Opportunity Knocking - Episode 65 with Dayan Reynolds

September 5, 2022

This 23-year-old is working on his Master's Degree at George Washington University and will be doing professional work in the niche field of democracy-building in Eurasia. He shares his recent time in Russia and what he learned from the experience.

I.  Career Building

    A.  Building a new life or career from scratch

          1.  Where do you go

          2.  What do you need to find

          3.  What do you need to buy

     B.  Using disruptions to your advantage

          1.  Facing a disruption you can't push out of the way

                a.  You can't move over

                b.  You can't get past

                c.  You have to change direction

          2.  Once you have done this, you know what to do in similar situations

                a.  You can better prepare yourself

                b.  Don't necessarily have to be overly aggressive

II.  A Russian perspective

      A.  When Putin is faced with opposition

           1.  He tries to pick an opposition to rally nationalism

           2.  He uses opposition to flex his muscles to build up domestic support

      B.  All news in Russia is government controlled and censored

           1.  Russian liberals don't believe the news

      C.  Putin's goal was to prevent the expansion of Nato

           1.  In the end, NATO doubled it's support

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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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