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Dan Blanchard the parent of a teenager and full-fledged, serious runner. He is also an avid backpacker and likes to take lengthy long weekend hikes with his canine companion, Karma.

 

 

Personal Information:

Birthday:                   January 28, 1955

Home Town:              Shreveport, LA

Current Residence:      Louisville, KY

Marital Status:           Divorced (once)
Previous Residences:   Dallas; Chicago; Singapore; New York; Mooringsport, LA; Baton Rouge, LA; London, ON; Dixie, LA; Shreveport, LA

Interests:

  • Incongruous gatherings (examples: peace activists and gunrunners, hip-hoppers and conservative old white guys)

  • Learning from surprising sources (got a great tip from a homeless person recently)

  • Movies, backpacking, running

  • Screening candidates for the next Mrs. Blanchard

  • Exotic destinations:  working on another Kalalau trip, Milford Track, and Istanbul

Vices:

Little Debbie Fudge Brownies

 

Coaching Style: Dan considers his coaching style to be edgy, direct, cuts through the unnecessary.  Very acknowledging and affirming.  Notices your talents and strengths.  He's insightful, sees things others can't articulate.

 

Strengths:

Charismatic, inspiring, generous, energetic, compassionate, penetrating, creative, interested, engaging, funny
 

Weaknesses:

Prone to depression, lazy, procrastinating, judgmental, cynical

 

Favorite Movies:

l love watching movies and talking about movies.  Some favorites include; The Shawshank Redemption, The Lion in Winter, Pulp Fiction, The Seven Samurai, The Maltese Falcon, Run, Lola, Run, Far From Heaven, Pleasantville

 

Accomplishments: 

  • High school jock, all-state shortstop, school newspaper editor (a Jesuit high school)

  • 1st job after college - ran an international job exchange program.  Got to run around the world and play manager for 2 years

  • 80's - associate and partner at several institutional venture capital fund managers

  • 90's - The Executive Committee, a mastermind community for business owners

  • 90's - Sandler Sales - started, ran and sold a successful sales training business

  • 90's -00's - coaching sales and financial professionals, business owners, and solo-preneurs

Academic Accomplishments:

  • BS in Business (Finance), Louisiana State University

  • A (Finance and Marketing), University of Chicago

  • "Undergrad" Coach School:  Coach University (www.coachu.com)

  • "Grad" Coach School:  The Graduate School of Coaching (www.CoachVille.com)