We had the good fortune of connecting with Daryl Goldes and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Daryl, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
In addition to running my business, I work at two hospitals as a registered dietitian. Especially during this pandemic, I have had to take care of myself and set boundaries on myself with how much I work. This means that I turn off my phone and don’t answer emails after a certain hour. When I first started my business, I wanted to be all things to all people all the time, and I’ve since realized that I can’t be there for other people if I don’t care of myself.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I have been an Irish dancer for 21 years. I retired from competition after 13 successful years, then started my dance school. I had 7 dancers in my first class, and since then, it has grown and we have become a small family. While I was starting my business, I was finishing my degree in nutrition and dietetics, completing my dietetic internship, and getting my first job as a registered dietitian. I love being a dancer and dietitian, and love how having both in my life helps to strengthen the other. When I have a hard day at work as a dietitian, I can go home and teach my dance classes and let the work from the day go.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I had a friend visit me from Portland last year and I took them to the Bradbury Building, Grand Central Market, the Little Easy, the Last Bookstore, Seven Grand (great Old Fashioneds!).

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I need to give so much credit to my family, partner, and the dancers and parents who make up my dance school. I also want to give a shoutout to my coworkers who have worked on the front lines with me during this very challenging time.

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