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.


Rewards of Success: Super Bowl Weekend 2015

6 02 2015


Over the summer of 2014 Horizon Innovations participated in a client-run competition between 100+ partners to win a trip to the 2015 Super Bowl. The results of the competition were gauged by the amount of revenue the office brought for the client and their overall quality of work.

Once the contest concluded, the results were counted and Horizon Innovations came out on top. The competition was very close and we could not have succeeded without the help from everyone on our team achieving the top results. This competition is proof of how much hard work can really pay off.

“Ever since I started at Entry Level, I dreamed about competing in these competitions,” said Nora, President of Horizon Innovations. “Attending the Super Bowl has been a life-long dream of mine that I am finally able to cross off my Bucket List.”

Last weekend, our leaders touched down in Arizona to finally reap the rewards of this amazing opportunity. Our client rented a six bedroom house in Scottsdale, Arizona that included all of the amenities: a pool, hot tub, putting green, pool table and much more. From Thursday to Sunday our leaders lived in this house as if it was their own. In fact, for the first day spent in Scottsdale was mostly relaxing and becoming familiar with their surroundings while socializing and having fun.

The next night, Friday, we attended the Waste Management Phoenix Open Golf Tournament. It was such a memorable opportunity to witness some of the greats of golf playing in person. We saw Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Padraig Harrington, and Bubba Watson just to name a few. The entire day was a joyous occasion for all of us and surely not one we will easily forget.

The following Saturday was equally as life changing as we had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the Maxim Super Bowl Party of 2015. Our leaders found themselves surrounded by celebrities like Nick Cannon, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, and sports stars such as Kirk Herbstreit. Our managers even got to snap a picture with Adam from Man vs. Food. The entire night was full of merriment and famous faces.


When the day finally arrived for the Super Bowl, everyone was in high spirits. Our leaders attended one last party before the event: the VIP Pregame Party. While in attendance, our President Nora was able to meet one of her idols, Shaun Alexander, who played for the Seattle Seahawks. It is not everyday that it is possible to run into someone so influential in your life, and Nora will not soon forget that moment.

“It was the trip of a lifetime to get to watch my NFL team in person,” said Nora. “I continue to look for new opportunities where I can bring my entire team along for the fun. This competition is a true testament that you can achieve anything that you set your mind to through hard work and dedication.”

Horizon Innovations Reviews: Key Values

25 09 2014


Every business has their own set of beliefs and values that they follow in their day to day work activities. The values set in place by any business are what sits at the core of their performance, and they affect every aspect of the enterprise. At Horizon Innovations, we have our own set of values that we believe have molded us into the successful consulting firm that we are today. These include but are not limited to:


  1. Integrity and Honesty
  2. Best Leaders are the Best Students
  3. Leading Others Only by Example
  4. Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset
  5. Holding Ourselves and Others Accountable
  6. Success is Achieved Through Hard Work
  7. Teamwork Through Great Relationships Inside and Outside the Office
  8. Helping Others Achieve Their Goals


These key values keep us grounded and form our identity as Horizon Innovations.

The first value that is of importance to us is having the qualities of integrity and honesty. These two qualities go hand-in-hand with one another, and everyone within our office has a firm grasp of these concepts. It is always important to us to have an honest form of communication between everyone here. Whether it be concerns or compliments, everyone is always willing to help in any situation. Keeping an open and one hundred percent honest flow of communication is key to our company.

Second, we stand firmly by the notion that the best leaders stem from being the best students. The leaders of Horizon Innovations are always eager and willing to learn more. Any new information that can be obtained in this business can do nothing but aid in their advancement through the company. Being aware of that fact gives them a leg up on the competition.

Leading others only by example is the third value that dictates our performance. Not everyone is capable of learning the exact same way, and the leaders here are aware of that fact. After all, it is one thing to tell someone how to do something, and it is another thing entirely to teach someone through your actions. Horizon Innovations leads by example to set the standard of our performance as a business.

Developing an entrepreneurial mindset is a must within our company. It is what helps our leaders take calculated risks and accept the challenges that they must face. Entrepreneurship is all about perspective, and having that mindset is one of the quintessential aspects that can excel you through our company.

Our fifth value that we abide by within our company is stressed on a daily basis. Keeping ourselves and others accountable within the office is definitely important. Accountability is best friends with honesty, and they both reflect our production. Horizon Innovations is as successful as it has ever been, and that fact stems from our constant flow of feedback to one another.

The sixth value is fairly self-explanatory: success is best achieved through hard work. Every Horizon Innovations team member put one hundred and ten percent into every challenge and responsibility that arrises. Dedication and hard work will improve any work environment, including our own.

We are a people helping people business, and working together with proper communication is one of the most important aspect of our office. Teamwork is created through great relationships both in the office and outside the office. This is where the importance of the Horizon Innovations’ Office Nights are seen with full force. When our entire team has good relationships with one another, it helps us work together in such a way that allows us to produce above the competition.

Helping others achieve their goals is the final value that Horizon Innovations strives for. It is ultimately the end result of following the other seven values that we uphold. If all of our values are met and we continue to produce great work, then everyone in our office has the ability to achieve every goal.

For more information about the Horizon Innovations team and our values, visit us at:

Horizon Innovations

9250 Baymeadows Rd, suite 430

Jacksonville, FL 32256

(904) 423-1257



Horizon Innovations Reviews: The Importance of Business Trips

10 09 2014


Without a constantly motivated and knowledgeable team, Horizon Innovations would not be as successful as it is today. To keep everyone driven and continuing up the ladder of success, Horizon Innovations sends it’s leaders out on business trips every other week. These business trips provide a way for our team to travel to new places and continue to intake new knowledge. Because every office and manager employs different styles, learning from different managers provides diverse techniques that our office can implement. We believe that with every travel opportunity our agents grow and become more well rounded, and ultimately more successful.

Not only does our office travel, but we have business trips from around the country that visit us as well. Horizon Innovations welcomes the leaders from local offices that travel here to learn from one of the top performing offices in the nation. These local offices include Orlando, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Greenville, and Charleston. Managers from other offices located farther away from us also visit to gain knowledge. Kristina from Idaho, Jen from Washington, and Kyla and Jolene from Connecticut have all paid Horizon Innovations a visit within the last year.

Business trips are valuable opportunities that the leaders of Horizon Innovations take full advantage of. Not only do they get to travel to new and exciting places, but they also have the opportunity to learn and improve their skill sets. Additionally, Horizon Innovations attends large conferences and leaders meetings twice a year for the same reasons. In fact, this year’s company retreat will be held in Nassau, Bahamas. Feedback, knowledge, and networking are three main components of what we do, and having the chance to travel and gain new skills provides Horizon Innovations with an asset over the competition.


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

Horizon Innovations

9250 Baymeadows Rd, suite 430

Jacksonville, FL 32256

(904) 423-1257