“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.

Upcoming Events

Workshop: The future ain’t what it used to be:
Money, currency and control.

Join us to speculate, brainstorm, work in groups, and create new ideas of how to make a transition from what we have to models of the economy that better reflect the future we want for ourselves, our children, our communities and our planet.

Where next?

Please feel free to contact us regarding workshops and speaking opportunities. 



Grace (Rebecca) Rachmany
Over 25 years of hands-on management of teams and cross-team cooperation in organizations large and small. Her international experience includes working with organizations in North America, Europe, and the Middle East, as well as with multi-national teams spanning the globe. Operations consultant, startup mentor, writer and trainer, Grace has been deeply involved in the blockchain and decentralized governance field for several years.
Marco Houwen
Chairman of the Luxembourg Commercial Internet exchange, and project lead for Infrachain, Marco has more than 20 years of creating, leading and managing technology companies including EuroDNS and LuxCloud. Marco’s focus is understanding and empowering the human aspect of organizations and its leaders. After 20 years of creating a multitude of different businesses and non-profit organizations, he focuses today on training 21st century leaders through the HOW institute.
Alex Dower
Award-winning theatre and film director and acting teacher based in London, UK. Creative director of Acting for Health and General Manager of Creating Freedom UK, Alex is an entrepreneur who has led projects worldwide with prisoners, disabled people, refugees, and villagers in remote locations. As one of the board members of the he Kogan Academy of Dramatic Arts, Alex has more than 20 years of management and leadership experience, which he brings to companies and organizations facing challenges in team communications.


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.