On today’s episode Gina welcomes long time friend Amy Franko, keynote speaker, author, and Sales and Growth Strategist at Strategic Selling Academy. Gina and Amy discuss the dynamics of effectiveness, leadership, and self-awareness. They reminisce about Amy’s past opportunity to co-host the show and her deliberative decision-making process, emphasizing the balance between emotional excitement and practicality.
They explain the journey to mastery and the power of consistency in personal growth, highlighting the transition from confidence to cockiness in one’s endeavors. Leaders’ roles in providing feedback are examined, with a focus on seeking positive feedback, investing in personal coaching, and requesting feedback from leaders to shift conversations toward strengths and positive aspects.
They talk about the significance of the StrengthsFinder assessments for understanding natural strengths and the interconnectedness of effectiveness, efficiency, engagement, and enjoyment in one’s work. Gina explains her remaking of Carolina Improv 2.0 to illustrate the importance of maintaining the sweet spot between confidence and engagement while filtering activities to prioritize those that truly matter. She and Amy underscore the ongoing process of fine-tuning and awareness in optimizing one’s commitments and effectiveness in whatever life brings.
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.