A Life Changing Vision 2022 Scholarship – Eric Dallas [RR 733]

Are you ready for an inspiring story that will leave you with goosebumps? I’m with Eric Dallas at Vision 2022, one of the Technician of Tomorrow scholarship winners, who shares his story about taking a pay cut from a dealership to work for ChangingGears. Their mission is to empower people who are working their way out of poverty by providing affordable transportation. Listen and be inspired and realize the good that scholarship programs are doing to invest in our future.

Eric Dallas, ASE Certified Master Technician, ChangingGears, Cincinnati, OH.

Key Talking Points

  • ChangingGears in Cincinnati- provide transportation for people breaking out of poverty. Providing freedom by leaving bus lines/public transportation. Volunteer with habitat for humanity with clients. Doner will get the maximum donation possible instead of the vehicle going to auction
  • Won Vision 4 day all training classes access/meals/hotel scholarship, is ASE mastered certified
  • Eric Ziegler was providing training in Cincinnati, told him about Vision
  • The deadline for the scholarship had expired- applied anyway, received an email that he won 3-4 weeks later
  • In 2009 started working at a dealership- no mentor, new people were “shunned” at first. Didn’t have fulfillment/purpose working at the dealership. Found Craigslist ad looking for entry-level technician, applied, and realized it wasn’t located in the ideal place but was warmly greeted, learned about the mission, and was fully on board. Took a pay cut.
  • Eric provides 1 on 1 dialogue and education with clients about their vehicle 
  • Funding- vehicles not suitable for clients will sell at auction and that money goes to overhead, fundraising, doners
  • Changing-gears.org

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About the author, Carm Capriotto, AAP

Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast and the pioneer of automotive aftermarket podcasts. Carm calls on his years of experience in the aftermarket to bring engaging stories from his guests.

Listen to raw, unfiltered, honest, and sincere stories that include insights, trends, best practices, and expertise. Each interview brings an opportunity to learn one new thing through the stories of personal achievement. Many podcast guests tell their story of transformation from working in their business to working on it.

As host of over 1,000 episodes, Carm uses his enthusiasm and passion for the aftermarket especially the service sector to take his listeners on a journey showcasing successful service professionals’ paths to Remarkable Results. He also enjoys interviews with aftermarket industry thought leaders who bring their industry perspectives to his listener.

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