In a world in which employers are struggling to attract and retain top talent, Miron has taken a unique approach by supporting its employees in fulfilling their personal aspirations.

Background

In the fall of 2012, Miron Construction’s leadership team read the book The Dream Manager by Matthew Kelly and was so inspired, they decided to hire a Dream Coach. The book illustrates how companies can achieve remarkable results when they invest in helping their employees bring their personal dreams to life. At Miron, employees are asked to capture the dreams, drivers, and goals of clients, and our leadership team believes that if employees are able to bring their own dreams to life, they will be better equipped to help others achieve theirs.

The Dream Project was created for any dedicated Miron team member and focuses on a holistic approach to personal development. Dreams can be short- or long-term, but must be personal rather than professional in nature. The program is completely confidential and can be used during work hours. More than attracting and retaining talent, the Dream Project reinforces the family culture that exists at Miron. This program is an investment in people, providing a unique resource to help employees become happy and fulfilled in their personal lives.

The dream projects vary greatly, but a few examples include:

  • bucket list completion
  • public performances
  • house purchase
  • hobby farm development
  • weight loss
  • tobacco cessation
  • inventions
  • vacation planning
  • degree or certificate completions
  • work/life balance
  • confidence
  • life purpose
  • financial debt worry
  • forgiveness
  • relationships
  • trusting self
  • looming retirement
  • being “present” at home
  • current purpose
  • volunteering/service of others
  • self time
  • becoming a published author
  • mentoring a child
  • loss of a family member
  • will completion
  • caring for an aging family member
  • coaching others
  • finding happiness
  • leadership growth

Resources

Dream Project Testimonial – Blake Titus
Before I Die Wall – Dream Project Exhibit