At Rise Science, we're on a mission to make healthy sleep standard. We work with sales teams and elite athletes to unlock measurable improvements in the outcomes that matter to them most. Rise is the only app that produces the real-world benefits of better sleep. We use one hundred years of sleep science to help you leverage sleep and your circadian rhythm to feel better, be more productive, and perform at your best. On the Rise Science Podcast, we dig into the science and thinking around sleep and performance and how to put it into practice. We spend a third of our lives asleep, yet sleep - and how to make sleep science actionable and applicable to our lives - is under-examined and under-discussed. To help fill that gap, Rise Science co-founder and CEO Jeff Kahn interviews industry leaders, performance coaches, and sleep scientists who can teach us the best ways to create the lifelong habit of healthy sleep to get more out of every day at home and at work.
7. When You Can’t Add Hours to the Sales Day w/ Katie McKay, Sales Enablement and Distribution Strategy at John Hancock Investments
When your team is working all hours and you’ve equipped them with the best training as well as the latest technology, what more can you do to maximize sales productivity? In this episode, Katie McKay, Head of Sales Enablement and Distribution Strategy at John Hancock Investments, advises what you can do at the margin to drive performance and support employee happiness. We discuss mitigating burnout and strategies on how to support your team’s wellbeing while maximizing success.
6. Building Good Salespeople - w/Lars Nilsson, VP Global Sales Development at Snowflake
Caring and connection were the foundations of success for the sales team at Xerox, where Lars Nilsson began his career. Now VP of Global Sales Development at Snowflake, Lars is teaching us the importance of human connection in selling. We discuss the advancements in sales technology and the "new" tools, such as sleep, that can drive sales success.
5. The Effects of Sleep Debt: Why Sleep is Foundational w/Dr. Mark Rosekind, Chief Safety Innovation Officer at Zoox
We all know we need food, water and air to function, but there's a key lever that's missing: sleep. Dr. Mark Rosekind, Chief Safey Innovation Officer at Zoox and Founder of Alertness Solutions, joins me in talking about how sleep is foundational to health, wellbeing, and workplace performance. He recalls his time at NASA, working with astronauts to improve their decision making in life or death circumstances. We discuss why sleep is the ultimate performance enhancer and why it gives you and your team an advantage. "If you're not paying attention to sleep, you're paying for it.”
4. Caring for the "Person" in "Salesperson": Why Sleep Matters w/ Kevin Dorsey, VP of Inside Sales, PatientPop
Focus on process over outcomes is a sales leadership superpower that allows VP of Inside Sales at PatientPop Kevin "KD" Dorsey to coach his team through small improvements in habits and sales motion to big success.
KD joined me on the latest episode to share his unique, people-centric sales and performance wisdom that includes advice on acting with intention, starting "laughably small" with behavior change, and why sleep is "just what matters" when caring for the person in salesperson.
3. How to Get Your Team Speaking the Same Language of Sleep w/ Lexi Bohonnon, VP of Sales Engineering at Yext
If you want your team to perform at its best…
Everyone needs their sleep needs met.
And that’s a whole lot easier when you all go on the journey together.
That’s how Lexi Bohonnon, VP of Sales Engineering at Yext, is building a more effective team while also supporting their wellbeing.
She came on the show today to explain how healthy sleep habits are making her team stronger, why sleep is one of her top priorities for this year, and how accountability (and a little competitiveness) helps everyone manage their sleep.
2. Beans & Bullets: Military Insights on the Power of Sleep w/ Ron Needham, SVP Sales & Marketing, North America at ManpowerGroup
As a sales leader, you are responsible for equipping your team for success.
But there is more to it than investing in sales coaching or the shiniest new tech.
Your team’s health and wellbeing are just as much your responsibility.
And that means making sure they get healthy sleep.
In the latest episode of the Rise Science Podcast, I interviewed Ron Needham, SVP Sales & Marketing, North America at ManpowerGroup, the world’s third-largest staffing firm, and a decorated US Infantry veteran.
Ron’s impressive career as a sales leader at some of the world’s most successful companies, including elcom, Dun & Bradstreet, SAP, and Salesforce has always been informed by lessons learned serving in the military.
Drawing on all of this experience, Ron has made sleep one of the top priorities for his team.
We discussed how the military influenced Ron’s leadership style, why sleep is a leader’s responsibility, especially in a crisis, and Ron’s top performance tip.
Engaging and informative
As an avid podcast listener, I am impressed with the fun and straightforward conversations Jeff has with groundbreaking entrepreneurs. It’s a front seat to ideas that make life better.
If you’re looking to optimize well-being, I wouldn’t sleep on this one.
It really helps
I have been a Rise you user for a while, and it has really helped me quantify my sleep. I have 3 small kids, and am a small business owner, so sleep hasn’t been a priority. Rise has both shown me the value of sleep as it pertains to my performance, and gives me good metrics on how my sleep is doing. I am now constantly working on my Sleep Debt.
Great compliment to the app.