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!

 

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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!

Leomhann Enterprises: Celebrating Ciarra!

Finding an addition to one’s company who is equal parts reliable, capable, personable, and ambitious is sometimes difficult to find. However, meeting Ciarra 4 months ago as she interviewed at Leomhann Enterprises, we knew this wouldn’t be the case. A recent graduate, hard worker, world traveler – she was exactly what our company was seeking in our next Management Trainee. And since Ciarra’s hire before Thanksgiving, she has continued to prove us right every day, earning March’s “Featured Team Member” spot!

Born and raised in Amherst, OH, 45 minutes west of Cleveland, Ciarra grew up in a large family as 1 of 4 children! A middle child, she enjoyed being the center of attention and was considering extremely outgoing, participating in gymnastics, ballet, and finally finding her niche in volleyball. Throughout high school and college, Ciarra kept as active as possible in organizations ranging from Student Council, health clubs, philanthropy events and business fraternities. Following in her older sister’s footsteps, she graduated from Ohio University in May 2015 with her Bachelor’s in Health Administration & Business.

Immediately following graduation, Ciarra began recruiting for an agency that placed doctors and nurses in hospitals, and while enjoying her experience, knew it wasn’t a career she wanted long-term. Moving next into the hospitality/bartending industry, Ciarra found a passion for working face to face with customers but wasn’t exercising her love for travel. She set a goal, saved, packed a bag, and backpacked throughout Europe for 2 months before the holidays (impressive, we know). It was in London, Barcelona, Paris, Greece, and Italy she had an epiphany that her next career, upon returning to the states, had to offer travel opportunity.

Not even 2 weeks after returning home, Ciarra submitted her resume, was contacted by Leomhann Enterprises Human Resources, and then the rest was history! Since her time with the company, she’s traveled to Idaho, Columbus, Chicago next month, and New Orleans in June! Ciarra has improved already in her confidence, communications, and leadership ability, quickly becoming a trusted team member for both our executive team and new hires.

With ambitions of moving outside of Ohio, Ciarra looks to expand Leomhann Enterprises’s reach to anywhere warmer than Cleveland (haha)! She aspires to move into an Assistant Management position by the fall, and then a branch management role by early 2018! She credits the company’s leadership in CEO, Jeff Crawford, as one of the reasons she chose to work at Leomhann Enterprises, and thanks him for his continued mentorship and example as a crucial part of her growth.

If you can’t find Ciarra in the office, you can find her spending time with one of her favorite people, her 96-year-old grandma, hanging out with loved ones, outdoors or reading How To Win Friends & Influence People. Be sure to follow Leomhann Enterprises on Twitter to follow more of her career growth and office events and Ciarra, know that you’re a rockstar! Keep up the great work and keep making us proud!

Our Thoughts On Company Culture

Culture can either make or break a company. You can have the strongest product, greatest office location, best investors, and none of it will matter if you have a poor work environment for your team. Now lucky at Leomhann Enterprises, that’s never been an issue for us. Since the days our doors have opened, we’ve placed building a strong company culture equivalent to delivering exemplary results for our clients. After all are the two mutually beneficially? Share your thoughts on the impact corporate culture plays into overall employee satisfaction!

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