Where Do You Go to Get Away?

June 14, 2021
Executive Coaching

Many years ago, I started searching places to go that represent “Get-Aways” so that I could enjoy some time away from my normal day. These spots represent a way to stop work for a while and realize that life is more than just the work you do. It. helps you get in touch with yourself as a person. Perhaps you’ve tried some of these.


A GAME OF GOLF so that you can spend time with people you enjoy and see nature at its best. Golfers call golf courses “the best real estate in the world”.


A SPA DAY that enables you to go to a relaxing atmosphere and enjoy amenities such as aroma therapy, hot stones, and other niceties.


A WEEKEND CAMPING TRIP is also enjoyed by many as a way to experience nature and do things in a whole different way. I once went on a scouting trip with my son. One of my favorites parts was coffee made by the campfire. It tastes better that way.


WAVE RUNNING IN THE OCEAN to notice the endless view of the earth while experiencing nothing by you and the world.


READING A NON-WORK-RELATED BOOK at a local coffee shop and putting yourself in the world the author has created for you.


A DISNEY DAY (or any theme park) where you can ride rides and pretend to be a kid again.


AN ESCAPE ROOM where you and some friends can enjoy a pretend mystery and solve the puzzle and finally escape from the room.


A DATE NIGHT where you and a significant other can feel young again— For us it could be a sunset cruise, salt cave or couple’s massage.


What do you do for pleasure? Feel free to share your ideas with me at dan@danchiodo.net and I will do a future column that includes some of your ideas.

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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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