John Barrows is a leading B2B sales trainer and founder of JBarrows Consulting. His clients include Salesforce, LinkedIn, and Okta. Each Week he gives you actionable sales tips to close more business and brings on industry leaders.
194: Jeff Hoffman On Career Inflection Points
Our guest this week is Jeff Hoffman, a friend and mentor of John’s. Jeff and John are going to reflect on their history, the milestones they’ve each achieved, growing a business while growing a family, and their thoughts on retirement. They also talk about how they have navigated each decade of their lives so far and share what we should be focused on as we navigate ours.
193: Melanie Fellay On Making Funding Decisions And Building A Team
Our guest this week is Melanie Fellay, CEO and Co-Founder of Spekit. From management of finances to where you spend your time, Spekit has successfully navigated the startup waters to become what they are today. And now a new milestone has been reached. Melanie joins John to discuss building a team, designing a go-to-market strategy, funding decisions, and hiring choices.
192: Brian Gil On Spinning Up A Start-Up Within An Established Successful Company
Our guest this week is Brian Gil, SVP, Operations at Articulate. Brian shares how growth and trajectory dramatically changed for Articulate when he joined over eight years ago, and what it’s like to break ground on a new product, a new process, and a new vision. Brian and John also discuss what we should be looking at when interpreting data so we can make decisions on how to refine our approach or redesign our roadmap. The decisions we make when we're small drive the results that we might see as we grow.
191: Kristina Finseth On A Quality Over Quantity Approach In Sales
Our guest this week is Kristina Finseth, Growth Marketing Manager at Interseller. Kristina is a strong leader with incredible insight due to her diverse marketing and sales background, and her Outbound FIRE Framework has been spreading rapidly through the sales community and making an impact. She and John talk about how her sales expertise has been sharpened and perfected by mixing elements of her marketing knowledge into her routines.
190: Leslie Douglas & Meg Holsinger On Navigating Their Sales Careers
We’re keeping it in house for this week’s episode! JB Sales CRO Chris Merrill takes over and talks with Leslie Douglas, Director of Sales Training, and Meg Holsinger, Director of Customer Success. They discuss their experiences navigating a successful sales career, the strong opinions that shaped them into talented sellers, and share off the wall banter making this a very fun episode.
189: David Cancel On Conversational Marketing And Sales
Our guest this week is David Cancel, CEO and Founder of Drift. David has spent a lifetime as an avid learner and found a way to understand not just sales, but human decision making and why things work. John and David are going to go deep into the ebbs and flows of being in sales today, the short-term versus the long-term and the cyclical world that we all live, buy, and sell in.