Let’s Make Every Day Thanksgiving!

I have to say that Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year, not because of the turkey and football, but because of the gratitude it triggers in so many. The day is a celebration of thinking abundantly and sharing our gratitude with those we appreciate. While it’s the perfect day for gratitude …

Presentation Materials from Connect 2018

It was my pleasure to speak to you today at the Connect Conference in San Antonio. I’m so happy to serve you in growing your business and protecting your client base. This short page will give you resources to help you make the leap from Optional to Essential. BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS As I said, “readers are …

How to Reinvent Yourself, Stay Relevant and Love Your Business Life

No matter what you do for a living, being fresh and interesting is critical to continued success. It keeps you top-of-mind for opportunities and improves the equity of your personal brand. In my case, as an author and professional speaker, I need to reinvent myself every so often to remain relevant. For those of you …

How to Succeed For the Rest of Your Life

Last year, an Uber driver was talking me up as he drove me to the airport. I’d just finished giving a keynote address at a conference and still had my badge on. He asked me what I speak about, and without hesitation I replied, “How to be successful at work.” This piqued his interest. “Driving …

Three Great Books You Should Read This Fall

In my experience, voracious readers of business and advice books are better leaders. Why? Because long-form reading helps you grasp complex ideas, understand what’s behind them and ultimately put them to work in your lives. When I think about what helped me make the leap from account exec to CSO, I attribute my steadfast commitment …

My New Sales Strategy Book Is On Sale Now!

I’m so excited to announce the 5th book was just published! It’s titled Dealstorming: The Secret Weapon That Can Solve Your Toughest Sales Challenges. It’s based on my experience at Yahoo and then as a consultant, where I helped sales teams close hundreds of millions of dollars of deals and account renewals through teamwork.  The main idea …

Pre-Order Dealstorming and Receive Over $300 In Bonuses!

My 5th book is Dealstorming: The Secret Weapon That Can Solve Your Toughest Sales Challenges. It offers you a strategy to complete the most complex and important deals you face through collaboration and teamwork. It shares stories from my days at Yahoo as well as consulting engagements I’ve been a part of.  It reveals insights from …

Call For Interviews: Have You Bought From A Sales Genius?

I’m writing a new book on creativity in the sales process.  Its premise is that in today’s business environment, it’s getting complicated to get good deals done.  Standard approaches or tactics aren’t working.  This is why creativity is needed in deal making and sales.   While the book will share some of my personal experiences, …

Music Can Soothe The Stranded Traveler

Last Saturday I was stranded in the Cartagena Colombia airport for almost six hours.  I was not alone. Early that morning, the radar system at the Panama City airport went down, causing all flights in and out of it to be delayed.  As it’s the hub for the entire region, which meant that all travelers …