Dan Riley, The Inspired Grocer, is no stranger to corporate success. Through a career spanning 38 years in grocery retail, Dan Riley pulled himself up
the ranks from bag boy to Regional Vice President of Operations for Ralphs/Kroger, responsible for managing $50 million in sales each week. Armed with a notable professional history, Dan has launched from his success in Corporate America to land on the main stage as an inspirational leadership trainer, bringing his message of personal success in the professional field to audiences across the country and around the globe.
Having been a leader in Retail Operations for one of the largest divisions of a top North American food retailer, Dan Riley is recognized as an expert in the food industry, noted for his business savvy, unorthodox management style and inspirational training style. At the heart of his message lies a striking counter-corporate idea: there’s more to leadership than leading and there’s more to success than acquiring industry accolades. In other words, for The Inspired Grocer, the suit does not make the man, or woman.
In a message that calls upon a balance between business strategy and personal development, Dan Riley responds to the challenges of a competitive marketplace and a changing industry landscape through unconventional management practices, often counter to the corporate model.
“You can’t have authentic professional success without developing yourself. The first step is to abandon the notion of conformity because conformity doesn’t provide the opening to the path of what I call the Power of Personal Development. The kind of personal success I train goes beyond the titles and pay scale increases on which we so often focus,” commented Riley.
From entry-level employees to executive management, Dan Riley engages audiences on a platform of industry knowledge and leads them into conversation about individual development, leadership, and what he calls the Power of Personal Development. Dan established himself as The Inspired Grocer, and in so doing changed his life and the trajectory of his career with a single goal: to pursue the highest.
As a business leader that has already inspired thousands of managers and employees over his remarkable career in the food retail industry, Dan Riley’s inspiring message of personal success transcends the industry framework, and spotlights the merits of determination and transformation that calls to action aspiring leaders across the spectrum.
About The Inspired Grocer Dan Riley has been a leader in Retail Operations for one of the largest divisions of a top North American food retailer, and is recognized as an expert in the food industry with inside-out knowledge of the business. Known as The Inspired Grocer, the former Regional Vice President of Operations of Ralphs/Kroger’s is known for his unconventional management style and motivational techniques that have inspired thousands of employees and managers over his 38 year career. Launching independently as a motivational and leadership trainer, Dan’s message taps into the merits of personal
development and introspection with a backdrop of an ever-changing industry and always challenging retail landscape.
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