'From Moppin' Floors to CEO' with Dennis Miller


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Welcome to season 2, episode 24.
This week my guest is Dennis Miller, Founder and Chairman of DCM Associates, Inc. Dennis is a nationally recognized expert in non-profit executive search as well as board and leadership performance coaching. Dennis is the former president and CEO of Somerset Medical Center and Foundation. His reputation as a respected healthcare executive resulted in numerous honors. Dennis has a passion for helping the not-for-profit sector. In his words, "not-for-profit organizations are the glue that keeps the community going". An expert in board governance, leadership development, philanthropy and succession planning, he is a sought-after motivational speaker and retreat facilitator.

Dennis grew up in Jersey City, NJ. In his childhood he experienced trauma from living with a father that was both emotionally and physically abusive. Dennis used humor as a coping mechanism. At 20 years old he admitted himself to a psychiatric hospital due to feeling depressed and in need of support. A priest became a source of support an encouragement when Dennis left the facility. He finally experienced what it was like to have someone believe in him. With his incredible spirit intact and the motivation to create a life he would be proud of, he went to college and started taking steps towards his incredible career path.
At the age of 50 Dennis was seeing a therapist, but felt ashamed that he needed the support from outside resources. He mentions during the interview that he felt that he was a successful professional to the outside world, but emotionally he was still feeling childlike. The therapist said something eye-opening, "it is ok to need me". At the age of 65 Dennis decided it was time to share his story. He wrote the book, 'Moppin' Floors to CEO: From Hopeless and Failure to Happiness and Success'. Dennis is also author of the book Moppin' Floors to CEO: From Hopelessness and Failure to Happiness and Success. Check out Dennis' TED Talk.
Next week my guest is Dr. Christine Thorpe,
Dean, Nathan Weiss Graduate College at Kean University Managing Partner, Stronger Tomorrow, LLC. We talk about many topics including how to become a good ancestor. Dr. Thorpe is also author of the book, Living Beyond the Façade: Inside the Health and Wealth Practices of Successful Americans of African Descent.

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