MCO Orlando is taking Atlanta by storm!

On Friday, four of MCO Orlando’s entrepreneurs flew all the way out to Atlanta for a leaders conference! Our two wonderful leaders, Desi and Cole, took their new team members along to Atlanta to represent MCO Orlando. We are very proud to have some of the most outstanding people representing our company. Thank you for making our presence known abroad 🙂

Here are some photos below!

 

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Team night: scavenger hunt edition

If you have never participated in a scavenger hunt, you are missing out on some good fun. The adrenaline rush you feel in incomparable to anything. Plus, it’s an amazing team building activity!

Our list consisted of finding 20 things in a 3 mile radius in an hour

THINGS TO FIND
1) Roundabout sign
2) Bench
3) Flag in front of stores (not country flags)
4) Your reflection (cannot be a mirror)
5) An autograph from a stranger
6) Team in a tree
7) Photo with someone walking their dog
8) Find flowers and take photos with them
9) Photo with a red car
10) Find something purple and take a photo with it
11) Photo inside of a restaurant or store
12) Photo near a water fountain (not a drinking fountain)
13) Photo of members next to a fire hydrant

14) next to an orange cone

15) take a photo with a store manager
16) take a photo carrying members of the team
17) out of state license plate
18) find someone who looks like santa
19) take a photo with a cop
20) take a photo on stairs

 

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It wouldn’t be an MCO Orlando outing without a visit to Miller’s Ale House for happy hour deals!IMG_6378

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The winners!

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A big thank you to the MCO Orlando employees for coming out and making this an awesome team night!

MCO Orlando Qualifications

Before applying for a job, it’s crucial to understand the criteria and what is expected of an employee. At MCO Orlando, we strongly believe in promoting from within. This way, our entrepreneurs can gain valuable skills that will eventually help them open up their own office to service one of our 500 clients. After all, that is the ultimate goal while working here. We have lined out some phases to guide current and future entrepreneurs toward promotions.

 

PHASE 1 – Entry level

Key Objectives

  • Be self motivated
  • Master paperwork
  • Portray student mentality
  • Understand general marketing approach
  • Display daily commitment
  • Exhibit integrity and professionalism

Goals for Promotion to Phase 2

  • Produce consistent results each day
  • Exemplify leadership qualities
  • Take initiative and ask to be promoted

 

PHASE 2 – Leader

Key Objectives

  • Set the pace in sales daily
  • Take responsibility for your team
  • Mentor entry-level reps
  • Run successful business trips
  • Earn the opportunity to conduct second interviews
  • Participate in additional responsibilities
  • Continue key objectives from phase 1

Promotion to Phase 3

  • Personally develop four first generation leaders
  • Grow team to ten or more team members
  • Achieve consistent weekly crew production for more than two weeks

 

PHASE 3 – Assistant Manager

Key Objectives

  • Assume leadership for entire office
  • Organize events and business trips
  • Assist in basic administrative and accounting procedures
  • Maintain standards for phase three program
  • Continue to grow and develop your team by personally interviewing and training
  • Participate in recruiting and interviewing
  • Run sales workshops and leadership meetings

Goals for Promotion to Phase 4

  • Learn fundamentals of effective business practices
  • Demonstrate entrepreneural mindset
  • Learn to budget and manage large amounts of money
  • Prepare an expansion team with a minimum of five leaders

 

PHASE 4 – Owner

Key Objectives

  • Develop business partners to expand your business
  • Develop leadership and team building skills
  • Control recruiting, select candidates, and manage relationships
  • Create opportunity by training assistant managers for ownership
  • Take financial responsibility for your company
  • Set, implement, and enforce office standards, and policies

Goals for Promotion to Promoting Owner

  • Maintain consistent office performance
  • Reach client targets for sales and headcount
  • Build a reputation for integrity and generate quality customers
  • Prepare assistant managers to incorporate

 

 

Team night: The Brass Tap

We gathered at The Brass Tap in Waterford Lakes for our team night yesterday. They had a great special: 50 cent wings! It would be wrong to not take advantage of this deal. With a team full of the best people you could find, it was nothing but a good time! As a team, we must work hard to get great rewards such as team nights. Thanks for coming out everyone!

Here are some photos!

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Feature story: Eli

Incredible stories are all around us: far and wide. This time, we didn’t have to look far. Eli is a valued entrepreneur here at MCO Orlando. He is inspiring to us in his ways of success and how it came about. Therefore, we decided to interview him to see what makes him the incredible man he is today.

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Question 1: Hey Eli, could you give us some background about yourself?

A: “I grew up on the island, Saint Thomas Virgin Islands. Culture is different from here. Food is always home cooked. My favorite has to be stew chicken, rice and peas, cabbage, and plantains. I moved to Jacksonville when I was 17 for a full scholarship. Even though I have cousins over there, I was by myself. I came here because there is only so much to do in the islands and I heard America is the land of opportunity so I thought, why not? There’s this sort of island mentality– do what you have to do to get to America. I have to make sure I have everything in order when I’m here (in America) to make my time worth it. I am the first born of my family, so it’s a crazy and big step for me to come here all on my own. I am glad my parents saw my potential and let me come.”

 

Question 2: So you moved to the states alone, what caused you to do that?

A: “Opportunity. As simple as that.”

 

Question 3: I was told you are doing really well in college while working a full time job. What’s your secret?

A: “Time management and staying focused. There are lots of distractions out there but you have to make sacrifices. Hanging with my boys was great and all but I have priorities that come before that now. Sunday’s are homework days. I have to make those necessary sacrifices. I have 5 classes and I’m working full time.”

 

Question 4: Is there anything that inspires you to be the person you are today?

A: “My parents are my motivation since they keep me in check. They remind me how rough it was for them. I know my path is easier so I don’t take it for granted. My family lets me know if I mess up, which I appreciate.”

 

Question 5: So you won the cruise contest offered by MCO Orlando. at the holiday party, congratulations! How was it?

A: “I didn’t want it to end. We went to Free port, Bahamas and did a Jeep excursion which is a tour around the island. We got to see everything. We got to stop at the beach where Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed, it was so cool. It was also good to be back in island waters. We ate some good island foods. We ate a lot haha. It was a 3 day/2 night cruise. All of this because of the holiday contest and I got second place. This was my first cruise I’ve even been on thanks to MCO Orlando.!”

 

Question 6: Any words of advice or wisdom you can offer?

A:  “If you’re not focused, you have to fix it. Know what you want in life and never forget it.”

 

 

Team night: Bowling edition

Last week Thursday, the crew gathered at Boardwalk Bowling to strike down some pins. We had our largest turnout ever! It’s really a sight to behold having all your employees come out and bond together. We played with two 6 person teams. As the night prolonged, everyone ended up bowling! We appreciate the MCO Orlando. employees coming out, see you on Wednesday!

Here’s some photos

 

Look at this turnout!

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Eli bowling for Shekinah. Teamwork makes the dream work!

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It was everyone’s first team night here! Thanks for coming Ashley, Patience, and Chey! We hope you guys had fun 🙂

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Shekinah helping Patience bowl. Great leadership and team work in action! That’s what MCO Orlando. is all about!

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Haha!

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Francis’ first time bowling!

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Spotlight: Team Heat

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For the last week I spent quite some time getting to know the members of Team Heat. What makes the members of this team so special? Well, through one on one interviews, I found out just what does. This comes at no surprise: only excellence thrives here at MCO Orlando. Check out the interviews below!

 

Starting with the Team leader: Shekinah

Question 1- Where are you from?

    Shekinah: New York, but was raised in Florida.

Question 2- What is your position at MCO Orlando?

Shekinah: Pushing for assistant manager at the moment.

Question 3- Did you attend a college or trade school? If so, what was your major or speciality?

    Shekinah: I went to a technical school and received my certification. I studied business management and analysis.

Question 4- Favorite thing about working at MCO Orlando?

Shekinah- The people! 

Question 5- What are your goals while working here?

    Shekinah- I want to hit consultant and receive the million dollar bonus!

Question 6- Are there any fun facts you would like to share about yourself?

    Shekinah- I love makeup and fashion.

 

#2- Lauren

Question 1- Where are you from?

  Lauren- Orlando.

Question 2- What is your position at MCO Orlando?

    Lauren- Account executive/promoting leader.

Question 3- Did you attend a college or trade school? If so, what was your major or speciality?

    Lauren- At college, I was just going for a general major, ended up going for an interest in business, psychology, and forensics. I went to Valencia for a few classes.

Question 4- Favorite thing about working at MCO Orlando?

    Lauren: The interactions with so many people. I really love the fun environment.

Question 5- What are your goals while working here?

    Lauren: I want to build an empire while learning everything I can to have the brightest future.

Question 6- Are there any fun facts you would like to share about yourself?

  Lauren: I went to modeling school during middle school.

 

#3- Joshua

Question 1- Where are you from?

    Joshua- New York, but I moved to Orlando when I was 5 years old.

Question 2- What is your position at MCO Orlando?

    Joshua- Top solo.

Question 3- Did you attend a college or trade school? If so, what was your major or speciality?

    Joshua- Yes, my major was health sciences.

Question 4- Favorite thing about working at MCO Orlando?

    Joshua- The environment. Everyone’s a team and family. We all push each other to do our best.

Question 5- What are your goals while working here?

    Joshua- I want to open up an office and train my own individuals there to become entrepreneurs. 

Question 6- Are there any fun facts you would like to share about yourself?

    Joshua- I make a mean omelette.

 

#4- Eli

Question 1- Where are you from?

    Eli- Saint Thomas Virgin Islands.

Question 2- What is your position at MCO Orlando?

    Eli- Account Executive.

Question 3- Did you attend a college or trade school? If so, what was your major or speciality?

    Eli- I am currently in school getting my bachelors degree at Seminole State College. My major is integration management.

Question 4- Favorite thing about working at MCO Orlando?

    Eli- The environment. Everyone is cool and we can hang outside of work. The vibe is fun and you know we’re all about making that money!

Question 5- What are your goals while working here?

    Eli- Become a consultant. I’m trying to be a millionaire.

Question 6- Are there any fun facts you would like to share about yourself?

    Eli- Everybody loves Eli: I’m a people person!

 

#5- Will

Question 1- Where are you from?

    Will- Brooklyn.

Question 2- What is your position at MCO Orlando?

    Will- Solo.

Question 3- Did you attend a college or trade school? If so, what was your major or speciality?

    Will- I went to Polk State and majored in physical therapy.

Question 4- Favorite thing about working at MCO Orlando?

    Will- The environment and the people.

Question 5- What are your goals while working here?

    Will- I want to be a promoting leader by the end of February. 

Question 6- Are there any fun facts you would like to share about yourself?

    Will: I can cook!

 

#6- Francis

Question 1- Where are you from?

    Francis- Puerto Rico.

Question 2- What is your position at MCO Orlando?

    Francis- Territory manager.

Question 3- Did you attend a college or trade school? If so, what was your major or speciality?

    Francis- I got a bachelors in nursing.

Question 4- Favorite thing about working at MCO Orlando?

    Francis- The atmosphere. At my old job, nobody ever hung out or even liked each other. Here, it feels friendly and loving.

Question 5- What are your goals while working here?

    Francis- I want to go to Disney. I have been here for six years and I have never taken my children to Disney World. My long term goal is to get a house.

Question 6- Are there any fun facts you would like to share about yourself?

    Francis- I’d like to think I am very fun!

 

#7- Cole

Question 1- Where are you from?

    Cole- Los Angeles.

Question 2- What is your position at MCO Orlando?

    Cole- Account Executive.

Question 3- Did you attend a college or trade school? If so, what was your major or speciality?

    Cole- I went to Arizona State. I studied entrepreneurship and sales. I have no major at the moment at Valencia. I am getting my associates there but I want to do finance at UCF.

Question 4- Favorite thing about working at MCO Orlando?

    Cole- Everyone pushes me hard every day to grow.

Question 5- What are your goals while working here?

    Cole- My short term goal is to get someone on my own team. My midterm goal is to get a car. My long term goal is to get my own office.

 

#7- Desi

Question 1- Where are you from?

    Desi- Mississippi.

Question 2- What is your position at MCO Orlando?

    Desi- Account executive/promoting leader.

Question 3- Did you attend a college or trade school? If so, what was your major or speciality?

    Desi- I went to Mississippi Delta Community College. Played some basketball there. I then went to the Air Force from 2008-2012.

Question 4- Favorite thing about working at MCO Orlando?

    Desi- Impacting other peoples’ lives.

Question 5- What are your goals while working here?

    Desi- My short term goal is to hit corporate training. My summer goal is to become an owner. My long term goal is to become a consultant when that million dollar bonus occurs.

Question 6- Are there any fun facts you would like to share about yourself?

    Desi- I’m a good shower singer.

 

I’d like to thank Team Heat for taking the time out of their busy schedules to let me interview them. Lighters up!

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Super Bowl Sunday

Tis’ the season for football and all things sports related. At MCO Orlando, we love to find time to do things together outside the workplace to truly make our company feel like a family. Therefore, we had the idea of throwing a potluck Super Bowl party to celebrate the game.

With that being said, everyone brought food and it all fit together perfectly like a puzzle. Johnathan and Ashley (whom so graciously hosted the party) made bratwursts, Carla made 3 types of chicken (typical of a former restaurant owner!), Dre brought buns and ice, Lauren brought soda, Desi brought beer and chicken, Shekinah brought the silverware, plates, and chicken, and Francis brought pizza! It was wonderful to get together like a family and root for our teams. Thanks for coming out everyone!

Here are some pictures below 🙂

 

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The lovely crew all gathered around for some football…Go Chiefs!

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Desi, Ashley, and Johnathon. Plates are full 🙂

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Dre getting some food before the big game

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Mama Carla in the process of making chicken. Yummy!

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She’s a hard worker, proof that the grind does not stop! Who else would work on their day off, especially at a party?

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Ashley and Johnathan’s bratwursts!

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Discussing business…definitely NOT placing bets

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Johnathan plating up

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Last but not least, Desi and Ashley!