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About danblanchard

Parent, Educator, Author Dan Blanchard the Award Winning Author and Speaker, two-time Junior Olympian Wrestler, and two-time Junior Olympian Wrestling Coach who grew up as a student-athlete. Dan admits that as a youth he was more of an athlete than a student. Since then, Dan has successfully completed twelve years of college and has earned seven degrees. He teaches Social Studies in Connecticut’s largest inner-city high school. In addition, Dan is a Teacher Consultant for the University of Connecticut’s Connecticut Writing Project. He was chosen by the American Federation of Teachers as their face and voice of educational reform. Dan has authored the two dynamic teen leadership books, Feeling Lucky? and Feeling Good. His third book of the Granddaddy’s Secrets series, Feeling Strong! will be out next winter. As an educator, coach, author, and speaker Dan feels that it is his duty to positively influence our youth every chance that he gets! He lives with his wife, Jennifer, their five children, and family dog, Daisy.

BOOK BORROWINGS- Hunch: Turn Your Everyday Insights Into the Next Big Thing

Borrow this book if you have to! Borrow the information inside of the book if you are smart! And make it yours if you are wise!   Part One: What’s Stopping You?             Bernadette Jiwa begins her book, Hunch, with a quote from Anne Lamott where she says, “You get your intuition back when you [...]

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Dan Blanchard’s Blog Interview of Dr. Jason Carthen!

 Dr. Jason Carthen knows versatility. He knows heart, he knows teamwork and he is the embodiment of passion. Known as The Leadership Linebacker™ he is a former professional football player with the New England Patriots, and a highly sought-after speaker in the areas of Leadership, Sales and identifying your purpose in life. Dr. Carthen formed [...]

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We Get to Pick Our Goals!

  Dan Blanchard award-winning author, speaker and educator According to Sheena Iyengar, author of, The Art of Choosing, we Americans have a lot of autonomy in choosing how we want to live our lives. Having the freedom and ability to pick our own goals tends to lead to more independence and happiness. Hey, [...]

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BOOK BORROWINGS- Primal Leadership: Unleasing the Power of Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee!

Borrow this book if you have to! Borrow the information inside of the book if you are smart! And make it yours if you are wise! Part One: The Power of Emotional Intelligence             The real magic of great leaders isn’t in what they do, but rather in how they do it. Understanding the emotional [...]

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Dan Blanchard’s Interview of WWII Veteran Ernest Maynard!

 Ernest Maynard born in 1924 wore an infectious smile while telling me about his WWII service days serving under General Patton and his Korean War days under General MacArthur. Upon arriving at his home in Enfield, Connecticut this lively man immediately took my jacket from me, put it away, threw a pizza in the oven [...]

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Striving to Be Better Will Make Us Happier!

  Dan Blanchard award-winning author, speaker and educator Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.” Her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) the 32nd President of the United States of America said, “Above all try something.” So, what do these quotes, or words of wisdom, from [...]

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BOOK BORROWINGS- TED TALKS: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson

Borrow this book if you have to! Borrow the information inside of the book if you are smart! And make it yours if you are wise!   Part 1: Foundation   Every piece of human progress has happened because humans have shared ideas and the collaborated to make it happen. We need people to step [...]

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Dan Blanchard’s Blog Interview of Kaitlin Roig!

  Kaitlin founded Classes 4 Classes, Inc. a 501(c)3, knowing the importance of teaching the youngest members of our society, our K-8 students, the skills and lessons associated with positive social change. Classes 4 Classes aims to teach every student in the United States a social curriculum: compassion, caring, kindness, empathy, and consideration, through active [...]

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It’s What Lies Inside of Us That Matters!

  Dan Blanchard award-winning author, speaker and educator We have all heard people complain from time to time about all that they have been through and how life isn’t fair, right?  Listen, what we have been through, especially if it’s bad, does not define us as a person. It may influence us, but [...]

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Dan’s Interview of Talk Show Host Stefan Davis!

  Stefan Davis is a television talk show host and producer of I Found Light, Against All Odds. I Found Light Against All Odds is a TV talk show that is designed to address social, emotional and economic issues that today's youth are experiencing in their lives. The show also ensures that our youth and [...]

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