Friday, December 27, 2013

K2 Consultants "Stache Bash" for Movember


It is Movember time at K2 Consultants!  What is Movember you ask?  It is the time when men put their razors down, let their facial hair grow, and girlfriends everywhere ask, “Why?!”  To answer the why’s, Movember, also known as “No Shave November”, is all about raising awareness about men’s health.  This includes awareness about prostate and testicular cancer, as well as mental health awareness.  There are many reasons for the low quality of men’s health ranging from men not wanting to talk about it to lack of awareness about the issue.

            Instead of throwing scary facts about men’s health at people to motivate them, Movember puts a fun twist to it. That twist is the Mustache, also known as “The Mo.”  Those at K2 Consultants participating in Movember will grow a mustache for 30 days starting November 1st where they will trim and groom their “Mo’s” for the entire month!

            Don’t worry ladies, you can participate too!  The “Mo Sisters” at K2 Consultants are helping by getting the men in their lives involved in Movember, making them aware of the problems with men’s health, and getting men to talk about their own health.  They also might rock their own mustache! 

So get ready! K2 Consultants will be getting their “Mo Bros” and “Mo Sisters” together this month to participate in Movember and raise awareness about men’s health!

 

Recently K2 consultants held their first ever "Stashe Bash" in order to raise money for men's health. Chicago Sam’s in Cromwell was kind enough to host the event while the music was provided by the resident DJ who goes by the name of Devon "Noved" Marino.

Many great mustaches and beards of all styles were present, including a more unique type of mustache called "the monkey tail" donned by none other than K2s own, Derek Chard. The night was spent with good tunes and the more than willing donations from the sleuth of patrons who packed the normally spacious venue.
 The Monkey Tail

Our Managers Dad wanted one too, so we made him a Monkey Tail with Stick-on Staches!
 

We had to capture every angle of these gems!

Through the purchase of raffle tickets, the fundraiser was a huge success, raising $520 towards a noble cause, half of which went to the winner of the raffle who happened to be K2s own, Aicha Diaby. But yet another plot twist has surfaced itself! In an act of good faith, Aicha returned the money to the donation envelope, seeing it as an opportunity to further men's health above her own pocket, good job Aicha!

The night was a great success, not only was a good amount of money raised but much fun was had as well. Games of darts and pool were had in addition to mountains of buffalo drenched wings. Until next year!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Team work in the office and in the rapids: K2 takes their skills to the white water of the New River in West Virginia!



Paddle five, paddle two, two more....are a few of the commands a hand full of K2  Consultant's finest heard as they fought through some rapids on the New River.  The New River that winds through West Virginia holds some of the countries finest level 1-5 rapids as well as a lot of history of the coal rich region.  Lead by guides that are know to be the best in the white water industry K2 filled an eight person white water raft and worked together to make it through miles of river.  Photos and videos were included to make sure the epic adventure would always be remembered!

During the rest of their four day stay, they stayed at the Glade Springs resort which touts, 700 acres of both outdoor and indoor fun. Including bowling, three golf courses, pools, paintball, fishing and more. The trip included long fun filled days and memorable nights, one of the many trips that the professionals of K2 consultants have gotten to enjoy during their career with the company.



Extreme Paintball for the Extreme Team That is, K2 Consultants!

K2 Consultant has become one of the top marketing and sales firms across the country. To celebrate their success Kylah Allen the President of the company decided to treat her office to a paintball battle on the terrain of Extreme Paintball in Waterbury, CT.

The terrain included large wooded and lakeside arenas as well as more compact areas ideal for hiding out and sniping your opponents. The group received their own private arena where they battled in three different styled games; capture the flag, center flag and elimination.  K2 carried their competitive nature onto the course and enjoyed hours of game-play full of laughs and a couple yelps from the paint-balls that traveled at speeds of up to 200 mph.




Group "Shot!"


Getting down low!

Sniper!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Freedom


      Every week a top leader from our office is chosen by everyone in the office and this week Andre was selected. Andre has really stepped up his game this week as a leader, trainer, and employee. He gave an inspirational speech on what Freedom means to his parents' generation and to him. Defined as the ability to do what one wants when one wants, freedom has no limits. Although freedom is a fundamental right, most don't have full freedom.


     To Andre's parents freedom constitutes having a stable profession that will pay the bills. The job must be either salary or hourly pay, have benefits,  paid vacation, and takes place Monday-Friday from 9-5. However, freedom comes with a huge cost! These costs usually consist of being micromanaged, confined to a cubicle, and usually busy or menial work. Yet, these are the jobs that tend to have the highest amount of layoffs each year!  Not very stable and secure at all! 


    For Andre having any of the above is not his priority. He doesn't mind working long hours because he knows if you work hard now you can play even harder later. With most businesses cutting back on benefits, which of those benefits will be left? With salary and hourly pay, you're capped no matter how hard you work or try. Hence, to Andre, freedom is the ability to love one's work, to have fun at work, and independence. Luckily, for him, he has this 'freedom' in his current position. Ultimately, his goal is to one day own his own business. At the pace he is going, he is not far from his goal.




This blog was written by Li and posted by Kylah Allen

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Operation Smile Success



 K2 Consultants hosted their first annual Volleyball Tournament for Operation Smile.  We raised well over $500!  That puts us halfway to our pledged goal of $1,000.  We will be hosting more events to raise money for Operation Smile this year.  The money is donated directly to the cause; helping kids in third world countries to fix their cleft lips.  The surgery only is $240 per operation...so we helped two children!!!!  

Thank you for everyone who came out on Sunday, September 9th to show their support.  Thank you also to Chili's and Hanafan's of Glastonbury for donating gift cards for our winning team!  




 Group Shot!




Congrats to the winning team!!!! Thanks for coming out to show your support!!!

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Risk & Basketball


Risk and Baseball

By: Frank Moore

Every week we have a high performing employee run a motivational meeting for the rest of the team!  This week, Frank Moore, had the opportunity to run the meeting!  Here it is: 

Back in High school, there was a critical moment in one of the most important games I have played in my career.  Our second basemen was injured, leaving one of the most important positions in the infield open, and with no back up second basemen to fill in, our team was very vulnerable.   At that point, I decided that without any risk, there can be no rewards and hesitantly stuck my hand out in the air to prepare to play a position I have never played before, and knew nothing about. 

As the first inning drew to a close, a ball rolled right threw my legs.  At this point, I thought I had one of two options, lose my attitude, give up and go back to a position I was comfortable with, or push on and adapt on the fly as best I could.  I never had a problem with offence and luckily my bat kept us alive in that game as we pushed on towards the final innings. 

As I played on, my defense improved, and with that new found confidence I quickly found myself playing the game of my life.  It all came down to the final inning, and as dramatically as possible the final swing with the bases loaded and the game all tied up.   If I had given up I would never have had the opportunity to step up to the plate in the seventh and make that game winning swing, (grand slam by the way).
And now we come to that pivotal point in any story, the moral of course.  Have you figured it out by now?  Well Just in case you haven’t, there happen to be two underlying strengths that have been showcased during that game.  Without any risks in life, you can never expect to receive any rewards, and just as importantly, to consistently win, you must learn how to keep that attitude strong even when the chips are down and all the cards are on the table.  A winning attitude and just the right amount of risks can make a loser a winner any day.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Operation Smile Volleyball Tournament

K2 Consultants Inc. loves to give back to those in need!  We are hosting our first event for Operation Smile.   Operation Smile is an organization that is dedicated to helping children in third world countries by supporting missions for children to have a surgery that fixes the cleft lips.  The surgeries are extremely low cost!

Our goal is to raise over $1,000 this year to donate directly to the cause.  Our donation alone will change the world of at least 10 children!  


We are recruiting teams to play for the event on Sunday September 9, 2012.  It starts at 12 p.m. at Century Hills Apartments in Rocky Hill, CT.  5-7 people per team with a minimum donation of $50 per team.  


The top team will receive prizes that were donated by local businesses.  So far, Hannafin's Pub and Chili's in Glastonbury have already made a contribution!  Thanks again!  


If you would like to participate please contact Kylah through email at Kylah@k2consultants.biz or by phone (860) 289-0234.


To donate directly to the cause:  DONATE DIRECTLY!