Rural Finance

Expect A Star

ANZ Bank

Cutting Edges

Pacific Laboratory Products

Depend on Davey

Kent Moving and Storage

Boehringer Ingelheim

V.I.P. Home Services

VIS

Wetern Australia Treasury Corporation

Fairfax Digital

I just wanted to reiterate James's sentiments and thank you again for your time. Was a fantastic webinar - really positive feedback from the audience. (As a Robert Louis Stevenson fan, I love the quote at the start!) 
-Lauren Smith, Account & Campaign Manager, www.smartcompany.com.au

 

To everyone involved with VIS Barrett Business Education Scholarship Program I can not begin to express how grateful I am to have been included in 2011. My life has completely changed since the beginning of the Barrett Scholarship. The way I think about my business and the world in general has shifted and I've been exposed to so many wonderful opportunities thanks to you. This has definitely been one of the best decisions of my sporting career to be a part of the Barrett ACE program. 
The lessons and strategies I have learnt from Sue Barrett and VIS ACE team have been life changing. My understanding of the business world has increased dramatically since the beginning of the program and my business is prospering as a direct result. Whether you are a sales person or an athlete I can not recommend Barrett highly enough. It has been a privilege to work with Sue and her team and I'm a better person and businessman because of it. 
Many thanks 
-Christian Williams, VIS

 

It was lovely to meet you yesterday and, as you will read, your presentation was something of an epiphany for me.
This is the first time I have written a post that is a mixture between reporting and my opinion. As such, I thought it appropriate to have your approval before posting it to my blog and throughout my groups in LinkedIn, including WNA.
While it is really about what you made me think about selling, I do quote you and it is important that I have not misinterpreted what you had to say.

-Sandy McDonald

 


We worked closely with Barrett at the beginning of 2009 to develop a tailored Sales Program for ~300 Relationship Managers nationally. This program focused on understanding and developing core components for sales fitness through a very practical 3 day course - which included key concepts such as message intent, backwards planning, valid business reasons, effective questioning and offering solutions. This was supported back in the field by our Regional Managers who delivered 10 follow up sessions and infield coaching after extensive training andcoaching by Barrett. At the time the sales trainingprogram rolled out, our business unit was going through a major restructure, and Sue's deep practical sales experience together with her great empathy and sensitivity ensured our relationship managers came away with: greater role clarity, heightened self awareness regarding the importance of goals, accountability, leadership, health and attitude for sales success; and practical sales tools to effectively plan, manage and deliver their sales targets.

-Mark Hand, Former General Manager(now Managing Director ANZ Retail & Distribution) and Brad Greenwood, Head of Business Development - Regional Commercial Banking 

 

We began working with Barrett midyear 2009.  Our Sales Team was in need of a makeover as our business had grown from Small Business to SME in a very short time. We desperately needed skilled, organized and proactive sales reps to sustain the growth and maintain our position in the market place.  For a period of 6 months, Sue Barett became our surrogate Sales Manager and held regular weekly sales meetings which involved coaching, mentoring and up-skilling the sales team to plan ahead and give them the confidence to get out on road where previously they were more "in-house order takers" rather than field reps.  The experience was both challenging and rewarding for the sales team and the process revealed the businesses' strengths and weaknesses which lead to the restructure of the entire business.  Barrett's approach is honest and encouraging and it's about seeking out real solutions.  There are no false promises or gimmicks on how to be the best but its rather a journey of self discovery supported with "common sense" sales strategies and plans that work and can be adapted by any sales rep and business.  One of the first things that Barrett warned us about was that not all sales reps will last the journey.  The process exposed some sales reps that didn't have what it takes and in time they exited the business which made way for more talented sales people.  Choosing Barrett was the one of the smartest business decisions we've made.  We still work closely with Barrett utilizing their services and tools such as the Psychometric Sales and Leadership testing which I highly recommend to recruit and retain the right people.  Sue is a rare and amazing coach, facilitator, mentor and business woman who inspires and challenges everyone she meets to be better sales reps, managers and people.

-Val Dani, Group General Manager Dome Garden Supplies