"We Put Years of Thought into Where We’re Growing"

May 9, 2022
Executive Coaching

Okay. Now THAT is cool. That is so much what we should all be thinking.


This is part of a quote by Christopher Schoenberg of Paragon Flight Training. It was from an article in the Business Observer in Southwest Florida.


The full quote is this: “We’re almost fanatically client-centric, so we think about growth and put years of thought into where we’re growing.”


Let’s break that down and see what we can learn from this rich quote— specifically individual words that he used:


FANATIC means that we just don’t let go of it. We go over the top to make it happen.


CLIENT-CENTRIC has such a nice ring to it. It means that our focus will be on those we serve— nothing else.


GROWTH is exactly what we should focus on when thinking about our customers and prospects. How do we grow so that we are always relevant?


THOUGHT is what you need to put in everything you do, especially all the people you serve.


How great is the phrase WHERE WE’RE GROWING?  It’s like a similar phrase we’ve heard and makes it into something else: how we must build a great future.


Here’s to you using this wonderful phrase and the power within it to carve out a wonderful future for your organization or life.

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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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