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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.

Outside Success Follows Inside Success!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog! Dan Blanchard Award-Winning Author, Speaker, Educator; Parenting Expert, Life Coach, Columnist and Teacher Consultant! Mohammed Ali once admitted that he was constantly telling himself and everyone else that he was the greatest way before he really was the greatest. As a matter of fact, he was screaming that [...]

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Dan Blanchard’s Interview of Jason Gibson!

Jason Gibson  Jason O. Gibson is the Senior Program Director of the Boys and Girls Club of New Britain. He has over 25 years working as a Professional in the Youth development field. Jason has an Associate's degree in Liberal Arts, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work. He was born in [...]

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Dan’s Interview of Lorna Little!

Lorna Little  Author Lorna Little is a woman of many talents. Finding out by accident as an adult that she was adopted, she has gone on a mission to find out who she is, as well as help others find out who they are. As Executive Director of the Saint Agnes Home she [...]

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Visualize the Future that You Want!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog! Dan Blanchard Award-Winning Author, Speaker, Educator; Parenting Expert, Life Coach and Columnist! As a teen there were two things that I used to do that made a huge difference in the levels of success that I was able to achieve. The two things that I did were delivering [...]

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Dan Blanchard’s Blog Interview of Neil Quatrano!

Neil Quatrano  Neil Quatrano is owner and founder of Behavioral Management, LLC.  He has 25 years of mental health experience working with adults, adolescents, and children.  He is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and co-author of The Tool Box Approach ©. Neil, did you always know that you wanted to serve others and [...]

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Be Happy Knowing What You Know!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog! Dan Blanchard Award-Winning Author, Speaker, Educator, Parenting Expert and Life Coach! Cool as a goose is the way my Granddaddy always appeared whenever the pressure was on. “I am not worried about it.” was his response whenever I anxiously tried to hurry him. It used to drive me [...]

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BOOK BORROWINGS- The Motivation Manifesto: 9 Declarations to Claim Your Personal Power by Brendon Burchard

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!   As a former history teacher I can’t help but think of our country’s forefathers, the Framers of our Constitution, and all they fearlessly sacrificed for freedom as I [...]

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Parents! Are You Ready For The New School Year?

Check out Dan’s Video on starting a new school year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1B4K9vkex8 Dan Blanchard Award-Winning Author, Speaker, Educator, Parenting Expert and Life Coach! Hello parents. How are you? I am going to share some great back to school tips with you. September is the back to school month for many of us, so I [...]

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Break the Cycle!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog! Dan Blanchard Award-Winning Author, Speaker, Educator, and Life Coach! We can break the cycle. We can be that big strong oak in our family tree that everyone looks up to. We can be the one who changed it all for the better. We can be our present family [...]

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Success Comes From The Inside!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog! Dan Blanchard Award-Winning Author, Speaker, Educator, and Life Coach! Success is something we feel on the inside when we think about our contributions to society. Success does not come from other people, titles, or a reputation. We can have all of these things and still feel like something [...]

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