The DAO Leadership team provides a variety of consulting and training services to Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) team communications, operations, governance and tokenomics.

DAO Consulting

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) are now being used widely across the DeFi space for management of blockchains and funding pools. The trend is encouraging in terms of the volume of funds, the number of DAOs and the evolution of the existing DAOs. At the same time, these organizations fall short in a few ways: voter fatigue, accountability for funds after allocation, and the inability of the tech to do much other than allocate funds and upgrade the blockchain code. 

The first discussion is free of charge (though you’re always welcome to tip . Grace will take the time to understand the purpose of your organization or blockchain, and provide initial feedback regarding the type of DAO or governance structure that might be most appropriate for your organization. For many organizations, this initial conversation is enough to get you started in the right direction. If you want to take a deeper dive or get down to specifics, we will usually recommend three to five sessions and offer a fixed consulting price.

Custom Workshops and Training

DAO Leadership provides hands-on workshops that have your team actually implementing new techniques for problem-solving, planning and collaboration. Unlike other management consultants, we take a hands-on approach to applying the techniques we teach.
Transformation of your organization doesn’t just come from the top: it comes when your team creates a common language and a common process for approaching new opportunities and challenges.
We’re also working on a book on How to DAO, hopefully to be released in the first half of 2022. If you are interested in reviewing early drafts and providing feedback,

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    The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be Workshop

    Money, Currency and Control

    The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be is a 6-week session where we will challenge the conventional wisdom about money and currency. We will look into what money really is, the rules of the game, and how the system has become so unsustainable. We investigate cryptocurrency,

    common practices, and alternative economic models for a sustainable future. The workshop is in reverse-classroom format, such that you will watch videos or read articles between sessions, and the two hours we spend together will be in discussion with other professionals about the relevance of the materials to your life and your community.

    Although you’ll learn quite a bit, this is not a lecture where we give you answers. Instead, you’ll get a new set of questions to ask and a new set of perspectives from which to ask them.

    Tokenomics Consulting

    Token Mechanics is the foundation of your ICO. If you answer yes to any of the below, we need to talk.
    • Have you had dozens of conversations about your token value and still you aren’t sure it all works together?
    • Is developing the token making your business model more difficult to other people?
    • Are there people on your team who still don’t understand your token mechanics/value?
    • Do you have a two-token economy with a complex interaction between two tokens?
    • Are you trying to stabilize your token against fiat currency, in particular only the currency you think is important (dollar, euro, pound)? Or trying to stabilize against ETH or BTC?
    • When people ask you why the token will be worth something, is your only answer “Because as more people use the token, the value rises”? and/or “Because there’s limited supply.”?
    • Is your token useless to anyone outside of purchasing something from your company (and partner companies)?
    • Does your economy include you buying back a token before it gets redistributed to others?
    • Are you trying to figure out how to get people to hold tokens for a longer period than they naturally would in the ecosystem?

    I write ICO whitepapers, and I’ve found that the majority of my clients have some aspects of the token economy they haven’t figured out yet. That’s because it’s a kind of monetary policy. Most of us never got trained in monetary policy. Let’s face it, most of us didn’t get trained in systems thinking. I can save you a lot of time and trouble.

    This is how it works:

    • You write me an email at with some details about your ICO, and some potential meeting times for a 20-30 minute call
    • I read your materials and we jump on that call
    • In the call, I tell you why I think your token economy needs rethinking (read: sucks). I will be super blunt because it’s faster than doublespeak.
    • If you like my style and think you could benefit from this service, start a contract with me
    • We will set-up a 2-hour call where we take your token mechanics apart and reconstruct something that at least looks good on paper
    • I’ll summarize the bullet points of what we created and send it to you in a short email.
    • We will send up to 1-2 additional calls going over the new mechanics idea
    • If we cannot create something in 3 calls that holds water, I have just saved you a whole lot of money, blood, sweat and tears on an ICO that makes no sense. Or you can go ahead and do an ICO that makes no sense. I mean, people are raising silly amounts of money doing it. But you’ll at least have the honesty with yourself to know that’s what you are doing

    Organizational Consulting

    So, you’ve got a DAO…

    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.

    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.

    pop-up for DAO Leadership desccription:

    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.