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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The Game Winston Is Winning: Leomhann Enterprises’ New Assistant Manager

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!

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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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