Making Your Mark: Lauri Daunoy
Balancing work and home-life is not an easy feat, and you might question if you have time to do more – but for Lauri, it was a no-brainer. In this employee spotlight, Senior Account Executive Lauri shares how she Makes Her Mark at Cox and in the community.
Hi, I’m Lauri, and I’m proud to share my Cox story.
As a single parent, I found myself constantly struggling between spending quality time with my son and balancing work. I heard about Cox Business from a recruiter who said I would enjoy great benefits and have a better quality of life – and that’s what piqued my interest to apply. The rest is history!
As a Senior Account Executive, my role is to hunt for large business and enterprise-sized customers, uncover their technology needs, and offer solutions. Once the prospect becomes a Cox Business customer, it’s my job to grow the relationship and provide ongoing consultation to support their needs. As Cox Business has grown over the years, it has given me more opportunity to offer customers the best in business services from our telephone, television, and Internet to our cloud services. I enjoy collaborating with sales support teams to build the best solutions possible for my customers.
I am based in New Orleans and my relationships with my customers have fueled my passion for the community. I wear many hats and play many roles both within Cox and in the community. For example, I sit in the New Orleans Chapter of Cox Charities, a fundraising and grant making organization established by the donations from Cox Communications employees. Each year members of our chapter review applications and select local community organizations to sponsor. We also share success stories from these charities in the local market.
I am also on the Louisiana Employee Advisory Board where I get to help enhance the Cox employee experience by choosing topics and ideas to champion in employee training or procedures. We host quarterly recognition for employees who have gone above and beyond based on nominations from their peers. Lastly, I volunteer with the Gala Board for the New Orleans Mission. The New Orleans Mission is a Christian Humanitarian Organization, dedicated to the rescue, recovery, and re-engagement of people facing homelessness, addiction, human trafficking, or abuse. The Annual Gala is the single largest fund-raising event for the N.O. Mission. In addition to the personal satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of others, my involvement in these organizations also gives me a voice at Cox Business, and the exposure necessary to move to the next level in my career.
That’s why I’m proud to work at Cox. It may sound very cliché to say, “work family”, but there’s no other way to describe my Cox Business family. We work together, play together, support one another, and give constructive criticism when needed. We celebrate personal and professional achievements – just like family! When you know that your leaders (from the CEO to your manager) care about your well-being, it resonates with customers – they can feel our enthusiasm about Cox Business.
Cox is a company where you can have a career. My advice to any job seeker looking for a role within Cox Business is to first know your career goals and be able to speak to them in an interview. Also, pursue the job search process with the confidence of knowing you’re applying to a company made up of leaders who genuinely care about you and are looking for talented individuals who will enhance the landscape of our business. Our leaders understand the value of people and work hard to ensure we are always the priority.
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