He’s Still Running Strong!

September 26, 2022
Executive Coaching

Whenever I take a walk along the beach, I notice that there is an older man who runs each day. He has a sailor’s cap partially covering his face and a black swim suit.  He always sports a smile and gives a little salute as he passes. Usually I run along the waves and he runs on the sand dune area of the beach.


One week I realized that I hadn’t seen him.  Then, weeks and months went by and he was no longer running.   I became concerned that maybe he got COVID or had another ailment and might not be doing well.  It made me sad.  After all-- he seemed so resilient.  Prior to these months he was there every morning.


I also thought how hard that must be if this man learned that he could no longer run. It was a part of his day.


Then one day I looked up to the beach dunes and there he was.   He was running as aggressively as ever.  He had that same smile and saluted me as he went by—just as he always did.


It’s great to see people that maybe we don’t know that well, but they are part of what we experience each day.  We like their smiles, their salutations or just the fact that they are part of our world.


We have all lost people in our lives that we can’t get over they are no longer alive. So take the chance of saying good morning or chatting with someone you meet.  After all, they enrich your life and you may be enriching theirs.

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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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