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Dan Giuliani

Co-founder & CEOVolt Athletics

Seattle, WA

Member Since October 2020


Executive Leadership


Dan Giuliani is the Co-Founder & CEO of Volt Athletics, a Founding Member of the Rolling Stone Culture Council, and a University of Washington Men's Basketball Mentor. He has been named one of the Top 25 Consumer HealthTech Executives of The Year twice. The Volt platform helps people safely reach their health, fitness, and performance goals through AI-powered, personalized workout plans, delivered through a world-class mobile app. By combining decades of research and sport science with cutting-edge technology, Volt enables everyone to easily access personalized training programs that evolve and adapt over time to maximize results. Volt is trusted by over 1.8 million coaches, athletes, firefighters, soldiers, and everyday people in over 150 countries. Dan is intensely passionate about building enduring, amazing companies that bring authentic value to real people. Volt Athletics has been named one of the Best Companies to Work For by Seattle Magazine five times and was named Best Employer in Sports by Front Office Sports in 2021. Volt was also named the 5th Fastest Growing Company in Seattle in 2018 and has been on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies three times. Visit to learn more about the company. --- Dan taught Sport Performance at the University of Washington in the Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership (IAL) masters program from 2014-2018. He holds a Masters degree in Sport Administration and Leadership (MSAL) from Seattle University and is both a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Published content

10 Strategies for Better Business Decisions and Less Mental Exhaustion

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Taking care of yourself first ensures you can take care of your company better. Leading a business can be exhausting, but part of being a leader is showing up and giving your all each day, even when things aren’t going how you planned. Finding ways to increase your efficiency without creating more mental work for yourself can be a helpful way of lessening the mental strain that comes with being the boss. When it comes to decision fatigue, for example, there are specific strategies you can use to ensure you never cross that line of exhaustion, even on a busy day. Below, the business leaders of Rolling Stone Culture Council share some of those strategies, elaborating on how they go about making good decisions as leaders while protecting their mental well-being at the same time.

Eight Struggles You May Face When Raising Capital for Your Business

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To impress potential investors, put yourself in their shoes. One of the most difficult aspects of getting a business off the ground is finding the money to be able to do so. While there are a number of ways to fund a business — crowdsourcing, family and friends, investors, bootstrapping and more — each comes with their own pros and cons, benefits and challenges, meaning no one business will likely follow the same financial path.  However, there are a number of similar struggles you may face when trying to raise capital for your business that other seasoned entrepreneurs have also experienced. To share their own stories and advice, eight business leaders of Rolling Stone Culture Council weigh in on common fundraising challenges and what they would advise others do to avoid or overcome the same obstacles they faced themselves.

Feeling Stressed? 17 Ways Business Leaders Can Effectively Manage Their Mental Health

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Leadership can be stressful, but these simple practices can help business leaders better manage their mental health.  Leading a company can be an exhilarating and fulfilling experience, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges and pressures. When you’re a business leader, maintaining good mental health is crucial for both personal well-being and effective decision-making.  To that end, 17 Rolling Stone Culture Council members explore some proven strategies business leaders can employ to manage their mental health amid the challenging demands of their roles. From regular exercise to setting boundaries to seeking support and fostering a positive work culture, these strategies can encourage a healthier and more resilient approach to leadership.

11 Ways to Find Motivation Again After Experiencing Burnout

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Burnout is an all too common feeling among business leaders, but thankfully there are effective ways of overcoming it. Carrying the weight of a business on your shoulders can be an exhausting endeavor. Constantly worrying about your business’s success, about the livelihoods of those who work there and about your role as a leader can all eventually lead to feelings of burnout and fatigue. Add in the simple day-to-day stressors of life, and your motivation is often the first thing to go. But even if you feel this way now, it’s not too late to get your motivation back. Luckily, there are some tactics you can use to lift yourself up and find your motivation again. Below, 11 members of Rolling Stone Culture Council discuss a few of those tactics as well as how leveraging them can positively impact your ability to carry on leading.

11 Ways to Turn Your Customers Into Brand Loyalists

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You can't necessarily buy brand loyalty, but you can earn it with the right customer experience and engagement tactics. Loyal customers are the cornerstone of any successful brand. They stick by a business through thick and thin and support its products or services above all others in the industry. Having this dedicated, repeat customer can be a stepping stone toward increased brand recognition and an increase in profits. However, it takes dedication and effort to convert a casual buyer into someone who sticks by your company for life. To help, a panel of experts from Rolling Stone Culture Council recommend some effective ways any business can turn everyday customers into brand loyalists.

Building Your Network? How to Find the Right People to Connect With

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With so many different people in any given industry, it's helpful to know how to identify the right individuals to network with. When you’re a business leader, connections that are made while networking can open doors to new opportunities and future collaborations. But knowing who to connect with and how to do so naturally can be a challenge, especially with so many potential ways to find and contact other professionals in your industry. To help you, a panel of Rolling Stone Culture Council experts share their top recommended strategies for how to find the right people to network with. Follow their advice so you can strategically make the right connections to help your business succeed.

Company details

Volt Athletics

Company bio

Volt delivers AI-powered, hyper-personalized training plans to athletes, soldiers, firefighters, and everyday people who want to reach their health, fitness, and performance goals. We build enterprise applications for any organizations that are looking to improve the health and fitness of their population and mobile applications to bring unique value directly to consumers. We are headquartered in Seattle, but are an entirely distributed team and operate on a compressed four-day work week. Feel free to reach out to me if you're interested in learning more!



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Company size

11 - 50