Sales Leadership Podcast

High-Growth Tactics for High-Growth Teams

About the show

Each episode finds Rob Jeppsen and guest diving into the biggest question in business: How do you create predictable, repeatable, and scalable success? They discuss tactics and practices that the best sales leaders use to drive head-turning success. Rob lets you know what you can expect from each episode and gives you his promise: you'll leave each episode with new ideas to help you drive high growth with your team.

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  • Episode 54: #54: Brandon Bornancin of Seamless.AI - Being Obsessed With Every Detail of Your Sales Process

    July 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 4 mins
    brandon bornancin, coaching, details, obsessive, rob jeppsen, role playing, training

    This episode of the Sales Leadership Podcast features Brandon Bornancin, Founder and CEO of Seamless.AI. Brandon discusses how taking care of his sales teams and obsessing over the details helps his teams win over the short and long term. He compares this to winning the SuperBowl every day. Brandon shows us how daily role-playing and actionable coaching and scoring are the keys to high growth success exceeding sales goals consistently.

  • Episode 53: #53: Marius Smyth of Adroll - Keys to High Growth: Consistency, Alignment, and Accountability

    July 2nd, 2019  |  50 mins 59 secs
    building a sales team, culture, passion onboarding, practice, sales improvement, training

    This week we learn from a truly international sales leader, Marius Smyth, Global Head of Sales & Customer Operations at AdRoll Group. Marius shows us how having consistency, alignment, and accountability leads to credibility with your sales team as well as with your customers. He talks about how having consistency in your process will give you consistency in your outcomes, and how you can reduce variance by coaching your sales team.

  • Episode 52: #52: Matt Marino of Global Payments - Using Your Customers' Outcomes as a Measurement for Success

    June 25th, 2019  |  54 mins 6 secs
    building a sales team, culture, enthusiasm, passion onboarding, practice, sales improvement, training, trust

    Matt Marino, VP of Sales for Global Payments, teaches us to set the standard for success based on the success of your customers' experiences. He shows us that passion is the rocket fuel for performance and that as you add value to the careers of each of your reps, you increase that passion and performance.

  • Episode 51: #51: Mike Lockert of Simplus - Why Listening to Your Customers and Sales Reps Matters

    June 18th, 2019  |  47 mins 5 secs
    building a sales team, culture, disruption, passion onboarding, sales coaching, training

    This episode features Mike Lockert, Chief Revenue Officer of Simplus. Mike shares his blueprint for how to keep your sales on the high-growth trajectory. He talks about how culture is a key ingredient to that success, and how it is made up of all the things you do as a sales leader. Mike gives the key to making your sales reps WANT to follow you, something that is invaluable in this world of short-term job longevity for sales professionals.

  • Episode 50: #50: Jacco van der Kooij of Winning by Design - Double Your Sales Without Doubling Your Sales Team

    June 11th, 2019  |  56 mins 40 secs
    building a sales team, culture, enthusiasm, passion onboarding, practice, sales improvement, training, trust

    On our 50th Episode, Jacco van der Kooij, Founder of Winning by Design, joins the Sales Leadership Podcast to talk about how you can become a modern sales leader. Jacco shows us how focusing on what matters most to the customer can grow your sales by 2X without doubling your sales team or doubling the price. He shows us the seven key moments that a modern sales leader can work on with the sales team and be a coach, not a trainer.

  • Episode 49: #49: Jen Spencer of SmartBug Media - How to Align Your Sales and Marketing Efforts to Maximize Revenue

    June 4th, 2019  |  51 mins 17 secs

    In this week's episode, Jen Spencer of SmartBug Media joins us to talk about team. She describes, in detail, a good, authentic approach to creating a "team." According to Jen, you should build a team that compliments your own strength and overshadows your weaknesses. Her advice is to stay close to the Market, close to your staff, and find ways to level your people and compensate for their weaknesses. If you can do these things, you can build the right team to spur growth.

  • Episode 48: #48: Ryan O'Hara of LeadIQ - The Art of Prospecting in the Digital Age

    May 28th, 2019  |  53 mins 22 secs

    In this week's episode, Ryan O'Hara, VP of Growth and Marketing at LeadIQ, talks about one of the most important skills in Sales: building pipeline. He says you can't have the important conversation about your product and the problems it solves if you can't prospect to find someone to converse with. Ryan believes that you were hired to be yourself, not someone else because it is your unique skills that your company needs. Authenticity is what will help you win. Ryan also believes in building brands around people, not just around products and companies, so as a sales leader, you should help build the brands of your people.

  • Episode 47: #47: Amy Appleyard of Carbon Black - Using Change as Your Competitive Advantage to Sell More

    May 21st, 2019  |  51 mins 22 secs
    amy, building a sales team, culture, enthusiasm, passion, passion onboarding, practice, rob, sales improvement, training, trust

    This week on the Sales Leadership Podcast, we learn from Amy Appleyard, SVP Global Inside Sales for Carbon Black. Amy talks about how all your competitors are trying to be unique, so to drive high growth you have to give your customers something more. Be agile and nimble, and embrace change as you design and redesign your sales process. Amy also shows us how to help your sales team be "all in", and be excited about pursuing success.

  • Episode 46: #46: Tamara Schenk of CSO Insights - Leading With a Customer-Centric Sales Strategy

    May 14th, 2019  |  55 mins 41 secs
    building a sales team, culture, passion onboarding, sales coaching, training

    This week Tamara Schenk, Research Director of CSO Insights, shows us how to use dynamic coaching to gain a two-digit improvement to drive your sales team’s success. She has performed the research that shows how coaching is a skill that can be developed, talks about how sales leaders should have a long-term view while focusing on short term issues.

  • Episode 45: #45: Adam Clark of REPAY - Using Laser Focus to Build a High-Growth Company

    May 7th, 2019  |  54 mins
    building a sales team, culture, passion onboarding, practice, sales improvement, training

    In this episode, learn how Adam Clark, Director of Sales for REPAY, measures and manages all sales activities and applies a laser focus to learn what his team is doing well and what could be improved. He subscribes to the idea that if you can't measure it, you don't know what you are doing. Adam shows how a leader with a student mentality can drive positive change and lead a company to continued high growth and success.

  • Episode 44: #44: Kevin Hart of Challenger - How to Adopt Disruption Inside Your Sales Organization to Drive Better Results

    April 30th, 2019  |  51 mins 47 secs
    building a sales team, culture, disruption, passion onboarding, sales coaching, training

    In this week's episode, Kevin Hart, Vice president of Sales & Marketing at Challenger, shares how disruption can help you get disproportionate results. He says you should start with learning what "good" looks like to your customers, and then do whatever it takes to teach your team to reach it. It might mean doing something new that is uncomfortable, but Kevin shows us why that is how high-growth companies are always reaching higher. This is an episode that you don't want to miss!

  • Episode 43: #43: Kharisma Moraski of Conversica - A Milestone Approach to Sales Leadership

    April 23rd, 2019  |  50 mins 19 secs
    building a sales team, culture, passion onboarding, training

    This week we learn from Kharisma Moraski, Vice President of Sales for Conversica. Kharisma started selling at age five and continued an amazing career as a sales leader. Learn how she and her team recognize and utilize the milestones on the path to success. Kharisma talks about how to assess the skill and will on your team, and build a team that can move mountains and creates great leaders. She espouses a work-life balance and fosters the growth of her people.

  • Episode 42: #42: Joe Caprio of Chorus,ai—Using Customer Conversations to Drive 1-on-1 Sales Coaching

    April 16th, 2019  |  51 mins 9 secs

    Less than 5% of sales call information makes it into Salesforce. You can't improve what you don't fully understand, so Joe says to find a way to see what's working. Find a way to see exactly what your customers are saying. If you have a genuine desire to help customers, you will find time to do it. Having systems for interacting with customers and potential customers is how you eliminate variance at scale, which Joe says is a key to entering high-growth mode.

  • Episode 41: #41: Tim Clarke of UNCrushed—How Salespeople Can Prevent Burnout And Have A Successful Career

    April 9th, 2019  |  48 mins 30 secs

    This week's guest is Tim Clarke of UNCrushed. Tim brings a special story today on an important topic. He believes that salespeople need to be wary of the pressure to win, to be a "crusher," because that kind of success comes with negative effects. Tim says that we are so focused on outcomes that we often lose track of people. Tim's non-profit group, UNCrushed, helps salespeople avoid the negative impact of the "crush it" culture. He talks about how to minimize the soul-crushing rejection, the uncertainty, and the fear in order to be successful and thrive. Tim sums it up with the belief that strength comes from vulnerability. Check out this episode for more information.

  • Episode 40: #40: Sam Jacobs of Revenue Colective - How To Become a Great Leader and Beat the Odds

    April 2nd, 2019  |  54 mins 26 secs

    This week's guest is Sam Jacobs of Revenue Collective. He believes that sales leaders are in the most volatile position in business. As sales leaders, there are absolutely things that you have to do. As Sam says "We must be great. Great from the get-go." You also have to ask yourself questions about the company-like, "what is the market size?" All the salesmanship in the world won't solve the problem of a small market. How connected to the market are the leaders? Sam believes that ensuring position fit should be your absolute priority, as early leaders often become casualties. Join Sam and Rob for a provocative look at Sales Leaders - the position and the pitfalls.

  • Episode 39: #39: Woody Klemetson of Divvy - Turning No Into Yes With A Can't Lose Mentality

    March 26th, 2019  |  48 mins 15 secs

    This week's guest is Woody Klemetson of Divvy. Woody is a leader presiding over truly hyper growth. He believes that great partnering is the key to growth, making sure that they understand you and your business as well as possible and vice versa. Woody is also a great believer in team-which he says extends to everyone in the company. He gets to know his team in a personal and authentic way because it fuels the mission that they all signed up for. His advice: take every chance possible to build up your team and give kudos to those people. His creed is "I can't lose," and he believes that if you're not failing, you're not trying.