Special Breakout Speaker
By night, Dan Oblinger is a 20-year veteran of law enforcement and a hostage negotiation commander. By day, he is a consulting negotiator and communications consultant for private industry. Dan is a father, husband, philosopher, and lawman. He has been successful in his professional life as a public speaker, author, hostage negotiator, undercover human trafficking investigator, human resources consultant, chicken rancher, drug recognition expert, ditch digger, grocery bagger, onion ring maker, landlord, and beat cop. Oblinger has used his exotic blend of experiences and high energy humor to serve audiences since 2008.
Dan is the author of “The 28 Laws of Listening” and “Life or Death Listening: A Hostage Negotiator’s How-to Guide to Mastering the Essential Communication Skill”. In 2021, he co-authored “Negotiation Mythbusters: Rethinking Everything You Know About Building Strong Agreements”. He is a 2018 graduate of the FBI National Crisis Negotiator Course in Quantico, VA. Dan’s passion is sharing his listening, negotiating, and leadership skills so everyone can become more authentic leaders and lovers. Oblinger lives in the heart of the Kansas prairie with his wife; together, they have six children.