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The 2015 National Leasing Sales Conference and Gala logo.

Our success is written in the stars

Tom Pundyk

By: , President and Chief Executive Officer, National Leasing

This past weekend over 550 National Leasing employees and their family members who support them gathered from across the country in Winnipeg to share knowledge, celebrate success, and have a good ol’ time.

The Camp National Sales Conference and Starry Starry Night Gala showcased a Canadian sports icon, a legendary sing-along, and recognized our most successful employees.

Seeing National Leasing’s growing team of innovators come together, sharing insights on ways we can make equipment leasing even better for customers, made for an inspiring few days. A definite highlight was the official National Leasing Interactive launch – the industry’s first online equipment financing experience. Here are some other highlights I won’t soon forget:

Sales awards breakfast

We celebrated our top-performing sales teams at our head office over a delicious breakfast. A new award category recognized our Top Three Volume producers who together account for over $90 million in sales. Congratulations to all award-winning teams and thank you for your continued drive to succeed!

Tom Pundryk addressing National Leasing during the Awards Breakfast.

John Herdman, passion infuser

The man who led the Canadian women’s soccer team to success shared his challenges and triumphs with us. He took a team that was broken and helped them rise to the top using these principles:

  • Vision fuels passion, passion drives discipline, and discipline makes your vision happen.
  • Good people don’t kill passion; they infuse it.

He went on to explain that passion infusers are people who bring out the best in others. I think he summed up the meaning perfectly with this quote: “Did you light someone’s fire today?”

John is a true passion infuser. Thanks for your wise words, Coach Herdman!

Coach John Herdman during his speech

Fred Penner campfire sing-along

Who would have thought the classic lullaby “You Are My Sunshine” could captivate a party of over 100 people and get them to sing at the top of their lungs? Well, when Fred Penner is in the house, that’s what happens. Following the Camp National Sales Conference, we welcomed our sales teams in style with a camp-themed reception complete with s’mores, an inflatable bear, a faux campfire, and a cameo appearance by Canadian singer-songwriter legend, Fred Penner. Surrounded by enthusiastic fans, Fred played a number of his classics including “The Cat Came Back,” along with some timeless covers.

Fred Penner performs as National Leasing employees crowd around

Starry Starry Night Gala

We capped off our Sales Conference with the 2nd annual National Leasing Gala – a lavish event to celebrate everyone’s hard work over the past year. We handed out five awards to employees who demonstrate top-notch behaviours every day, and we finished the night on the dance floor. It sure was a starry starry night!
 

A wide shot of the National Leasing gala ballroom

Thank you everyone for your hard work this year, and for making this year’s Sales Conference and Gala one to remember!

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