I help develop world-class sales leaders so they can develop world-class sales teams. Every year a lower % of salespeople hit their goal, forecast accuracy goes down, and the tenure of the average VP of Sales gets shorter (less than 2 years now). How you lead your team is your most defensible competitive advantage and I help sales leaders leverage the 4 levers that lead to predictable, sustainable success at Xvoyant.
I love moving the Sales Needle. I'm a high-energy dealmaker with emphasis in technology & financial services sectors. I have worked for & consulted with many organizations & have expertise in sales, sales process, leadership development & the commercialization of new products and services.
I enjoy building and driving growth of emerging organizations. Relationship development, business development, marketing, & corporate strategy are key ways I engineer value in organizations.
I have received 15 Stevie Awards for Sales and Service since 2007. These awards are in categories such as Sales Team of the Year, Sales Coaching Program of the Year, Sales Training Curriculum of the Year, Sales Process of the Year, Sales Director of the Year, & Sr. Sales Executive of the Year. I speak in over 100 events each year. My 6 course training series was recognized as "Sales Training Curriculum of the Year" in 2012's Stevie Awards for Sales & Service, & has successfully been taught to over 900 businesses. I received the Salesforce Surfboard Award for the Salesforce user that best used their technology for winning new business in 2014 and in 2015 I received the SAMY Award from Utah Business Magazine.
July 31st, 2018 | 35 mins 31 secs
building a sales team, culture, passion onboarding, training
Robert Cornell is VP of Sales for Steelhouse. There’s a reason Steelhouse is the fastest-growing company in advertising today. His approach to leading his team is centered in his commitment to removing “Sink” from “Sink or Swim.” He does it by exhausting all efforts to helping each rep succeed. In this episode Robert shares how this impacts how they onboard, coach, use metrics, and work as a team. The impact is a team with authentic passion and the result is beating aggressive goals by 50% or more every month. You’ll love Robert’s approach for building authentic enthusiasm across the enterprise.
July 24th, 2018 | 43 mins 40 secs
development, execution, sales, sales growth
Ralph Barsi is the Global Sales Development Leader for ServiceNow. He leads a team of Sales Development Reps that fuels the growth of what Forbes Magazine has recently decided is the Most Innovative Company in the World. In the nearly 3 years Ralph has led the global SDR team ServiceNow has seen 380% growth. He’s added 14 offices around the globe, increased headcount over 100% and creates the pipeline that fueled last year’s revenues of over $1.93 Billion. He shares how he creates the next generation of “Jedi-level salespeople.” He has 2 missions: Develop pipeline and Develop people. In this episode Ralph shares a 5-step approach to creating Jedis that includes lighting the Bat Signal and finding the Boysenberries. Don’t miss this one.
#5: Mark Smith of Womply—Trust: The Currency of Every Relationship and How a Sales Leader Can Earn It.
July 17th, 2018 | 40 mins 27 secs
Mark Smith is VP of Sales for Womply. Womply has not only entered high-growth mode….they’ve been there for awhile now. His secret to ongoing growth? It isn’t a sales methodology, technology, or process…though they certainly use all of those things well. The fuel that has helped Mark’s team succeed has been developing trust. Mark shares why trust is the currency of every relationship and how they’ve built a team where trust helps them execute, adapt, and smash all of their sales goals. Mark believes the biggest challenge each leader has is to get every team member to believe in themselves. And here’s an interesting twist: If you have to ask for their trust, you’re doing it wrong. Mark lays down a blueprint on how to create a team fueled by mutual trust. The results speak for themselves.
#4: Travis Huff of Wayfair—Individual Road Maps for Individual Reps: Moving Past the Minimums to Scale with Swagger
July 10th, 2018 | 37 mins 32 secs
road maps, scale
Travis Huff, Director of B2B Sales for Wayfair has driven growth that resulted in Wayfair being recognized as one of the fastest growing stocks in 2017. His blueprint is simple: Talk is Cheap. Too many leaders talk about key things like onboarding, metrics, playbooks, and coaching. Travis builds process around them. Learn how you can build processes around onboarding and coaching that not only gets reps to revenue quickly, but create consistency in how your leaders connect to the development of each individual and help develop unique road maps for each rep’s success.
July 2nd, 2018 | 34 mins 40 secs
execution, sales, sales growth
Justin Welsh, SVP of Sales for PatientPop shares how obsession with execution helped him get PatientPop in HyperGrowth mode in year 1 and keep them there for four straight years. His blueprint focuses on 3 areas to get right first and he shares the 4 step process his leaders use to execute in the present. These tactics will help you…regardless of your company’s size or growth phase… create a culture where your salespeople are the evangelists of learning and execution…no micromanagement required.
June 26th, 2018 | 35 mins 19 secs
sales, sales leadership
Robert Beattie, Sr. Director of Sales For Thomson Reuters joins the podcast to share his leadership blueprint that has helped him achieve double digit growth in a mature, single-digit growth market. He shares his playbook that led to him being awarded 2018 Executive of the Year by the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP). Rob shares how to create impact as a leader so those that are motivated are able to achieve performance levels faster than even the reps had hoped.
June 20th, 2018 | 8 mins 32 secs
sales, sales leadership
Welcome to the new Sales Leadership Podcast. Every episode will be full of insight and strategy that you won't hear anywhere else. Some of Rob's first guests include Rob Beattie, Jeff Spencer, Justin Welsh and Robert Cornell.