ANN ARBOR — Losing a job and retirement ranks among the most stressful times in a person’s life. David McKinnon, co-founder and chairman of Service Brands International, who has helped thousands of people through significant career changes over the past 30 years, has now launched Dream Career Podcast. This business-focused series aims to provide support to anyone going through a career transition or having a difficult time earning income.

Dream Career Podcast features interviews with experts and authors who provide actionable advice for each phase of career change. The first 12 shows cover the12 Steps to Successful Career Change, a step-by-step method that listeners can apply to their lives to find the career that’s right for them.

“Career change is tough especially when you may not have anyone within your normal circles who is facing the same issues as you are,” said McKinnon. “My experience has taught me that research, investigation and due diligence before making a decision is a great plan for success and that’s why we are so thrilled to produce the Dream Career Podcast.”

Dream Career Podcast episodes showcase subject-area experts on topics ranging from personality tests that help people make career decisions to best practices for networking. Guests include Carol A. Vecchio, Founder of Centerpoint Institute for Life and Career Renewal, and Ingrid Stabb, co-author of The Career within You. McKinnon also shares his success story and challenge to turn SBI into a leading franchise company.

“The Dream Career Podcast is a one-stop resource for anyone going through career change,” said Craig Baerwaldt, co-host of the program. “I hope it can serve as a wealth of inspiration for those seeking new careers.”

The podcast is available on and iTunes and new shows are released every other Tuesday. A Dream Career LinkedIn group will be created to provide listeners a way to network and interact with one another as well as the hosts and guests of the show.

Service Brands International is the parent company of leading home-services brands Molly Maid, Mr. Handyman, ProTect Painters, and 1-800-DryClean. For more information, visit


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