CINspirational People: Brian Monahan
CINspirational People is a feature of Good Things Going Around profiling diverse people of Greater Cincinnati, what inspires them, and what is inspiring about them. You can read more profiles by clicking on the link at the top of the blog. Do you know someone to suggest? Please reach out. Thanks!
Today we are featuring Brian Monahan.
GTGA: What is something people may not know about you?
Brian: I love to sing…but actually have been accused of being tone deaf. I have a number of friends in bands and over the years they have indulged my passion for singing by allowing me to take the stage. Often teeing up my “performance” with a joke about passing a bucket to raise money for my singing lessons.
GTGA: What is one of your simple pleasures?
Brian: I love to thrift shop for furniture and electronics.
GTGA: What is one of your proudest accomplishments?
Brian: My proudest accomplishment is my upcoming book Customer Delight 365. It’s a lifetime of customer service inspirations and lessons that I have developed into a daily devotional style book. I will be releasing in early October 2015.
GTGA: What is one of the reasons you enjoy living and working in Cincinnati?
Brian: I consider myself lucky to work in the meeting and event industry for Prestige AV & Creative Services as their National Sales Manager. I get an insider’s view of world class events from the All Star Game to local gems like Lumenocity. We truly have a wonderful city and I am proud to be part of how we present our fine city to the world.
GTGA: Tell us about someone who has been an inspiration to you and why.
Brian: Recently Terry Ramstetter the CEO of Prestige AV & Creative Services passed unexpectedly. He was a mentor, a father figure, friend and a boss. That’s a lot of roles for someone to fill for any one person…but he filled that role for the masses. This is what made him so special. Always demanding your best, the best you didn’t know you had. In his passing what I have found truly inspiring is Prestige AV & Creative Services could be struggling and in chaos, but instead I have found once again Terry demanding our best that we never knew we had, an entire company stepped up into new leadership roles on the same day. He prepped us for that day!