An Entrepreneurial Spirit that Built a Dream - Episode 47 with Dr. Kizzy Dominguez

March 1, 2021

From cleaning golf balls to sell them to golfers to being the CEO of a $3 million organization that offers 50 trainers throughout the nation.  Listen to the exciting story of Dr. Kizzy Dominguez as she talks about not only starting her company but leadership in general.

I.  Taking Risks

    A.  Kookiness can sometimes help

           Don't always do just what is expected

    B.  Have positive beliefs

II.  Hiring a Director of Getting Things Done

     A.  Sometimes we can be so task-oriented we miss opportunities to engage

     B.  This person helps create lifelong relationships

     C.  Checks in with employees and gives you an idea of where they are

     D.  Keeps you up to date on employee information so you can engage meaningfully

III.  Reward and Recognition

      A.  Don't just recognize; be clear as to WHY are you recognizing

      B.  You set the tone; followers create their own reality

IV.  Hiring Superstars

      A.  Be honest:  when you need a superstar to get the job done, go for it

      B.  Have the humility to let them outshine you

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Dan Chiodo

Passion. Charisma. Results. It’s those values and a desire to see others achieve them for themselves that led Dan to found iMPACT Training & Development, a firm which offers training to guide individuals into a higher level of performance through executive coaching, motivational speaking, staff training and organizational development.


As a Certified Mastermind Executive Coach, Dan teaches courses in leadership development, communication, sales, customer service and time management, with a focus on hands-on learning strategies.


Dan’s experience and interest in time management led to writing his book PerfectTIMING which is available on his website, as well as, Barnes & Noble and other books stores.


Dan also serves as the Senior Associate to Dr. Bill Wallisch, founder of MAIN Point, which is a communications firm that specializes in strategic communication skills for organizations worldwide. Clients include astronauts and cosmonauts of NASA, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, General Mills and the White House. MAINPoint also prepares well-known personalities for appearances on national television programs, such as Today, Nightline, Good Morning America and Meet the Press.


Dan spent a great part of his career in the communications field, having served more than ten years as the President & Publisher of the Joplin (MO) Globe, which is one of the largest newspapers in Community Newspaper Holding’s (CNHI) groups of newspapers in the U.S.

Prior to that, Dan held several management positions with Ottaway Newspapers, the community newspaper division of Dow Jones, Inc. He has also worked at communications companies in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Minnesota and Missouri.


Dan graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He also attended the American Press Institute, Reston, Va., the management studies program at Kellogg University, Chicago, Ill., and Leaderpoint Management Development Institute, Overland Park, Ks. He also taught at the Bloomsburg Journalism Institute, Bloomsburg, Penn., and at Ashland Community College, Ashland, Ky. Dan was an instructor for the Xerox Professional Selling Skills program and administrated it for several Ottaway newspapers.


Dan’s assignments have taken him to countries such as Mexico, Panama, Australia, the UK and Dubai. He has also taught in the U.S. for companies such as General Mills, Nestle, Medtronic, Knutson Construction, the State of Missouri and Freeman Health System hospitals.


Dan is also on the John Maxwell Team of instructors and coaches, working with John to offer his courses throughout the country.

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