I’m Dan Knight. I am a small business owner – database consultant and trainer – who likes to encourage others to make positive change in their lives.
My goal for this site is to provide a place for you to gain insights and encouragement from stories of personal change; that these stories will be the impetus for you to discern and engage in positive change for your life.
I believe we all desire to impact the world in a positive way that will transcend our own lifetime: we all desire to Change the World.
You may be wondering how does one person change the world? The way one person has been throughout history, one person:
- discovered electricity;
- invented the lightbulb and the telephone,
- inspired a nation to end slavery,
- lead his country to stand against tyranny,
- paid with his life in the fight to overcome racism
- was the first to walk on the moon
- The power of one is amazing!
One person can put a thousand to flight, when they are driven and inspired by a noble cause: provoking a positive change.
The most famous protester of Tiananmen Square is nicknamed Tank Man (read more about him here) simply because his identity is unknown. He did not initiate the protest. He didn’t start out that day with an agenda to become iconic, in fact, it appears he was simply heading home with groceries. Yet he did the unthinkable: he stopped a line of tanks in their tracks. He held them at bay with no weapons, no power, save his determination to stand in the way on behalf of others.
Like a pebble dropped in a pond, the influence of even small changes in your life will have impact on your network of influence, which, in turn, will impact their network. Within time your small change can and will change the world. The real question is:
Will the Change you engage be positive or negative?
I trust that this site will become a place where you can discover more about yourself from the stories of change in others; where you’ll be inspired and challenged to gain more from life by stepping out in new directions personally; Where you’ll engage in the discussion and embark on the your personal adventure of Changing The World
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My greatest joy and responsibility is my wife, Diane, whom I married in 1997. We have two boys (Michael and Justin) “in heaven”. Diane writes more about parenting special needs children and working thru the process of grief with losing a child, in her book Alive and Well and at her blog (www.dianeknight.com). Together we live in Calgary, Alberta Canada, with our dog Jake the Wonder Pup.
I and the youngest of nine and grew up in a variety of place. Born in California, a child of missionaries in Belize for 8 years, I was schooled in London, Ontario, Canada, and have spent my adult life in Alberta, Canada.
After graduating in business, I worked in Municipal Administration and Accounting (non-profit, property management, retail), before beginning my own business, in 2001, as a database developer and trainer.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, golfing, hiking, running, writing, playing guitar and song writing; not necessarily in that order.
I am available to bring value to your organization, event or your personally, thru consulting, mentoring and customized training or speaking engagements. My topics of focus relate to personal change, faith, politics, computer application skills and business data modelling and analysis.
If you are interested in discussing what I value I can bring to you, please contact me via email