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The Infection Prevention Strategy (TIPS)

Nov 13, 2023

In this episode, we talk with John LaRochelle, a long-standing contributor and board member at TIPS, and President of  Lighthouse Environmental Infection Prevention.

To gain a deeper understanding of John's impact, I turned to Michael Diamond, who succinctly framed John's journey: 'John has dedicated his career to uplifting those in the least paid positions. His advocacy and development of technologies and programs have not only enhanced environmental cleaning but also empowered and elevated the cleaners themselves.'

John's life and career are fundamentally about empowering and engaging the everyday cleaner.

During our discussion, we explored several key themes:

  • John's journey and career in the cleaning industry
  • His progression from a cleaner to a manager and eventually an industry leader.
  • Strategies to offer similar growth opportunities to your employees.
  • The importance of respecting cleaners, both as individuals and in their roles, and the impact of making them feel valued.
  • The extensive and varied benefits that arise from this approach.

John's narrative is an inspirational tale of discovering one's true calling, climbing the ranks in an industry, and consistently making a meaningful difference in the world.


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