-chaired the panel. Members of the selection panel were free to nominate anyone in the world who met the selection criteria. After extensive discussion, Dan Sullivan was unanimously selected to receive the award, which includes a $10,000 honorarium.
The Horn Program in Entrepreneurship ignites imaginations and empowers world changers by developing and delivering world-class entrepreneurial education programs. Its unique offerings utilize experiential learning and enrichment opportunities to give innovators the knowledge, skills, connections and access to resources needed to thrive in a rapidly changing world.
The Siegfried Group, LLP is a leading, national CPA firm that helps financial executives with Effective Leadership and Successful Execution. Siegfried provides Leadership Advisory and Talent Delivery services – allowing financial executives to better enhance clarity, prioritization and innovation while matching those leaders with the high-potential financial talent needed to execute initiatives. Siegfried's unique model allows the client to control the project, providing the freedom to complete the project the way the client wants it… resulting in a better, faster and more cost-effective outcome. Siegfried Professionals' unique intangibles shine as they work under the direction of the best leaders helping them with their most important work. This combination results in extreme value for our clients and our professionals… better ensuring clients are "Doing the Right Things, Right."
SOURCE University of Delaware Horn Program in Entrepreneurship