Loop are delighted to welcome their newly promoted team member James Wilson into the management division, as he recently hit his criteria for his assistant management promotion at the New York Marketing firm. Managing director of Loop tells us how proud she is of her mentee and colleague James who joined the business in 2016.
James Wilson, who describes his promotion to assistant management as surreal, from Essex in the UK his goal has always been to become a professional soccer player, but eventually, this wouldn’t work out. James suffered when an accident ended badly and left him unable to play the sport for a while, and never at the level of professional, he had dreamt of eventually reaching. After debating university James, unfortunately, didn’t receive the grades he needed to be accepted and so he decided to take a year off, where he says he did nothing for the first six months except refereeing on the weekend to make some pocket money. After taking a few negatives, James kept on looking for opportunity, and he eventually secured a position to coach soccer in australia and then again in New York where he won 2 national championship rings. It was at this point that James felt he needed to make some career decisions; did he want to go back to the United Kingdom and start again, or did he want to make the most of his time left in New York to embark on a new opportunity. By making the brave decision to take a risk, James stayed put in the land of opportunity and eventually went for an interview at marketing firm Loop and began working closely with the managing director and her elite team of mentors and marketing experts.
“At first I didn’t fully understand the possibilities that came with my management training program, I just thought I was to come in every day and make sales and hit my standard. I began to learn how important it is to invest in not only myself but also my team. I wasn’t just here for myself, so I began investing everything I had in everybody else to help them. Then my career began to grow immensely” explains James Wilson of Loop. Managing director of Loop describes James’ training program as “A journey containing many up’s and downs, but he kept going instead of becoming frustrated or discouraged.”
“I want to thank my mentors, my colleagues for pushing me and believing in me, especially during the moments of self-doubt, they stood by me and gave me the tools I needed to succeed. Also, I could not have done it without the support of my partner, and my parents” says James Wilson as he stood on stage at the Beacon, New York City, and gave his promotion speech in front of his mentors, mentees, friends and business partners.