Executive Summary: Danielle Duran Baron, CAE

Danielle Duran Baron, CAE, the executive director of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, says that concerts are her stress relief.

My Three Goals for 2019

1. Spend more time getting to know my team and volunteers so I can better serve them (I started at CAATE in September 2018).

2. Work on delegating and prioritizing, and get better at saying no.

3. Stop and smell the roses more often, focusing more on work-life balance.

On My Desk Right Now

Governance documents, business plans, financial statements, job descriptions, and my brand-new Rocketbook!

My Media Mix

Podcasts: HBR IdeaCast, WorkLife With Adam Grant, Friction With Bob Sutton, 99% Invisible

Playlist: Heavy on ’80s and ’90s and, thanks to my boys, Imagine Dragons, Charlie Puth, Shawn Mendes

Blogs: Harvard Business Review,,

What I Do When I’m Not at Work

Cheer on my sons at youth soccer games and go to concerts, especially ’80s and ’90s bands. It’s the best stress relief I have found.

The Best Advice I Ever Got

Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

If I Weren’t Doing This, I’d …

… be hosting my own talk show or producing documentaries.

(Photograph by James Kegley)

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