“In a world of scalable efficiency, great leaders have all the answers. In a world of scalable learning, great leaders have the best questions.” – John Hagel

Decision-Making Systems and Leadership Training for the Crypto and Tech Industries

Whether you’re a young manager who has just raised several million dollars or a seasoned executive, you’ve probably already found out that managing a decentralized foundation or blockchain company leads to new challenges:


How do you make decisions as a team?


How do you set up bounty programs and staking tokens to get the outcomes you want?


How do you handle intercultural teams that have never met one another in person?

Leadership in the 21st century involves teams worldwide, millennial (and younger) workers, and leadership in a century where “telling people what to do” no longer produces outcomes.

We provide a variety of tools, workshops, mentoring packages, and books that are designed to leverage the values of decentralization and create effective decision-making and execution team. Whether you are in the crypto industry or just a startup looking to boost your effectivenss and give more autonomy to internal teams, DAO Leadership can provide the training.

DAO Leadership is staffed by experienced leaders with knowledge in for-profit and non-profit. As the authors of the first leadership handbook for the crypto industry, we are the people to turn to for mentoring and coaching. We’re so sure we can help, we’re offering you a free 45-minute coaching session. This isn’t a consultation where we tell you how we can help. It’s a session where you bring us a problem and we promise to give you new insights and actions to take. Get your free session by just choosing a time below.

Handbook for Distributed and Connected Leadership 1.0

So, you’ve got a DAO…

Raising funds was just the start. Now you need to manage the different interests in your organization. In this handbook, we cover the mindset, the skillset, and the communication skills every leader needs in this new world of DAO. We also speak about merit-based staking and how to instill a culture of leadership and responsibility throughout the organization.

Speaking Engagements (Tokenomics and Governance)

The DAO Leadership team is available for keynotes, panels, and facilitation. In this video, DAO Leadership partner Grace Rachmany presents utility, security, and asset-backed tokens, and why two-token economies don’t make sense. The talk was presented at the Dubai Bitcoinme conference in June 2018. Please contact us directly at grace@daoleadership.com or marco@daoleadership.com to have us speak at your event.


Grace (Rebecca) Rachmany

Serial Entrepreneur, Organizational Consultant, Startup Mentor, Business Writer Extraordinaire and Digital Nomad. Grace is the owner of IwriteICOwhitepapers.com and has worked with over 100 founders on their ICO plans and tokenomics. She has consulted with startups, corporations and non-profits to improve communications and operational efficiency.

Marco Houwen

After 20 years of creating a multitude of businesses and non-profit organizations, Marco Houwen today focuses on implementing purpose-driven, self-managed leadership in organizations. Marco co-authored a book “So you’ve got a DAO ” on distributed and connected leadership, helping de-centralized organizations to put in place the mindset necessary to achieve excellence in their global organizations. He participated in the creation of the Luxembourg ICT eco-system and initiated the setup of leading initiatives like Infrachain and LU-CIX. Marco serves as the Chairman of LU-CIX Asbl since its creation in 2009. He also cofounded companies like EuroDNS and LuxCloud. Marco Houwen is passionate about human excellence and always strives to become a better leader and more important, to empower others to accept their greatness as a leader.

Our Services

We provide mentoring and facilitation for distributed and decentralized organizations, and in organizations that want to take on a collaborative approach to decision-making. Whether you are a blockchain company, or simply an organization looking for a more collaborative style of management, we can provide workshops that train your teams and managers to work in a cooperative style. Our trainings typically include a 3-day jumpstart with an ongoing mentoring retainer. We also offer retreat-style workshops for small groups of C-level managers who are looking to upgrade their leadership skills.


Heirarchical organizations came with a specific mindset, but in today’s world we need to lead, not manage. Managers need to be transparent, authentic, and responsible… but what does that mean? Close the gap in your own mindset.

Management skills

Perhaps you’ve done some management training or managed a smaller company. Or, perhaps you just raised10K ETH and you have never managed anything larger than a 5 person dev team. Get the skills you need or bolster your existing management skills.


Communication is the foundation of everything in your organization. In a world where most of us have presentation skills training but none of us have listening skils training, clashes are inevitable. But in a DAO, you can’t make anyone do anything. Learn to implement advanced communications skills in your organization.

Leadership Workshops

DAO leadership is a new discipline. How do you create an organizational culture where people take responsibility? How can you lead when you aren’t “the boss”? Our workshops explore these topics in small groups (up to 8 people) of DAO leaders and founders. The workshops provide tools and boost each individual’s leadership skills during a 2-day interactive coaching and training session.



State of Decentralized Governance

Co-Founder Grace Rachmany recently spoke about the state of blockchain governance at the Mallorca Blockchain Days and at the Liberland Anniversary event. What is governance? Governance is the way any group of people make a decision. In these talks, Grace explains how...

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