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What I wish I knew: Vice President Dave L.

8.14.18.DaveL.LIWith nearly three decades of experience under his belt, Dave L. knows what it takes to keep focus and succeed at Enterprise.

Beginning as a Management Trainee in New York in 1989, he worked his way up the ladder, eventually moving down south to take on roles as Regional Vice President and Vice President of the Atlanta Operating Group.

Currently Vice President/GM of the Jacksonville Operating Group, where he’s been the last four years, Dave shares the advice he would give himself as a Branch Manager.

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Entrepreneurs at Enterprise: Michael H.

MikeH2-editedIn this interview series, we speak with employees who were nominated by their teams as having a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Entrepreneurship is a key indicator to success for employees starting their careers in the Enterprise Management Training (MT) Program.

Michael H. joined the MT program in August 2017. As a newly promoted Management Assistant, we asked him to share his perspective on competition and cooperation, the mentors who motivate him and how he’s already using his experience to help new employees.

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Friendship on the soccer field leads to mentor partnership

Linda and MyraWhen Business Rental Sales Manager Linda B. joined the Sacramento operating group’s indoor soccer team, she was looking for a way to get to know a new batch of up-and-coming Enterprise employees.

“I remember when I met Myra B. on the soccer field – she was determined, focused and persistent,” says Linda. “She embodied all the qualities you look for in a teammate both on the field and in the branch.”

That rapport would expand as the two teamed up off the field as part of the operating group’s Formal Mentoring Program.

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A big brother’s influence

Kyle and NateKyle Z. recently attended a meeting that could make or break the possibility of a college football career — just not for him.

Kyle, an Area Manager with the Southwest Florida group, already had his heyday as a Division I college athlete. So what led him to attend a parent/teacher conference at Fort Myers High School? The opportunity to advocate for his Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) little brother, Nate.

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Training Green

What a Southern California trainer has learned from teaching 100 new hire classes for Management Trainees

Sarah Buford_In ClassIn Southern California, it goes without saying that if you cross paths with Sarah B., you are in for a treat. The Group Talent Development Manager is a self-proclaimed loud and smiley person who sings in the hallways and is so passionate about Enterprise she claims to bleed green. All blood tests aside, she shares her enthusiasm for the brand by serving as one of the group’s trainers and just celebrated teaching her 100th new hire class of management trainees (MTs).

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Enterprising women on the go: Michaela M.

Michaela_MG_9176Michaela M. started at Enterprise in 2013 and joined Truck Rental three years later. She is currently a Truck Branch Manager in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Michaela’s mentors continue to guide her toward personal and professional achievements, keeping her on a path toward success. As part of our celebration of Women’s History Month, we asked Michaela a few questions about how she got to where she is in her career today.

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Lesson Learned: Enterprise’s Mentor Program

Chris and MikeChris, a Talent Acquisition Specialist in Tulsa, Oklahoma, gained important insights from his mentor, Mike. Mike, Shared Services Director in Tulsa, mentored Chris for almost a year starting in 2016.

“Mike manages three departments, so working with him gave me the opportunity to speak to someone who sees solutions at a higher level,” Chris says. “Gaining his perspective helped me understand how an upper-level manager addresses issues and finds opportunities.”

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Tips to finding an inspirational mentor

James+and+John_500wideAlign yourself with positive people.

That’s advice James Callaham frequently gives to employees he mentors.

It wasn’t long ago that James was a mentee himself, receiving inspiration, motivation and encouragement from Enterprise leaders.

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