Episode 219 – Reach The Next Level of Emotional Intelligence with Colleen Stanley

Episode Overview

Gina gets to have one of her long-term “sales crushes” on the show today. One of the top sales influencers of the 21st century, and one of the top 30 sales gurus in the world! Colleen Stanley, President, Founder, and Chief Selling Officer at SalesLeadership Inc., as well as a leader in emotional intelligence, an author, a keynote speaker, and trainer.

Gina and Colleen waste no time diving deep into emotional intelligence, its practical applications, and how soft skills help support the right selling behaviors. They discuss the ‘knowing and doing gap’, how to discern if a sales opportunity is a bad fit, the importance of self-awareness and delayed gratification in scaling a business, repetition to master skills, carving out quiet time to reflect, the need to approach every situation with a fresh perspective, and continuously improve through reading, debriefing, and self-evaluation.


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More about Gina

Engagement Expert – Speaker – Sales Trainer – Entrepreneur – Improv Comic

Gina is a Master Sales Trainer for Jeb Blount’s Sales Gravy who combines street smarts and improv comedy skills with her experience in the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds, which sets her apart from her competition. 

“Sass without too much crass” is how Gina Trimarco describes herself. A high energy entrepreneur, engager, speaker, trainer, improv comedienne and podcast producer, Gina credits most of her success on her upbringing by her Italian mobster dad and German immigrant mother.

Prior to joining Sales Gravy, Gina founded and operated Carolina Improv Company, an improv comedy school and theater, in addition to Pivot10 Results, a sales training company. Thanks to this podcast, Gina was able to “stalk” her business role model Jeb Blount and convince him to hire her … and sponsor this podcast!

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