About us

The WHY Behind Our Mission

We all want to be seen, heard and valued. Sometimes barriers stand in our way – the voice in our head, our fear of change, others’ judgements, a lack of connections, limited skills and experience. At CoLabL, we believe that barriers are made to be broken. Our growth is rooted in and accelerated by the company we keep (Co), the experiences and experiments we engage in (Lab), and how we lead our lives (L).

Our Mission Statement

At CoLabL, we expand your network, develop your talent and accelerate your growth…all through unique, interactive relationship and skill building experiences.

  • We connect people, organizations and ideas.
  • We engage people in teaching and learning.
  • We remove barriers, help you leverage the greatness within, and celebrate success.

    Our Core Philosophies

    At CoLabL, we operate with these guiding principles in everything that we do.

    • Relationships and context matter.
    • Awareness drives action. Be curious, especially on the frontline.
    • Give more than you take.
    • Stay focused on the North Star. Zoom in and out.
    • Experiment quickly, innovate, learn and apply.
    • There are always solutions.

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    Our team

    Daniel G. Horgan

    Founder and CEO of CoLabL

    A volunteer role with a YMCA summer camp at the age of 12 sparked Daniel’s passion for service and building community. At the age of 18, Daniel pioneered the first youth-led Community of Promise in Pittsburgh under Retired General Colin Powell’s national America’s Promise movement, landing him a seat on the national board of directors and recognition from President George W. Bush. Daniel has over 20 years of experience working in the business and nonprofit sectors, fueled by his commitment to increasing others’ access to relationships and opportunities that transform their lives.

    He has worked with Fortune 100 companies, some of the largest school districts, national and local nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Daniel has proudly served on several nonprofit boards and advisory councils including City Year DC, the Community Foundation of the National Capital Region, Team Kids, and the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership. Named one of Pittsburgh’s 40 Under 40 Honorees, Daniel has keynoted dozens of conferences and training seminars and is the author of Tell Me I Can’t…and I Will. He currently resides in New York City.


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