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|In the workplace you often find people that are good are multi-tasking. At Ohio Valley Goodwill, Michael Johnson, Job Coach Supervisor, is not only able to multi-task, he is also able to demonstrate multi-talents. As the Job Coach Supervisor for Goodwill, Michael is responsible for helping his team to provide the assistance needed to help individuals maintain successful employment. This can include everything from teaching someone about riding the Metro independently to interacting appropriately on their job site. When Michael isn’t busy performing this very important role responsibility for Ohio Valley Goodwill and the hundreds of individuals we serve, he’s now working on a completely new challenge. Michael is soon to be one of the celebrity dancers featured in this Fall’s upcoming “Dancing for our Stars” event in support of Goodwill partner, the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities.||
Pictured is Michael Johnson, Job Coach Supervisor and soon-to-be “Dance Star!”
Michael loves to dance but has not really pursued ballroom dancing in the past but was intrigued by the idea of a new challenge. Like most of us, Michael is also a fan of the television show “Dancing with our Stars” and thought the Butler County Board’s event would be a great way to explore this dance style and support people with disabilities at the same time. The soon-to-be dancing “star” will join his new partner, Deb Gooch, in weeks of lessons all in preparation for the big event which premieres on Saturday, November 16th. A formal introductory party for this year’s dancers will take place on Thursday, August 22nd at the home of long-time Board supporters Senator Bill Coley and wife Carolyn at which time Michael and his fellow celebrities will learn all about the exciting details for the Dancing gala. Johnson has been with Ohio Valley Goodwill since 2009 and enjoys his role in helping individuals with disabilities to successfully maintain their employment. “It is so satisfying to see folks getting a job, feeling good about their work and most importantly, moving ahead in their career path,” remarked Johnson. This isn’t the first time that Johnson has volunteered to help out in a good cause. In 2009, he lent his modeling abilities to the very successful CARA “What Matters Most” Fashion Show event held in support of Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities and the thousands of individuals they support. Goodwill is looking forward to Michael’s big debut in November and will be there in force to cheer on he and his partner as they show off their new moves. Look for more information about the 2013 “Dancing for our Stars” event coming soon and find out how you can be part of the fun.