Tom Lachocki
  • Male
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share Twitter

Tom Lachocki's Friends

  • Steve Gorlin
  • Tomas Leclerc
  • Mary Ann Downing
  • NDPA
  • Rex
  • PGN Admin
  • Dan Schechner
  • Nick Bacon
  • Jim Wheeler
  • Wes Burdine
  • James Kantorowicz
  • Laurie Batter

Gifts Received

Gift

Tom Lachocki has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Tom Lachocki's Page

Latest Activity

David M Shotwell Sr liked Tom Lachocki's blog post The Power of Grandparents
Jan 23
Deidre Casey liked Tom Lachocki's blog post The Power of Grandparents
Jan 23
Janet Wilson liked Tom Lachocki's blog post The Power of Grandparents
Jan 23
Tom Lachocki posted a blog post

The Power of Grandparents

I had the pleasure over the holiday season of having a generational “Oreo” moment. I got that sweet creamy feeling inside seeing the generation above me and below me spending time together. Yeah, I probably did have a few Oreos too. Don’t tell my doc! There are few feelings as precious as seeing people who love our kids even more than you do. Grandparents are a wonderful thing!As we start the year, my mind keeps coming back to the question, “How do we grow our industry?” There are five amazing…See More
Jan 10
Tracey Jablonski liked Tom Lachocki's blog post Science shows swimmers have lower mortality risk than runners and walkers
Jul 25, 2013
Gayle Bush liked Tom Lachocki's blog post Science shows swimmers have lower mortality risk than runners and walkers
Jul 25, 2013
Tom Lachocki posted a blog post

Science shows swimmers have lower mortality risk than runners and walkers

It is universally accepted that physical activity is good for your health and reduces mortality rates.  Studies that compare mortality rates between swimmers and other common physical activities are rare. The most compelling findings are those of Chase, Sui, & Blair (IJARE, 2008, 2(3), 213-223) that compared 40,517 men 20-90 years of age who completed health examinations from 1971-2003 as part of the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study administered by the Cooper Institute. After adjusting…See More
Jul 19, 2013
Tom Lachocki posted a blog post

Research - Who Cares?

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? This philosophical thought experiment raises the question about research, and its value.Research is key to advancing our understanding of the world, and to achieving positive changes. Yet, if advancements in research are mentioned, but no one hears or understands it, what good is it?  Who will care? The irony of research is that the more we expand the…See More
Jun 17, 2013
Tom Lachocki posted a blog post

Employee Retention & Wisdom

There is so much information in our world. So much of it is rubbish. Have you ever dwelled on something you read or learned and wished everyone knew it too?Have you ever heard the old saying, “I don’t want to train my employees because they leave?” The troubling corollary to this statement is that “I prefer not to train them so they stay.” Yikes! The logical flaw here is obvious. Who wants to retain untrained employees? The challenge is how we retain trained employees.The Gallup organization is…See More
May 7, 2013
Jim Reiser liked Tom Lachocki's blog post How to Create Growth for Pool Service Companies
Mar 28, 2013
Tom Lachocki posted a blog post

How to Create Growth for Pool Service Companies

As I see it there are three options:    Fire the other guy/gal and hire you    Fire themselves and hire you    Create more pools and a certain percent will go on serviceRelative to 1: Firing the other service company and hiring you is not an “industry growth strategy.” Sure, one company will grow (the other will shrink). Next year, the other company may undercut your price and get the business back. For the industry, fighting over customers does not cause growth. In fact, it is a classic sign…See More
Mar 19, 2013
Tom Lachocki and NDPA are now friends
Mar 19, 2013
Tom Lachocki's blog post was featured

The Value of Public Speaking and Leadership

Making a new pool presentation? Signing a new customer to a pool service route? Giving a seminar at a pool and spa trade show? Speaking at your local Rotary club?Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. – A. LincolnWhether you are planning a speaking engagement, or just prefer to appear more professional, here are a few thoughts on the value of public speaking and leadership.I was at Parents Night to get introduced to the staff at the high school my…See More
Feb 25, 2013
Tom Lachocki posted a blog post

The Value of Public Speaking and Leadership

Making a new pool presentation? Signing a new customer to a pool service route? Giving a seminar at a pool and spa trade show? Speaking at your local Rotary club?Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. – A. LincolnWhether you are planning a speaking engagement, or just prefer to appear more professional, here are a few thoughts on the value of public speaking and leadership.I was at Parents Night to get introduced to the staff at the high school my…See More
Feb 25, 2013
Tom Lachocki updated their profile
Jan 16, 2013
Tom Lachocki's blog post was featured

Show Us Your Stuff!

We often see words that don't sink in.  Most of our press releases point out that people from over 83 countries have taken NSPF courses.  The more I think about it, the more amazing it is to me.  We have the privilege to contribute to pool, spa and aquatic professionals on every corner of this amazing world.  Thank you for the faith you put in NSPF training materials.  We take that confidence seriously and are committed to constant improvement.  You deserve no less!!!Help us all see what it…See More
Jan 15, 2013

Profile Information

Check the box that BEST DESCRIBES your title.
President/Owner/Partner
Check the box that BEST DESCRIBES your facility.
Association/Non-Profit

Tom Lachocki's Blog

The Power of Grandparents

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 12:11pm 0 Comments

I had the pleasure over the holiday season of having a generational “Oreo” moment. I got that sweet creamy feeling inside seeing the generation above me and below me spending time together. Yeah, I probably did have a few Oreos too. Don’t tell my doc! There are few feelings as precious as seeing people who love our kids even more than you do. Grandparents are a wonderful thing!

As we start the year, my mind keeps coming back to the question, “How do we grow our…

Continue

Science shows swimmers have lower mortality risk than runners and walkers

Posted on July 18, 2013 at 4:14pm 0 Comments

It is universally accepted that physical activity is good for your health and reduces mortality rates.  Studies that compare mortality rates between swimmers and other common physical activities are rare. The most compelling findings are those of Chase, Sui, & Blair (IJARE, 2008, 2(3), 213-223) that compared 40,517 men 20-90 years of age who completed health examinations from 1971-2003 as part of the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study administered by the Cooper Institute. After adjusting…

Continue

Research - Who Cares?

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 2:03pm 0 Comments

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? This philosophical thought experiment raises the question about research, and its value.

Research is key to advancing our understanding of the world, and to achieving positive changes. Yet, if advancements in research are mentioned, but no one hears or understands it, what good is it?  Who will care?

 

The irony of research is…

Continue

Employee Retention & Wisdom

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 9:45am 0 Comments

There is so much information in our world. So much of it is rubbish. Have you ever dwelled on something you read or learned and wished everyone knew it too?

Have you ever heard the old saying, “I don’t want to train my employees because they leave?” The troubling corollary to this statement is that “I prefer not to train them so they stay.” Yikes! The logical flaw here is obvious. Who wants to retain untrained employees? The challenge is how we retain trained employees.

The…

Continue

Comment Wall (1 comment)

You need to be a member of AI Connect to add comments!

Join AI Connect

At 11:42am on September 7, 2010, Gary Thill said…
Welcome to AI Connect, and thanks for joining! Please let me know if I can do anything to make your networking experience more valuable. I also urge you to invite your professional peers to join.

Cheers,

Gary Thill
Editor,
Aquatics International
Waterparks + Resorts Today
 
 
 

© 2014   Created by AI Connect.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service