Sales Leadership Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

247 episodes of Sales Leadership Podcast since the first episode, which aired on June 20th, 2018.

  • Episode 215: #214: Ronnell Richards of Business and Bourbon — Shut the Hell Up and Sell! Finding the JOY in Sales.

    February 2nd, 2023  |  56 mins 41 secs
    growth, rob jeppsen, ronnell richards, sales, sales leadership

    Ronnell Richards works with sales leaders worldwide helping set and achieve new standards with companies of all sizes and industries. He runs several sales organizations and has not only performed at a high level with consistency…he has the rare ability to teach others how to create predictable, repeatable growth. Ronnell joins us today to discuss non-negotiables for any sales leader who is chasing success in 2023. He shares insights from his new book and reinforces the importance of having a philosophy about how you approach sales…and why “the grind” may not be the right approach.

    You can connect with Ronnell on LinkedIn here.

    Check out Ronnell’s podcast, Business and Bourbon, here.

    Grab a copy of “Shut The Hell Up and Sell” here.

    You can learn more about Ronnell and his organization here.

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  • Episode 214: #213: Mark America Smith, Executive Advisor — Personality is Cheap. Character is Expensive.

    January 25th, 2023  |  58 mins 34 secs
    character, influence, leadership, mark america smith, rob jeppsen, sales, trust, ukraine

    Mark Smith is the sales leader who has done it all. He’s been the top salesperson, led large corporate teams with massive success, led younger high growth tech teams to rapid growth and massive fundings, and everything in between. Mark joins us today to talk about why trust is the resource that matters most to any sales leader…and how to lead in ways where you can earn the trust of those you work with and work for. If leadership is about influence, Mark’s discussion in this episode will help you gain influence in ways that will help you create life-changing years for those lucky enough to be part of your team. Mark recently spent about a year helping Ukrainian refugees. To learn more about and contribute to this important cause, see the link in the show notes.

  • Episode 213: #212: Rob Jeppsen — 20.23: The year of the Upgrade

    January 18th, 2023  |  56 mins 25 secs
    rob jeppsen, sales, sales leadership, sko, strategy, upgrade

    Back by popular demand, Rob is sharing a personal SKO with each of the Sales Leadership Podcast listeners. To help kick off 2023 Rob shares important leadership insights based on content from some of the 18 SKOs he is delivering to sales teams worldwide right now. This year needs to be a year of the upgrade. In this episode will share with you 4 areas you can make small upgrades that lead to large, disproportionate results. Move past activity management. Move past the MORE button. And create meaningful impact in the lives of those you lead with strategic improvements that are massive difference makers.

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  • Episode 212: #211: Jason Baskaran, The Sales Doctor and Commercial Account Executive at Contentful— Never Call Me Your Boss. Becoming the Anti-Boss in 2023.

    January 11th, 2023  |  1 hr 58 secs
    development, growth, jason baskaran, leadership, rob jeppsen, sales, sales leadership

    Jason Baskaran is a sales leader who has found success in being the “Anti-Boss.” He’s led teams to head-turning growth and does it with an emphasis on people development. Jason has found that success for a sales leader ONLY comes as they focus on the success and development of the salesperson…individually and collectively. In this episode, Jason shares how he had learned how high-impact leaders fuel the growth of the individual in ways that lead to predictable team success.

  • Episode 211: #210: Amber Deibert, Performance Coach — Playing Chess while Everyone Else is Playing Checkers

    January 4th, 2023  |  1 hr 4 mins
    amber delbert, mindset, performance, rob jeppsen, sales, sales leadership

    Amber Deibert is a performance coach for salespeople who helps them find their mojo, think bigger, and create new performance standards. She works with some of the most successful salespeople and sales leaders in the world and has become a go-to resource for salespeople everywhere. Amber joins us in the first episode of 2023. In this important episode we talk about how leaders can help members of their team think bigger, unlock the best versions of themselves, build environments where team members find safe places to thrive, and the best fuel for elite performance levels. This is an episode that will help you start the year fast and set your team up for a career-changing year.

  • Episode 210: #209: Kyle Asay of MongoDB — Modeling Awesomeness: “What Does Good Look Like?”

    December 21st, 2022  |  1 hr 1 min
    awesome, growth, kyle say, model, rob jeppsen, sales, sales leadership

    Kyle Asay is Regional VP of Sales for MongoDB. He’s been ridiculously successful as a salesperson and as a Sales Leader. His teams have had remarkable growth, regardless of the market conditions and in this episode he shares why sales leaders need to upgrade their approach to leadership if they want to upgrade the performance of their team…and that “if you haven’t made changes in your leadership approach in the last 6 months you’re already behind.” He shares his go-to approach: How to make sure you can show each member of your team “What Good Looks Like.” This is a timely, important episode for every leader as you prepare for the 2023 sales year.

    You can connect with Kyle on LinkedIn here.

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  • Episode 209: #208: Emily Johnson, Burnout Expert — Beating Burnout with Tiny Moments of Stillness

    December 7th, 2022  |  1 hr 36 secs
    burnout, burnout prevention, emily johnson, recovery, rob jeppsen, sales, sales leadership

    Emily Johnson is a Corporate High Achiever turned Burnout Recovery & Prevention Coach. She helps high performers all around the world prevent and heal from burnout so they can thrive in every aspect of their lives. In this episode, Emily shares why burnout thrives in the sales profession and what leaders can do to create an environment where they can help members of their team have life changing years. Burnout is more prevalent than it has ever been. This is an important episode for every sales leader to process and apply.

  • Episode 208: #207: Ravi Rajani, Storytelling Expert — Help Your Customers Feel Seen, Heard, and Understood with Elite Storytelling

    November 30th, 2022  |  48 mins 37 secs
    experiences, frameworks, leadership, ravi rajani, rob jeppsen, sales, story, storytelling, win rate

    Ravi Rajani is one of the top storytelling experts in the world. He helps sales teams of all sizes worldwide improve win rates and create winning experiences with the customers they serve by harnessing the power of elite storytelling. He’s a highly sought-after storyteller who shares his award-winning frameworks in this fast-moving episode. As you prepare to upgrade your performance in 2023…you’ll want to upgrade how your team uses stories. This episode will get you started fast.

  • Episode 207: #206: Rob Jeppsen of Sales Leadership United — Gratitude

    November 27th, 2022  |  48 mins 37 secs
    gratitude, rob jeppsen, sales leadership, thanksgiving

    In the spirit of the Thanksgiving Holiday, Rob Jeppsen shares important insights in why gratitude is not just an attribute that leads to a happier, more fulfilling life...Gratitude is one of the most important skills and tools a sales leader can have. Gratitude will help leaders be more impactful and more influential leaders...and the people lucky enough to work with sales leaders who express gratitude will have life-changing experiences. Learn why gratitude is so important for a sales leader and several ways a sales leader can experience the benefits of gratitude in this holiday-inspired episode.

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  • Episode 206: #205: Chris Orlob, CEO of Stealth Startup — Creating Unmistakable Clarity

    November 16th, 2022  |  57 mins 2 secs
    chris orlob, clarity, growth, predictability, rob jeppsen, sales, sales leadership

    Chris Orlob is one of the architects of one of the most prolific SaaS success stories. He joined Gong as employee #2 in the US and helped it go from 17 customers to well over 3,000 customers and grow $178K in sales to a multi-billion dollar organization. Chris joins us today to share how to build team that create predictable growth and why clarity is so crucial to any sales leader’s success. This is an episode that will help fuel massive success for every sales leader fortunate enough to listen to it.

    You can connect with Chris on LinkedIn here.

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  • Episode 205: #204: Ted Blosser, CEO of WorkRamp — Strategic Leadership

    November 9th, 2022  |  1 hr 2 mins
    manage up, rob jeppsen, sales, sales leadership, strategic sales leader, ted blosser, workramp

    Ted Blosser is the CEO and Co-Founder of WorkRamp…the leading platform for educating customers AND employees. Ted is an engineer turned salesperson and joins us today to share how sales leaders can effectively leverage C-level leadership, how to manage up strategically, and how to transform yourself from a tactical sales leader to a strategic sales leader…and why that’s so important in an episode filled with insights you can use immediately.

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  • Episode 204: #203: Donald Kelley of The Sales Evangelist — Protecting Your Reps’ Blindsides

    November 2nd, 2022  |  1 hr 1 min
    blindsides, donald kelley, leadership, rob jeppsen, sales, sales evangelist

    Donald Kelly is the Founder and Chief Sales Evangelist for the Sales Evangelist. Donald and his team work with sales teams worldwide with motivational trainings, online courses, 1:1 coaching, workshops, and group seminars. He is part of the Salesforce 2022 Sales Influencer Group and is a member of the Inaugural LinkedIn Sales Insider Group. Don shares some key data and findings from these groups and more important…how to best help those you lead now and into 2023 in this important…insightful episode

    You can learn more about the Sales Evangelist at

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  • Episode 203: #202: Alli Rizacos, Imposter Syndrome Coach — Upgrade Your Operating System

    October 26th, 2022  |  1 hr 4 mins
    alli rizacos, confidence, imposter syndrome, mindset, rob jeppsen, sales, sales coaching, sales leadership

    Alli Rizacos is one of the to experts in the world on how Impostor Syndrome impacts salespeople and sales leaders. After a wildly successful career as a top salesperson with iconic companies like Salesforce, Alli has become the go-to person in overcoming Impostor Syndrome for sales teams. She has helped hundreds of highly successful sales leaders overcome negative self-talk, build confidence, and find success on their own terms. Today Alli shares how sales leaders can make a huge difference in the lives and careers of their teammates…and themselves…with some tools every modern sales leader needs to develop.

    To learn more about Alli and her services, check out

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  • Episode 202: #201: Brent Adamson of Ecosystems — The Future of Sales is About Buyer Confidence

    October 19th, 2022  |  58 mins 24 secs
    b2b, brent adamson, buyer confidence, ecosystem, future, rob jeppsen, sales, sales leadership, value

    Brent Adamson is one of the most influential researchers, authors, presenters, trainers and B2B sales advisors in the world over the last 19 years. Known as having the “biggest crystal ball in B2B sales,” Brent is the co-author of the best-selling, industry-changing books, The Challenger Sale and the Challenger Customer. He served as the Chief Story Teller for CEB, now Gartner from 2003 to 2022 and today is the Global Head of Research and Communities for Ecosystems where he works with iconic sales teams around the world. He joins the show today to share his insights on where sales is going and how sales leaders can best help their teams navigate the changes facing sales leaders worldwide in a must-listen episode.

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    Register here for Brents webinar coming up next week on the “Blueprint of a World-Class Value-Based Commercial Operating System.”

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  • Episode 201: #200: J. Ryan Williams of Reach-Able — The Comp Plan IS the Job Description

    October 12th, 2022  |  58 mins 23 secs
    alignment, j. ryan williams, rob jeppsen, sales, sales leadership, unity

    Ryan is the CEO of Reach-Able, an executive coaching firm focused on Revenue Leadership Teams. He is a highly sought-after coach for leaders around the world and has helped multiple companies go from startup to $100MM in ARR 3 times. Today he shares the importance of alignment across an enterprise and why the comp plan is ultimately the job description for any member of your team…and what to do about it.

    To learn more about Ryan and his work check out

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  • Episode 200: #199: Steve Travaglini of LinkSquares — I Don’t Care About Being Right, I Only Care About Finding What Works.

    October 5th, 2022  |  57 mins 50 secs
    environment, intentional improvement, progression, rob jeppsen, sales, sales leadership, steve travaglini, success

    Steve Travaglini is the Chief Revenue Officer for LinkSquares. Much has been written about LinkSquares and their remarkable growth. Steve joins the show for an insightful conversation around creating an environment where every member of the sales team is part of finding creative ways to grow, adapt, and succeed. He shares how this deliberate approach to constant progression, career planning, and intentional improvement creates fulfillment and legacy for any sales leader.

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