Finding Your Balance in Life - Episode 48 with Taylor Lansford

April 5, 2021

Taylor Lansford is a Millennial who received his degree in International Business from a Midwest university.  He is the National Account Manager for Sidecars, Inc. and draws some great parallels  between his life as a corporate manager and his extensive involvement in the field of golf.


I. Understanding Generations
A. Each generation adds richness to the world
B. There are now five generations working in the workplace
1. Traditionalists
2. Baby Boomers
3. Generation X
4. Millennials
5. Gen Z
C. Are we truly open to understanding each generation and focussed on its strengths

II. Opportunities
A. Spot it.
B. Grab it.
C. Make something of it.
D. Helping others do or learn something is so gratifying. Many people don't know how good they are.
E. Recognizing corporate opportunities.
1. First, you must always embrace change.
2. Ex. Should we change some vendors we are using?
3. Ex. If you are a vendor and are dropped, what are lessons learned?
4. Ex. What changes might you need to make in other areas of the organization?

III. Lessons Learned in Golf
A. Good emotional control.
B. How to turn anxiety into eagerness.
C. Positive self-talk is essential.
D. Playing golf allows you the time to think about work and about life in general.

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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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