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!