About Us

"No education which one can get from books and costly apparatus that is equal to that which can be gotten from contact with great men and women."

- Booker T. Washington

About DC Accelerator



In the present climate, young professionals struggle to build a roadmap to discover fulfilling careers and accomplish their long-term goals. With a proven process, DC Accelerator provides strategies and tools and facilitates mentorship to help them build their careers and make lasting, lifelong impact. 


Our Story

DCA was born from a simple question posed by a mentor in a casual conversation among professionals: “If you had known in your first job what you know now, how much more impact and sense of purpose would your lives have had?” That question sent those professionals on a journey to build and curate a program that has passed on decades of experience to over a hundred young professionals. The need was so clear that the curriculum was built almost instantly: within a few months there was a list of topics, exercises, committed coaches, and partnerships with Optimal Work LLC and Pruvio LLC (creators of the time-tested Motivation Code). The first 10-month program was launched in 2017.  DCA has continued to adapt to a changing environment, from nationwide virtual Pods during COVID, to intensive two-day workshops to accommodate busy professionals.


What We Do

DC Accelerator is an in-person series of seminars that equips ambitious young professionals with the tools, skills, and coaching they need to achieve their highest potential, and to make the greatest impact throughout their lives. Small group sessions are led by a facilitator, and deliverables are reviewed and critiqued by elite industry leaders. These professionals, who have cultivated virtue and servant-leadership in their own lives, challenge the participants to improve their skills and broaden their impact. Program topics include understanding core motivations, codifying core beliefs, deepening and broadening personal networks, creating clear financial goals, and developing an entrepreneurial mindset. Every focus area has guidelines and deliverables that reinforce the theoretical framework. Community building among the Pod participants is also an essential part of the program. Program graduates enjoy ongoing connection with the DCA network of alumni and coaches.


Who We Are

Each DCA cohort is comprised of ambitious young professionals dedicated to discovering their purpose and intentionally living it out. They have a sense that they were made for more than a “one-size-fits-all” career path. To them, success is a positive and enriching impact on other people’s lives.  Career ambitions and financial gain are a means to that end, not the end in itself. In a busy and noise-centric world, Associates create lives of focus. They are fiercely dedicated to their vision (their underlying “why”), while also building up dynamic relationships and seeing wealth as a force for good. At the end of their DCA journey, Associates have a renewed sense of self, an understanding of their life’s work, and a blueprint to create a meaningful life in pursuit of their mission.