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Guests Encouraged to Motivate Others in Pursuing Their Dreams
Cincinnati, OH – October 5, 2011 –JANCOA Janitorial Services CEO Mary Miller shared a presentation on the company’s Dream Manager program at the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s intimate CEO Roundtable event. Held at The Melting Pot on Montgomery Road, guests networked over fondue before Miller took the stage and explained how the Dream Manger initiative reduced the company’s turnover rate from 360 percent to 45 percent.
“No matter who you are, what you do or how much you make everyone needs a dream,” Miller explained. “People often stop dreaming, but dreams are what keep us excited about our jobs and our lives.”
JANCOA launched the Dream Manager program in the late 90s’ after being fired by a consulting company who noted the organization had “a people problem.” After considerable research about what contributes to happiness in the workplace, JANCOA implemented the Dream Manager program to encourage employees to think about their long-term dreams and take the necessary steps to achieve them. The Dream Manager, who Mary Miller says “has the best job in the world; he brings pizza and talks to people about their dreams” meeting with JANCOA employees to chart their progress and make recommendations.
“You can become a certified Dream Manager, the process for motivating others is simple,” Mary Miller said. “First of all, you have to truly care, then you have to ask questions, listen, acknowledge and encourage.” Miller instructed Roundtable attendees to write out their top 100 dreams and ask those close to them what their dreams are.
“Mary continues to be one of the most inspirational people, I have ever met,” Roundtable Program Manager Tamara Lang said. “The passion and sincerity with which she talks about JANCOA and the Dream Manager program is incredibly heartfelt. She really makes you want to get up and do something. The fact that she has a strong business story gives her credibility and makes her an excellent person to speak to business leaders. The CEOs present could buy into her message because she has lived their experience of running a business. She’s not just a feel-good, inspirational speaker. She has been there, done that and has the business battle scars to prove it.”
For more information about the Dream Manager program and JANCOA, visit http://www.JANCOA.com.
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About JANCOA Janitorial Services
JANCOA Janitorial Services was founded in 1972 by President Tony Miller and has since grown to more than 300 employees. JANCOA specializes in providing commercial cleaning services to schools, medical buildings and “Class A” office space of 50,000 square feet or more. With the most extensive training and efficient processes in the industry, JANCOA aims to offer its clients “Exceptional Service with a Smile.” More information is available at http://www.JANCOA.com.