Be Kind - Episode 71 with Michelle Wedlake

March 6, 2023

It’s the BEING season on the Level Up video podcast. This month Michelle Wedlake, Lifestyles Director at Tidewater in Southwest Florida talks about her campaign to spread kindness. Here’s your chance to take a survey to rate your level of kindness.

Kindness is the New Cool

 I.   12 Kindness Steps to get you started...

     1.   Send handwritten thank you notes via the mail

     2.   Text a friend a kind message

     3.   Let someone go ahead of you in line

     4.   Genuinely compliment someone

     5.   Leave a generous tip

     6.   Treat yourself to a relaxing evening

               (Be kind to yourself)

     7.   Pay for someone's coffee

     8.   Tell your spouse/ partner/ friend that you appreciate them

     9.   Send or buy flowers for a friend

             (They can even be from your garden.)

    10.  Contact someone you haven't spoken with in a while

    11.  Let someone into your lane when driving

    12.  Say hello to everyone you pass by  

II.  Some qualities that help you exhibit Kindness...

   A.  Compassion

   B.  Fun

   C.  Luck

   D.  Opportunity  

   E.  Passion for service

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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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