Editor-in-Chief, Restoration and Remediation Magazine
Michelle Blevins joined Restoration & Remediation as Editor-in-Chief in April 2015. As a journalist and writer, Michelle has learned the true key to successful publications is relationships. With a passion for education, she has created valuable, lasting relationships with many in the restoration and cleaning industries and leaned on their knowledge and expertise to educate R&R’s readers through their monthly magazine and a multitude of other online avenues.
Leadership is about more than just the big topics; it’s also about the small, day-to-day challenges. As women, sometimes we find some additional barriers that need to be broken. During this open Q&A time, we will discuss whatever is most challenging in YOUR world. What is a continual frustration in your company? In what area could you use a little wisdom from fellow women in cleaning and restoration? Come armed with questions to discuss with the group – and be ready to get insightful answers and create lasting friendships.
Your company’s culture has a direct impact on everything from customer service to your safety record. A healthy culture breeds employee retention and engagement and a stellar commitment to customer satisfaction; this starts with an engaged, positive leader.
Marketing by print materials and brochures is a thing of the past. In today’s digital age, it’s critical for restoration and carpet cleaners to reach current and future clients online, in new and innovative ways.
Leadership is not for the faint of heart. According to Pew Research in 2018, only 26 women held CEO roles at Fortune 500 companies that year. As women push to reach the top, we are faced with many challenges our male counterparts quite honestly don’t face. Among those challenges is the strength to find your own voice as a leader, and to trust your instinct and your leadership skills. In male-dominated industries, these challenges can seem to grow, but we can also push past them by being confident, speaking up, building alliances, and standing in our success.