Introduce Yourself Here!

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Joe Huber
Joe Huber Member [Pro], Administrator Posts: 253
edited September 2022 in Networking & Connection

Hello and welcome to Ascender! You've taken a big step forward and I'm so happy that you're here!

One of the things you can do to start connecting with others is to comment below with your intro post so others will be able to see what you're about! I recommend that you copy and paste the template below (Pro-tip: Copy before clicking the link above). Say hey in the comments and start posting, next!

Name: Joe Huber

Title: Head of Community

Industry: B2C Community

Goals I want to achieve: Deliver the world's best community for Salespeople.

Hobbies: Spending time with my wife & daughter, camping, fishing, kayaking, golf, and voiceover work!

One thing you want to get out of being an Ascender: I want to see the people in this community be happier about their career trajectory.

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  • Sydney Hoi
    Sydney Hoi Guest Posts: 1
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    Name: Sydney Hoi

    Title: Consultant

    Industry: B2B Sales Consulting

    Goals I want to achieve: Own a non-profit organization in the future

    Hobbies: Embroidery!

    One thing you want to get out of being an Ascender: Would love to see how this community leans on and learns from each other.

  • hbarlow@forcemanagement.com
    hbarlow@forcemanagement.com Member [Pro] Posts: 2
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    Name: Halee Barlow

    Title: Implementation Specialist

    Industry: B2B Sales Consulting

    Goals I want to achieve: Buying a house

    Hobbies: Puzzles and painting

    One thing you want to get out of being an Ascender: Build a community

  • hbarlow@forcemanagement.com
    hbarlow@forcemanagement.com Member [Pro] Posts: 2
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    @shoi@forcemanagement.com I didn't know you were into Embroidery! That's so cool!

  • jbollard@forcemanagement.com
    jbollard@forcemanagement.com Member [Pro] Posts: 1
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    Name: Joey Bollard

    Title: Associate

    Industry: Sales consulting

    Goals I want to achieve: Buying a new car

    Hobbies: Tennis

    One thing you want to get out of being an Ascender: To learn how to sell better!

  • ekaplan@forcemanagement.com
    ekaplan@forcemanagement.com Member [Pro] Posts: 2
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    Name: Emily Kaplan

    Title: Account Manager

    Industry: Security

    Goals I want to achieve: Fund retire plan & goals

    Hobbies: Yoga

    One thing you want to get out of being an Ascender: Gain additional knowledge to leverage in my immediate role as well as future career projection within sales/management

  • ekaplan@forcemanagement.com
    ekaplan@forcemanagement.com Member [Pro] Posts: 2
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    @shoi@forcemanagement.com - I also enjoy embroidery! got into it over the last 2 years!?

  • Stella Carr
    Stella Carr Guest Posts: 1
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    Name: Stella Carr

    Title: Engagement Manager

    Industry: Consulting

    Goals I want to achieve: Own a home and be debt free

    Hobbies: Travel, eating and cooking new foods!

    One thing you want to get out of being an Ascender: New knowledge and skills to apply beyond sales.

  • Tanika J Lothery
    Tanika J Lothery Guest Posts: 1
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    Name: Tanika Lothery

    Title: Owner/Marketing Virtual Assistant

    Industry: Virtual Support

    Goals I want to achieve: Build and sell a company

    Hobbies: Book Club, Personal Styling, Eating snacks and pretending to rate tv shows

    One thing you want to get out of being an Ascender: Contribute to building community

  • Joe Huber
    Joe Huber Member [Pro], Administrator Posts: 253
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    Hi and welcome, @Stella Carr! Welcome to Ascender!

    What's your favorite place that you've traveled to?

  • Joe Huber
    Joe Huber Member [Pro], Administrator Posts: 253
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    @Tanika J Lothery Welcome to the Ascender Community!

    I'd love to know what your highest rated TV show is!

  • Jason Bosse
    Jason Bosse Guest Posts: 2
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    Name: Jason Bosse

    Title: Industry Executive

    Industry: Technology Sales

    Goals I want to achieve: Exceed my number every year.

    Hobbies: Golf

    One thing you want to get out of being an Ascender: Understand different approaches to reduce the time to close deals with longer sales cycles.

  • Joe Huber
    Joe Huber Member [Pro], Administrator Posts: 253
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    @Jason Bosse I just picked up golf, myself! I am not good! Haha.

    As for closing deals quicker, that's a huge thing I think we'll all be working on here in the Ascender Community, so I'm hopeful that we can help you out! Thanks for the intro!

  • Morgan Daniels
    Morgan Daniels Guest Posts: 6
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    Name: Morgan Daniels

    Title: GTM Strategic Programs

    Industry: SaaS Technology -- Collaborative Applications Platform

    Goals I want to achieve: A giant yard for my dog one day :) (but for now, we love the city life)

    Hobbies: Being outside, trying new recipes and making pottery

    One thing you want to get out of being an Ascender: Sharpen the saw and get better at all stages of the sales cycle while connecting with others in the industry to share learnings and best practices

  • Joe Huber
    Joe Huber Member [Pro], Administrator Posts: 253
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    Nice, @Morgan Buchanan! My wife and I moved to the burbs and I thought I'd hate it. Instead, the dog loves the yard, our daughter loves the parks, and I picked up golf!

    Any questions that pop up around helping you close deals better, please feel free to let us know how we can help in that Peer Assist forum!

  • Tim Wichmann
    Tim Wichmann Guest Posts: 1
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    Name: Tim Wichmann

    Title: Business Development Rep.

    Industry: SAAS - Social Media Monitoring

    Goals I want to achieve: Being part of the decision maker in my team

    Hobbies: Football (Soccer) and the nature!

    One thing you want to get out of being an Ascender: Increasing my network and gaining additional knowledge!

  • Casey Dupuis
    Casey Dupuis Guest Posts: 3
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    Name: Casey Dupuis

    Title: Regional Sales Director

    Industry: SaaS - Network Infrastructure

    Goals I want to achieve: Continue to help others achieve key milestones in their sales career and personal development

    Hobbies: Dogs, Gardening, Hiking, Legos, Golf

    One thing you want to get out of being an Ascender: Be recognized in my community as a leader, motivator, and mentor.

  • Rachel Grimm
    Rachel Grimm Guest Posts: 3
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    Name: Rachel Grimm

    Title: Sr. Advanced Advertising Manager

    Industry: digital media

    Goals I want to achieve: Gain leadership skills, virtual sales strategies, and network

    Hobbies: Music, hiking, kickboxing

    One thing you want to get out of being an Ascender: industry knowledge, new perspectives, training and team building ideas.

  • Don Ian Cher
    Don Ian Cher Guest Posts: 11
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    Name: Don Ian Cher

    Title: Associate

    Industry: Public Service

    Goals I want to achieve: Learn the relevant sales skills and certifications to pivot into tech sales! To establish professional relationships with everyone here and learn how others have succeeded in pivoting into tech

    Hobbies: Going to the gym and growth investing

    One thing you want to get out of being an Ascender: I want to meet new professionals in the industry where we uplift one another by improving our resume, interview skills, and learning how to fish out critical information to shorten the sales cycle for my Account Executive when I pivot into tech sales

  • Justin Smolar
    Justin Smolar Guest Posts: 1
    edited August 2022
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    Name: Justin Smolar

    Title: Account Executive

    Industry: Industrial Automation

    Goals I want to achieve: Continue to be able to say "If I died today, I'd be proud of what I've accomplished".

    Hobbies: Sports and all things outdoors (including BBQ'n)

    One thing you want to get out of being an Ascender: Get comfortable being uncomfortable.

  • Jason Shindler
    Jason Shindler Guest Posts: 1
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    Name: Jason Shindler

    Title: Account Executive

    Industry: Technology

    Goals I want to achieve: Continue to develop my career in sales

    Hobbies: Chasing my kids!

    One thing you want to get out of being an Ascender: More formal training to help me get better at my job

  • Ryan Bizzis
    Ryan Bizzis Guest Posts: 1
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    Name: Ryan Bizzis

    Title: Account Executive

    Industry: Automotive

    Goals I want to achieve: Build and maintain a sustainable and growth oriented career

    Hobbies: Sports, outdoors, home improvement, and family!

    One thing you want to get out of being an Ascender: Strategies for customer engagement and long term relationship building.

  • David Wood
    David Wood Member [Pro] Posts: 2
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    Name: David Wood

    Title: Enterprise Account Executive

    Industry: B2B SaaS

    Goals I want to achieve:

    1 year: Achieve President's Club at Rubrik.

    3 year: 7 figure w2

    5 year: Professional: Taking on a leadership role. Personal: 3+ month sailing excursion most likely in SE Asia or Europe.

    Hobbies: Big outdoors guy... Currently hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and day sailing on Puget Sound. Also into snowboarding in the winter.

    One thing you want to get out of being an Ascender: Really focused on honing my craft through continued education, and also looking forward to networking and building relationships in this community.

  • Ryan Cresswell
    Ryan Cresswell Guest Posts: 1
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    Name: Ryan Cresswell

    Title: Corporate Account Manager

    Industry: Corporate Travel

    Goals I want to achieve: To be well respected, and to earn my way to the top by proving myself as a competent account manager/CSM.

    Hobbies: Ski Mountaineering, Open Water Swimming, Hiking,

    One thing you want to get out of being an Ascender: To become more well-versed on how I communicate to my clients so that I always seem to be the SME - Subject Matter Expert when discussing their account and what I can offer.

  • Luke Page
    Luke Page Guest Posts: 2
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    Name: Luke Page

    Title: Account Executive

    Industry: Technology

    Goals I want to achieve: Learn to to become better at selling! Best practices, questions to ask, how to build a champion, etc...

    Hobbies: Running, Rock Climbing, Paddle Boarding, and going hiking when a get the chance!

    One thing you want to get out of being an Ascender: Learning how to be in better control throughout the sales process and connect with other reps with more experience than myself to learn from.

  • Joe Huber
    Joe Huber Member [Pro], Administrator Posts: 253
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    Thanks for sharing, @Luke Page! Paddle Boarding is a lot of fun! I once tried to fish from one, but ended up just pulling myself around some lily pads I kept getting stuck on 😄.

    We'll definitely be working on some things around champion building, so let us know if there's anything specific you want to see in the content or curriculum!

  • Robert Smart
    Robert Smart Guest Posts: 10
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    Name: Robert Smart

    Title: Enterprise Account Exec (new business to organisations with 1,000 employees or more)

    Industry: SaaS solutions for HR and comms

    Goals I want to achieve: I want to tighten up my mid funnel process, taking deals from the discovery more efficiently through the processes to a successful close and implementation.

    Hobbies: Gym, reading, cooking, trying to figure out which cupboard my pet cat is hiding in.

    One thing you want to get out of being an Ascender: Aside from the goals, it would be great to connect with smart folks who want to talk sales.

  • Joe Huber
    Joe Huber Member [Pro], Administrator Posts: 253
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    Thanks for sharing, @Robert Smart! So excited to have you here!

  • Joseph Devlin
    Joseph Devlin Guest Posts: 1
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    Name: Joseph Devlin

    Title: Account Executive

    Industry: Technology

    Goals I want to achieve: Help better define sales process, perform better on calls, improve overall sales abilities

    Hobbies: Swimming, Reading, Running, Sports

    One thing you want to get out of being an Ascender: Build connections with likeminded people and learn more about understanding the sales process

  • Rachel Clapp Miller
    Rachel Clapp Miller Member [Pro], Administrator, Moderator, Super User group (not at launch) Posts: 53
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    @Joseph Devlin Happy to have you on here!

  • Joe Huber
    Joe Huber Member [Pro], Administrator Posts: 253
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    This is great, @Joseph Devlin! Thank you for sharing! Anything we can do to help, let us know!