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When our clients are successful, we know that we've succeeded in our mission.

It is a pleasure learning under John's guidance. He's a patient teacher whose personal goal is to make sure that his students succeed. While it's only been a few months since I began the Sandler training, I can already see results in my business. More deals are getting closed, and I go into meetings with a plan to succeed, not just hoping for the best.

Nancy Sipera, Strategic Marketing Expert, First Impressions Advertising, Inc.

John's leadership as National Sales Manager provided the team with a clear focus and direction. His management style is one of coaching and mentoring. He continually challenges the individual and team to preform at the highest level. It was a pleasure to work with John at Evonik.

George Carroll, Market Development Engineer, Uniform Color Company

I now understand what a cookbook is and am officially creating my own! Although this won't make a difference in my kitchen, and my husband will still be the chef in the family, this cookbook will make a huge difference in growing my business!! Let the cooking begin!

Lisa Joswick, Founder & President, Blackbook, LLC

John is an excellent sales trainer and coach. His training is both informative and engaging. Simply stated, it is by far the best sales training that I have participated in my 15 years of selling. I have been to various seminars and Miller Heiman sales training as well. He uses real-world anecdotes to reinforce the Sandler System principals in a way that allows me to apply the system in my day to selling.

Steve Fones, Director, Avrio Solutions

Samuel Hoff

Patti Engineering

Industry: Engineering

Samuel Hoff, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Patti Engineering, talks about how his company’s sales more than doubled after Sandler sales training. “In 2007, we were a bunch of really good engineers and really bad salespeople; now we’re the same good engineers but we’re a lot smarter about the sales process.” In 2007 the company did a little less than $3 million in business and spent $1.10 for every dollar it made. Last year it did $7.5 million in business and spent 88¢ for every dollar it made. “My personal income is seven times what it was in 2007,” says Hoff. “That’s living proof of the success of Sandler.”

I love going to John's Sandler class. You learn something new every time. John brings so much to the class in addition to the Sandler training with real-world experiences to back it up. Now that I am going through the training, I am a lot more confident when meeting with clients. Having a plan in place and know what to say next takes off a lot of the pressure. I would recommend Sandler to anyone and I have and will continue to do so.

Allyson Christoffersen, CEO, Rethink Innovations

The Sandler Sales Mastery program is unique and inspiring. The weekly course is an engaging group setting and is one of the many important contributions helping my career. As a business development team member in my company, I have found Mr. Vanderslice and the Sandler format to be an excellent and productive sales training solution. Why? We have seen tremendous growth in the last 14 months and it all ties back to the Sandler course. Believe me, I can personally attest that your organization will feel energized and ready to increase business, as you would like.

Eliseo DiPrinzio, Senior Partner, Anchor Point Architecture and Project Management

So much more than a "sales trainer", John truly cares about his students and takes their losses or wins as personally as he does his own. In today's fast paced world it is refreshing to see someone who cares so much about other's success. He goes above and beyond being a teacher and has become a mentor and a coach. I believe his class has truly become invaluable for success in my career and life.

Kelly Shearer, Business Development Executive, Talent Curve

Ken Harris

Health o meter

Industry: Healthcare

Ken Harris is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Health o meter, which manufactures devices for the medical community. He describes his history with Sandler, which spans 15 years and four companies. “Sandler is the one process I’ve seen that puts customer behaviors and salespeople behaviors together to help the customer in a way that ends up helping the company.” Harris uses a sports analogy to describe the impact of a great system, whether in college sports or sales training: “In a college team, turnover is every four years by definition, yet dynasties exist because they have good systems. Sales is also a skill set that needs to be constantly honed and, for me, Sandler is the only method that provides that level of consistent and intimate training.”

The Sandler experience has been very enlightening and helpful in my job and in my life. I look at the sales process vey differently. I look forward to attending class each week for both useful insights from John Vanderslice as well as the camaraderie with my classmates.

Larry Cohen, Executive Vice President/Partner, BCA Insurance Group

John is a wonderful trainer and has been a tremendous help to my team. Every time I attend one of John's classes, I learn something new. He is a trusted resource for his clients and remains approachable and available even when class is over.

Laura Hart, Director of Property Management, Professional Property Managers, LLC

The Sandler process has been a complete game changer for our business and one of the core drivers of achieving annualized growth in excess of 25%. John as a trainer brings an "x-factor" with extensive industry experience that I cannot imagine another trainer having.

Ryan Niedoba, CEO, No Boundaries Advisors

I am a business owner that feared sales - yikes! Due to this fear, a substantial amount of revenue opportunity was lost in the first two years of business. Although I experienced very slow but steady growth, the loss of potential revenue during that time was primarily due to my lack of knowledge and confidence around a sales process. I knew I needed to learn more, but had difficulty finding the solution that was worth the investment and my time... until I met John and began the Sandler program.

Lisa Joswick, Founder & President, Blackbook, LLC

Roy Cook

Merrill Lynch

Industry: Financial Planning

Roy Cook, who works with Merrill Lynch to help clients strategize their retirement plans, explains his mindset when he started Sandler training. “When I was introduced to Sandler I didn’t think I had any problems,” he says. He did have problems, though, including the lack of a systematic approach to generating new business. “Sandler has a very logical, very cerebral approach to sales. I saw more than 20 percent growth in my business year after year. Some of that I attribute to the market, but a lot of it I attribute to the Sandler process, with me implementing it and working more efficiently.”

John is the consummate professional. His passion for learning and desire to always grow personally and professionally is what sets him apart in a world where many believe that they already know it all, or feel that they have already learned as much as they can. John's thirst for information that can be shared with his team members and customers comes from his deeply rooted belief in helping others meet and exceed their own expectations. John is a goal-oriented and results focused individual. These two characteristics coupled with his pursuit of personal and professional development make John a leader that top performers will respect and choose to follow.

Michael Norton, Executive Vice President of Global Accounts, Sandler Training

The tools, resources and overall approach by John/Sandler provides exactly what I need to sell effectively, confidently and comfortably. Since beginning the program in March 2017, I immediately saw the positive impact when 'new business' sales grew over 100% month over month, and total annual sales to date compared to 2016 grew by 66%, and still growing. The best part is I still have so much to learn and continue to look forward to every class!

Lisa Joswick, Founder & President, Blackbook, LLC

My experience with Sandler training has been much better than I expected, John is very insightful and engaging in both, the classroom environment as well as a "Professional Coach". The combination of the Sandler principles and the way in which John delivers the material has been a positive influence for me personally, as well as in my business.

Rob Hodgson, President, Pro-Motion Industries

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