12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr ‘Coaching is about inspiring people to do what they didn’t think they could do.’Herman Stevenson Jr.’s gift of gab landed him a job starting a call center at $240 million asset Dow Louisiana Federal Credit Union in Plaquemine, La.Eight months later he was tapped to start an indirect lending program because of his experience with outbound sales calls.“It was easy for me to sell,” Stevenson says. “I’m a salesman—I go out, talk, negotiate, shake hands, and come back with a deal.”Because of his back-office experience, it wasn’t long before Stevenson took over operations at the credit union’s Plaquemine branch. “At the time, I had no idea about teller functions. But I soon learned a lot.”That knack for quick learning is one reason he’s now vice president of lending and operations.One of his insights was to empower tellers. “Our member service reps [MSR] can underwrite their own deals,” he says. “We hold quarterly meetings where we look at all the loans past due over 90 days and ask, how would you have handled this? How do you think this loan worked? Then we reveal how the loans performed. continue reading »
21 Azzure Street, Eight Mile Plains, Qld 4113A ZEN home in Brisbane’s south has landed a sale price that’s considered lucky across Asia.The six bedroom, four bathroom, double car garage home at 21 Azzure Street, Eight Mile Plains, sold with a proliferation of “8”s in its price tag: $1,358,888.The sale was listed as having been finalised on Thursday and was significantly higher than the suburb’s median sale price ($770,000).According to TravelChinaGuide, the number eight — pronounced as “Ba” in China — is considered auspicious because it sounds very similar to “Fa” which means make a fortune. The property held strong appeal given its location. The butler’s kitchen.“You’ll be the envy of everyone with this fantastic custom-built, architecturally-designed boutique home.”Features include an intercom system, 2.7m high ceilings, sunken lounge, two kitchen options — one with induction stove, electric oven, rangehood and stone benchtop — and a second running off it that was a butler’s kitchen with gas stove and external exhaust.She said the home was “in an unbeatable location” — minutes from the Warrigal Square Shopping Centre and in the Warrigal Road State School catchment. The main kitchen. The internal stairs are a strong design feature and lead to two wings with bedrooms.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoThe Zen house has oriental influences including timber highlights, a dramatic water feature inside its entrance and water elements off the kitchen.The property was built in 2006 on a 623sq m block.Eight Mile Plains is considered a high demand market with 575 visits per property compared to the state average of 327.Agent Zora Liu of LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills had marketed the home as a one-of-a-kind property with a unique layout and five-star luxury features. So much room to move in the master bedroom. Looking towards the front door, dining and butler’s pantry from the sheltered deck.