• Author. Educator. Coach.




Richard “D-cal” Dacalos has a passion for social impact and unlocking human potential through play and powerfully designed programs. D-cal is the author of “365 Days of Breakthroughs: Your “Choose-A-Daily” Adventure Journal Companion” (available on Kindle).

He has over a decade of experience as an educator and certified coach working with start-ups, individuals, and organizations from all over the world. He has spoken and run programs in the United States, Cuba, Canada, Switzerland, the Philippines, Malaysia, Armenia and more.

He created and co-founded several ventures including Upstart: The Board Game which broke local crowdfunding records in the Philippines and eventually successfully funded on Kickstarter.


What d-cal can do for you

Coaching and Consulting

D-cal is available to coach and consult individuals and organizations. He can personalize transformational programs unlocking potential and breakthrough results.

Speaking and Facilitation

D-cal can deliver engaging interactive presentations and workshops for groups of various sizes on a wide range of topics.

Moderation and Hosting

D-cal moderates panel discussions and facilitates interviews. He is also comfortable hosting for large groups and events.


Lina – Canada

“When I attended D-cal's “difficult conversations” workshop I didn’t realize how important the lessons would be in my life. A lot of us fear confrontation because we don’t know how to act and go into these situations with a defensive mindset. D-cal taught us how to stay in the present moment, tune into empathy, and learn to separate facts from opinions. His lessons have helped me in personal and professional settings and I’m so grateful to have been able to participate in one of his workshops."

Chloe (Artist) – Malaysia

"D-cal's workshop was insanely helpful to me even though I'm no longer an entrepreneur. His focus on storytelling made his lessons stick far beyond the three days I attended his workshop. Unlike other coaches I've met, he goes beyond just technical skills by using exercises that unearth core motivations. This made his workshops an thoroughly wholesome and enlightening experience."

Ian (Student) – Philippines

"As a student, the gamified learning experience gave me a new perspective. With the things that I learned, in less than 13 weeks before my graduation, I managed to earn ($14,600)* in gross sales for my business."


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