That One File is Calling Your Name

October 24, 2022
Executive Coaching

I read an article one time that said there are times we need to get away for some rest and relaxation and that we shouldn’t take along anything involving work.


The article said that even if we put one file in the trunk of the car, it will call out your name and make you feel guilty about tending to it.


When I talk to my executive coaching clients most agree that when you go on a vacation you spend the first day or two still thinking about work. You review what you might have left behind or who will be handling things for you…and there you go— you’re not “present” for the people you are enjoying a vacation with.


By the third or fourth day you start to unwind and hopefully enjoy your time off. If you “do vacations” right, you even start to picture yourself in the location you are visiting and think about what it would be like if you lived there forever.


I am certainly not saying that you don’t sometimes take work along. After all. You are probably a peak performer and accomplishing a lot in life. You are to be commended for that.


But don’t forget that it is when you relax and take time away from your work that you may get very creative in your work—thinking or new ways of doing things, which will benefit the organization and you as you reach to the level you want to be.

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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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