Stepping Outside Comfort Zones: Alundis Hays

Whether you’re a social butterfly or a tad more reserved, working face-to-face with people is something we can all succeed at. Take it from Leomhann Enterprises‘ Corporate Trainer Alundis Hays, who describes himself as extremely introverted and shy. What separates Alundis from other introverts is this one admirable quality: he is willing to step outside of his comfort zone.

Alundis grew up on the East side of Cleveland as the youngest of 4. (He has 2 older sisters and 1 brother, and they are all within 9 years of each other!) His mother named him after former NFL player Alundis Brice because she thought the name was very unique and different. Growing up, Alundis played violin in middle school and was involved in ROTC, baseball, and cross country throughout high school. After graduating, he joined the army as part of the 11B Infrantry. Alundis served in the military for 3 years and then began working in factories after. He soon found out that the money was decent, but there was no real opportunity for advancement.

Alundis then decided to look for a job elsewhere that had ample room for growth. He put his resume on multiple job boards, and within a couple of days, he received a call from our Human Resources Manager, Abbigail. Alundis’ first impression of Leomhann Enterprises was that is was loud and full of energy. Even though it was like nothing he had ever experienced before working in factories, he was intrigued and decided to give it  a shot.

Alundis’ recalls being very quiet and nervous during his first few days of training, but he made the decision to step outside his comfort zone. He figured, “How can I improve and acquire new skills if I merely stay comfortable?” Though a career at Leomhann Enterprises was something entirely new for Alundis, he had an “A-ha” moment when he looked around the office and saw a team of individuals eager to help him achieve his goals. Alundis says he looks up most to our Assistant Manager and fellow introvert, Bilo, and considers him a brother and someone he can always count on.

In the near future, Alundis seeks to start a non-profit organization for inner city high school students that teaches them personal financial planning. Alundis says, “Most high school students in the inner city have no idea how to save money, set up a 401K, or budget their wages. They graduate high school, get a minimum wage job, and then live paycheck-to-paycheck.” Living up to his favorite quote, “If not me, then who?”, Alundis believes he has a responsibility to give back to the community and bring brighter futures to these students.

In his spare time, Alundis enjoys watching sports, listening to all types of music, and solving Rubik’s cubes. He also likes to volunteer and participate in runs that raise money for Multiple Sclerosis and Autism – causes very dear to his heart.

Leomhann Enterprises feels very fortunate to have a big-hearted, dedicated individual like Alundis on its team, and we are excited to see his continued career success within our company. Congratulations, Alundis, on being chosen for this month’s featured leader; keep up the outstanding work!

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Leomhann Enterprises Reviews: Hear It Straight From Our Team 👂

We’re often asked “what’s it like to work at Leomhann Enterprises?” or “how would you describe the corporate culture?” and there are no two questions we love entertaining more than these. 
We believe that our team and environment here at Leomhann Enterprises are as unique as they come. Citing our previous blog, our emphasis on team-building events, leadership training, and competition & recognition is prominent and defines our company’s values and the direction we look to go as an organization.
In order to answer the 2 questions we’re asked so often, we thought “why not let our team share our thoughts?” After all, who has more insight into reviewing Leomhann Enterprises that those currently immersed in our firm’s Management Development Program? Eager to share their feedback, below are 5 current team members with testimonials of their time here at Leomhann Enterprises.
Alundis Hayes | Management Trainee
The best part about working at Leomhann Enterprises is the fact that not only are you apart of the team, but you are apart of the family. There is always someone to help answer any questions you have, coach and mentor you throughout any professional situation you might need guidance on. Waking up, coming to the office, and seeing my friends is the best part of my day!
Ryan Anger | Corporate Trainer
My favorite part of Leomhann Enterprises is the people – not only are my coworkers fun to hang out with in and out of work, but each puts a personal investment in the other’s growth. I have felt like family since I started and I know that these relationships will continue for years to come. I have worked at places with good work environments, but nothing like this. The only way to understand this camaraderie is to experience it first hand.
Edward Stallworth | Account Manager
What I like most about our career field is that the people leading the company aren’t mythical figures, but real people who will take time out of their day to help anyone who understands the opportunities at their disposal and reaches out to them for guidance. At Leomhann Enterprises, as long as you remain a student that’s hungry to learn, reach out for mentor ship and take control of your future, you’ll find success here.
 
William Shepherd | Management Trainee
Leomhann Enterprises is providing me with an entrepreneurial/MBA-like hands on experience within the marketing/sales industry. The growth I’ve seen in my own leadership ability is tremendous. They explain the why’s and show by example!
Matt Robey | Account Executive
I love the family environment and how we work as a unit. They really take the time to get to know you and what’s important to us.  I also love that I determine my own future and paycheck.
Whether deriving the most happiness from the team unity, collaborative work culture, financial freedom, or constant coaching, each person at Leomhann Enterprises has a unique yet similar experience; they all know that their presence and contributions are appreciated, and that their growth is of the utmost importance to our executive team. When you work with the best talent in Cleveland, though, what choice do you have but to provide them with the best atmosphere?! 😉
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Being Bilo: Meet Leomhann Enterprises Assistant Manager

From Ankara, Turkey to Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Columbus, Ohio to Cleveland, it’s been quite a journey over the last 10 years for Bilo Yuce to find Leomhann Enterprises.  

When you move to the United States at 17 years old speaking a foreign language and knowing no one but your immediate family, you have two choices at that time – you can 1) take the opportunity to reinvent yourself, adapting to your new surroundings and growing with them or 2) remain within your comfort zone, sticking with what is familiar and comfortable. Luckily Bilo, Assistant Manager here at Leomhann Enterprises, chose the first option!

After moving from Turkey to Florida and adjusting accordingly, Bilo chose to move yet again with his family to Columbus and attend Ohio State (he’s fearless, we know)! Studying Construction Systems Management with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering, Bilo spent the last 2 years of his schooling interning with a local construction company and an additional 5 years working full time with that company after his graduation. When he realized that construction was never going to provide him with work he was passionate about, he chose to go back to Ohio State and study zoology – a field he knew would get him excited to go to work everyday.

In the midst of completing his second degree and job searching, Bilo was offered a chance to help his friend start an online retail store selling fashion accessories! Intrigued by the opportunity, he agreed knowing business management skills would be a great addition to have on his resume. As if school & a start-up weren’t enough to keep him busy, Bilo ALSO accepted an entry-level sales representative position with a local Columbus based marketing firm, determined to graduate with improved leadership & communication skills!

As fate goes, Bilo met Leomhann Enterprises’s CEO, Jeff, there, and after graduating and selling his share of the online business, relocated with Jeff to help AT&T expand their Uverse services across Ohio. Now 15 months after his move to Cleveland, and a promotion of his own, Bilo is well on his way to a Management role here at Leomhann Enterprises. Open to helping the company and client grow anywhere outside of Ohio, 2018 is looking like the year of Bilo!

When asked what his favorite thing is about working at Leomhann Enterprises, Bilo quickly replied “the opportunity to train people. I love seeing people start with our company with no background in sales, training them, and then watching their professional development. The transformation of people is really inspiring.”

When he’s not working or offering the best training to new team members, you can catch him with his 3 pups, spending time with his significant other, cheering on Chelsea FC, or growing fresh vegetables & herbs in his sun room! An entrepreneurial introvert, there’s always a new book on Bilo’s nightstand or colleague he’s emailing to further his growth as a leader.

There are not enough words to express the deep respect and gratitude we have for Bilo, but we hope this blog is a great start. Until then, be sure to follow Leomhann Enterprises on our Facebook page to keep up with more of Bilo’s promotions & travels!

 

A Look Inside the Culture at Leomhann Enterprises

If you’ve ever taken an interview preparation course, you’ve most likely been told that one of the most important questions to ask a prospective employer is “What is the company culture like?” Why is this question so vital to ask? Leomhann Enterprises believes that individuals crave a work environment that possesses the same values and characteristics as they do. Here in Cleveland, OH, the culture is the best part of  our company! The following are four focal points of our work environment.

Office Nights

Every Thursday, the Leomhann Enterprises team gets together after work to do fun activities such as bowling, laser tag, game night, etc. Engaging as a team in these weekly activities has proven to be an effective bonding strategy, as it is the perfect way to get to know each other outside of work. Our Founder & CEO, Jeffrey, says, “The work environment is very upbeat and “work hard play hard”. We have a lot of fun, work hard all week, and then top it off on Thursday night with office night.”

Leadership Training

Leadership is a huge part of our culture. In fact, it’s one of our core values. Jeffrey explains, “At Leomhann Enterprises, we’re all about developing individuals to become the great version of themselves and helping them hit whatever goals they have set for themselves.” Not only do we set individual goals, we also set team goals, which creates unity and motivation within our culture. Like our Human Resources Manager, Abbigail, says, “You spend so much time at work with your coworkers, so I feel like it’s so important to have that relationship with them and to feel like they’re your family. The positivity and energy we have is definitely my favorite part of the business.”

Competition & Recognition

At Leomhann Enterprises, we’re all about rewarding hard work. Our management team rewards those who reach their weekly goals with perks such as gift cards, dinners, and even homemade pies. (That’s not a joke; our Human Resources team bakes a pie for any team member that is promoted to Corporate Trainer, haha!) From Starbucks cards to performance bonuses from our client, our team members are constantly being recognized for going the extra mile!

Attitude

The “attitude” of our culture is something were immensely proud of. We foster a positive, team-oriented work environment. As Assistant Manager Winston notes, “My favorite thing about working here is the family feel and camaraderie that we have in the office.” We promote an environment that is free of negativity and is solution-oriented rather than problem-focused. HR Administrator Brea mentions, “I love that everyone comes into the office with a smiling face and asks how you are. The people here genuinely care about each other and want to help others succeed.”

 

Though implementing a culture such as ours, our company has provided ongoing career opportunities, merit-based promotions, and market expansion for our client. Whether it’s in a casual setting or a professional setting, the culture at Leomhann Enterprises remains exciting, upbeat, and productive.

See our culture in action! Take a look at our newest video for the inside scoop and to hear from our team members at Leomhann Enterprises!