Leadership Spotlight: Fil

Leadership is challenging for some.  For Fil it comes naturally.  From when he called in for the intern position, he was very personable and professional on the phone.  Leaders are self motivated and want to improve in all aspects of their life.  When you think of a leader, Fil comes to mind.  He is consistent and hit his goals hard his first week in the business!  Rather than having a kick back summer, his goal is to improve his communication skills and gain overall business experience.  He is always helping people in the office, having a strong student mentality by asking lots of questions.  He has built a close relationship with each team member by attending every social & team event.  As a leader, he understands that if he is approachable to others, leads by example, and keeps a positive attitude, that others will be motivated to learn from him and vice versa.  He is a joy to work with and we are proud of his quick leadership mentality.  Keep it up Fil!

Fil in front of the office leading a morning meeting
Fil running a TAG Energy’s Morning Meeting about goal setting.

Where are you from?
Monterey County

What school do you go to and your major?
Chapman University, Senior – Business Administration Major

What is your favorite part about working at TAG?
My favorite part of working at TAG is the environment/work culture. Everyone is very motivated, this creates a contagious energy throughout the office.

What is one of your strengths?
My desire to learn and my ability to listen. My coworkers are very knowledgable, it would be foolish not to learn as much as I possibly can from them.

What is something you want to keep on improving before leaving TAG after your internship?
I’d like to continue to improve my leadership skills.

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
My results will be determined by my attitude and my preparation.

What is a reason you would give someone as to why to work with TAG?
This experience is applicable in all facets of life. The support you get from the office/coworkers will make personal growth inevitable.

What is a fun fact about yourself?
I was born on a very small island in the Mediterranean.

What is your favorite book?
Flash Boys – Michael Lewis

What is your favorite quote?
“The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in war.” – Sun Tzu

Leadership Spotlight: Jake

Big congratulations to Jake who was promoted to Leadership this past month. A few things we love about Jake is his quick wit, willingness to help everyone on the team, and unwavering work ethic. Those are just a few qualities we look for in candidates We asked Jake a few questions to see what has made him so successful here at TAG Energy.

Jake gets promoted to Leadership.
Jake giving his promotion speech after hitting TAG Energy Leadership qualifications.

What school did you graduate from and what was your major?
I graduated from Oklahoma State University with a major in Sports Management and a minor in Marketing.

What is your favorite part about working at TAG Energy?
My favorite part of TAG is the culture and energy of the people involved. Every day you have to set goals to be better and strive for better things. Everyone involved has long-term goals and everyone in the office is willing to do whatever it takes to help themselves as well as others reach their goals.

What are your strengths that has helped you get promoted?
One of my strengths is that I am a diligent and hard-worker. I always want to see myself succeed and know that in this business I have to keep working hard to reach the goals that I set for myself.

What is one area that TAG Energy can help you improve on?
My main focus while I am here at TAG is self-improvement. Everyday I want to get better at something and improve in one area. To get the most you can from this experience you have to dive in and keep developing and becoming the best that I can be.

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
That along with the right goals and parameters, nothing is impossible for me to accomplish. I never thought in a million years I would be able to be have the success that I have had in this industry but because of all the great people I work with and everyone who constantly pushes me to be better I am at a spot I never thought I would be and I love it.

Why would you recommend TAG Energy to someone?
The reason I would tell someone to work at TAG is the same reason that I joined on which is the culture that is unlike any other job that I have looked at. Everyone that I work with are such amazing people to be around and all have greater aspirations than most people who I known. Every day entering the office is not a drag like some jobs but a fun experience that I look forward to at the beginning and ending of the day.

What is your favorite book you would recommend anyone to read?
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

What is your favorite quote?
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life” -Muhammad Ali

Jake and Melanie
Jake and Melanie, posing after Jake’s leadership promotion.

Melanie, Jake’s trainer, had this to say about Jake:
Jake has an undeniable thirst to learn and and instinctual cue for how to reach where he’s aiming. With everything from positivity to (particularly smooth) witty banter; his contribution to an environment conducive to both growth and happiness is admirable. It’s been quite a treat to inspire each other to grow every day and I can’t wait to continue!

TAG Energy nominated 2015 Best Places to Work

TAG Energy was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles for the 4th year in a row. This ninth annual program was created by the Los Angeles Business Journal and Best Companies Group.

TAG Energy is one of LABJ's Best Places to Work 2015
TAG Energy gets nominated as LABJ’s Best Places to Work 2015 4 years in a row!

This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Los Angeles, benefiting the county’s economy, workforce and businesses. The list is made up of 100 companies.

TAG Energy has been named one of this year’s Best Places to Work in Los Angeles.  In 2012 TAG Energy placed in 11th place in the small business category then climbed to 10th in 2013 and 2014.  We’re hoping to be at a higher rank this year!

Companies from across the county entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience.

This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Los Angeles, analyzed the data and determined the final rankings.

TAG Energy feels that is our commitment to our core values, holistic approach to team development and fun, energetic atmosphere that has placed us on this prestigious list for another year!

The actual rankings will be revealed at a special event on August 19, 2015, then published in the August 24,2015, issue of the Los Angeles Business Journal.  Check out further blogs to see more from the event!