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.


A Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYidMHmMDxA You are lucky! Every one of us is lucky! However, you want to know how to make yourself even luckier? Of course you do! We all want more luck in our lives, don’t we?  So how do we do it? It’s simple. Stop relying on luck… …

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Stop Blaming Others!

A Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog Watch this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RHaqTG5k10  My Granddaddy once told me that anyone could do well when things are going well. But the true test of your character and whom you are is when things are going bad, your world has been flipped upside down, and is crumpling around you! By not …

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Be the ONE!

A Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Pjh6SwxIJw Be the ONE! Are you tired of struggle and mediocrity? Do you wish you had more guidance and direction? Are you frustrated that you still haven’t found that mentor that is going to show you all the secrets to the good life? Well then… stop looking …

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Make A Difference!

A Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OJaqAm0Ahs Making a difference is a really powerful thing that I know you can do! Realize that someone else has already written down everything you want to know about life and making a difference. The knowledge and the secrets to your success and your abilities to positively …

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Why and How?

A Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog Watch this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkCFHKFCYGA  Most people I know, including myself, struggle with this “Why” and “How” thing… But this “Why” and “How” thing is really simpler than a lot of us tend to make it. Notice I said simpler and not easier… This won’t be easy, but you can do …

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Your Mission Statement!

A Teen Leadership and Mentoring Blog Check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fICEjqpKfoY I’ve heard somewhere that most of our behaviors are habitual and done without much thought. It’s sort of like we’re on autopilot. Well, I think it’s time to adjust that autopilot for success! If we do this then our habits will begin to serve us, …

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