Horizon Innovations- Congrats Joey Lasala

30 12 2016

joe-lasala-horizon-innovationsAt Horizon Innovations, we are an innovative marketing firm that embraces the entrepreneurial mindset and empowering its people in their career development. As part of that process, the Horizon Innovations team has the ability to earn promotions that serve as milestones in their career. Joey, who joined the team in July, has become a core part of Horizon Innovations training and development team. Not only has he established himself as a go to in the company, Joey has earned several promotions, including his most recent one. We are proud to announce that Joey has earned his promotion to Corporate Senior Trainer. This means that Joey has aided several people in the company to their own promotions to Corporate Trainer and has also developed a high performing sales team. It is the step right before one earns their promotion to Assistant Manager, where they learn back office management and client management.

“Working with the Horizon Innovations team has strengthened my communication skills and has taught me how hard work can truly pay off. We have a saying within the office, ‘what we do is not hard, it’s just hard work.’ This statement could not be any more accurate.”

-Joey Lasala

Before joining the Horizon Innovations team, Joey was working at a local winery in a management position that he had advanced into. He felt that he no further opportunity there and started looking for something new. Horizon Innovations gave Joey a light at the end of the tunnel. The company didn’t just offer him a job, we offered him a career that he could enjoy for the rest of his life. There is always opportunity on the table, it just depends on who is going to put the work in and take advantage of what is presented to them.

Joey plans to use his career to continue to develop his team, to truly help people. He has learned how to analyze his team’s learning styles and skills so he can adjust his training and teaching techniques to fit their needs and best benefit them. He likes that Horizon Innovations has helped him learn how to properly conduct and prepare himself in a professional setting and that the team at Horizon Innovations was able to quickly and deeply connect with him, getting him out his comfort zone.

“The team here at Horizon quickly broke me out of my shell and made me feel like I’ve known them for a lifetime. I can honestly say I haven’t “worked” a day since joining the team. I can confidently say the endless positive energy from everyone in the office has helped me succeed in this business.”

-Joey Lasala

His greatest reflection at the company so far that will stick with him for his entire career is when his first Account Manager that he was responsible for training, Thiago, came to him and said, “The reason I love this business is because every day is game day.” Both Thiago and Joey played collegiate athletics, so this statement really hit. Everything is different on game day, the way you dress, get out of bed, brush your teeth, and your entire outlook on the day. Joey thinks of this moment as a turning point in his career at Horizon Innovations.

We look forward to seeing Joey earn more promotions and success at Horizon Innovations. Keep up to date by following the team on Facebook.

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Horizon Innovations: Expansion to Miami

23 12 2014

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Horizon Innovations has thrived off of the same proven-to-work corporate structure for years. We accept every new candidate at the same entry level in order to promote the same knowledge and work ethic within all of our employees. Our former Assistant Manager, Christopher Healy, started with our business two years ago in November 2012 at the entry level. He was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, graduated with a degree in Forensic Science, and had no prior business experience when starting with Horizon Innovations. As of November 2014, he runs his own branch in Miami, Florida.

While the drive to become successful was always within him, the training and knowledge that Healy gained with our company made him well prepared to take on the opportunity of running a business. “The preparation to run my own branch came from my student mentality and keeping it a constant with all my mentors.” Chris said. “The ability to move forward in this business comes not only from within, but also the many resources around you.”

As of this moment, Christopher has two goals that he plans on fulfilling as a new branch manager in the Miami area. (1) Teach those individuals that start with his office of this completely reachable opportunity, and (2) promote out two individuals from his office before the end of 2015, just as our President did for him. Christopher Healy will be well on his way to becoming the Rookie Manager of the Year. Everyone at Horizon is extremely excited for Chris and the strides he has made to better himself both personally and professionally.

“I am very confident in his ability to succeed,” says President, Nora Su. “I’ve watched him grow right in front of my eyes. He’s become more mature, more professional, and overall a better person over the last two years. He has some big goals, but he has the ability to accomplish whatever he sets his mind to. I am excited to see him continue to grow the new branch.”

“I am honored to have been given the opportunity to work side by side with Chris,” says our Human Resources Manager, Dustin. “He has grown so much over time into such a great business professional. He is destined for success and has already gotten started on the right track!”

Keep up the great work Chris. The entire Horizon Innovations team is cheering you on!

For more information about the opportunities that can be reached with Horizon Innovations visit us at:

Horizon Innovations

9250 Baymeadows Rd, suite 430

Jacksonville, FL 32256

(904) 423-1257

www.flhorizon.com

https://www.facebook.com/flhorizon





Horizon Innovation Reviews: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

27 08 2014

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With many people circulating and completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, it was not long until members of our own Horizon Innovations team were challenged. Our assistant manager, Chris, along with many others in the office, were challenged by family and friends. Because of this, the entire office came together and decided to do a company-wide Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS.

On Friday August 22nd, our leaders joined together in their suits and ties and proceeded to dump buckets of ice water over their heads for the cause. Together, the Horizon Innovations team raised over $350. While this substitution does not compare to the suffering of those with the disease, we were honored to be a part of raising awareness for this organization. Our team passed on the challenge to Brickstone, another office out in Boise, Idaho. We hope that they will have the drive to raise more funds and awareness for the foundation as well. Because of the Ice Bucket Challenge, the ALS Association has raised over $90 million and Horizon Innovations is proud to say that we contributed to the research of effective treatments in hopes to find a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease.

 

For more information on the Horizon Innovations team, visit us at:

Horizon Innovations

9250 Baymeadows Rd, suite 430

Jacksonville, FL 32256

(904) 423-1257

www.flhorizon.com

https://www.facebook.com/flhorizon





Horizon Innovation Reviews: The Eastern Conference

24 07 2014

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The month of June this year was made of motivation for the representatives of Horizon Innovations. During the weekend of the 27th and 28th, 11 team members earned the amazing opportunity to visit Orlando, Florida for the Eastern Conference. With the message “Think Big, Win Big” as the central theme of the conference, the top performing offices in the nation were recognized for their hard work and dedication.

The conference was broken into four sessions that focused on different award ceremonies and success stories of each office. During the first session, a morning award ceremony was held where Nora Su, president of Horizon Innovations, was presented with the Campaign Pacesetter Award. The plaque awarded consistent positive performance within the office. Following this prestigious recognition, the many offices in attendance were granted the opportunity to hear from Eric Greitens, a veteran Navy Seal and current motivational speaker. Speaking about some tips and tricks of training and the importance of work ethic and drive within the office, Eric was able to elicit excitement out of the many representatives in the room.

Following the already stimulating morning, an organizational meeting was combined with a delicious lunch. Being recognized for the second highest overall production in the last year, Nora Su gave a speech to further motivate her team as well as the other offices in attendance. She covered how to stay consistent within the office, the importance of surrounding yourself with great and encouraging people, and how to build lasting relationships with coworkers. Afterwards, they jumped into a campaign meeting where the Horizon Innovation office was awarded the number four office in the entire nation for the last year. This was a very distinguished honor which was closely followed by the recognition of two of Horizon Innovations’ top performing representatives. Out of 1200 individuals, JT was ranked as eleventh in the whole nation and Mike was categorized as sixth, an honor that both men accepted nobly.

These awards lead up to the announcement of the newest opportunity for the representative of Horizon Innovations to strive for: an all expenses paid trip to Puerto Rico! Only 26 of the top performing individuals in the nation will get this amazing opportunity. Each winner will be able to bring one other person with them. The announcement of this trip really encouraged everyone and gave them a new goal to reach for. Then, breakout sessions were held with a main focus on time management, team building, and leadership development. Each leader soaked up new knowledge and were able to implement them into their plans for action.

Concluding the Eastern Conference, the many offices were given the opportunity to attend a formal dinner function. The final awards dinner provided the perfect backdrop for the team members of each office to mingle with one another and spread congratulations all around. Also at the end of the night, Horizon Innovations’ very own, Dustin White, was awarded for being within the top ten percent of Recruiting Directors. His efforts have helped the overall expansion and growth of the organization as a whole and being recognized for such skills continues to inspire him to improve. It is an event like this that keeps Horizon Innovations driven to always deliver positive results and provide opportunity for themselves and others around them.

 

For more information on the Horizon Innovations team and the opportunities here, visit us at:

Horizon Innovations

9250 Baymeadows Rd, suite 430

Jacksonville, FL 32256

(904) 423-1257

www.flhorizon.com

https://www.facebook.com/flhorizon