Dan is best known for his work as a bilingual (Spanish/English) workshop facilitator and multicultural performer. Doing business as New World Synergy since 1998, he has developed an array of training programs and presentations that support global diversity initiates and multicultural awareness in corporations and schools, respectively.
Egger-Belandria’s passion for travel and cultural adventure has contributedgreatly to his workshop facilitation style and intrapersonal skill set. He has lived and studied in Venezuela, Spain and the U.S., and he has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Caribbean and South America. Furthermore, as the son of a U.S. citizen (Dad) and Venezuelan (Mom), he has developed an understanding of both cultural norms and values.
As a training consultant, Egger-Belandria has worked with companies such as Qwest, Sun Microsystems, Wells Fargo, Coors and StorageTek, among others. Before founding New World Synergy, he worked in Chicago in various communications roles for The McDonald’s Corporation, The Quaker Oats
Company and MindSight Business Communications. Egger-Belandria holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a bachelor’s degree in English from Saint Louis University.
In addition to his professional endeavors, Egger-Belandria is an accomplished musician (percussionist) who leads a Latin jazz band and an avid outdoorsman who enjoys biking and camping.