Julian grew up in West Babylon, New York and attended Saint Joseph’s College in Patchogue, New York for Business Administration as well as soccer. He worked as a financial representative and as a manager in a construction business before finding H2 Concepts. Julian wanted upward mobility and excitement in his career. What he found at H2 Concepts was a career opportunity and ability to work in a fun, exhilarating, and competitive environment. He also found a supportive group of co-workers that continue to allow him to grow and reach for his goal.
Julian was promoted to Senior Corporate Trainer because he has a great student mentality and his ability to grasp different ideas and styles from all who helped train him. He also is self-motivated and is willing to do whatever it takes to get to the next step in the manager in training program. He says, “Having a great team where I can not only teach and duplicate, but learn as well has helped me move forward in the program.” Julian is the aggressive coach that strives to push and motivate his team members to go above and beyond their limits. “I look for progression over perfection to get the best out of my team every day.” Having personally trained Ronald Cobos, Nick Landi, Katelyn Cahill, Haley O’Hagan-Kammerling, Andrew Agiato, and Aaron Zarabi, his coaching style is proven effective and will lead him on to be a very successful part of the H2 Concepts organization.
In five years Julian plans to own a home on the water where he can park his yacht in the back yard. He also plans to have an organization of his own with offices in Manhattan, New York, and San Diego, California. He has a clear mind on what and where he wants to be and with the work ethic he shows every day, he will surely surpass all of his own expectations. The next step for Julian is Assistant Manager and then on to opening his own office. He plans on doing all this by the end of the calendar year.
As long as Julian keeps going the way he is going there is no end to the success that he will generate. He is not just another amazing associate at H2 Concepts, but a true entrepreneur. We will all have to wait and see what he does next.
Leslie Jean-Baptiste was promoted to Senior Corporate Trainer at H2 Concepts recently in Mineola. Leslie was promoted by Assistant Manager Vanessa Nandalall and attributed Leslie’s success to her ability to train and her great leadership skills.
Leslie was born in Brooklyn, NY and was raised in Cambria Heights. She attended Queens Borough Community College where she received a degree in Liberal Arts & Science and went on to University of Maryland College to receive degree in Investigative Forensics.
After starting her working career in retail at Coldstone Creamery, Gap, and Macy’s, Leslie wanted something more from her work - something that would give her growth and opportunity.
“I took this opportunity at H2 Concepts because I liked the idea of gaining the skills and experience I would need to eventually start my own business/organization and the opportunity for growth here is so much bigger than I ever had in retail,” Leslie said. “My secret to success is having a positive attitude at all times and listening and learning from the failures and successes of others.”
Leslie has taken three amazing people under her wing - Kayan John-Baptiste, Jessica Watson, and Osvaldo Rivera. She was able to train them in the ways of sales and marketing by being a great example, listening and addressing their concerns, as well as building a relationship with them.
When asked about her motivation, Leslie said, “My mother is my motivation. She is a strong woman and everyday reminds me that if you fall you get back up.” The next fun goal she is aiming for is purchasing her first boat because she wants to spend as much time near and in the water as possible. Vanessa Nandalall says, “I cannot wait to see all that Leslie can achieve, she is capable of anything.”
On June 28, 2014, H2 Concepts went to Philadelphia for this year’s Industry National Conference. There was an amazing energy buzzing through the office while the competition was brewing for this award ceremony. They worked hard as individuals and continued to train and develop their teams showing that team work is essential to succeed. The H2 Team was given several major awards including Rising Star, Achievement Award, Administrator of the Year, and the 50/50 Award.
One of the Rising Star Awards went to Alan Caldwell, Corporate Trainer for H2 Concepts. Alan received his award because of his positive energy and student mentality, which has helped him learn as much as possible and teach others what he has learned. “Having fun while out working with clients is a huge part of my success, because you can’t take work too serious all the time. You have to let the negatives roll off your back and keep going. If you enjoy what you do then you truly do not work a day in your life,” Alan commented. He plans to be Vice President in the company within the next 8 years and have court side Knick’s tickets for life. He says that helping to support his large family is his main motivation to be successful in the future.
Andrew Agiato was given the Rising Star Award because of his “down for whatever” attitude when it comes to his personal and his team’s success. He is always willing to go the extra mile, helping them in the field or personal life and making sure that no one is left behind. Andrew said, “I am motivated by my little sister, she is the reason that I work so hard. I want to prove to her that no matter how hard something may be if you stick to it you will surely enjoy the outcome and reap the rewards of a successful career.” Andrew plans to finish his degree in Accounting while continuing to grow his team to see what he can achieve.
Valeria Carmelo received the Achievement Award due to her success at training and her all-around ability to build relationships with everyone in the office. Valeria was promoted to Senior Corporate Trainer just before the conference for these same reasons. “My family motivates me to be the best that I can be. Coming here from Italy and not having them with me is hard, but every time we talk they tell me that they are proud of everything I have accomplished. I can’t wait to be at a point in the company to have financial freedom to travel and spend more time with my family whether it is here in America, Italy, or another country.”
Michael Hanley was awarded the Achievement Award for his ability to adapt to a new campaign and still have a positive attitude. He gives 100% into the everyday activities and follows the training systems to a “T.” “I am motivated by my desire for success and my ability to accept any challenge, bringing out the best in myself and the others around me.” Michael plans to have his office up and running by the end of 2015 and his long term goal is to put his mother on payroll so she can enjoy life without any worries.
Dan Rosenberg was awarded an Achievement Award and the 50/50 Award because he was able to bring grow the H2 Concepts team to over 40 marketing reps in Long Island by May 2014. Motivated by family, Dan says, “I work for my family to support them in every way possible.” Dan’s immediate goal for next year is to win the Most Improved Manager Award and Manager of the Year Award. His long term goal is to be Vice President by 2016 having 35 offices with 20 Assistant Managers and 30 Senior Corporate Trainers.
H2 Concepts is filled with exceptional people who work well on their own as well as in teams. They continue to be on the top of their campaigns and are moving quickly dominating the New York area. It will be marvelous to see what happens next year.
On June 28, 2014, H2 Concepts traveled to Philadelphia, PA for a National Conference and Awards Banquet at the Kimmel Center. The H2 team saw several management promotions as well as awards given to peers in the direct sales and marketing industry for achievements over the past year.
The featured speaker of the night was basketball coach Rick Patino that spoke about having a positive attitude and the idea of when the day is done, whatever didn’t work for you is done, and tomorrow is another day. He said that everyone can possess a PHD (Passion, Hunger, Dedication and Drive) to help them succeed.
The H2 Concepts team also heard from many award nominees and winners that all had advice for the burgeoning leadership team from Mineola, NY. H2 Leader Kayan John-Baptist said, “Hearing Patino speak motivated me to be more positive and reminded me to stay focused every day.” He also enjoyed networking with fellow peers from all over the United States, South Africa, Scotland, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Assistant Manager Vanessa Nandalall said, “I learned that motivation is a large part of being a great leader and learned what I need to do to help motivate others on my team.”
Managing Partner of H2 Concepts Dan Rosenberg said, “My favorite part of this conference was seeing a personal coach and leader achieve his goal. It motivates me to hold myself accountable and set bigger goals so that I too can accomplish everything that I started this company to obtain.”
This year’s conference was exciting and filled with tons of useful information that the team at H2 Concepts looks to implement immediately. It was truly motivating and the amount of positive energy and motivation remained as they returned home to Mineola, New York.
H2 Concepts in Mineola, NY is proud to recognize rising star Valeria Carmelo for her recent promotion to Senior Corporate Trainer. Valeria was born and raised in Venice, Italy and has always known she was destined for success. She dreamt of coming to America to fulfill this dream and make her own stamp on the world. In Italy, Valeria began saving for her new future by being a competitive part of the Fiat Auto Sales team as well as one of the managers in the finance and customer service department.
After years of hard work and a lot of determination, Valeria was afforded the opportunity to come to America. When she arrived in New York she found herself working the restaurant business, but she knew that was not where she wanted to be. She went on the hunt to find a career and not just a job. She wasn’t sure want she wanted her career to be but knew that she wanted to be able to grow with a company and someday have a business of her own.
Valeria found this opportunity with H2 Concepts in Long Island and is moving quickly through the management training program. Valeria has now been promoted to Senior Corporate Trainer and thoroughly enjoys the family atmosphere, the competition, and opportunity that is all a part of the company culture at H2 Concepts. Valeria has trained and promoted several newer leaders in the office and is currently working closely with several new trainees and account executives on her team.
After speaking with Valeria about this promotion she expressed her excitement to see all her team members get promoted and do as well if not better than herself. Although the trip has had a few challenges, she always finds a way to get back up again and continue on her journey. She says that her family is the reason she keeps motivated. She has seen some in her family have a lot of success and some have none and believes that surrounding herself with successful people who are willing to work hard will help her prosper. Valeria’s training style is focused on being more of a mentor than a trainer. She believes in hands-on learning and is always there for her trainees. Her team says she is the best because of her positive attitude and her confidence in them and herself.
In five years Valeria sees herself having financial freedom, independence, and a successful career traveling the world. Her amazing personality and willingness to do what is needed had definitely put her at the head of the pack making her one of this year’s rising star at the National Conference in Philadelphia. If Valeria keeps on this track she will be opening her own office by the beginning of 2015.
H2 Concepts, Inc. in Mineola, NY has launched a new campaign which is being headed by Assistant Manager Ismael Sorto and his team of from H2. Ismael’s team includes Michael Hanley, Fabiola London, D.J. Morahan and Michael Lawrence all of whom have earned a spot on the expansion team.
H2 Concepts is faced with new and exciting challenges with this campaign, but have found a way to overcome it all. They enjoy the differences between campaigns and having found success in doing business to business makes working with business to consumer that much easier.
Ismael believes that having a positive team and being competitive with one another will help them succeed with this campaign. They are using the same skills that they acquired when they began and continue to prove over and over again that the marketing and sales system utilized by H2 Concepts works.
The H2 Concepts expansion team is covering Queens Village, Freeport, Hicksville, and surrounding areas. With this new territory under their feet, they are sure to be moving up in the company as well. Ismael says, “A positive attitude and good customer service skills will get you far in this company.” Ismael is moving up and is planning on opening his own office very soon. Everyone should be looking forward to seeing what this team is capable of.
H2 Concepts in Mineola, NY is gearing up for the National Conference in Philadelphia starting on June 28, 2014. One of the H2 team members will be receiving a special leadership award at the event and the energy is buzzing through the office in anticipation of who is going to be selected.
Some of the H2 Concepts team members in the running are Valeria Carmelo and Julian Barreiros with their recent promotions to Senior Corporate Trainer as well as Hannah and Hillary Delon, Ronald Cobos, Irisa Kandi, Nick Landi, Mina Khorasnchi, Kayan Jean-Baptiste, and Christina Razack that all have been promoted to leadership position recently. Although they are working hard as individuals, the sale and marketing teams are dedicated to becoming the number one vendor in the North East.
H2 Concepts is looking to take over new territory and new campaigns for its clients and will do this by meeting and exceeding the goals set in place each and every day. There is no doubt that there is a healthy competition brewing between everyone and they are all excited to see what happens this week.
On April 6th, 2014, the entire H2 Concepts team traveled from Long Island to the Holiday Inn on 57th Street in Manhattan for the 2014 Northeast Leaders’ Conference. There they heard from several energetic and inspiring speakers that covered many business topics such as financing, leadership, and future trends in the marketing and sales industry.
Some of the most educational speeches came from several business consultants from New York City that work with a few Fortune 100 clients and some of the world’s most influential nonprofit organizations. “I loved hearing about the role of social media in business and leveraging it to communicate better with potential customers and job candidates,” commented HR Director Morgan Anderson. “All of the speakers were motivating and inspiring and I can’t wait to put these things into action!”
Many attendees from H2 Concepts stayed in town after the conference for a social event and dinner. Thanks to everyone who organized the event and attended!
On March 21, 2014, Dan Rosenberg, President of H2 Concepts, and three rising stars, Valeria, Julian, and Alan, traveled to the most recent Industry Leaders’ Conference in Dallas, Texas.
The group heard from several speakers from around the country, each detailing their own success stories and giving great advice to those in attendance. One speaker talked about how it is wonderful to experience an abundant amount of work success, but you become superior when you have that same success in your personal life. He knew that balance is one of the most important aspects of life and said to them ensure that they take one day just for themselves with no work.
H2 Concepts’ rising stars were not only gifted with being able to hear the wise words from a few of the industry’s business leaders, but they also began to network with others in the field including the managers of companies in Dallas and Houston. Through networking, Valeria, Julian, and Alan were able to learn about the different aspects of being a Corporate Trainer such as best ways to train different types of individuals.
All in all the group learned some key points on how to become a success in the industry and have added a few accountability partners to keep them on track to keep to reaching their own goals. Valeria, Julian and Alan continue to stay on top and aspire to attend more business trips in the coming future.