5 Minutes With... | October 12, 2017
Joe Keeley, Founder/CEO College Nannies & Tutors
Joe Keeley founded College Nannies, Sitters & Tutors in 2001 and grew it into the nation’s largest in-home childcare and tutoring company before selling it in 2016. As a dynamic, thoughtful and conscious leader, Joe's inspirational story made Scouts curious to learn more...
Q: If you could try a different job for a day, what would you choose?
A: I would be a chef in a hot new restaurant, I like the energy and pressure.
Q: What advice would you give someone starting out in your industry?
A: Focus on franchisee success as the main goal. It is the key to the rest.
Q: What is your mantra?
A: “Work hard, be nice.”
Q: How do you get yourself out of a slump?
A: My lovely wife picks me up, repairs the damage and pushes me back out there.
Q: What companies or leaders do you admire?
A: I am astounded at the vision of Amazon and Tesla’s leaders. While at the same time, I greatly appreciate Warren Buffet’s practical approach.
Q: What has been the biggest shift you’ve noticed in your industry in the last decade?
A: Technology is a must everywhere.
Q: Who has been most instrumental in your career?
A: My wife. Spouses of entrepreneurs don’t get enough credit, they hold it all together and make us look good.
Q: What is your go-to celebration meal, drink or tradition?
A: Manny’s all the way.