It’s been quite a year for Winston Thomas, newest Assistant Manager here at Leomhann Enterprises in Cleveland, OH! In the past 400 days since starting with our organization in June 2016, Winston has traveled to Texas, Louisiana, and Idaho, built and overseen a team of over 10 individuals, set sales records for our client, and been promoted to Assistant Management within our company’s Management Program. Despite making it look effortless, Winston has put in countless time, sweat, and practice into perfecting his craft, preparing our organization for expansion in the first quarter of 2018.
Born in Fortsville, Oklahoma, Winston grew up as the only child of an Army family and was accustomed to moving every 2 years due to new stations from the military. Traveling constantly, Winston recalls having to make friends quickly by being sociable and outgoing. Spending the most time in Baumholder, Germany, (a total of 5 years), Winston remembers leading a disciplined and structured childhood and spending a considerable amount of time with his mom (you rock, Mrs. Thomas), as his dad was deployed to both Afghanistan and Iraq (thanks Mr. Thomas for your service)!
When his father retired in 2005, the family moved a final time to Columbus, OH as Winston was entering his High School years. Slightly overweight as a child (eating all of that delicious German food), Winston used the move to work on his health and started trying out for the football and track teams. A gifted athlete, he was offered a scholarship to play collegiate football at Wittenburg University and started as a linebacker his sophomore to senior years.
A nursing student with a passion for taking care of others, Winston graduated in 4 years and was accepted into Western Virginia University to start his RN degree. Looking for a temporary job over the summer before returning to school in the fall, Winston found Leomhann Enterprises online and was attracted to the company’s energy and ability to help both customers and team members. When the CEO, Jeff Crawford, extended an invitation for Winston to join the team at a nationally held sales conference in Dallas, he accepted without quite understanding what he would experience. It was there he truly experienced all that Leomhann Enterprises had to offer as far as growth and made a long term commitment to the company and himself.
Just 13 months after making that decision, Winston was promoted into an Assistant Management role after successfully proving himself in customer acquisitions, customer service, sales and territory management, team building, interviewing, and training. Now in his new role, Winston will aid in things like payroll, human resources and even social media management for the company. With goals of building Leomhann Enterprises into the #1 office in the country for our client, Winston doesn’t plan on taking his foot off the gas anytime soon.
In his free time, Winston likes to spend time with his significant other, hang out with colleagues, and prepare for his future. With aspirations to own a house overseas and help Leomhann Enterprises expand into Europe, Winston knows everyday he has to deliver results and follow through on what he says he’s going to accomplish! What makes him successful is his patience, dedication, and commitment to grinding it out at work, even when times are hard.
Winston – we hope you know how proud of you we are and grateful for your leadership. You continuously impress us and help the office redefine excellence daily. We can’t wait to see all that you accomplish as you continue to advance in our organization. To see pictures of Winston’s promotion party, visit us on Instagram or catch the full video on YouTube! Congrats, buddy!