Have You Done an Audit Lately?

August 17, 2020
Executive Coaching

I don’t mean a financial audit. I mean an audit of your systems, programs and people you have in place.


I sometimes tell leaders to come through a different door in their building than they normally do just to look at things a different way. Look at everything with “outsider eyes” so that you can pick up on some procedures or systems you do that are not the best.


I know I’m getting right to the point, but some of my work involves mystery visits or consultant work where I present a report on how an organization does what it does.


I love reviewing my findings with leaders, because they will invariably are surprised about things that need to be changed. They just hadn’t thought about it from a new perspective.


Many times we do things over and over so that we don’t even realize that they could be changed for the better.


I recently told a mall manager about a simple fix that would draw more people to an specific area of the mall, which could result in increased sales.


He said, “So you want me to change a system we’ve had in place for 20 years?”


Let’s pretend you hired me to do that for your firm. 

  1. What would I see?
  2. What would I hear?
  3. What would I experience?


Now ask yourself if it all makes sense or you need to make some changes after your audit.

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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 Amazon.com, 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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