Category Archives: Beyond Clean With GEM

BCWA S4:E6 David Reimann talks with us about the details and facts when becoming an infection prevention expert

Becoming an Infection Prevention Expert starts with a positive proactive mindset. There are plenty of resources easily available to help schools get on the right track to be proactive and not reactive. Join us on this podcast as we discuss this topic further.

David Reimann
Listen to this Podcast HERE!
Podcast Topic: The importance of being an Infection Prevention Expert at Schools. Every year it is estimated that over 60 million school days lost every year to influenza and norovirus according to ISSA, costing schools billions of dollars in lost federal funding. And, according to the CDC, this year’s flu season is currently the worst over the past 10 years!

And consider this, according to a Keep Kids Healthy research conducted by Victory, over 40% of school custodians and administration admit to not having any infection prevention protocols.

Knowing these statistics, something needs to change! The way schools are cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting is not working. We want to help!

Becoming an Infection Prevention Expert starts with a positive proactive mindset. There are plenty of resources easily available to help schools get on the right track to be proactive and not reactive. Join us on this podcast as we discuss this topic further.

Contact David Reimann: david.reimann@victorycomplete.com

Contact David Thompson:dthompson@academyofcleaning.com

BCWA S4:E5 Steve Prentice is here talking about technology, people and sales.

Steve Prentice

Steve Prentice is a speaker and writer who works in that murky space where people and technology try to co-exist. His background is in organizational psychology and project management, and for over 20 years he has helped people and their companies understand how to work with new technology and manage change.

Steve says that fear is our biggest issue when it comes to making use of advances in tech.

http://www.steveprentice.com/

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Listen to Steve Prentice HERE

BCWG S4:E4 Bill Fellows is back in 2020, this time talking about chemicals, safety, storage, and reactivity.

To start the year, 2020, Bill is here talking about how we store, move, and use chemicals in the cleaning industry.  Did you know that liquids must not be stored on a shelf over 6′ from the floor surface?  This is just one of the facts Bill shares along with understanding the importance of PPE.

Ask Bill about his Michigan story sometime?

Bill Fellows started his career in the cleaning industry over 53 years ago, February 1966.  Bill’s experience includes working as a custodian, business owner, multi-site manager, international support person, ISO auditor, and consultant.  He is currently an assessor for ISSA – CIMS & CIMS-GB certification, a verifier for CMI training courses and training centers, and a third-party custodial effectiveness auditor of buildings applying for or being re-certified in the LEED standard through USGBC.  Along with his wife Patty, they operate Fellows Custodial Consulting, LLC, providing training and consulting services for existing cleaning organizations and assists individuals in starting new custodial businesses.

Patty & Bill Fellows

Making Cleaning Organizations and Their People Better!

615.606.6056 Patty

410.530.8545 Bill

Bill@BillFellows.com

www.BillFellows.com

BCWG S4:E3 Dr. Aaron Buchko is with us LIVE this season and today we are talking ears, brain, eyes, and learning as it relates to technology.

In this episode, Aaron talks about hearing with your ears, listing with your mind and more than doubling both with your eyes.  How we use these senses and how this affects communications when making a sales presentation.

Dr. Aaron Buchko is a professor of management in the Foster College of Business, Bradley University, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Planning and Strategy and graduate courses in Executive Development and Business Ethics.

He lives in Peoria, Illinois with his wife, Dr. Kathy Buchko, a counseling psychologist, their daughter, Alex, and son Andrej. In his spare time, he is an avid fly fisherman, hockey player, and coach, motorcyclist, reader, and is a student of U.S. history, particularly for the period from 1840-1940.

Engage with Aaron: abuchko@comcast.net

Engage with Dave: dthompson@academyofcleaning.com

BCWG S4:E2 Jude Charles is LIVE on the show talking about storytelling, branding and being human.

This is our second LIVE stream podcast of 2020, and today Jude Charles joined us to talk about branding and marketing through the use of storytelling video.  

Jude Charles is a story-driven filmmaker, brand strategist & speaker. For over 13 years, Jude has traveled the world, crafting stories for world-class brands such as Google & Steve Harvey. Through his Dramatic Demonstration of Proof™ process, Jude helps purpose-driven entrepreneurs bring their story to life. He lives and breathes YOUR brand. He digs deep to find the compelling story that no one else knows & then leverages it for higher impact.

Jude Charles

Three steps review:

  1. Know your core values and focus on 5 of them.
  2. Make a storyboard before you start.
  3. Share, Share, Share.

and always remember to be HUMAN!

Oh, when you contact Jude, ask him if he has accomplished his personal list item yet!  You’ll hear what it is at the end of this show.  

Contact Jude Charles for his 70 ways to promote a video.  jude@judecharles.co

Reach out to Dave: dthompson@academyofcleaning.com

BCWG S3:E25 Aaron Buchko is back talking about technology and the need for salespeople to utilize it to communicate value.

In this episode, Aaron is talking about podcasting and technology in business and how people, especially salespeople in the cleaning industry, need to start using every avenue they can to communicate their value.

Listen to the podcast at the link below.

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-fgmk4-cc24ca

Dr. Aaron Buchko is a professor of management in the Foster College of Business, Bradley University, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Planning and Strategy and graduate courses in Executive Development and Business Ethics.

He lives in Peoria, Illinois with his wife, Dr. Kathy Buchko, a counseling psychologist, their daughter, Alex, and son Andrej. In his spare time, he is an avid fly fisherman, hockey player, and coach, motorcyclist, reader, and is a student of U.S. history, particularly for the period from 1840-1940.

Engage with Aaron: abuchko@comcast.net

Engage with Dave: dthompson@academyofcleaning.com

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BCWG S3:E24 Bill Fellows talks about chemicals, safety, and his life’s motivation.

Patty and Bill Fellows

Bill Fellows is on the show for the first time, and it won’t be the last as he has signed up to be on the show every month in 2020.  

Bill Fellows started his career in the cleaning industry over 53 years ago, February 1966.  Bill’s experience includes working as a custodian, business owner, multi-site manager, international support person, ISO auditor, and consultant.  He is currently an assessor for ISSA – CIMS & CIMS-GB certification, a verifier for CMI training courses and training centers, and a third-party custodial effectiveness auditor of buildings applying for or being re-certified in the LEED standard through USGBC.  Along with his wife Patty, they operate Fellows Custodial Consulting, LLC, providing training and consulting services for existing cleaning organizations and assists individuals in starting new custodial businesses.

Patty & Bill Fellows

Making Cleaning Organizations and Their People Better!

615.606.6056 Patty

410.530.8545 Bill

Bill@BillFellows.com

www.BillFellows.com

You can watch the video of this podcast on YouTube

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BCWA S3:E18 Brian Consolino is on with Dave to talk about what Jan/San distributors can expect when they partner with the Academy.

Over the last two years, Brian and Atlanta MRO Supply have been partnered with the Academy and have had some great experiences.  Brian talks about the most recent one, the Rock Star Custodian program.
Some sessions with the Academy have been LIVE and in person at a few Atlanta locations, while others have been utilizing technology and the web.
Listen as the two tell you what you can expect to get when you join the ACE family of regional campuses.

Contact Brian at brian.consolino@atlmro.com

Contact Dave at dthompson@academyofcleaning.com

Engage the Academy at www.AcademyofCleaning.com

Mike Seebeck and Dave talk about FSPMA, distributors and the Academy

 

Mike Seebeck with Earthlabs/HDOX and Dave with the Academy of Cleaning Excellence were both in the GEM Supply booth at the FSPMA conference this week in Orlando, FL.  The two guys talk to distributors around the country as to the benefits of professional development and partnering with operations such as GEM Supply.

The Rock Star series of motivational sessions was on Mikes’s mind as he attended a couple of sessions and then applied the thought processes while on the show floor.

You and reach the Academy of Cleaning Excellence at www.AcademyofCleaning.com or email us at education@academyofcleaning.com

Mike can be reached at mike@hdoxinfo.com

October Podcast with Dr. Aaron Buchko – motivating & changing habits

Dr. Aaron Buchko has signed on to be a regular on our show and first of all, we want to say THANK YOU.

Aaron is a professor at Bradley University and during this conversation with Dave, he speaks about the classroom and cleaning from his perspective.  How the changes in the classroom affect him and his student’s ability to both teach and learn.

If you thought that you as a custodian, janitor, cleaner, technician or whatever you want to call us, didn’t have an impact, listen to this.

You will also want to listen to the end of the show to find out what the guys have to say about “Changing Habits”, driving a different way and the Dutch Owens classic.

Don’t forget that voting for the Rock Star Custodian for 2019 is now open and the twelve finalists have over 85,000 votes so far.  Go to www.RockStarCustodian.com

 

You can reach Aaron at aab@bradley.edu

You can reach Dave at dthompson@academyofcleaning.com