Hans Struzyna

Hi, we’re Hans and Kristin Struzyna, a powerhouse husband and wife team, offering a real estate experience with your success as the core driver of everything we do. We believe in building authentic relationships, exceptional advice, effective communication, and constantly striving to be the best so we can deliver the best. 

Visit our new website to stay up-to-date with the latest East Bay real estate market updates, listings, and tips for home buyers and sellers by clicking below:

Play Video

Get Two Minute Tuesday
in your inbox

Market updates and stories about East Bay real estate (with the occasional puppy picture) from Hans and Kristin in two minutes, once a month


DRE # 02028425
DRE # 02163139
Keller Williams Luxury International's
DRE # 02029039


Call/text Hans

Call/text Kristin


2437 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

4937 Telegraph Ave, Suite A, Oakland, CA 94609


Innovation Powered by Emotions with Danny Hadas

Today I had the pleasure of speaking with the founder of The Emovation Project, Danny Hadas. He is also a best-selling business author, speaker, consultant and advisor for some of the world’s most iconic brands on delivering a great customer experience.

Before he was 30, Danny was leading $10 million experience transformation projects and has impacted millions of people across 500+ companies worldwide. This includes Disney, BMW, and AT&T. As the founder of The Emovation Project, Danny teaches business leaders how to inspire, connect, and empower their teams to drive bottom-line results.

[00:01 – 08:59] Opening Segment

Before Danny was founder of the Emovation Project and before he got into consulting, he was first a college student who dreamed about working for the CIA. Unfortunately, he never heard back from them after submitting his application so he had to explore another career option. Eventually, he got a job in consulting which also inspired his business later on. 

Danny was working for a consulting firm when he first thought about founding Emovation. Emovation’s main goal is for businesses to deliver a great customer experience by first taking care of the people that will give the customer that experience—the brand/company’s employees.

[09:00 – 18:44] Innovation powered by emotions

Danny was working on a $15M solely for a brand’s customer experience transformation when he heard one of its employees refuse to do what is being asked of him. Why? The employee explains that he is being asked to treat people well, but the company isn’t treating him half as well. It is because of this story that Danny emphasizes the importance of making the people who are working with you feel how you want your customers to feel. If you do this, their performance will surely follow.

In addition, Danny shares an interesting way of shifting our focus from the experiences we have to the experiences we deliver. He shares this advice that we can apply both in our businesses and our personal lives: The experience that you deliver is almost always equivalent to the experience that you are going to have.

[18:45- 27:55] The role and importance of emotions in a team work

In this part, Danny talks about the importance of emotional awareness in team work, citing my experience being part of an Olympic rowing team as an example. Because our feelings of being part of a herd, of being valued, of being appreciated then were not enough, it got reflected to our team’s performance. This resulted to us finishing 4th even if a medal was well within our reach.

Danny also shares some advice on how to bring unity by appreciating how other people felt and how to reinforce support and empowerment to the team.  

[27:56- 39:30] Leadership and employee engagement

In Gary Keller’s Think Like a CEO podcast, he talks about a study about how in most organizations, there will always be a top 30%. These are the people who are very effective in helping move the mission of the business forward. Second, there’s the people in the middle who are “neutral people.” Lastly, there are those people at the bottom who are actively trying to disempower the organization and others who are part of it. Now that we’ve heard about Danny’s X and Y axis way of looking at people’s experiences, we can probably better explain why these people at the bottom exist.

For our major takeaways for this episode, Danny shares with us advice on

-Building a winning culture in an organization
-How to start engaging with your employees if you’re the leader and you did not previously have these types of conversations with them before, and
-Making that shift from focusing on the y axis (the experiences you have) to the x axis (the experiences you deliver).

In the end, all you have to do to start is start asking for feedback. Have the courage to communicate openly with the people you serve.

[39:31 – 45:12] The FOCUS FIVE Segment

The FOCUS FIVE are five questions I ask every guest on my show. Keep on listening to find out what book  Danny gifts most often; who would he talk to if he can get an hour of any person living or dead and why; that one thing he believes but most people will disagree with; his morning routine; and lastly, where are the best places we can connect with him online. (See the links below for Danny’s social media links!)

Tweetable Quotes: 

“People’s feelings prohibit them from performing, the way they wanted to perform.” – Danny Hadas

“If you want to build a high performance culture, you’ve got to know how the people in your organization are feeling.” – Danny Hadas

“The moment someone has the courage to be straight up and authentic with someone else, it’s the moment they can actually open up the conversation to something that can move the situation forward.”- Danny Hadas

Resources mentioned in the episode:

You can connect with Danny personally on LinkedIn and Facebook .You can visit his website on www.emovationproject.com to know more about how to be powered by emotions and be better in life.

LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode or click here to listen to our previous episodes.

A few last words

Are you working HARD but not really moving the needle on anything? You should check out my POWER LIST and find out how you can get more done to move your business, project, or relationship closer to where you want it to be. Let’s go!

Looking for a way to stay productive? Download my free Power List!

(510) 768 - 8228
DRE # 020284245
Buying a home is a complex and nuanced journey with many key steps. I am not here to perform a transaction; I am here to build a lifelong partnership.