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Beverley Wright, Coaching Sales Teams at IBM - Part 2

Beverley Wright, Coaching Sales Teams at IBM - Part 2

May 29, 2018

Bev_Wright.jpgCoaching Sales Teams to High Performance

Beverley Wright held leadership and coaching roles at IBM for over 30 years.

Beverley successfully transitioned from her role as an individual contributor to climbing the leadership ladder in marketing and sales. In the late 90’s she pivoted again and gained expertise in coaching sales teams and executives. 

In Part II of her interview with Cynder Niemela, host of the Inspired Wisdom podcast, she shares her role in coaching the lowest performing sales team into the highest performing team in a short period of time.

Today, Beverley continues to work with leaders and helps them become more people-centered while achieving professional and personal goals. 

You won’t want to miss my interview with Beverley Wright if you are a

  • high-energy, successful salesperson and you now find yourself leading a sales team
  • entrepreneur and want to shape your leadership brand as a team leader
  • business owner and you want effective methods for building a high-performance team

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Cynder Niemela, MA, MBA is an award-winning author and internationally recognized expert in executive coaching and developing global teams. An American growing up in the Middle East and Europe, Cynder leverages her international experience working in the Middle East as one of a few women permitted to work in Saudi Arabia. First, as a marine biologist followed by years of developing leaders and teams for Saudi-ARAMCO.  Mission: Interview people from 100 countries who are working with heart and mind for positive social impact.  

Beverley Wright, 30+ Years with IBM as a Leader and Coach

Beverley Wright, 30+ Years with IBM as a Leader and Coach

May 24, 2018

Beverley Wright: A Successful Business Leader, Community Advocate, and Leadership Coach 

Beverley held leadership and management roles at IBM for over 30 years.

Beverley started at IBM thinking she’d stay for 5 years at most. However, she had a paradigm shift and saw an opportunity to pivot from doing a job to driving her career choices. Beverley successfully transitioned from her role as an individual contributor to climbing the leadership ladder in marketing and sales. In the late 90’s she pivoted again and gained expertise in coaching sales teams and executives 

Today, Beverley continues to work with leaders and helps them become more people-centered while achieving professional and personal goals. 

You won’t want to miss my interview with Beverley Wright if you are a

  • high-energy, successful salesperson and you now find yourself leading a sales team
  • entrepreneur and want to shape your leadership brand as a team leader
  • business owner and you want effective methods for building a high-performance team

For show notes and links, please go to Inspired Wisdom.

Katie Hill, TED Fellow, Social Entrepreneur,

Katie Hill, TED Fellow, Social Entrepreneur,

May 8, 2018

Katie Hill, TED Fellow, Young Global Leader and Social Entrepreneur

Katie Hill is a social entrepreneur, TED Fellow and  Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum. She solves problems that impact billions of people.

Katie took a year off between high school and college to live in Nepal. She began college knowing she wanted to work on issues of global poverty and economic development. After graduating from Stanford, Katie joined Acumen and lived in India for 4 years where she focused on energy, water, and agriculture investment

Katie shares with us her journey from living in Nepal and India and then returning to Stanford to complete an MBA and MA in Environment & Resources.

In 2013, she joined Apple in Silicon Valley. Building on her core interests and strengths in leadership, product innovation, and sustainable investing, Katie set out to convert Apple’s entire supply chain to renewable energy.

Earlier this year, Katie quit a job she loved at Apple and moved to Nairobi, Africa with her husband to fulfill their shared mission of making positive social change.

If you want to make a positive social impact, you don’t want to miss Katie’s inspiring story on the Inspired Wisdom Podcast.

Millennial Steven Huang shares his career journey from a Job to a career of meaning and purpose

Millennial Steven Huang shares his career journey from a Job to a career of meaning and purpose

May 1, 2018

Growing up, Steven had a vision for his future. However, he had to put his vision aside and work in a career that he did not find meaningful.

Steven graduated with a B.S. in Business from Babson College in 2009. With a skill set that was still in demand during the recession, he started his career as an actuary but left after a few years in the pursuit of meaningful work.

Steven shares with us how he found his way out of a job in Connecticut and into Facebook as their first HR analyst.  From Facebook, he pursued a path filled with side steps and back steps and jumps forward that ultimately landed him in a role where he gets to do meaningful work every day.

At Culture Amp in San Francisco since Apr 2015, Steven is the Head of Diversity and Inclusion where he built the Culture Amp & Paradigm Inclusion Survey. He has become a champion of blending analytics, psychology, and empathy to solve 21st century’s most pressing problems.

If you are a

  • millennial frustrated with your role and looking for an inspired next step
  • approaching your mid 30’s and you are worried you won’t find “your purpose”
  • conflicted about how to engage millennials

You won’t want to miss the show as Steven Huang shares his most important lesson. “The little lessons we take away from the obstacles in life that often lead us to our most passionate and impactful next chapter.”

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