Imagine attending a company meeting where business was not discussed. Sales goals, department reporting, and employee reviews were not on the agenda. Imagine spending three days with your boss where your only task was to focus on your self-awareness, consciousness, and your dreams. In this three days, you meet amazing celebrity speakers, participate in soul-changing activities, and connect with your peers in meaningful ways. It’s called E.P.I.C. and it’s a way to “hit the pause button on life.” For Dwayne, its one of his most important investments into his team and the company’s culture.
“I always come away from E.P.I.C. feeling motivated, inspired and always with a new outlook on not only the way I do my job but in the way I live my life.”
For its impact on individuals in need and organizations that serve them, CALA is pleased to recognize Aegis Living’s Transform a Life program as this year’s Elevate Award recipient.
Jan Trofino, vice president of Workforce and
Professional Development, CALA.
“A big part of our job is ‘giving’ every day, but this is an opportunity to reflect on the larger purpose of our lives and the power we have when we come together.
Participants report it is the most emotionally draining yet rewarding program they have ever been a part of, with the camaraderie built within teams a recipe for improved team work and staff retention which ultimately benefits residents in our communities.”
says Dwayne J. Clark, Founder & CEO Aegis Living
The Transform a Life program challenges employees to change the life of an individual in a positive way. Teams of senior management from all Aegis Living locations receive an initial $500 company contribution toward a service project they determine. The blank canvas sparks a collaborative conversation and bond of purpose. Most activities focus on solving root causes of people’s problems, rather than a quick fix.
Projects have included:
Results are shared at Aegis Living’s annual E.P.I.C. leadership event. Transform a Life results are also featured on a wall in Aegis Living’s Home Office, reminding staff and visitors of the company’s foundational culture of corporate philanthropy and the importance of helping others.
Guitarist. Winner of 10 grammy awards and 3 Latin Grammy Awards.
Author, public speaker, alternative medicine advocate, and a prominent figure in the New Age movement.
Self-help author and a motivational speaker. His first book, Your Erroneous Zones (1976), is one of the best-selling books of all time.
Singer, songwriter, activist, and actor. Belafonte was an early supporter of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s, and one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s confidants.
Author, motivational speaker, corporate trainer, and entrepreneur. Co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, which has more than 250 titles and 500 million copies in print in over 40 languages.
Professional road racing cyclist. He won Tour de France titles, as well as a bronze medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Social activist, television personality & fashion designer. In June 2015, she became an ambassador and strategic advisor for anti-bullying organization Bystander Revolution.
Country music singer, songwriter, actress and activist. In 1991, Judd created the Naomi Judd Education and Research Fund to raise awareness of Hepatitis C.
Actor, producer, and former fashion model. In 2013 Stone received the Peace Summit Award for her work with HIV/AIDS sufferers.
Actress and Activist. Known for her social and political activism, she was appointed a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador in 1999 and received the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award in 2006.
Actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. Stallone was nominated for two Academy Awards for Rocky, for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor.
Television personality, producer, businesswoman, actress, author and model. Banks established the TZONE program, which aimed at leadership and life skills development.